Why Asheville is the Perfect Place to Retire

Why Asheville is the Perfect Place to Retire
Are you nearing retirement? The excitement is mounting - you’ve probably been feeling this you have been working for this moment for the last several years. Recently, you have been inundated with all kinds of junk mail advertising the perfect place to retire. But none of them have actually looked perfect to you. They haven’t spoken to you. Well, never fear!

If you are looking for just the right place to retire, Asheville is the place for you! Asheville has the perfect mix of activities along with a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy them in. 

Maybe you have visited Asheville before, staying at one of our cabins in Asheville, NC. You’ve fallen in love with the scenery, the mountain-fresh air, and the artistic and vibrant city of Asheville itself. There are many, many reasons to visit Asheville, some of which you can find in these posts here: 5 Ways to Experience Asheville like a Local This Year, Asheville A-Z, 5 Ways to Tour Asheville

But why stop there? Why settle for visiting a couple times a year, when you can live here all year round? Forbes Magazine compiled a list last year of the 25 best places to retire, and Asheville made it to spot number 3! Below we listed and expanded on three of the most compelling reasons to live in Asheville that Forbes touched on. Plus, we added one of our own!

Strong Economy Amid Scenic TerrainAsheville Sky Line

We have boasted of Asheville's creativity and innovation as well as the many local experiences that make Asheville a one-of-a-kind melting pot. However, Asheville's economy expands far beyond the run-of-the-mill business experience. Citizen-Times claims that Asheville's economy has been steadily growing for years, and with a constant influx of hard-working people, there is no foreseeable end to the that trend. Sperling's Best Places breaks down how Asheville's unemployment rate is less than half of the national average with a hiring rate of double the national average and is expected to double again in the next year or two, ensuring Asheville's steady continuous rise.

Abundant Doctors

Asheville not only has a high rate of doctor's per capita, but also some of the highest ranked doctors and hospitals in the state. According to U.S. News rated Asheville's own Mission Hospital as being number five in the top ten hospitals in the state. If you've already been seriously considering making Asheville your new home for your golden years, you can check out Top Doctors in Asheville for rankings and reviews of doctors in every specialty from their patients! It doesn't matter what it is, Asheville believes that quality is more important than quantity alone and our medical care practitioners are no exception to that philosophy.

High Volunteering Culture

Asheville has a plethora of opportunities for volunteering and a community that responds with fervor. We are proud to offer volunteering positions in non-profit charities such soup kitchens and Habitat for Humanity, as well as in Public offices like the library and hospitals. We are also proud to have one of the highest rankings of volunteers per capita, with volunteers representing every stratosphere, lifestyle, and generation in Asheville. Paired with the unique experience of shopping and experiencing Asheville on a daily basis all these opportunities ensure that just because you're retiring doesn't mean you have to be bored. 

Incredible Food 

Everyone has to eat, every day. Which means that when you can enjoyably complete this task, delighting yourself constantly with new dishes and cuisines, you are going to have a more fulfilled, happier life. Well, not to worry! Asheville is filled with delicious restaurants covering a wide range of cuisines, price points, and levels of fancy. For example, if you are looking for delectable, farm to table cuisine, you should check out the Antler Village at the Biltmore. Or, if you are looking for some of the best breakfast spots in Asheville, check out this blog post. If, though, it is your sweet tooth that is calling you, check out this post right here about the best places to score some chocolate in Asheville. Now that you are retiring, it is time to linger over your meals, savoring each moment as you have longed to during your many busy work lunches (more than you wish to count taken at your desk). 

If you are looking for a new place to settle down for your golden years, don't overlook Asheville! Our thriving economy, medical care field, extensive volunteering culture, and our culinary delights are just four of the most easily quantifiable reasons to move here. There are so many other reasons to come to our nook in the mountains that can't be measured, like creativity, beauty and it's overall distinction from the rest of the country. Asheville will not only make a lively and lovely home for you, but will also quickly become loved by your family as they come to visit you.
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