The heads above, in my header picture, aren’t really talking…but I am. I’ll tell you about life in Asheville, as we experienced it. It’s a crazy region, filled with contradictions, as the gunrunner pic demonstrates (nearby emporium on Tennessee side, so technically, ‘not Asheville.’)
My columns in Asheville’s famous alternative newspaper, the Mountain Xpress, talk about our 9-year sojourn in this trendy little town.
But in my book, “The Asheville Experiment,” I go deeper, still. Who’s it for? Anyone who’s planning to move in or out (of Asheville,) anyone who’s there already, or others who are intrigued at the thought of a couple settling into any region where they know no one (is that gutsy or crazy?)
As a career realtor, I’ll share secrets, regarding how you can save on costly realtor commissions–anywhere. But protect yourself at the same time. And I’ll tell you what to guard against, too, if you consider living in a community of townhomes or condos (yes, there’s a difference.)
But my subject matter’s not just about buying and selling homes, for we had one heck of a run in this delightful town. No, I’m gonna tell you about the food…the people…the sights. And I’ll lace my accounts with humor.
But there were hiccups, too (one was a damn near strangulation).
Click on this link to my Mountain Xpress article, explaining why husband and I never settled in Naples, Florida (the way so many did.) It’ll give you a taste of what’s to come.
Are you a current Ashevillian? Or are you just beginning to think about Asheville as your retirement town? (If so, you’re hardly alone. It makes the list of “Top Ten Retirement Towns in America,” practically every year.)
And if you’re close to being ‘almost-native,’ you’ll find familiar territory in my topics…and more than a few chuckles.
Buckle up on the Airstream seats…Some of the ride will be bumpy….