Moving to Asheville in Retirement

Moving to Asheville in Retirement

Asheville has a growing retirement population. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau compiled by Hire a Helper, over 234,000 Americans moved to retire in 2022. Trailing only Florida, North Carolina was the second most popular state for retirees who were moving. U.S. News and World Report lists Asheville as the top North Carolina place to retire.

Reasons to Retire in Asheville

Reasons for Asheville’s popularity include its scenic mountain views, thriving artist community, vibrant restaurant scene, excellent health care system, and relatively low tax burden. In addition, while the city’s real estate prices may seem high to long-term residents, they are still low when stacked against costs in many parts of the country. With the rise in inflation and cost of living paired with fixed incomes, many people are moving to save money on housing.

The Challenge of Moving After Retirement

But did you know that many people consider moving to be stressful? In a North American Van Lines survey, 45% of respondents named moving the most stressful event in their lives. It beat getting divorced or going through a breakup (44%), getting married (33%), having children (31%), starting one’s first-ever job (28%), and switching careers (27%).

In addition, moving as an older adult can be particularly taxing. All the associated tasks of organizing belongings, packing boxes, carrying heavy items, and driving long distances can take a toll on older people more than they might have when they were younger.

We’re Here to Help

That’s why we strive to make relocation as easy as possible for you or your loved ones. We’d love to speak with you about what you need to accomplish. Are your senior parents moving to the area to be closer to you? Or are you moving them out of their Asheville home and into a retirement community? Either way, we can help you find the best options for your needs. Plus, we can handle all the details of buying, selling, or renting a home in the area.

Once you have a moving date scheduled, we suggest hiring a moving company to handle some of the more challenging work. Read this article for information about the best moving companies for seniors. In addition, if you’re just moving across town, we’d be happy to share our local contacts with you.

If you’re ready to make a move, let’s talk! Get insider advice from our of experts for the least stressful move possible. We would love to help.