Retirement Communities For Active Adults Who Want To Live In The Mountains

Today, retirees searching for their best place to retire in the mountains can choose from exclusive gated golf communities and other mountain communities for active adults, whether it be a secluded mountain retreat in the Carolinas, an affordable adult communities nestled at the base of western peaks in Arizona and New Mexico or exclusive ski resort perched on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains.

And while the current economic slowdown has slowed the pace of luxurious second-home communities in most mountain getaways, there are some very affordable places to retire in the mountains, in both affordable small mountains towns and exciting, attractive cities, such as Asheville, North Carolina or Boulder, Colorado where retirees can find reasonably priced homes for retirement living.

For anyone who loves the outdoors and wishes to retire in the mountains, with a little preparation and research, it is still possible to find an affordable retirement community in a mountain setting.

Best places to retire in the mountains

This Month's Featured Community

Creston NC - a place to retire in the mountains
places to retire in the mountains of North Carolina

Creston Community, Black Mountain NC

As an owner in the Creston Community you can live comfortably in two worlds. Creston's mountain homesites in Western North Carolina have a viable community of homeowners yet many homesites are designed to offer privacy in a forested setting. 

Conservation easements forever protect 550 acres with dramatic mountain views, pristine forests, creeks and waterfalls. Of Creston's 1110 acres much of the protected property is accessible by hiking trails that wind through hardwood forests that adjoin Pisgah National Forest. The Community Center at the top of the mountain provides an ideal place for socializing with other Creston owners whether gathered around the stone fireplaces or enjoying the exceptional long range views from a rocker on the extensive porch.

Additionally, the beauty of living in the Creston Community is that you won't need to give up urban amenities. The cultural mecca of Asheville, NC and charming town of Black Mountain are within a short drive. Broadband services offer internet access to Creston residents and is particularly important to owners that have businesses from their homes.

Creston Design Guidelines/Covenants have been created to maintain a sense of visual harmony between all homes and the natural environment, while allowing for a range of individual expression and living styles.

While Asheville real estate is in high demand, remember that a beautiful setting such as Creston's is very accessible to the charming town of Black Mountain and the famous city of Asheville. Request more information on Creston Community.


Our Showcase Mountain Communities

best places to retire in the mountains - Creston Community

Nestled in the peaceful, pristine Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, the environmentally sensitive mountain community of Creston features a limited number of secluded homesites carefully sculptured to preserve a sense of seclusion and tranquility. Just minutes from the picturesque village of Black Mountain, as well as the cultural and artistic venues of Asheville's more urban setting, Creston's owners will find this mountain retreat the perfect choice for either retirement living or weekend relaxation.  Request more information on Creston Community.

best places to retire in the mountains - Hendersonville NC

Carriage Park, Hendersonville NC

Carriage Park is a private gated community nestled amongst the lifestyle - rich bounty of Hendersonville, NC. Carriage Park offers you the best of everything: personal security, easy access to medical care, low cost of living, four moderate seasons, and the magnificence of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. Request more information on Carriage Park

Places to retire in the mountains - Asheville NC

Red Wolf Run, Asheville NC

Red Wolf Run offers a totally new approach to mountain living, combining large pristine mountain homesteads with the cosmopolitan culture and eclectic lifestyle of nearby Ashville. Experience this unique combination of fresh air and free spirits nestled between the sunrise and sunrise in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Request more information on Red Wolf Run.

Best places to retire in the mountains - Montana

Indian Springs Ranch, Eureka MT
Located in the quaint western mountain town of Eureka, in the shadows of the Canadian Rockies, Indian Springs is a golf community for the active-minded retiree, someone who loves the great outdoors and still lives life with a sense of adventure.  With a variety of home styles, including townhomes and golf course lots, there is a choice for every budget in this exciting retirement community.  Request more information on Indian Springs.




Cities and Towns In The Mountains That Are The Best Places To Retire

Best place to retire - Asheville NC
Best places to retire in the mountains - Sandpoint Idaho
Asheville, NC
Named by several sources as the best place in the U.S. to retire...[More]

Sandpoint, Idaho
Sunset Magazine calls it "the best small town in the West." [More]


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