I like Asheville LOTS more than Greenville. The weather is much more comfortable and there are more activities in Asheville. Here in Georgia 35K of retirement income (which includes pensions, SS, annuities, IRA/401 witrhdrawals, and other investment income) is excluded from taxes after age 62. After age 65 it goes up to 65K so most older retirees are paying no state income tax here. OTOH, much of Georgia is as hot and humid as Greenville.