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Old 01-14-2013, 09:08 PM
 
Location: James Island, SC
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At 86, Mom is deciding that her house in Hendersonville is too big for her and driving is not one of her strengths anymore. She'd like to move to northern Asheville to be closer to my sister in Montford and my brothers in Weaverville. I went with her to check out Bella Vista, the retirement community but Mom's thinking she's not ready for that style of community yet.

So we're looking for suggestions for elderly friendly neighborhoods where she could rent a house/apt/condo/townhouse. Something single story, maybe with a walking path associated with it. 1 or 2 bedroom would be ideal and something with some kind of common area that would serve as a social hub would be nice too.

Once she sells her house, she could afford $1200/mo easily enough which I'm hoping will do the trick.

My siblings are scouting around too but I thought I'd ask here if anyone has suggestions.

Thanks,
John
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Western NC
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Larchmont Apartments are on Merriomon Ave, closer to North Asheville end of town and they are based on income. You may want to check apartmentfinder.com Also check on ashevillerent.com.
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:52 PM
 
Location: James Island, SC
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Thanks for that tip Christine, I'll pass it on for my sister to check out. I think Mom doesn't need reduced/subsidized rent and it's more important that she be in a decent (and safe) place that's close to some nature trail and might provide some social outlet. Proximity to nice neighbors might be enough even.

Down here in Charleston there's communities built around acres that are left natural and have walking paths and the like. Some of these neighborhoods are upscale enough that many of the residents have their own golf carts to get around in. Mom might not need a golf cart but a nicer neighborhood with nature access would be good.
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