We love empowering people with information and our experiences in order to make the transition to a new home and community both safe and fun. We hope this blog is a source of guidance and comfort.


North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Fisheries Map

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission manages an online interactive map. This map shows the streams that they manage and stock with fish.





Boating/Access/Camping Along the French Broad River

MountainTrue French Broad Paddle Trail

Mountain True is a regional non-profit organization. They manage an online interactive map that shows:

  • Access Points
  • Campgrounds
  • Campsites
  • Dams
  • Outfitters
  • Rapids
  • and more!

A proposed route of the Balfour Project threatens to eliminate affordable housing for seniors in Henderson County, NC.  The community is named Greystone. This 55+ community is in the direct path of several proposed routes of the road proposed north of Hendersonville, NC. Greystone is one of three small affordable housing communities for those 55+. […]

2018 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

March 12, 2018

Consider joining us for this informative and fun festival on June 12, 2018 at the Amboy Park in Asheville, NC! Please watch this short video and become an informed member of our community.  

Enka Village Plan

December 27, 2017

I live approximately 2 miles, straight down Asbury Road, from a proposed NEW development named Enka Village. This 150 acres is slated to have 425,000 square feet of new industries in retail, restaurants, entertainment, and hospitality. As a homeowner so close to this development, I am both excited and nervous about this new development. That […]

Wedding memories

October 30, 2017

Julia and I met 15 years ago on June 2. We married that October 19th. We were both 36. We both love the forests, the rivers, and fall time. That is why we wanted a fall wedding. And the location was to be at the English Chapel in the Pisgah National Forest next to the […]

How can the Area Agency on Aging assist me?

October 23, 2017

In this 3 minute video, Julia gives a quick discussion of the services and volunteer opportunities with the Area Agency on Aging and the county Councils on Aging.  

A discussion of Caregiver Resources

October 23, 2017

There are a number of resources to assist you in making your home in western NC your permanent home. Julia provides a quick summary of those resources in this video and focus on the resources in WNC on the issue of dementia or memory care.  

What is a CCRC?

October 22, 2017

We receive a number of questions about homes within Continuing Care Retirement Communities.  Real Estate Brokers are not permitted to assist in the marketing or purchase of these homes.  But, Julia has over 30 years of experience with CCRCs.  Here is a quick synopsis of these communities.  And, click here for a 2016 directory of […]

wildlife in the NC mountains


September 17, 2017

Many types of wild animals are common in western North Carolina. Viewing wildlife in your own backyard can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Wild animals rarely present a danger to residents, but some animals can become a nuisance if homeowners do not take proper precautions. Black bears are very common in western North Carolina […]