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Retirement Areas near Asheville

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Retirement Areas near Asheville

Hubby and I are visiting Asheville next week. We are in our early 50's and starting to think about future retirement. Any suggestions on where to look or who to see? I've read about Hendersonville as well as Asheville. Appreciate any and all comments!

We are staying at the Hampton Inn near Biltmore Village. Any thoughts about that versus the Hampton Inn on Tunnel Rd? (We have Hilton points to use)

We plan to see the Biltmore....sounds like tickets through AAA may be the way to go.

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We visited Asheville two weeks ago to enjoy the Biltmore, Chimney Rock (not to be missed) Grove Park Inn, Arboretum, shopping etc PLUS to explore possible retirements. We even bought a GPS just so we could buy a local Sunday paper and drive to all the open houses. (warning: Asheville open houses are only from 2 to 4 not like elsewhere with longer hours)

I would suggest that you go to the Visitor's Center which has an extensive Relocation section plus competing real estate companies right up the stairs and across the street that specialize in retirement relocation. The Center also has an interactive computer to customize retirement options but it was not working when we were there. Be prepared for twisty mountain roads outside of Asheville - so glad it was not raining when we drove them

Good luck

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Thanks for the reply...we appreciate your advice!

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One thing to consider is the temperature. If you want a average temp of around 80 then come on up to the Mts. only about 1 hour away. Take rt. 64 up passed the little towns of Toxaway, Sapphire, Cashiers and Highlands. No really BIG city activities but this area can grab hold of you. Sapphire (holly forest area) comes with great ammenities. The roads are not for the faint of heart but it would be fun to explore the area. Good Luck

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I would definitely stay in the Biltmore Village area as opposed to Tunnel Road. Asheville and Hendersonville are in the isothermal zone which means moderate temperatures all year round. There is a cottage industry built ariund retirement so there are plenty of activities, incl. outdoor, cultural, educational and gastronomic.

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We are relocating to asheville from California in the next 6 months . It seems to have everything

Find a good realtor, we have and also check out Brevard

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