Asheville is the largest city in Western North Carolina, with a population of around 83,000 residents. But it is also the principal city in the greater Asheville metro area which is home to over 400,000 people. This means that Asheville sees a lot of incoming commuter traffic throughout the week, as well as tourist traffic on the weekends. More drivers means a higher rate of traffic accidents which can sometimes mean higher insurance rates as well. If you’ve seen your premiums go up it might be time to compare all the options for cheap insurance Asheville can offer.