The mountains near Asheville, NC are some of the most beautiful out there. Largely unpopulated, unlike mountain areas near Colorado, Asheville remains a quiet, clear place to live, with all of the benefits of mountain life you can imagine. Just in case you need some convincing that mountain life really is as great as everyone says, here are 10 pretty great reasons to move to the mountains of Asheville, NC:
#1 The Views
Let’s be honest, one of the biggest benefits of mountain life is that you’ll be greeted by a spectacular view like this one every single morning. And that’s hardly suffering. Not to mention that anywhere you go in Asheville, you’ll be able to see the gorgeous Blue Ridge mountains towering above the city. That’s not something you can say about most places.
#2 The Climate
The summers hardly every get above 90º and the winters don’t get too cold either. Sure, there’s snow in the mountains, but when you live somewhere like Asheville, you don’t have to worry about terribly frigid temps for more than a few days out of the year. The mountain climate in North Carolina is extremely mild.
#3 National Parks
Beyond the great views and the even better weather, the national parks in Asheville ensure there’s always something to do outside! Asheville is surrounded by a number of spectacular, expansive national parks that are full of bike trails, hiking trails, camping spots and fishing holes. If outdoor recreation is your thing, you can’t find a better home than these mountains.
#4 Small Town Life With a Big City Feel
When you live in the mountains, it feels like you’ve got the whole place to yourself. You’ll have all of the space you need while you’re at home, but when you head to town, just a few minutes drive away, you’ll see all of your friendly neighbors, and have plenty to do. Downtown Asheville is a bustling town full of breweries, top-rated restaurants, and tons of fun things to check out and see, like the Biltmore Estate pictured above!
#5 The Mountains Are Great For Your Health
Research has shown that people who live at higher altitudes are less likely to be obese, and that higher altitudes decrease the risk of certain heart diseases! Since mountain living also inspires a lot of outdoor activities, like hiking and biking, it’s a great way to get you moving too.
#6 Traffic (Or Lack Thereof)
When your morning commute looks like this every day, it’s hard not to move to the mountains. While tourist traffic can get a little heavier in the summer months around Asheville’s downtown area, mountain roads are always clear and relatively traffic free.
#7 Less Stress
The fresh mountain air is markedly pollutant free, and all of the extra space is great for mental health. Some studies have shown that just walking through pine scented areas, like the mountain woods, for example, can decrease stress levels significantly. And let’s face it, when we don’t have to worry so much about traffic, we’re all less stressed.
#8 You Can Ski Whenever You Want
When you live right near the mountains, you’ll only have a few months with no skiing. Higher altitudes mean that ski resorts can make as much snow as possible from September through April, guaranteeing your ability to get out and do some cross country or downhill skiing any old time.
#9 Dogs Are Welcome Basically Everywhere
Asheville is notorious for its dog-friendliness. Most restaurants allow pets, and some hotels even offer special accommodations for your furry four legged friends! When you live in the mountains, there’s always plenty of space for your pup to run around outside too.
#10 Because the Mountains Are Where You Want to Be
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already thought about living closer to the mountains. And you’re right: the mountains are a beautiful place to live, with clean fresh air, and plenty of things to do both outside and in town.
If mountain life is right for you, make sure you check out the Couch Mountain development, with lots available now! You’ll love our quiet mountain community, focused on sustainable living, just minutes from downtown Asheville. For more information on our community and the homes available, give our office a call at 866-936-5263, or contact us online today.