My wife and I are considering a second home. Must be in the mountains and on the East Coast. Although I realize we won’t be able to duplicate the shopping and culture in DC or NYC, we need to have easy access to upscale dining, a gourmet grocery store, and… for me… great coffee houses (Starbucks or not) with wireless Internet access.
Anyway, the Charlottesville area and the Asheville area are at the top of the list of places to visit. We’ll be checking both out over the next few months. If anyone reading this lives in either place, and has some “must see” areas, shops, or other stuff… I’d really appreciate hearing about them. Please E-mail at mcage AT michaelcage DOT com.
PS: I’m not looking for a Realtor to show us around. Yet. We’ll visit both places. If one strikes us we’ll visit a second time, maybe rent a house for a week. Then the third trip we’ll pick a house with a Realtor, or not.