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Asheville's reputation as a unique and entertaining place to live has been spreading since the early 90s. It seems to have achieved a critical mass in the media.
From Market Watch:
“Asheville is widely recognized as one of the most vibrantly alive, culturally diverse, and sophisticated small towns in the nation. It has garnered numerous awards and accolades over the years, including a mention on the following 'best of' lists:”
Worldclass Beauty: The Blueridge mountains
Named such as they have a blueish look when viewed at a distance. From Wikipedia: "Trees put the 'blue' in Blue Ridge, from the isoprene released into the atmosphere, thereby contributing to the characteristic haze on the mountains and their distinctive color."
The Blueridge Parkway stretches 469 miles along the peaks of the Southern Appalachians.
Learn about all the fun activities to do in the Blueridge mountains in the Asheville area at ncblueridge.com.
The weather is terrific in Asheville due to its location, altitude, and geography. You experience all four seasons, but none of them are extreme. Nature is kind to humans in this region, few if any earthquakes, tornados, mudslides, and fires.
What about hurricanes? Asheville does occasionally get the tail end of a storm, but being so far inland and at such a high altitude it is usually is not property-threatening.
Asheville's Winters are fun with everything from skiing to long hikes with incredible long views. It only snows infrequently in the Winter. Spring is energetic, and the trees are flowering for months in the Blueridge mountains. Summer is not too hot, and there is an incredible amount of social activity with festivals, nature excursions, and pleasant public spaces designed for everyone. Fall is gorgeous due to the dense foliage and leaves changing. People come from all over the world to see the colors reminiscent of a Maxfield Parrish painting.
Health & fitness culture
Adults and retirees are very active in Asheville. There are activities for every season. You will not need to ride out the Winters due to snow or stay inside in the Summer due to heat.
In closing, Asheville presents an excellent opportunity to be an active adult, enjoying all of the unique resources of the Blueridge Mountains while making a solid investment for your retirement.
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