100 Riverwind Drive, Etowah, North Carolina 28739
Pet-Friendly 55+ Manufactured Home Community of Riverwind in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains Has Attractive Homes, Mature Landsaping, Tree Lined Lanes, Two Clubhouses and RV Parking
Built in the early 1990s and nestled on 74 acres near Etowa/Hendersonville in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, Riverwind is an appealing 55+ manufactured home community. Clean and nicely landscaped, it has nearly has 200 homes in a secluded setting with beautiful mountain views.
Cul de sacs and paved, tree lined streets give Riverwind a tranquil quality. No phone lines or electricity lines are above ground. Homes look site built and have from 1,100 square feet with three bedrooms and two baths to 1,825 square feet, also with three bedrooms and two baths. Exteriors boast a small front porch, an attached garage and a concrete driveway. Roofs are fiberglass shingles. Lawns have mature landscaping. Buyers have 15 models from which to choose, and all have an open floor plan. Some residences have skylights and a fireplace.
Prices begin in the mid-$100,000s, and owners own their lots. The monthly HOA is approximately $80 to $100 per month. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they are bound to change.
Riverwind does not have an overwhelming number of amenities, but it does have two clubhouses, a swimming pool and recreational facilities. RV parking is available, and pets are welcome (cats and dogs but no goats or chickens). Golf carts are a popular form of transportation around community lanes. Riverwind is also close to Etowah Valley Golf Club, which has three nine-hole public courses and has been rated by Golf Digest as one of the Top 50 Golf Destinations.
Etowah, the nearest population center, is a nice little community and got its name from the Native American word for a river in Georgia. There is no traditional town center so most merchants are along or near the main throughfare.
Pardee Hospital, seven miles away in Hendersonville, is accredited by the Joint Commission.
Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures are in the 30s and 40s. On average, the area receives 55 inches of rain and 9 inches of snow each year. The elevation is 2,160 feet above sea level.
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Sir Walter Raleigh sent English colonists to North Carolina in 1585 and 1587 to settle Roanoke Island. Permanent settlements were established in 1653, and early conflicts included pirate raids, the Quaker-led Cary Rebellion and the Tuscarora Indian War.
North Carolina didn't see much fighting during the American Revolution, but many residents went out of state to fight. A lot of locals were pro-Union and anti-slavery, but the state joined the Confederacy during the Civil War.
The state is the nation's largest tobacco producer, furniture maker and brick and textile manufacturer. Papermaking, chemicals, and metalworking are important to the state economy, too. Most lithium and mica come from here.
Tourists spend more than $1 billion in North Carolina annually. Sporting options include skiing, golfing and fishing. Major attractions include the Great Smoky Mountains, Cape Hatteras, the Blue Ridge National Parkway, the Wright Brothers memorial, Carl Sandburg's home, and an Old Salem re-creation in Winston-Salem. North Carolina's climate is warm and tropical most of the time, but it can be subject to fierce storms part of the
Population - 10,146,788
Persons 65 years old and over - 16%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 85%
Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 28%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 9%
White persons, not Hispanic - 65%
Median household income - $46,848
Median home value - $154,500
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Newer Communities vs. Older Communities
Retirement communities come in a variety of shapes and sizes. These days new communities have a lot of bells and whistles, often including a large clubhouse with a state of the art fitness center, a resort-style swimming pool, an 18 hole championship golf course (or two or three), concierge services, transportation services, a rental program and much more. Something to keep in mind with newer communities is how the development will look when it is completely built out. And who will the residents be? Older communities often cannot match the amenities of newer ones, but they make up for that by having an established group of residents. You have a better idea what you are getting when you buy into an older development.
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