Bryson City

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130 Slope St, Bryson City, North Carolina 28713 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
  • Price Range:$100000 - $400000
  • Home Type:
    Condo, Town home, Attached Villa, Single Family Home
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  • New / Resale: Both
  • Age Restriction:No Restrictions
  • Gated:No
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History

Situated about an hour west from Asheville North Carolina, this great small town has a rich history. 

In the early 1800’s a Cherokee Chief called Big Bear acquired most of the land, which today is Bryson City. Situated along the Tuckasegee and Little Tennessee River its original name was Kituhwa and was one of the earliest Cherokee Indian Villages in the area. 

American Soldiers burned Kituhwa in 1776, but the location remained a historic Cherokee site throughout the 19th century where ceremonial dances often took place. 

In the late 1800’s, Swain County was formed and the town was called Charleston NC. Followed by a new courthouse and jail built in 1874 which was quickly followed by a legendary jailbreak. 

In 1884, the Western North Carolina Railroad laid tracks through Bryson City making it easier for people to travel to the area. In addition, in 1904 the first bank and much local business opened on Everett Street. 

In 1889, the city changed its name again to Bryson City in recognition of Thaddeus Bryson who fought hard to end the confusion related to being the same name as Charleston SC. 

Area and Climate

Active Adults will love the pleasant year round climate found in Bryson City NC. It makes the perfect place to retire as residents can enjoy comfortable living and year round outdoor activities due to the lack of extreme temperatures. Enjoy cool summer nights that attract new residents from all across the southeast. Summer temperatures range from a daily high of 84 degrees with average lows of 62.4 degrees. The winters are cool but easily tolerable with average daily highs of 47.5 degrees and lows of 26 degrees. 

Real Estate and Cost of Living

The average cost of a single family home in 2015 was $120,000 compared to the North Carolina of $160,000. Retiree should expect to pay more for homes with views of surrounding lakes, mountains and rivers or close to town. The Cost of Living Index in 2016 was 81.1, which is low when compared to the use average of 100. 

Lifestyle and Things to Do

 If you are looking to retire in a great small town with plenty of outdoor things to do, then you will feel like you hit the jackpot when you discover Bryson City North Carolina.  The historic Everett Street is charming with many of its original buildings and signs from the 1900 is including Bennett’s Drug Store. 

You will find many great little restaurants including Pasqualino’s Italian, Jimmy Macs & the Filling Station Deli. On the other end of town the Nantahala Brewing Company is a favorite spot, which is, situated next Anthony is another local favorite. You will find lots of 55+ and Active Adults living in this great place to retire. 

If walking and hiking is your thing you will find dozens of well-groomed trails that run past rushing rivers and waterfalls. Each of the trails are well marked and rated between easy, moderate or difficult. 

Anglers will find plenty of opportunities for Rainbow Trout, Walleyed Pike, Crappie and Bass in the nearby rivers and Lake Fontana. The rivers also draw plenty of visitors for tubing and kayaking. 

One of the best ways to experience the Great Smoky Mountains is a 4 hour, 32-mile train excursion from Bryson City which travels through tunnels, across lakes and into a river gorge and through mountain valleys. You can choose among several classes of seating which includes open air or enclosed gondolas or first class dining cars.  

Retiree’s will feel right at home with nearby golf courses, wineries and breweries as well boating, biking and horseback riding. If your itching for a little adult entertainment your just 15 minutes from the Harrah’s Cherokee River Valley Casino with plenty of gaming tables, slot machines, concerts, events and restaurants. 

The surrounding area features several other great small towns, as active retirees will love exploring the nearby towns of Waynesville, Sylva, Henderson, Flat Rock, Cashiers and the city of Asheville. 

 

 

Amenities

  • Walking & Biking
  • Fitness Facility
  • Golf Course
  • Dog Park
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Outdoor Pavilion
  • Fishing Lakes
  • Scenic Lakes
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Theatre & Arts
  • Library
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
  • Kayak & Canoe
  • Boating
  • Equestrian
 

Lifestyle

  • Don't Miss the Train Museum
  • Take a Train Excursion
  • Walk the many local trails
  • Golf Nearby
  • Wineries
  • Filling Station Deli
  • Pasqualinos Italian Restaurant
  • Jimmy Mac's
  • Horseback Riding Nearby
  • Local Waterfalls
  • Kayak and Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
 
Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : No
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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