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									    Mountain Lifestyles

   Relocation Guide

 Your Choice for Real
Estate in the Mountains.
              Relocation Guide                                               Tom Garden, President
                                                                             CENTURY 21 Mountain Lifestyles
                     Lori Hall
              Director of Advertising
        CENTURY 21 Mountain Lifestyles
          Northland Center, Hwy 25/70
                                                             Welcome to the Area
             Weaverville, NC 28787
                  (828)645-3545                  T    he mountains and the
                                                              quality of life in Western
                                                         North Carolina have attracted
                                                                                             We belong to several referral
                                                                                             networks that can help with
                                                                                             your move--from departure to
                                                         people here for many years.         destination. We have the
                                                         The climate, health care, lower     resources to sell your
                                                         tax rate, the arts and shopping     current house and find you a
                                                         are just a few of the reasons       new home just about
All information included herein is correct to the best   our area has been ranked so         anywhere!
of the Publisher’s knowledge as of September 2008.
                                                         high in desirable places to live.

                                                                    Distance from Asheville                   Miles
                                                                    Greenville/Spartanburg, SC                 62
                                                                    Knoxville, TN                             113
                                                                    Charlotte, NC                             115
                                                                    Atlanta, GA                               204
                                                                    Raleigh, NC                               240
                                                                    Cincinnati, OH                            341
                                                                    Richmond, VA                              355
                                                                    Jacksonville, FL                          465
                                                                    New York, NY                              705

                                                                    Annual Average Temperature                      55˚F
                                                                    Average January Daily Temperature               36˚F
                                                                    Average July Daily Temperature                  73˚F
                                                                    Average Annual Rainfall                         47.6”
                                                                    Average Annual Snowfall                         16.2”
                                                                    Average Elevation                           2,165 feet
Ahhh...Asheville                             Quality of life abounds in Asheville. Nestled in the Blue
                                             Ridge Mountains, Asheville boasts a mild climate enabling
                                             all sorts of recreational and cultural attractions and

                                             With an average temperature of 55 degrees, the moderate
                                             climate affords a multitude of indoor and outdoor options.
                                             And with a population of 70,000 in the city and 215,000
                                             in the county (Buncombe), Asheville is small enough to be
                                             intimate and large enough to accommodate.

                                             Home to local galleries, drama companies, music rooms
                                             and its own symphony, Asheville offers a multitude of
                                             cultural options. Surrounded by nature at every turn, you
                                             can also choose a more active lifestyle including hiking,
                                             camping, biking, canoeing or even mountain climbing.

Area attractions are one-of-a-kind. Visit the renowned Biltmore Estate, George Vanderbilt’s 250-room
Victorian chateau, complete with its own winery. Or spend the day on the 200-acre grounds horseback
riding, biking or rafting. If hiking is more to your liking, then explore Chimney Rock Park with 75 mile
views and a 404-foot waterfall. You can even pack a picnic lunch and enjoy exploring the 1000-acre

Whether you’re relaxing or enjoying an outdoor excursion, Asheville provides the perfect setting for year
‘round enjoyment. Couple that with excellent schools and health care, a low crime rate, and a relatively
low cost of living and you’ve got the perfect recipe for your permanent home.

                                                Asheville Area Accolades for 2005
                                             • One of the Five Best Places to Retire
                                                Money Adviser, Consumer Reports September 2005

                                             • 8 of 10 Best Places to Live
                                                MSN/Sperling’s Best Places July 2005

                                             • 8 of America’s Top 25 Small Town Arts Destinations
                                               American Style, Summer 2005

                                                    Wonderful Weaverville
                                         Founded in 1875 and located just six miles north of Asheville,
                                       Weaverville celebrates the pace and values of yesteryear. Relax
                                      in one of Weaverville’s quaint bed & breakfast inns. Stroll around
                                        Lake Louise or play a round of golf at nearby Reems Creek Golf
                                          Club. From fine dining, specialty shops and spa services to
                                          professional services such as lawyers, medical practices and
                                       financial services, Weaverville offers a host of appealing options
                                                    served up with small town hospitality.

                                        Just north of Weaverville and Buncombe County lies Madison
                                      County, extending all the way to the Tennessee border with steep
                                     to gently rolling terrain with elevations ranging from 1,250 feet to
                                     5,152 feet. Madison County is 73% forest land of which a fourth of
                                             it is public land managed by the US Forest Service.


