Buncombe County News

Explore Swannanoa and Connect With Your Neighbors with Two New Tools

Buncombe County has launched a new interactive tool that allows you to explore Swannanoa and other communities throughout Buncombe County in a brand new way. “Discover Buncombe” is free and gives you access to a variety of information about neighborhoods and communities by simply entering an address. The address you enter will be pinpointed on an interactive map, with pictures of the property, and options for directions. From there, you can look up the property information; nearby parks, pools, and libraries; the school district; and even crime incident mapping.

This new Geographic Information System tool is also available on your mobile device and tablet, and will feature more search options in the future. You can find all the information you need about “Discover Buncombe” in one place at

You can also join thousands of your neighbors who have already signed up for Nextdoor, a private social network that allows residents to connect with each other and share information. Nextdoor operates nationwide, but when you join, you’ll be connected with the neighborhoods closest to where you live.

Nextdoor is a great way to stay in the know about what’s going on in your neighborhood and community — whether it’s finding a last-minute babysitter, learning about an upcoming community event, getting a recommendation for a handyman, finding a lost pet, or hearing about a rash of car break-ins. There are so many ways our neighbors can help us. We just need a way to connect with them, and Nextdoor makes that possible. And best of all, it’s free and easy to use.

To sign up for Nextdoor and start connecting with your neighbors, visit You can also download the Nextdoor app for your mobile devices.