A recent article on MarketWatch.com discusses the 100 best places to retire list, and highlights Asheville as the #1 destination. In fact, Asheville has topped the list since 2007.
Asheville is a long-time favorite, said Brady. Part of its ongoing appeal is its climate (it’s mild year round); its location (it’s in the Blue Ridge Mountains; there’s water everywhere for fishing and boating, and its downtown is walkable and dynamic); its housing stock (there’s a wide range of upscale housing opportunities for seniors). What’s not so special is that Asheville gets crowded in the summer and over-development is coming.