When I'm not here I miss the way Asheville feels. It's just friendly. People seem to be happy and cheerful. When driving, more often than not, other drivers are happy to let you cut in front of them, if you need to. It's kind of the the "You go first... No, you go first" thing.
Sure, there's an occasional nut out there on the road who's nasty, but I've noticed they often have out-of-state license plates. :)