Editor’s Note: Recently, MoneyWise revealed its list of the 40 most frugal and friendly places to retire. In a bid to provide an idea of what housing inventory is available in these cities and towns, we’re taking a look at listings in each of the cities on the list.
Not everyone can spend $1 million or more on a second home, even if it’s with the idea that eventually you’ll retire there. So when MoneyWise’s list of 40 places to retire that are more budget-friendly came out, we were curious — what kind of homes could you find in these towns?
Last week, we looked at the 16th city on the list — Lawrence, Kansas. This week, we look at Brevard, North Carolina, and found three great homes — all for less than $400,000.
“Sometimes called ‘the land of waterfalls,’ the teeny town of Brevard has a mild climate and is surrounded by scenic mountains and natural spaces,” MoneyWise said. “With a population of less than 8,000 people, you’ll definitely get to know your neighbors!
“This town offers many outdoor recreational activities, including fishing, hiking, and biking, as well as a small and friendly downtown area. Transylvania Community Hospital is the main health service provider nearby.”
Want to see what we found in Brevard? Let’s jump!
Easy Condo Within Walking Distance to Downtown
For the downsizer looking for a small town space, this two-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath condo has 1,130 square feet of well-maintained space that includes a back patio you can grill on.
An open floor plan downstairs provides plenty of entertaining space and an open kitchen, as well as a powder room. Upstairs, two bedrooms separated by a jack-and-jill bathroom provides maximum space for both sleeping spaces.
Even better, the condo is an easy bike ride or walk to downtown and other amenities.
It’s listed by Jennifer Hart Merrell with Brevard, Downtown, Beverly-Hanks & Associates. Want to see more? Click here.
Fully Furnished A-Frame in the Woods
It doesn’t get much more move-in ready than this — a three-bedroom, two-bath A-frame house in the woods that comes fully furnished, including three boats.
It’s had some updates, and is full of natural light and gorgeous views of the forest. A basement has been finished out with a full bath, bunk bed, room for a queen bed and even plumbing for a sink.
This one is also listed by Jennifer Hart Merrell with Brevard, Downtown, Beverly-Hanks & Associates. To see more, click here.
Ranch-Style Home With Stunning Panoramic Views
This two-bedroom, two bath Ranch-style home has 1,600 square feet of space on 2.54 acres that provide amazing views wherever you look.
The open floor plan has hardwood floors throughout, granite kitchen counters, a large master suite with a gorgeous view, another generously-sized guest room, and a bonus room that can be an additional bedroom or an office.
The home is well-appointed and lovely, but it’s definitely taking second-billing to the fantastic views from just about every room in the house.
It is listed by Heather Scott with H Scott & Associates. To see more, click here.