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Western North Carolina's premier masterfully planned mountain village

Brevard, NC

Imagine attending a 40 piece symphony, or enjoying  chamber music concerts, musicals, operas, and operettas on 40 consecutive summer evenings . . . . Brevard's annual music festival is one of the major drawing cards that have lured retirees to this beautiful NC mountain town.
--Consumer Guide, Best-Rated Retirement Cities & Towns

Brevard has moderate housing and living costs, fabulous real estate, great schools a mild and variable climate, a crime rate that's practically nonexistent, above-average health-care facilities, a good mix of recreational and cultural opportunities, and (although this item is not scored), spectacular scenery courtesy of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which surround Brevard. But what about the things that can't be scored? What about those intangibles like mood, ambiance, friendliness of the residents, and community spirit? Brevard has them all ... in abundance. Perhaps another name for this profile could be 'Yes, Virginia, there really is a Mayberry.'
--Rand McNally, Places Rated Retirement Guide

"Transylvania County has so many cascades that there's confusion surrounding the total: Some claim up to 300, although a more conservative estimate is 'over 200.' Nearby Jackson and Macon Counties add still more."
--National Geographic Traveler, 1996

The retirement place of Brevard, North Carolina, which encompasses Transylvania County in the rugged mountains of southwestern North Carolina, finishes at the top of the list of Places Rated's 107 selected places."
--Rand McNally, Places Rated Retirement Guide

Brevard is a tiny dot on the map but a tremendous find for retirees who are looking for a certain way of life. The kind of life where activities revolve around your neighbors, nature's amenities and your own hobbies and interests. What's unique to this countrified town is that it has a genteel sophistication to it. The famous Brevard Music Center and Brevard College contribute culture and enrichment. The Pisgah National Forest and the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains offer the most basic gifts of nature to soak up. Days are slow-paced, quiet times to pursue what interests you.
--50 Fabulous Places To Retire In America

Music is more organized around Brevard, county seat of Transylvania County, capital of waterfall country, and our next stop after the parkway-Pisgah loop. Not altogether boastfully does the town call itself the summer cultural center of the South, a reputation based on the fame of the Brevard Music Center .... The hilly, forested, 135-acre campus resembles an upscale summer camp, its lanes lined with studios and residential cabins. The studios have large picture windows that let in plenty of natural light-and also give us a delightful view of young musicians at work. We enter one lane to the soulful toots of a flutist; next door an oboist broadcasts his reedy moans. The air becomes cacophonous with the brazen blasting of trumpets, the ripe honks of French horns, the shattering crash of pianos, the muffled wild keening of violins. . . Guest artists at major public concerts have included such illustrious names as Van Cliburn, Yo-Yo Ma, Marilyn Horne, and Frederica Von Stadte."
--National Geographic Traveler, 1996

What is the top state for golf retirement? Florida? Arizona? California? Guess again. All are well represented among our top 36 counties, but North Carolina is home to three of the top five counties on the list.

Top five U.S. counties for retirement bound golfers:
1. Albemarle, Va.
2. Transylvania, NC
3. Orange, NC
4. Avery, NC
5. Santa Barbara, Calif.

--Golf Digest, 1997

Recommendation for wild trout fishing in North Carolina: The Davidson and South Mills Rivers in Transylvania County.
--Field & Stream, 1997

Please visit www.visitwaterfalls.com for more information about Brevard, NC 

Fisher Realty
10 Park Place West | Straus Park | Brevard, NC  28712
828-883-9895 or 800-634-5196
email: info@brevardncproperties.com