The Western North Carolina mountains have a way of captivating those that encounter her natural beauty and tranquility. From waterfalls and walking trails to Biltmore, award-winning cuisine, and more, it’s no wonder why so many retirees choose this area to settle into their golden years. See our Retirement Guide for more. (Feature photo: Pisgah Valley)
The area offers a variety of communities to choose from depending on your individual needs. Choices include active adult communities, retirement communities with independent living and continuing care options, assisted living, and skilled nursing communities. You’ll find many retirement communities in the Asheville area, as well as surrounding areas like Black Mountain, Hendersonville, and Weaverville
To address the unique needs of home buyers and sellers who are 50 years old and older, some realtors earn the SRES or Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation.
Top Retirement Communities in and Around Asheville
Carolina Living Choices is a print and online guide for active, senior living retirement in Western North Carolina. They offer a wealth of information and expertise on real estate, 55+, and retirement communities near Asheville, including lifestyle resources for education, enrichment, recreation, and travel. See helpful articles and request a free digital retirement guide on their website.
Find the top senior housing options near Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains for older adults who need extra support. These communities include residential and personal care homes, memory care… read more
Find the top senior housing options near Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains for older adults who need extra support. These communities include residential and personal care homes, memory care communities, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, hospice care, and respite care.
Find the best rehabilitation and skilled communities around Asheville that offer both offer short-term and long-term options including rehabilitation services, care for those recovering from… read more
Find the best rehabilitation and skilled communities around Asheville that offer both offer short-term and long-term options including rehabilitation services, care for those recovering from surgery or injury, and ongoing medical care for chronic illnesses and disabilities.
Community Resources for Seniors
Council on Aging of Buncombe County
Advocates for older adults, providing personal support, assistance, and resource coordination to people 60 years and older, to help them stay independent and healthy. | 828-277-8288
Meals on Wheels of Asheville and Buncombe County
Provides hot, nutritious meals to the elderly homebound, thus allowing them to live in their own homes, among familiar surroundings, and maintain their dignity while aging. | 828-253-5286
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Manages the delivery of health- and human-related services for all North Carolinians, especially our most vulnerable citizens, including the elderly. | 919-855-3400
Caregiving Alternatives to Running on Empty (CARE) is a specific support program for individuals who directly care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.