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Bella Vista

55 Piney Mountain Drive, Asheville, NC 28805

(38 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

We believe that Bella Vista Independent Living is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure.At Bella Vista Independent Living, our management teams...

Harmony at Reynolds Mountain

41 Cobblers Way, Asheville, NC 28804

(27 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Welcome to Harmony at Reynolds MountainIndependent Living | Assisted Living | Secured Assisted LivingIn our continued effort to meet the demand of seniors in Asheville, North Carolina, we are offering Virtual Tours, an enhanced screening procedure for new residents, along with the security,...

Brookdale Asheville Overlook

308 Overlook Road, Asheville, NC 28803

(21 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

A Nature Lover’s DreamTucked amidst the natural beauty of Asheville, North Carolina, it’s no surprise the new neighbors at your assisted living community are eager to adventure in the great outdoors. You’ll feel right at home as you soak up the sunshine and scenic views on the expansive...

Arbor Terrace of Asheville

3199 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803

(8 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Arbor Terrace of Asheville provides the highest quality of geriatric care and assisted living in the Asheville, North Carolina area, including innovative memory care designed specifically for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Every resident receives unique and...

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Pacifica Senior Living Heritage Hills

3200 Heritage Circle, Hendersonville, NC 28791

(100 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Pacifica Senior Living Heritage Hills.Welcome to Pacifica Senior Living Heritage Hills, the #1 retirement living community in Hendersonville. Our senior living community offers a full spectrum of independent living and memory care services administered by a specifically trained, caring...

Brookdale Hendersonville East

2601 Chimney Rock Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792

(45 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Freedom to Live Your LifeNestled in the culturally-rich city of Asheville, North Carolina, there is a beautiful independent living community just waiting to welcome you home. You can trade in the burdens of things like cooking, cleaning and laundry for a retirement rich in deep friendships and...

Wellington Manor Assisted Living

375 Hedrick Dr, Newport, TN 37821

(38 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Wellington Manor Assisted Living is an exceptional assisted living and intimate-area memory care community in Newport, Tennessee. Nestled in the mountains of East Tennessee on the Pigeon River, Newport is a vibrant city with stunning scenic views, a historic downtown area and an abundance of...

The Phoenix at Greer

715 S Buncombe Rd, Greer, SC 29650

(31 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At The Retreat at Greer, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Our property is conveniently located near accessible public transportation. We offer free wi-fi and high speed internet. Free resident parking and guest parking...

Manning Place

10 Companion Court, Greer, SC 29651

(31 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

At Manning Place, our senior living community, you'll find a smaller, homelike community and a compassionate, caring staff. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a full-time registered nurse is available 24 hours a day to provide clinical oversight and...

LaurelHurst and LaurelWoods

1064 West Mills St., Columbus, NC 28722

(22 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private, 2 Bed

Experience lodge-like living while soaking up gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains at LaurelHurst. From thoughtfully designed one- and two-bedroom floor plans to the world-class services and myriad recreational and social opportunities, residents may just find that we have thought of...

Carolina Reserve of Hendersonville

1820 Pisgah Dr, Hendersonville, NC 28791

(20 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Why opt for nursing home care when your needs can be met at our beautiful assisted living community in Western North Carolina? At Carolina Reserve, we accept a higher level of care than most realize – and our residents age in place without the need to move to a skilled nursing facility in the...

Elmcroft of Hendersonville NC

3851 Howard Gap Rd., Hendersonville, NC 28792

(12 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Lease by October 29 and get $1,000 off your rent for the first three months. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF $3,000!*We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and...

Carolina Reserve of Laurel Park

1825 Pisgah Dr, Hendersonville, NC 28791

(10 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Carolina Reserve of Laurel Park is located at the southern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains and was incorporated on October 2004. This Navion Senior Solutions facility offers both Independent and Assisted living, Carolina Reserve of Laurel Park offers the wonderful services that have made us the...

Family Ministries Retirement & Assisted Living

124 John M Reed Rd, Limestone, TN 37681

(12 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Family Ministries Retirement & Assisted Living is a beautiful, newly-renovated community giving you a fresher, cleaner atmosphere in which to thrive. Beautifully designed accommodations set the bar high for distinctive senior living at The Reed Center in Limestone, Tennessee, but it’s our...

Brookdale Greeneville

155 Serral Drive, Greeneville, TN 37745

(9 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

A Life Worth LivingNo one should force you to choose between quality care and independence, especially when you can savor both here at our assisted living and memory care community. As soon as you walk through the front doors, you will notice there’s something different about this place. Maybe...

Brookdale Forest City

493 Piney Ridge Road, Forest City, NC 28043

(9 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Quality Care You Can Count OnYou deserve quality care you can count on, but you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your freedom to have it. Here at our beautiful assisted living and memory care community, you can enjoy custom care plans, a fun-filled community calendar and a warm and welcoming...

Mars Hill Retirement

170 South Main St, Mars Hill, NC 28754

(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Mars Hill Retirement Community is a special place! With 56 apartments, our community sets a higher standard for spacious Assisted Living. Apartments range from Studios to Two Bedrooms. Our goal has been to be as residential oriented as possible as an Assisted Living Community. The community will...

Spring Park Assisted Living & Memory Care

925 N. Main Street, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Spring Park is an Atlas Senior Living Community with a separate secure memory care wing.Our goal is to enrich the lives of our residents by providing an environment that is physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally stimulating. We encourage our residents to celebrate the joys of life...


