Best Places to Retire - Asheville
A great place for mountain living

Retirement living in the mountains near AshevilleA word of advice...unless you really love the outdoors and enjoy an active lifestyle, Asheville and the mountains of western North Carolina may not be the best place for you.

In fact, almost everyone who lives in this land with its mild climate and magnificent mountains is totally captivated by its towering forests, cascading waterfalls and rich variety of native trees and wildflowers...not to mention activities like golf, tennis, fishing and snow skiing.

Combine all of this with a vibrant and revitalized downtown that is nearly always alive with a full schedule of musical and cultural events, including an ongoing calendar of outdoor festivals, and Asheville must be recognized as one of the best places to retire.

Of course, the city itself is just the hub of an entire region filled with a rich cultural heritage and love for music of all kinds. With an eclectic array of interesting, picturesque small towns like Brevard, Black Mountain and Weaverville nearby, there is a ready abundance of activities and events, including art galleries, antique shops and inviting bed and breakfast inns.

Nor is the Asheville lacking in such fundamental areas as medical care and Active adults enjoy retirement in Asheville NCeducational facilities. With more doctors per capita than most cities of its size and the presence of such assets as the Asheville branch of the University of North Carolina with its research institute and senior wellness center, the city's reputation for excellent medical care and educational opportunity is well justified.


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Places to retire in North Carolina

Nestled in the peaceful, pristine Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, the environmentally sensitive mountain community of Creston features a limited number of secluded homesites carefully sculptured to preserve a sense of seclusion and tranquility. Just minutes from the picturesque village of Black Mountain, as well as the cultural and artistic venues of Asheville's more urban setting, Creston's owners will find this mountain retreat the perfect choice for either retirement living or weekend relaxation.  Request more information on Creston Community.


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