North Carolina Mountain Living

§ September 19th, 2010 § Filed under general Comments Off on North Carolina Mountain Living

Stone bridge
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People come from all over the country to live in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, and in other locations nearby.  What compels people to move to the mountains? The mountains of North Carolina offer fantastically clean air, great outdoor adventures, quiet living and a serene lifestyle.  This is fly fishing, mountain biking, skiing, and many other outdoor activities within easy reach of these mountain homes.

Asheville, North Carolina, for instance, offers an eclectic mix of outdoor adventures and amazing creative opportunities.  Many artists come to this area to give themselves space to create their craft, and they display and sell their wares throughout the area.  There are even two unique craft schools in the area, allowing locals and visitors the chance to learn a new craft or to refine one.  Both the Penland School of Crafts in Penland, N.C. and the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown offer fantastic art opportunities year round.

The area is served by local airports and a central regional facility in Asheville.  While enjoying mountain living and a feeling of isolation, there’s no need to feel stuck out in the mountains or out of reach of medical services.  Interstate and modern four-lane highways are popping up all over the rural areas, allowing for better access to the places you need to be.  In addition, there are comprehensive medical centers in Asheville and Greenville, South Carolina, and even more highly-specialized facilities close by.

Top of Mt. Hood, Oregon
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