Guess the #1 Place to Retire - Find out why YOU Want to be there

Real Estate Agent with Beverly-Hanks & Associates

The Number One Place to Retire is *Asheville* North Carolina, based on results compiled at

I live here and moved here like alot of active older adults who used the internet to research various communities in the U.S. and for a long time Asheville came up on most lists, as it has now in this latest release on February 23, 2010.  

Adctive Adult Asheville NC based their findings by calculating the 100 towns with the most online visits for the 450 cities reviewed by Top Retirements.  The list reflects the towns that site visitors are the most interested in for retirement.

Doesn't surprise me.

The leading website went on to say "as it has been since 2007, Asheville NC was the #1 town on the list.  The combination of mountains, Carolina climate, recreational and cultural opportunities, and choice of places to live make it a perennial favorite."

OK.  So I'd never go off and say it's New York.  Or Paris.  (Although in the past someone in promoting it called Asheville the "Paris of the South."  I've been a copywriter in my past, as well as a publicist and I know an overstated comment when I read it.  Or in real estate we'd call it puffery...) 

So tonight I'm off to dinner at Posana Cafe on historic Pack Square, then it's off to see the New York dance troupe Complexions Contemporary Ballet, founded by former Alvin Ailey veterans at the Diana Wortham Theatre.

                                      Ballet Dancer Asheville NC

So maybe I am in the Paris of the South...or the Manhattan of the Carolinas... (that's my line but you can use it!)

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Welcome to the Mountains!  Your Asheville Realtor will soon be reporting on the good time had by all - at least that's the plan.


Comments (4)

Craig Richardson
National Realty - McLean, VA

Evelyn, Ashville is a great area.  Heck, I like the whole state.

Mar 05, 2010 09:28 AM
Evelyn Zebro
Beverly-Hanks & Associates - Asheville, NC
Asheville NC Real Estate Broker

Hey Craig, So when are you coming to visit?  The weather's warming up and the weekend should be nice.  BTW, Asheville was also included in the Top Ten Places for Second Homes by Barron's.  Pretty good since we were in the company of Aspen, Sanibel, the Hamptons, etc.

Have to say I'm biased to here though, since it's not so "exclusive" but rather more "inclusive" for many.

Mar 08, 2010 05:30 AM
Jennifer Stalford
Your Realty Portal - Tega Cay, SC

Evelyn, I didn't realize Asheville recieved this ranking but not surprised. Asheveille is a quick shot from where we live and is one of our family's favorite places to visit ... friendly people, tons of year-round outdoor activities, mountains, history, art, unique restaurants - just great!

Mar 10, 2010 10:44 PM
Evelyn Zebro
Beverly-Hanks & Associates - Asheville, NC
Asheville NC Real Estate Broker

Hey Jennifer.  Sounds like I'm gonna see you this spring or summer.  Come on over and play in the mountains!

Mar 10, 2010 11:26 PM