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Retire To Asheville: Rated among the Top Five Retirement Cities


Blue Ridge Parkway

Among the spectacular view is Asheville: the Blue Ridge Parkway



Asheville is known as the Paris of the Southeast

Among the spectacular view is Asheville: the Blue Ridge Parkway


Anyone with an Asheville cabin hoping to keep Asheville's special appeal a secret will be disappointed to learn that the fall issue of Ideal Living magazine cited the city as one of the top five retirement cities in the United States.

The article describes Asheville as "the Paris of the Southeast" and points to its appeal to artists, adventurers and romantics alike.

It highlights the Biltmore Estates and the Biltmore Village, as expected, but it also covers the city's commitment to going green.  In particular, it discusses the discounted building permits the city offers for LEED buildings as well as the effort underway for Caterpillar to retrofit city buses.  In addition, it covers market analysis of the area as well as the unique architecture within the city.

For more information on annual events in Asheville such as "Shindig on the Green", an annual summer ritual, and to read the article firsthand, click on contents on Ideal Living, a digital magazine.

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