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Old 10-12-2013, 10:15 AM
 
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My hubby and I are looking to purchase some property with a mountain view in either Western NC or Eastern TN. We would really like for this to be a secluded place---although electricity and water are a must.
We know it is increasingly difficult to find such a place, but hope someone might be able to recommend an area for us to begin our search.
We will be retired in a few years. Our idea of a good time is to sit on the porch and drink coffee.
These forums really have some useful info and we thank you in advance for any help you can give.
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:48 AM
 
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It's not really difficult at all to find what you're looking for though you didn't say how secluded you want. I would imagine access to shops/services as well as healthcare options would be a concern in a retirement locale. Not to mention the fact seclusion can also lead to inaccessible road conditions for much of the winter which can be an issue. I would recommend the Newland/Linville/Banner Elk area in Avery County, NC. All three towns have level areas in/around town, offer easy access to services and amazing mountain views. Newland has the highest elevation of any county seat east of the Mississippi at nearly 3700 feet.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I would also recommend the Banner Elk area of NC.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:26 PM
 
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You say you want secluded but the headline says "what city"? How big of a city do you need, how close to the city, what kind of shopping, etc?

Most importantly - what is your budget?
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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Boone, NC is a neat town. It's small and if you like skiing it has a couple of good resorts
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:16 AM
 
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Oneida TN

Small secluded town, private people, supportive community. 45 mins or so north of Knoxville TN.
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Between a rock and a hard place
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The areas really don't look that different to me. Whether you're in Boone, NC, Erwin, TN, or Lee County, Virginia you're going to get three things....1) ISOLATION. 2) MOUNTAINS. 3) APPALACHIAN CULTURE.

I personally love all three.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:42 PM
 
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I dont think you can go wrong with either area, two of my favorite in the whole country, but for something this big, I would take a look at West Virginia too. I think WV might even surpass the aforementioned in some areas. You would probably have to have an independent source of income for WV though. Something to take a few minutes to look into, maybe?
You really cant go wrong with any of the areas mentioned. When you do it, will you accept guests?
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