1. Trendy Food Season With Spice / Via blogger.com Asheville and Brooklyn are both foodie havens. From vegan to paleo, food trucks to "five stars"...you name it- they have it. Not to mention a Whole Foods on every corner. 2. Expensive Rent Urban Edge NY / Via urbanedgeny.com Median rent in the city center of Asheville is $1,500 per month, with Brooklyn around $2,500. 3. Fitness Freaks ALLEN YING / Via yogatothepeople.com Ashevillians and Brooklynites LOVE to move their bodies. Fortunately, both cities boast donation based studios for the *broke* inhabitants. Asheville Community Yoga and Yoga To The People are winners for each. 4. Street Festivals Blue Ridge Impressions / Via wordpress.com Tourists (and residents) flock to Asheville and Brooklyn for a plethora of outdoor festivals every year. 5. BEARDS Brooklyn Mag / Via bkmag.wpengine.com Beards of Brooklyn and Keep Asheville Beard. Enough said. 6. Famous Architecture Wine and History / Via wordpress.com The South has Biltmore, the North has The Brooklyn Bridge. 7. Music Complex / Via complex.com Both cities are filled with cool, under-the-radar venues that can't be replicated. 8. Alternative Lifestyles Via i.usatoday.net Drive around Asheville and you'll find Keep Asheville Weird slogans plastered on cars (ahem, hybrids). Brooklyn's alternative scene is a close second. 9. Art Our State / Via ourstate.com Asheville's famed River Arts District is a compilation of galleries and working studios (not to mention popular restaurants and a brewery). Of course, Brooklyn is filled with the same. 10. Beer. Beer...Beer. Via brooklynbrewery.com These two cities live for their craft beers. Brooklyn Brewery underwent expansion in 2011 to quintuple its capacity. And Asheville? It's more fondly known as "Beer City USA."