Retire in Brevard

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Best Retirement City - Brevard

See why many believe that Brevard is the best city to retire

Brevard, North Carolina is a charming town on the outskirts of the Pisgah National Forest. Because of its proximity to both the forest and the Appalachian Mountains, the town is perfect for all types of nature lovers. Home of the Oskar Blues Brewery (makers of Dale's Pale Ale), the community has a fun culture for those who aren't in the mood for a hike. The town is perfect for those who enjoy their peace and quiet, and would like to get closer to nature. Click on the above tabs to learn more about what it's like to retire in Brevard.

City Highlights

  1. Excellent access to hiking and other outdoor activities
  2. Relaxed pace of life
  3. Small, tight knit community feel
  4. Mild winters
  5. Short distance to city of Asheville

Potential Drawbacks

  1. Not a scene for foodies
  2. Negative employment growth

At a glance



Median age:


Median Household Income:

$ 35,920

Nearest City with Population of 200k+:

Charlotte, NC

Population Growth Last 3 Years




Age Breakdown (%)

  • 55 and under
  • 55 to 64 years
  • 65 to 74 years
  • Over 75

Gender breakdown over 65 years (%)

  • Men
  • Women


Closest Airport:

Asheville Regional Airport

Distance to Closest Airport:


Closest Major Airport:

Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Distance to Closest Major Airport:


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