2400 Appalachian Blvd, Arden, NC 28704

(5 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Governor?s Bend

1631 Zane Whitson Dr, Erwin, TN 37650

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Come and enjoy the “Freedom” ofassisted living!Located in the heart of “The ValleyBeautiful,” Governor’s Bend is a 52-suiteretirement and assisted living facility.We realize the need for quality of lifeservices in a comfortable environment.That is why we offer full service livingwhere residents...

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Cost of independent living in Asheville, NC

Independent Living costs differ by location and facility, as many communities offer different levels of care, amenities, and activities. Prices also vary based on how much — or how little — assistance a senior needs.

Monthly average independent living cost comparisons
  • $3,250
  • $3,218
  • $2,963
    Asheville, NC
  • $3,855
    Asheville, NC
  • $2,742
    Hendersonville, NC
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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
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Learn More About Independent Living in Asheville, NC


Once the best-kept secret of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is now one of the fastest-growing cities in the region — spend just a single weekend here and you’ll see why retirees have been flocking to this quirky yet charming Western North Carolina town.

Independent living communities — also known simply as retirement communities — in Asheville are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Asheville retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Asheville, NC

The median monthly cost of independent living in Asheville is about $3,000 in the city proper and $3,100 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost for independent living in the state of North Carolina is around $2,600.


Learn More About Asheville, NC


Cost of Living


The total household expenses associated with living in Asheville are rated 25 points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated below average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Grocery Clothing
75 67 77 74 78 77


Income and Housing

Median income age 45-64 Median income age 65+ Median household income Average individual income Median employee salary Average property tax One-bedroom apartment gross rent estimate
$56,230 per year $42,814 per year $48,694 per year $31,918 per year $39,542 per year $2,739 per year $713 per month



Local Hospitals


The top hospitals that service Asheville include:

Mission Hospital – Memorial Campus

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 760+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

AdventHealth Hendersonville

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 90+
  • Specialties: emergency department, spine surgery, ICU

Pardee Hospital

  • Facility type: governmental, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 150+
  • Specialties: inpatient surgery, emergency department, ICU



Weather and Climate


Much of Western North Carolina’s climate is classified as the subtropical highland variety of oceanic climate, but most of the Asheville area has a humid subtropical climate. This means the city has four distinct seasons including warm summers and cold winters, although temperatures tend to be milder throughout the year and less extreme compared to most of the country. The Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains bring slightly cooler temperatures and drier weather compared to the rest of the state. Asheville’s average humidity level is 70%, and humidity levels are often highest during August and September at about 76%.


Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
36.4°F 46.1°F 26.6°F


July Average July Maximum July Minimum
73.9°F 84.3°F 63.5°F


Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 75

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.


  • Average Annual Precipitation: 37.32”



Demographics and Values


Population Statistics

Median age Percent of population over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
39 18.4% 93,508 2,059 per square mile 2.1


Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.3% 1.8% 11.7% 6.0% 0.3% 2.3% 77.9%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.


LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Asheville: 0/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 64/100


2016 Presidential Election Results for Buncombe County

Democratic Republican Other
54.30% 40.10% 5.59%



Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation


What was once the best-kept secret of the Blue Ridge Mountains is now one of the fastest-growing cities in the region. Spend just a single weekend in Asheville and you’ll see why both retirees and young adults have been flocking to this quirky yet charming Western North Carolina town. With its blend of local folk music, big-city culture, truly breathtaking scenery, and endless outdoor opportunities, Asheville glows with an atmosphere unlike anywhere else in the country.

Downtown Asheville continues its ongoing revitalization with a variety of cafes, fine dining, antique shops, boutique hotels, and high-rise apartments. Some downtown hot spots include Mayfel’s for Southern-style brunch, the Flatiron Building for happy hours on the balcony during sunset, the Battery Park Book Exchange for cozy reading spots and a champagne bar, and Pritchard Park for communal drum circles on summer Fridays and street musicians throughout the year. A couple miles north of downtown at the Omni Grove Park Inn, a historic resort built in 1913 on the slope of Sunset Mountain, guests enter through a grand lobby — known for its two enormous fireplaces — before stepping out onto the back patio area for an expansive, unforgettable view of downtown and the mountains to the southwest. But Asheville’s most opulent residence is undoubtedly the Biltmore Estate, the enormous 250-room mansion built by the prominent Vanderbilt family in the late 1800s. Like an American castle of Gilded Age royalty, the Biltmore draws in more than a million visitors every year with guided house tours, gardens, bike trails, and a winery.

Asheville’s defining characteristic, however, is its access to nature. The city is surrounded by enchanting destinations like Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the hiking trails and waterfalls of Pisgah National Forest, rafting and tubing down the French Broad River, and countless other day-trip excursions. Weaving throughout the landscape is the Blue Ridge Parkway, a scenic byway that borders Asheville’s eastern edge and attracts road trippers from throughout the country. The Parkway’s low speed limit and winding curves allow travelers to marvel at the distant layers of hazy Appalachian peaks, which seem to drift along the horizon like rolling waves that intensify with each bend in the road — perhaps this dazzling, hypnotic sight is what earned Asheville the nickname “Land of the Sky.”



The city provides public bus services throughout the Asheville metro area via Asheville Rides Transit (ART), which also offers paratransit and discounted rates for seniors. Riders can bring bicycles with them on buses, which are equipped with bike racks.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in North Carolina

The Heritage of Sugar Mountain, Brookdale Greeneville and Heather Glen Assisted Living are the top rated independent living facilities near Asheville, North Carolina. See full list of communities.

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