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  • Living Here

  • Welcome to the Gorge! Since the late 1700s, the Gorge has been transforming visitors into residents, either full- or part-time, with the lure of mountain living. The area sits in an isothermal belt providing a temperate climate year-round and is within an hour’s drive to major airports including Asheville International Airport and Greenville/Spartanburg International Airport.  But, yes, we do get one or two light to medium snowfalls each winter, which makes it just enough for fun and gorgeous wintertime activities.

    The Gorge provides top-notch outdoor recreation, quality education, distinctive housing at various price points, convenient shopping, arts and cultural attractions, and award-winning dining. We are centrally located with easy access to other favorite Western North Carolina towns as well. 

    So whether you need to find the perfect home, get the utilities set up, or the kids registered for school, here are some helpful resources to make your move as easy and convenient as possible. Welcome to the Gorge, we’re glad you’re here.

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  • Career Center

    Find local job listings from our member businesses and valuable career resources.

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  • Education

    Find information on educational opportunities from kindergarten through post graduate offerings.

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  • Finding A Home

    Explore our neighborhoods, see medium home prices, and find a local real estate agent.

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  • Retirement Living

    If you’re retired or partially retired, find activities, volunteer opportunities and resources from active retirement to skilled nursing.

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  • Health & Wellness

    Here you can find links to health and wellness resources (also see Outdoor Fitness & Recreation in Things To Do).

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  • Resource Directory

    Links and information on the basics you need to know to get settled here.