With at least 250 partly cloudy or cloudless days each year, it’s no wonder the sun-kissed city of Asheville, North Carolina, was named on AARP’s list of 10 Great Sunny Places To Retire 2012. Nestled between the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, the artsy, liberal city remains a haven for the senior crowd itching for big-city living with a small town feel. Be prepared for breathtaking scenery, as Asheville’s unique, nationally recognized eclectic style is set against a picturesque backdrop of mountain beauty.
Nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Pisgah National Forest provide ample opportunity for outdoor recreation including miles of hiking and biking trails and cool mountain streams for fabulous fishing and kayaking. In addition to being an outdoor mecca, Asheville is a major arts destination, with numerous galleries and working art studios and was named Number One Small City for Art by American Style Magazine for 2 years running
Another plus for Asheville on AARP’s list – its availabiliy of alternative health care treatments such as massage, acupuncture, and herbal medicine, in addition to its several hospitals and ample doctors.
In rating Asheville’s livability factor, AARP also considered its low crime rate and opportunities for lifelong learning. It’s no wonder Good Morning America recognized Asheville of one of 2011’s Most Beautiful Cities in the United States and AARP has listed it as one of the Best Places to Retire 2012!
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