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5 Reasons to Retire in The Mountains

Nov 07, 2020

Discover Why You Should Retire in The Mountains 

Life is a journey and what better place to spend the next part of your story than where the mountain spirit fills the air. Surrounded by the untouched brilliance of the earth and panoramic vistas as far as the eye can see, when you retire in the mountains you are choosing a life filled with the tranquility you deserve. 

Let’s discover five reasons why you should retire in the mountains to make the most of your new lifestyle. 

1. Breathtaking Views 

When someone mentions the mountains, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Oftentimes it’s the spectacular views! So, why not retire in the mountains where you can appreciate the scenery from your own backyard? 

If you decide to build your custom luxury mountain home, you have the opportunity to choose the perfect homesite and accentuate your favorite views through the design. This makes it even easier to admire the natural beauty that characterizes the highlands.

Looking for inspiration when designing your mountain home? 

Check out our Design Series! Together we explore some of the latest trends and design tips to incorporate in your mountain home’s kitchen, living room, dining room, bedrooms, and bathrooms

2. Peace and Quiet

When you retire in the mountains, you are greeted with the tranquility and peaceful sounds of nature –– and after years dedicated to the hustle and bustle of the workplace, your body craves the serenity that the mountains exude. As soon as you trade in the busy, urban setting for the mountains, you’ll have a chance to unwind and improve your quality of life. 

3. Endless Outdoor Activities

When you retire in the mountains you’re going to have much more time on your hands, possibly more than you know what to do with. Fortunately, there are countless outdoor activities to fill your days in the mountains. 

Explore miles of walking and hiking trails that make their way through dense forests, along meandering streams, and up to the mountain summits –– or grab a mountain bike and cycle to the top. Some areas even have trails you can explore on horseback. If you want to completely immerse yourself in the environment, set up your tent at a local campground, and get in touch with the natural world around you.

Another way to enjoy life in the mountains is by participating in water sports. With many rivers and lakes, the mountain water is perfect for fishing, swimming, kayaking, and boating, all framed with outstanding mountain views. 

4. Lower Cost of Living

Compared to coastal or urban locations, the cost of living in the mountains is much lower. This means you can get more value from your property. With this lower cost of living, you can also invest in other luxurious amenities in your life, such as a club membership to a mountain golf course or a new boat to take out on the lake. You can rest assured that when you decide to retire in the mountains, you will live a comfortable, stress-free life as a retiree. 

5. Its an Investment 

Whether it’s your second home, or you are planning to retire in the mountains and move permanently, a mountain home is a financial investment you won’t regret. From diversifying your portfolio to tax benefits, purchasing a luxury mountain home can provide you with new ways to grow your wealth over time. Not to mention a financial investment in real estate comes with a much lower risk, so you don’t have to worry about making sure you see a return on your investment.  

But, your finances aren’t the only part of your life that will benefit –– you are also investing in your happiness and comfort. The lifestyle that comes with your mountain home affords you all of the simple pleasures that make life worth living.

Retire at The Cliffs

Located in the heart of the Carolina mountains, The Cliffs is comprised of seven distinct communities scattered throughout Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. This private luxury community enriches mountain living through all of the amenities it has to offer, making it a marvelous place to retire in the mountains. 

From waterfront living along the shimmering shores of Lake Keowee to the summit of Glassy Mountain, it’s easy to find a spot at The Cliffs that exceeds your expectations. 

Once you have purchased a home, you will have the opportunity to become an exclusive club member. For golf enthusiasts, you will want to opt for the golf membership which grants you access to not one, but seven world-class courses. Designed by some of the greatest players the game has ever seen, these courses effortlessly blend in with the natural landscape and create a golfing experience unlike any other. 

In addition to golf, you will also be able to participate in health and fitness activities at any of the state-of-the-art wellness centers at The Cliffs. With expert trainers and top-of-the-line equipment, staying fit is easy. There are also indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, and private social clubs, providing even more ways to stay active in your new community. 

Find Your New Home

At The Cliffs, there are various styles of move-in ready properties including grand estates, cozy cottages, and elegant townhomes that are perfect for those looking to downsize during retirement. To discover all of the homes available at each of our communities, click here

If you would rather bring the vision of your dream home to life, we have a group of trustworthy contractors and builders ready to help you with the endeavor. This group is part of our Preferred Builders Program and has years of experience building luxury mountain homes in the region. Guaranteeing a smooth building process and a quality custom home you are sure to love. To start the process, look through available homesites by clicking here.

If you have any questions along the way or would like to schedule a visit to experience life at The Cliffs firsthand, simply contact us by clicking the button below. We look forward to meeting you and helping you as you plan to retire in the mountains.

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