The weather is warm, the birds are singing, and most experts agree: the great outdoors…
As we all face the new realities of social distancing and stay-at-home orders, some of us might be finding we have a little more time for self-reflection. So we thought this might be a good time to put some thought into where to retire.
We took a look at what experts say you should look for in a retirement city — and we were pleased to find out how well Asheville, NC stacked up. US News even ranked Asheville, NC city #4 on its 2020 list of the best places to retire.
In this article, we’ll explore a few reasons why retiring in Asheville, NC might make sense for you.
What To Look For When Deciding Where To Retire
When you retire, you finally have the luxury of picking a location based on your own desires, instead of where your job is. That opens up a world of possibilities, but it can also be a little daunting. Here are a few factors that help most people narrow down their picks:
- Housing affordability
- Arts & entertainment
- Outdoor activities
- Access to airports
Stretching your retirement dollars is key to getting the most out of your post-work years and the cost of the house you buy has a huge impact. Of course, we’ve got the insider scoop on this one. As a new home builder with more than 30 years of experience in the Asheville area, we’re proud to offer homes that are both quality-built and affordable. Our Sycamore Cottages community was even built with the retiree in mind, thanks to no yard maintenance and spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Arts & Entertainment
If arts and entertainment were the only criteria to go by, Asheville would top every list. Our arts, music, dining and cultural offerings are some of the best in the entire country. From art galleries and craft fairs to nightly live music and famous festivals, you’ll find something fun to do every night of the week in and around Asheville.
The Blue Ridge Mountains are just outside your door! Take a stroll through the Botanical Gardens, hike a trail in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park, enjoy a picnic in the Pisgah National Forest, or spot wildflowers and wildlife in the DuPont State Forest. Of course, there’s also something to be said for just admiring the views while breathing in the fresh mountain air.
Access to Airports
If you move to a new place, it’s important that you can travel easily to see friends and family, especially during retirement. Our regional airport offers inexpensive, non-stop flights to places like New York City, Houston, Fort Lauderdale, and Denver – to name a few – so you can stay connected with those who matter most.
Retiring in Asheville
If retiring in the next few years is on your radar, now is a great time to put some thought into where you might like to enjoy it. If you’re interested in hearing about affordable, quality homes in the Asheville area, we’d love to tell you more about our planned communities.
Call us today at 828-585-5966 to learn more about retiring in Asheville, NC or complete the form below to get the conversation started.