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Posted: 11/23/2020 8:48:25 AM EST
Hey all,
Looking to take a trip to North Ga and NC.  Trying to find a place to retire to.  SW Fl is played.  Too hot, and is turning into Miami West.

Saw Franklin NC.  Looks promising.
Any thoughts ?  Surrounding areas ?
Link Posted: 11/23/2020 9:45:29 AM EST
I had family that lived there years ago. I have been there since then.

It is right there at the Nantahala National Forest. Pretty area but remote IMHO.

Since you say retire, the one thing that would concern me there is medical facilities and doctors. Unfortunately as we all get older, medical care is a necessity for most. That area would concern me for that reason alone.

It is a fairly rural location and the entertainment/shopping/etc. is fairly limited there as well.
Link Posted: 11/23/2020 7:20:27 PM EST
well it will be improvement for medical in nc over swfl...
Link Posted: 11/24/2020 5:57:43 PM EST
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No problem with medical here.
What part of SW Fl did you live, that there were problems ?
Link Posted: 11/24/2020 8:49:40 PM EST
Live in Fort myers for 9 months  wife work in naples..

coming out the northeast was leaps and bounds much better than the care we saw in SWFL..

Care is much better in the rtp area than it was in the northeast..

Link Posted: 12/8/2020 12:23:06 PM EST
My parents don't live in Franklin proper, but they do live in Macon County.

45minutes to an hour from Asheville and Highlands ain't too shabby. It's more blue collar and conservative than upscale Highlands and wacky, liberal Asheville.  I appreciated the addition of the few breweries in town.

Coming from subtropical Texas (pretty similar to your FL), the weather in NC is amazing, and the scenery is pretty great. You'll never run out of options for hiking trails, waterfalls, and climbing if that's your thing.
Link Posted: 12/8/2020 9:51:08 PM EST
Buy a nice generator
Link Posted: 12/9/2020 9:35:41 AM EST
Franklin is a small town , seems pretty quiet.
I used to deliver for Dollar General there's a kick ass Mexican  restaurant just down the street.
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