Western North Carolina’s mountain country is a favorite summer and fall destination for Floridians. Several factors fuel this desire, including cooler milder weather, less traffic, lower real estate prices, and significantly lower property tax and insurance for home owners. They like it because it’s not flat, its elevation keeps temperatures cooler than at home, and there are things to do there they’ll never experience in their home state.
Mountain vistas here are breathtaking, at any time of year. Mountain crafters and artisans create unique items you won’t find anywhere else. A multitude of outdoor adventures await, including waterfalls, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, scenic tours, hiking, and boating. And a mountain-induced laid-back attitude is pervasive.