Live in Asheville, NC? Need your help Please

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  1. Pretender

    Pretender Registered Member

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    If you live there or very near there, I could use some info from you.
    I'm strongly trying to figure out a way to relocate to Asheville, NC and attempting to make most arrangements before my body travels there. Would really appreciate information on the best areas to live. I'm a Veteran and will need to use the VAMC, I am on limited income, I am totally disabled (a real drag), so I would like to know general locations and streets where there is a grocery store, drug store, and a few restaurants close by. Thank you for any info you can give and have a great day!
     
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    Have a look a my center resource below, letters S, U, and S.
     
  3. Pretender

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    Do you live in or very near by Asheville, NCo_O?? I don't want a resource center. I want to communicate with people living in or very near to Asheville, NC. Maybe I'm confused concerning your reply?
     
  4. GlobalForce

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    Sorry 'bout that Pretender. Here is a more definitive page.

    GF ;)
     
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    Thank You Primrose. I'm glad to see additional help posted for our senior vet.
    Good suggestion over at DSL, I'm sure this is more along the lines...

    GF ;)
     
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    Greetings and Welcome, lilhurricane... :D

    Always nice having thoughtful people like yourself help out ;) . Best to you too...

    GF :cool:
     
  10. lilhurricane

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    Hiya GF [​IMG]
    Glad to try & help!
     
  11. FanJ

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    Hi Bob ! :D

    I'm so happy to hear from you !!!!!

    I am afraid that I can't help you here, but I definitely wanted to "bump-up" your thread.
    I deserves attention !!!!!

    I also want to say a BIG Welcome to lilhurricane !!! :D

    And, of course, big thanks to all who could help a very dear fellow-Wilders-member!!!!!

    Most warmest regards, Jan.
     
  12. egeezer

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    I gather your request is for information on suitable neighborhoods or housing types for disabled and limited income. Forwarded request to relatives, long time residents of Hendersonville/Asheville, will post replies as I get them. If you have any additional specific requirements, please post them.

    In the meantime, some possible leads to pursue.

    Old reliable "realtor.com" can help you get a general idea of the types of housing available as well as pricing. Going through the selection process helps you organize what you might want to look for.

    Also a quick call to the VAMC might help get you started.

    VA Medical Center
    1100 Tunnel Road
    Asheville, NC 28805
    828-298-7911
    ( Toll-Free: 800-932-6408 )

    http://www.appc1.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=8

    DAV at http://www.dav.org/help/service_offices.html
    North Carolina – Area 4 Winston-Salem
    (NAS-4) Ronald F. Hope
    (A) Paulino Acosta, Jr.
    Charles W. Ryder
    Wess L. Spencer
    Sheretta Kidd

    Disabled American Veterans
    VA Regional Ofc. Federal Bldg
    251 North Main St., Rm. 115
    Winston-Salem, NC 27102
    336-631-5481 or 336- 631-5481
    Fax: (336) 724-2101


    American Legion has an office in Asheville VAMC -
    Larry Fowler
    American Legion Service Office
    VAMC Rm B420
    Asheville, NC 28805
    Office Phone: ( 828 ) 298-7911 ext. 5671
    Office Fax: ( 828 ) 299-5831
    Office open: Thursday

    http://www.home.earthlink.net/~gahlsen/nclegion/service.htm

    VFW -
    NORTH CAROLINA
    James O. Ward
    VFW Department Service Officer
    VA Regional Office
    251 North Main Street
    Winston-Salem, NC 27155
    Phone: 336-714-0901
    FAX: 336 631-5458
    E-Mail: vsojward at vba *dot* va *dot* gov
    National help line - A recent addition to the Washington D.C., office is the Tactical Assessment Center, a 24-hour help line for veterans with questions or concerns about VA entitlements. ( 1-800-vfw-1899 )
    Local contacts at posts are here;
    http://www.findvets.org/vets/NC85.html


    HTH

    EG
     
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  13. egeezer

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    Here's the followup I promised - what our cousin in Asheville has to say;

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    Greetings from the South!! Judging from our weather in the last week and
    possibly this week, this guy may not want to move here. It has been
    terrible. Now we are all attempting to cope with contaminated water.
    Several of the main water lines ruptured causing the water to be
    contaminated. Oh, well. I guess we'll survive.

    The VAMC is located on the East side of town. We live South of Asheville
    and have for the last 32 years. He was inquiring about grocery stores, drug
    stores and restaurants. This is a tourist town so there are grocery
    stores, drug stores and restaurants everywhere. It is very expensive to
    live here, but I guess I would say least expensive part of town would be the
    West of town. As in nearly every town these days, interstates connect all
    sections of town.

    *********

    Also a little research link - the Rand McNally version helped me decide (and negotiate salary) on more than one job offer involving relocation...

    http://www.bestplaces.net/nhood/

    HTH,

    EG
     
  14. lilhurricane

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    Thanks for following up Geez...the thread also still remains up in the BBR Southeast Forum as well. ;)
     
  15. Cockroach

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    Oakley is a wonderful retirement haven for seniors. I am certain you will enjoy its peaceful living.
     
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