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                                 OFFICE LOCATIONS
               1. S. Asheville                             5. Brevard
               2123 Hendersonville Rd                      30 Green Acres Ave.
               Arden, NC 28704                             Brevard, NC 28712
               Phone: (828) 684-2640                       Phone: (828) 884-6873
               Toll Free: (800) 968-3989                   Toll Free: (800) 833-8497
               Fax: (828) 684-4885                         Fax: (828) 884-6737
               Broker/Owner: Skip Dillingham               Broker/Owner: Mike Zerressen

               2. Weaverville                              6. Cashiers

               Northland Center, Hwy. 25/70                448 Highway 64 West, Ste. 2
               Weaverville, NC 28787                       Cashiers, NC 28717

               Phone: (828) 658-2264                       Phone: (828) 743-7999

               Toll Free: (800) 523-5028                   Toll Free: (800) 480-7653 (SOLD)
               Fax: (828) 645-7923                         Fax: (828) 743-7930

               Broker/Owner: Tom Garden                    Broker/Owner: Cathy Garren

               3. Hendersonville                           7. Highlands
               640 Greenville Hwy.                         535 B East Main St.
               Hendersonville, NC 28792                    Highlands, NC 28741
               Phone: (828) 692-8275                       Phone: (828) 787-2121
               Toll Free: (800) 968-8998                   Toll Free: (866) 407-2121
               Fax: (828) 693-7297                         Fax: (828) 526-4960
               Broker/Owners: Jim Barnette/Glenn Compton   Broker/Owner: Gary Garren

               4. Etowah
               40 Etowah Town Square, Ste. 30
               Etowah, NC 28729
               Phone: (828) 694-6873
               Toll Free: (800) 805-6534
3.             Fax: (828) 891-3121
               Broker/Owner: Mike Zerressen

Hendersonville - City of Four Seasons
                                                                Rich in history and small town
                                                                charm is an area 25 miles south of
                                                                Asheville known as Hendersonville.

                                                                Incorporated as the county seat in
                                                                1847, Hendersonville is home to
                                                                12,000 in the city and over 95,000 in
                                                                the county.

                                                                One of the major contributors to
                                                                the growth of Hendersonville was
                                                                the historic Hendersonville Depot.
                                                                Located on Seventh Avenue, the
                                                                depot’s first steam engine arrived
                                                                in 1897. Today, the depot features
                                                                a Southern Railway caboose and
                                                                model railroad.
                 Courtesy of Hendersonville Travel & Tourism

 Henderson County is North Carolina’s
 largest producer of apples. It is also home
 to the North Carolina Apple Festival
 which is held downtown each Labor Day
                                                                   Courtesy of Hendersonville Travel & Tourism

                                                               The Flat Rock Playhouse, The State
                                                               Theatre of North Carolina, brings
                                                               approximately 88,000 patrons
                                                               annually to attend performances by
                                                               the Vagabond Players and is a major
                                                               contributor to the area’s economy.
                                                               Also in the Flat Rock area is the
                                                               historic Carl Sandburg Home. This
                                                               home was built in 1838, and is the
                                                               former estate of writer and poet Carl
                                                               Sandburg. Sandburg spent the last 22
                                                               years of his life in this home, writing
                                                               more than a third of his works during
                                                               that time.

                                                               If you are looking for a small
                                                               town that is rich in heritage, then
                                                               Hendersonville may be just the place
                                                               for you.
  It’s Breathtaking in Brevard
                                           Located at the entrance to the scenic Pisgah National
                                           Forest, Brevard is perfectly positioned for its 7,000
                                           residents (30,000 residents in the county) to enjoy its
                                           natural surroundings. In fact, Brevard is the county seat
                                           for Transylvania County, meaning “across” the “woods.”

                                           Transylvania County, known as “Land of the
                                           Waterfalls,” contains 250 waterfalls, almost 500 miles
                                           of hiking trails, and land elevation ranging between
                                           1,000 and 6,000 feet. Recreation abounds! Fly fishing
                                           on the Davidson River is ranked by “Trout Unlimited”
                                           magazine as one of the Top Ten Trout Streams in
                                           America. The Pisgah Fish Hatchery, also located in
                                           Transylvania County, stocks area streams with brook,
                                           brown and rainbow trout. Hiking, mountain biking, and
                                           horseback riding are among the many other popular
                                           activities that visitors and residents alike enjoy.

