Asheville ! Marilou-Maiwen
Created on January 23, 2022
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How does it fit the US city model?
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Location & Geography
Asheville, North Carolina in the Southern of the US
Largest city in western North Carolina
Asheville is the country seat of Buncombe city !
The city is on an uneven plateau: the elevation is in average of 670m
+ 0.26 % every year !
The city knows a quite slow increase, they lost inhabitants during the 70 and 80's. A strong growth happenned in the 90's and at the beginning of the 2000's a big evolution as the city grows and modernizes !
3 City center/suburbs
City center of Asheville = Paris of the south
200 + locally-owned stores and boutiques
There are very riches places in the city center (high-income) , so it's attractive !
Asheville is the first city with the majority of the population live dowtown !
Transports is almost an obligation for all the Asheville's population (work,school...)
The city center has the highest level of the most voloient of crimes
=>Downtown people are worry
The racial wealth gap's just as wide today as it was 30 years ago
Laws and system have kept people of color and especially black Americans from accessing homeownership
The racial wealth gap and the homeownership is still today a real problem in the US. Asheville is a example but most citites like New York , Atlanat etc also know this racial wealth gap
Asheville's median household has from $125,000 to $235,000 from 2000 to 2016
The median home price as increased of 88 percent in Asheville while the average wage has increased only 21 percent (US census)
The increase of the median household could be attributed to Asheville's growing popularity
To conclude, we can say that Asheville is a reflection on certain points of the US city model like the wealth divide
About gentrification, Asheville has know a huge increased of the median houselhold since 2000