You may be researching any number of places as you figure out where mom and dad may 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 for your aging loved ones to enjoy the second half of their lives via education, a change of scenery from their hometown, or the need to be closer to you, Western North Carolina may be one of their 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 have mom and dad consider retiring to Western North Carolina.
1. Temperate climate. Most of WNC stays fairly temperate throughout the year and contains four distinguishable seasons. Whether their trying to escape blizzards or sweltering heat, WNC may be the perfect place for them.
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 your aging loved ones.
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 mom and dad’s food preference, there’s at least one or two restaurants they are bound to love 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 parent or grandparent’s brains engaged and sharp as they age is to help them 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 they enjoy bird watching, walking, swimming, and more, WNC is a fantastic place to call home for those who like to stay active.
Here at Heather Glen, 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 mom and dad 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!