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: Carriage Park)
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.
Photo: Givens Estates community patio event
Top Retirement Communities in and Around Asheville
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.