Why is WNC the perfect place to retire?
You may be researching any number of places as you figure out where you would like to retire.
There are many fantastic towns and cities that exist and they all have a certain charm for those who may want to retire there.
Whether you’re looking for new opportunities to enjoy the second half of your life via education, a change of scenery from your hometown, or you have family in the area, Western North Carolina may be one of your top choices on that list.
WNC consistently ranks high on places to retire, and we’re about to show you why.
Below are 6 reasons you should consider retiring in Western North Carolina.
1. Temperate climate. Most of WNC stays fairly temperate throughout the year and contains four distinguishable seasons. Whether you’re trying to escape blizzards or sweltering heat, WNC may be the perfect place for you.
2. Beautiful scenery. It’s no surprise that WNC is home to some of the most beautiful sights you’ll see in the U.S. We’ve got mountains, lakes, rivers, streams, small towns and larger cities, meaning there is always somewhere that will appeal to you.
3. Thriving art and music scene. This area is known for its plethora of art in any form you can think of. We’ve got musicians, painters, photographers, and many art galleries and live music venues throughout the region, especially in Asheville. In fact, there is an entire subsection of Asheville, the River Arts District- which is exactly that. Home to a multitude of art galleries and breweries, there’s something for everyone.
4. Foodies rejoice, for WNC has quite the array of restaurants, vineyards and breweries to visit and try out. Many types of world cuisine can be found here, so no matter your food preference, there’s at least one or two restaurants you will like in the area.
5. Continued education opportunities. This is a big one, especially for those whose primary purpose for moving is to gain knowledge and immerse themselves in another culture different from their own. Knowledge is power and a great way to keep your brain engaged and sharp as you age is to seek out learning opportunities.
A great resource for classes and continuing education resources is OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) which is part of the University of North Carolina’s learning community. Members can sign up for and attend classes and lectures, and if you want to learn more click here.
6. Opportunities to stay physically active. Many parts of WNC are mountainous and conducive to unlimited opportunities to stay active. Whether you enjoy bird watching, hiking, biking and more, WNC is a fantastic place to call home.
Here at Ardenwoods, our residents enjoy a vast array of planned activities and events, restaurant style dining, and more! To see if we may be a good fit for you as you approach retirement, call us and schedule a tour today to see first-hand why we are one of the best retirement communities in WNC. To contact us and see if we’d be right for you, click here.
We look forward to seeing you soon!