[at-l] AT Retirement Areas

Sly hikertrash at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 11:20:29 CDT 2011

No doubt in my mind, Asheville, NC (and the adjacent area) is the best 
town near the AT in the south.  Along with all the amenities you list, 
it also has the Mountains to Sea Trail and the Blue Ridge Parkway 
running through it.


On 8/11/2011 4:23 AM, hiker 317 wrote:
> Many thanks to all of you who responded. I see some happy 
> possibilities in a few of the towns suggested.
> Best regards,
> hiker317
> On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 12:45 PM, hiker 317 <hiker317 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:hiker317 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hi All,
>     I'm thinking about retiring to an AT-vicinity city/town, i.e,
>     including but not limited to a Trailtown, but it's been almost 40
>     years since I've been in any communities near the Trail (no, it
>     wasn't a condition of probation/parole :).
>        My hopes would be to find a community with no burgeoning meth
>     labs/drug trade, honest politicians, at least one hospital, one
>     veterinarian, a post office that isn't scheduled to close, a
>     reasonably large grocery store(s), and a friendly attitude towards
>     a leashed and well-behaved dog. A campground to live in for awhile
>     until i can purchase some land would also be nice. Any suggestions?
>     hiker317
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