Sunday, May 17. Just about everybody loves Asheville – it’s the #1 Best Place to Retire at Topretirements. It also occupies that position on many other “Best Places” lists. But after watching today’s TV segment on CBS News, even more people might be heading down to western North Carolina.
“Not Your Grandfather’s Retirement” was hosted by CBS’s Martha Teichner and seen by millions. In it she profiled several retirees who were busy enjoying fulfilling retirement lifestyles in Asheville. Some of the folks she interviewed enjoyed lived downtown, where they didn’t need a car. Several volunteered as docents at the Art Museum or the nearby Biltmore Estate. Martha went on to interview the director of Asheville’s Center for Creative Retirement, Ron Manheimer. Ron was quoted as saying “People are saying, Well maybe Florida isn’t the place to go.” Ron has a point. At Asheville’s Center active adults can choose from an astonishing array of (low-cost) classes, most taught by fellow retirees.
Topretirements – on TV! The show also toured some high end communities and the first golf course being designed by Tiger Woods. At about 2:20 into the program Topretirements had an ever so brief but glorious moment on national TV. When discussing “best places to retire” lists, a picture of the TR page on Asheville came on the TV as the first such list! To check out the 6 minute segment click on “Videos” above the photo – the program provides some really good insight into Asheville. Here is where you can find the Topretirements review on what it’s like to retire in Asheville.