                                           Culturally, the area is also abundant with excellent
                                           entertainment. Brevard is home to the Brevard Music
                                           Center and Brevard College’s Paul Porter Center for
                                           the Performing Arts, and the city hosts an annual Jazz
                                           Brevard festival as well. Brevard Little Theatre, the
                                           Brevard Chamber Orchestra, and the Festival of the
                                           Arts round out the many multiple choices of talent and
                                           culture available to the area.

   Captivatingly Cashiers - Highlands
 The unparalleled charm of the Cashiers-Highlands
 Plateau has drawn vacationers and second
 homeowners for a century. This is a place that you
 can disappear from the chaos of urban existence and
 still experience world-class golf courses, pristine
 mountain lakes, streams, rivers, waterfalls and
 beautiful mountain vistas.

 If you are interested in indoor activities, the
 Cashiers/Highlands area is an enclave of culinary
 and artistic creativity. The uniqueness of this area
 attracts all types of artists, musicians and chefs.

 The pace of life here is such that you can do things
 you seldom have time to do--a Sunday afternoon
 drive, exploring mountain trails, finding mountain
 views, or just relaxing in the sun by a rushing creek.
                                                               Whiteside Mountain, Cashiers

Mountain Lifestyles   Toll Free 1-866-813-2100 •
             North Carolina Income Tax - Personal 6% - 8.25% - Corporate 6.9%
                         BUNCOMBE COUNTY 656 sq miles POP-215,000 $.53 tax/$100 Valuation
Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce 828-258-6101                
Asheville                             70,000 $.42 tax/$100 Valuation
Arden                                  7,000
Black Mountain                         7,700 $.32 tax/$100 Valuation
Weaverville                            2,700 $.43 tax/$100 Valuation

Mission Hospital 800 beds            828-213-1111              
Asheville VA Medical Center 232 beds 828-298-7911              

UNC Asheville                          3,400   828-251-6600    
A-B Technical                          6,000   828-254-1921    
Montreat College                         460   828-669-8012    
Warren Wilson College                    800   828-298-3325    

Buncombe County Schools               26,000   828-255-5921                  1052 Avg. SAT
Asheville City Schools                 3,900   828-350-7000                 1124 Avg. SAT

                        HENDERSON COUNTY 375 sq miles POP-98,000 $ .515 tax/$100 Valuation
Henderson County Travel and Tourism Visitors Center     800-828-4244
Hendersonville                      12,100 $.43 tax/$100 Valuation
Etowah                               7,000 $.085 tax/$100 Valuation
Fletcher                             5,000 $.27 tax/$100 Valuation
Flat Rock                            2,700 $.085 tax/$100 Valuation
Laurel Park                          2,200 $.31 tax/$100 Valuation
Mills River                                   $.065 tax/$100 Valuation

Pardee Hospital 222 beds              828-696-1000             
Park Ridge Hospital 103 beds          828-684-8501             

Blue Ridge Community College           2,100   828-694-1700    
Henderson County Schools              13,000   828-697-4733                 1045 Avg. SAT

                          MADISON COUNTY 452 sq miles POP-20,000 $.51 tax/$100 Valuation
Madison County Visitors Center        877-262-3476             

Mars Hill                             1,800    $.46 tax/$100 Valuation
Marshall                              1,000    $.49 tax/$100 Valuation

Mars Hill College                     1,300    866-642-4968    

Madison County Schools                2,500    828-649-9276                   1026 Avg. SAT

                        TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY 379 sq miles POP-30,000 $.54 tax/$100 Valuation
Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce       800-648-4523    

Brevard                               6,800    $ .495/$100 Valuation
Rosman                                  560    $ .46/$100 Valuation

Transylvania Community Hospital 94 beds        828-884-9111    

Brevard College                         600    828-883-8292    

Transylvania County Schools           3,800    828-884-6173              1092 Avg. SAT

                                               JACKSON COUNTY - CASHIERS
Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce              828-743-5941    

                                               MACON COUNTY - HIGHLANDS
Highlands Chamber of Commerce                  828-526-5841             Mountain Lifestyles
Cashiers/Highlands Hospital 24 beds            828-526-1200    
                    Cities with CENTURY 21 Mountain Lifestyles Office Locations are bolded.
            Toll Free 1-866-813-2100 •

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