Black Mountain : North carolina

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What it's Like to Retire in Black Mountain

Located in the Swannanoa Valley, Black Mountain is a recreational, homey town in North Carolina, not that far from Asheville. Hiking, biking, golf, gallery-hopping, and swimming are some of the main activities here. The town has a reputation as being an artistic town that attracts weekenders, vacationers, and retirees who tilt toward the liberal side. There is a nice downtown with quaint shops and B & Bs.  It is known as the "Front Porch of Western North Carolina". Photo of mountains and lake courtesy of


Where to Retire in Black Mountain and Home Prices

There are plenty of nice areas in town, many of which include a lot of quaint country cottages.
The median sale price of a house costs about $180,000 in mid-2015, according to


What is special about Black Mountain

Black Mountain has a famous 747 yard par 6 course, one of the longest in the world. It also has a reputation for being an artistic, liberal small town in the mountains.


What is not special about Black Mountain

Black Mountain is a little isolated.

Who will like retirement in Black Mountain

Folks looking for a small town that embraces the arts and is on the quaint side will like Black Mountain.


Local economy is driven by

Tourism, the medical center, and a bit of manufacturing


Climate and Physical Environment

Temperature ranges, on average, from the low thirties in winter to the mid-seventies in summer.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Black Mountain has over forty restaurants, as well as a historic downtown, craft stores, and nightly music. The Black Mountain Center for the Arts is a local attraction, along with the Swannanoa Valley Museum.



Crime is about half the national average.

Medical facilities

Black Mountain is served by the Swannanoa Valley Medical Center.


Asheville Regional Airport is about 25 miles away, the nearest international airport is in Charlotte, about 115 miles away.


Valuable Links

Black Mountain's official website


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  • State: NC
  • Environment: Mountain,Small Town,Outdoor Oriented,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 111-120 (high)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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