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Old 12-20-2006, 08:04 AM
 
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Hello all,
My husband and I are looking to relocate to WNC next fall. I'm originally from the Pennsylvania area and my husband [who is british]is originally from London. We fell in love with the area last year while on holiday and now are seriously looking to relocate. We are both in our mid 50's. I'm an professional administrator at a major Pennsylvania university and would like something less hectic. My husband is a commercial OTR driver so ideally we are able to move anywhere. I've applied for a job at UNC-Asheville however we would prefer not to live in Asheville, as we have a horse to relocate, too. Do you think the Buncombe County area would be suitable? If anyone can suggest a better location close to Asheville we would greatly appreciate it! Thank you all in advance and we wish everyone a Happy Holiday!
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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You may also want to consider the Madison County area. Below average property taxes and wide-open spaces. Close to the city of Asheville, but not too close.

http://www.visitmadisoncounty.com/

What other Asheville area towns did you visit in addition to Black Mountain?

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Old 12-20-2006, 09:54 AM
 
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I was going to suggest Madison County as well....LOTS of country and lower taxes, and not far from UNC-A at all...Also you might want to apply at Mars Hill...Same area...

Just a thought,

Kris
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Here's another vote for Mars Hill/Madison County. Very beautiful area, affordable, and really close to Asheville. Good luck!!!
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Old 12-23-2006, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Steilacoom, WA by way of East Tennessee
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If you are going to work at UNCA, definitely move to Madison county, close by on US-26 and cheaper property and taxes. I grew up in Black Mountain, it's a great town, I've heard it's been turned into a yuppie artsy place, not sure about that. Anyway, either place is nice, Madison county is closer to UNCA though.

Good luck

Tony
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Old 12-23-2006, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Way back in the woods in,NC
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I was going to suggest Madison County as well....LOTS of country and lower taxes, and not far from UNC-A at all...Also you might want to apply at Mars Hill...Same area...

Just a thought,

Kris
If your hubbie is an otr there are some good trucking jobs in wnc
in 1998 I drove now and then out of Burnsville,NC to LA,Cal and brought home
2 grand a week.I was hauling dry freight west and fresh produce east.
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Old 12-24-2006, 06:28 AM
 
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I think that you've received some good advice. Land in Black Mountain is astronomically expensive and a parcel large enough to accomodate a horse would be nearly unobtainable at any price. I'm in your line of work and have gazed longingly at UNCA so best of luck there. There are other smaller schools around WNC too.
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Old 12-25-2006, 03:31 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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I think that you've received some good advice. Land in Black Mountain is astronomically expensive and a parcel large enough to accomodate a horse would be nearly unobtainable at any price. I'm in your line of work and have gazed longingly at UNCA so best of luck there. There are other smaller schools around WNC too.
Yes, in the Asheville area there's Warren Wilson College, Montreat College (one of the most beautiful campus' I've EVER seen!), and Mars Hill College.
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Old 01-02-2007, 08:27 AM
 
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Default Great Advice!

Thank you all for your great feed back. My hubby and I read all of your comments and found them very helpful! Over the holiday I received a call from the Biltmore Estate inviting me to come down for an interview!! What an impressive establishment and resort it is! I've got hospitality background so it would be a wonderful match for my skills and experience. I'll be heading down in a few weeks and will most definately check out the areas you've suggested, specifically Madison County. Again please continue to add your feed back as it is truly appreciated! Also happy New Year to you all! Best, tumbleweedz
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Thank you all for your great feed back. My hubby and I read all of your comments and found them very helpful! Over the holiday I received a call from the Biltmore Estate inviting me to come down for an interview!! What an impressive establishment and resort it is! I've got hospitality background so it would be a wonderful match for my skills and experience. I'll be heading down in a few weeks and will most definately check out the areas you've suggested, specifically Madison County. Again please continue to add your feed back as it is truly appreciated! Also happy New Year to you all! Best, tumbleweedz
I'm not sure I'd want to commute to Biltmore from Madison County since the estate is on the south end of town, while Madison County is on the opposite end. It would be a 30+ minute drive.
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