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11/26/2014 11:03 am ET Updated Nov 26, 2014

Should You Retire To A College Town?

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Doris and Neil Snyder are on the vanguard of a growing trend: Baby Boomers who are eschewing traditional retirement settings in favor of life in a college town. These long-time residents of New Jersey originally had planned to build a log cabin on a parcel of land they bought 10 years ago in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. A recent visit to friends in Asheville changed that.

Asheville is the largest city in western North Carolina; it’s also home to the University of North Carolina’s (UNC’s) Asheville campus.

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