Retirement in Western North Carolina
The mountains of western North Carolina have been a top retirement destination for those lucky enough to choose the perfect retirement locale. With a temperate climate in which summers are cooler by virtue of higher altitude and pleasant mountain breezes, all the amenities of city life which are available in Asheville, NC only 30 minutes away, and a charming college town such as Brevard as its county seat, Transylvania County, North Carolina is the perfect retirement location. Sylvan Heights community offers perfect access to it all.
People are retiring younger these days, and are looking for that active life style. The Western North Carolina Mountains offer an amazing array of out-door activities, including a virtual paradise of mountain, pedestrian, and equestrian trails in the massive Pisgah National forest, and more in the nearby Nantahala National forest, Dupont State Forest, and Gorges State Park. The Blue Ridge Parkway, with its unparalleled views of the Appalachian Mountains, forms the northern border of the county, and adjacent protected parklands in South Carolina determine its southern extent. The Davidson and French Broad rivers provide great fly fishing, rafting, and canoing opportunities. And a variety of golf courses are available nearby.
Nearby Asheville NC offers a huge array of shopping and restaurants, a commercial airport, and state of the art medical care at Mission St.Joseph's Medical Center.