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Old 08-06-2011, 07:43 PM
 
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Default Thinking of retiring to Asheville

I am thinking of retiring to Asheville, NC. However, I am a bilingual psychologist and didn't know if there would be part time or even volunteer positions where I could use my Spanish. If there is anything else I should know (real estate, cost of living, etc) coming from Hartford Ct I would appreciate knowing it.
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:33 PM
 
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Maybe?

I'm pretty sure COL is less than Hartford. On the Real Estate front: you have to be here a while before you'll recognize a deal when you see one.
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:47 PM
 
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Thansk for getting back to me!!
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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I suspect your CV, creds and language skills will provide for work, or at least satisfying volunteer service.

Agree with Mr Yuck that one has to make a few trips to A'ville and western NC, to get a feel for the area, and then ask more specific questions and seek more particular advice from the knowledgeable gang here...

The area is not Hartford in any comparo, but a fabulous place to live, imo.
GL, mD
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:44 PM
 
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Thanks. I was there to visit this summer and loved it. I get the sense there is a group for every conceivable interest (Buddhism for example). I also looked at real estate and the homes one can get for the sale price of Hartford homes were great. Not too sure of what are the best areas thought. I liked Arden, Weaverville and Asheville itself. I am also very interested in having a place to swim, hike and mountain bike. Thanks again for your input....
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:24 PM
 
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Isn't there a healthy Hispanic population in Hendersonville? That might afford you some opportunities to use your language skills.
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:40 PM
 
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My mom lives in Weaverville, has done so for 40 years. It is amazing how the area has grown and I believe that the growth will continue.

There is a hispanic network in Weaverville and there may be some potential there for you.

As for purchasing a home in the Asheville area...there are some great deals available, especially compared to the area you are wanting to relocate from.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:31 PM
 
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Isn't there a healthy Hispanic population in Hendersonville? That might afford you some opportunities to use your language skills.
There's a pretty healthy population here in Asheville too. If I were the OP, I'd talk to the priests at the basilica Basilica of St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr . They have a lot of contact with the hidden Hispanic community.
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:27 AM
 
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thanks so much to all of you any ideas are still welcome....thanks again!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:26 AM
 
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I don't know anything about your original question, but I just wanted to say something....

Thanks for moving to a place and actually looking at ways you could make a difference in our community. I think that's awesome of you. So many people move to the mountains, throw up gates, and treat the locals like crap. So to see someone who wants to move here and is interested in getting into the community and helping is just . If more people were like you I don't think there would be nearly the same amount of distrust and anger towards transplants as there is. (Sorry for rambling a bit ) Good Luck and if you have other specific questions don't be afraid to ask!!
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