Retire in Black Mountain , NC

Livability Score
56
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. La Guinguette

Love this little hideaway across from the post office. House with outside patio and deck, with a garden-like setting. I like coming here with one of my...

2. Dobra Tea - Black Mountain

My tea-zen happy place! Over the course of the last year I have begun visiting Black Mountain as a regular long weekend getaway. At the very heart of that...

3. Louise's Kitchen

Located in a quaint little house. It looks family run to a certain extent. Hats off to the mother running the register and swaddling a baby simultaneously....

4. Veranda Cafe

What a great find. This is a very good restaurant. We ordered the following Cuban sandwich - very good, the bread was good too A turkey Brie sandwich -...

5. Gateway Eatery

Let me begin by saying that I'm a soup fanatic. I will drive an hour in the snow to get a specific soup that I am craving. If a restaurant has soup, I'm...

Golf
1. Etowah Valley Golf & Resort

We stayed here a few weeks ago just as a last minute overnight getaway. My 7 year old daughter wanted to go to sliding rock. It was hard to find a place...

2. Broadmoor Golf Links

Broadmoor is one of my favorite courses to play in the Asheville area. It has a links style that you can't really find around here. The course is usually...

3. Asheville Municipal Golf Course

What a fun course to play - front nine scenic; back nine hilly and challenging. Course is in good condition considering the unusually hot summer and lack of...

4. Reems Creek Golf Course

Beautiful mountain course lush fairways and well manicured greens. This course plays to all skill levels and you can shoot a low score here if you play...

5. Apple Valley Golf Course - Rumbling Bald Resort

This Is a must play if your in the area one of the best examples of a true mountain course with elevation changes that are incredible. The course was in...

Active
1. French Broad Rafting and Ziplines

Our guide Jonah was great. Very laid back and made our trip just right for our family. It was our family of 5 in one raft. Girls were 17 and 14 and son was...

2. USA Raft French Broad River

If you are looking for a 1/2 day or full day to raft on the French Broad this is a great place to use for your outing. Our guide, Tim, was the best. He...

3. Black Mountain Yoga

I had the occasion to practice for the first time at this studio today. From the moment I walked in, I loved the place. The staff, especially the owner,...

4. Catawba Falls

This hike was even better then expected! A bridge has recently been built over the first creek crossing, and the other areas we had to cross were easy to...

5. Craggy Gardens

Craggy gardens has multiple hiking trails, but by far the most popular has to be the pinnacle trail. Starting at 5,400 ft elevation, it is a short .7 miles...

Arts
1. Pisgah Brewing Company

[ We visited Pisgah Brewing Company as part of the Asheville Brews Cruise:...

2. White Horse Black Mountain

Last night my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed a jazz concert by singer, Kat Williams, with music by the Rick Shulman trio. Their sold-out performance was...

3. Seven Sisters Gallery

Probably one of the Older Galleries in Black Mountain (30+ years), very Popular the Day we were here! Located in the Coolest part of Black Mountain! Nice...

4. Town Pump Tavern

Gem! Spacious dive bar filled with antiques, taxidermy, dollar bills on the ceiling, $2 beer (for real) stage for bands, ironic logo, and no pretensions....

5. Mountain Nest Gallery

My wife and I were taking a shopping tour of Black Mountain and just dropped into Mountain Nest because we had visited the shops next door. Glad we did!...

Shopping
1. Epic Cycles

Stopped in today because I needed my brake pads changed. Half way through my ride my rear pads went metal to metal and I wanted to ride the next day. The...

2. Hopey and Co

Great prices and interesting selections!! Love the tigernut drink which I've never had before. Got great prices on some terra chips, the oldest bag was a...

3. Seven Sisters Gallery

Probably one of the Older Galleries in Black Mountain (30+ years), very Popular the Day we were here! Located in the Coolest part of Black Mountain! Nice...

4. Common Housefly

Awesome "toy store for foodies" as they say. I am not a foodie or even any good at cooking, and I enjoyed this shop. Any and every cooking tool, utensil and...

5. Town Hardware & General Store

Best all around store in the area. Pretty much anything you'd need for jobs around the house. Also lots of hard to find and souvenir items. A big plus is...

Health
1. SUWS of the Carolinas

SUWS is a caring environment for kids who need a little extra support in life. The surroundings are beautiful. Being in the woods is healing. The counselors...

2. Black Mountain Family EyeCare

They were delightful, professional, and made me feel right at home. I don't particularly care for the process of having my eyes checked; and they made it...

3. Haven Healing Center

Dr. Alaina Gelineau is the first chiropractor I've ever been to! Her practice is just her, she doesn't even have a receptionist, so it redefines what they...

4. Sensible Bliss Massage Therapy

So I just got to town and was looking for a local massage therapist. This is the one! Deena was so helpful and presents a very clean and relaxing store and...

5. Dr. Noreen Long - Acupuncture & Chiropractic Wellness Center

Dr. Long has a warm and welcoming attitude toward her patients. From the first visit, she identified my needs and her concerned and caring approach has...

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