If you buy a home on land or acreage, but it's not near anything you want to be close to, it will diminish the happiness of your purchase. Additionally, you have to consider what your budget will allow, and how much that will buy in the area or areas in which you would like to live.
As mentioned previously, any of the large national search sites, such as Realtor.com, Trulia.com or their competitors, should give you plenty of properties to look through. I would suggest that you educate yourself more on how you want to live, then where you want to be, rather than what home you want to buy (or build).
For many retirees, Alabama has a wealth of such sites to choose from apart from the warm, sunny Gulf Coast. If you would truly prefer to live somewhere else, our state won't be satisfactory. Once you decide where you would like to be, many local agents can refer you to an agent in the area you prefer. The referral agent will use his skills and expertise with your preferred local area(s) to help you find what you need.
in Mountain Brook. Unbelievable setting w/ 130' rock bluffs above home !!!! pics are available if interested.
I have known many people who have left Colorado, but have moved back. Once you move to Colorado, nothing else compares!
Just let me know if you'd like more information. Good luck in your search!
There are at least two gated communities in Ashville:
One is near Black Mountain with new Tiger Woods Golf Course. Just a few minutes from Ashville there is the Cliffs, upscaled and very beautiful. There is a third one right over border on Rt.25 going to Greenville SC, it is hotter there than in the mountains. I think they call it the Cliffs Valley.
Go online to Cliffs Communities and you can see them all.
Not gated, but very nice is Champion Hills, very well established, no debts.
Kenmure, gated,also very well established and great! Next to Flat Rock Playhouse - North Carolina State Theater -
also Golf, Tennis, Book Club... have friends living there and they started looking in Cap Cod, than went to Ashville and found there dream home. Prices are now incredible !!!
Go on line and look at their websides.
Best bets are Champion Hills and Kenmure. Established and in good financial shape.
If you are interested, please let me know and I will connect you with an experienced Agent they no all the pro and cons.
RealtySouth - Inverness
Also a GREAT website to look at is City Data. I do not have the URL on me, but just Google "City Data" or I can send it later. Ill also post a good magizne you may want to subscribe to as well.
Paul D Dziedzic