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A Retirement Guide to Asheville, NC

Asheville is a beautiful town nestled in the mountains of western North Carolina. Retirees will find plenty of activities to keep busy and some of the best restaurants in the state.

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Whether you are looking for outdoor activities or shopping, Asheville is the place to be.

Scenic Views

The scenic Blue Ridge mountains will provide hours of entertainment both for you and family who comes to visit. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery throughout all of the seasons while driving in the comfort of your own car. Another beautiful attraction is the Biltmore Estates. No matter how many times you visit this historic site, you will continue to be amazed.

Beautiful Gardens

If you no longer want to bother with a garden of your own, Asheville’s North Carolina Arboretum will give you a variety of plants to admire without any of the work. If you would like to continue working with flowers, consider the Second Bloom program in Asheville that gathers flowers that were headed to the landfill and takes them to local senior centers and retirement homes in the area.

8955850891_2682d7123b_bFine Arts

The arts are alive and well in Asheville, NC. The Folk Art Center displays both traditional and contemporary crafts and folk art. In addition, the Fine Arts Theater, the Montford Park Players, and several other theaters will provide hours of entertainment during the day and night.

Senior Centers

The Senior Opportunity Center located on Grove Street in Asheville will provide plenty of time for socializing and staying healthy and active. Meet up with friends at the Center to enjoy lunch or one of the many other programs offered throughout the day.

Another great opportunity for spending time with friends is visiting the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. People of all ages will enjoy the variety of activities and classes offered to keep both your body and mind active and healthy.

If volunteering is your cup of tea, there are many opportunities in and around the Asheville area. Check out the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program for opportunities that interest you.

Financial Planning

If you are wondering if you can afford to live in the beautiful Asheville area, consider talking with a local financial planner. A qualified financial planner can look at your income and assets and help you understand how to make your money work for you during your retirement years.

Senior Homes and Assisted Living

Not everyone wants to deal with the day to day maintenance of a home in Asheville, NC. If you are looking for a retirement home or assisted living facility, there are several in the area:

  • Arbor Terrace of Asheville
  • 3199 Sweeten Creek Rd Asheville
    (828) 209-8402
  • Bella Vistas Gracious Retirement Living
  • 55 Piney Mountain Dr Asheville, SC
    (828) 348-7002
  • Western North Carolina Baptist Home
  • 213 Richmond Hill Dr Asheville
    (828) 254-9675
  • Emerald Ridge Rehab and Care Center
  • 25 Reynolds Mountain Blvd Asheville
    (828) 645-6619

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