Seniors Can Thrive in the “City of Pleasant Living”

Area attractions senior at galleryDaily life in Shelby is relaxed and delightfully uncomplicated. What the city lacks in skyscrapers and interstates, it more than makes up for in natural beauty, tranquility, and unmistakable Southern hospitality. In fact, for the folks fortunate enough to have seen a Carolina sunset amidst the backdrop of Shelby’s rolling hills or the First Broad River, they know: it might not be heaven, but it’s probably close.

From TerraBella’s central location, it’s only minutes to Uptown Shelby, which acts as the epicenter for culture and entertainment in the area. Here, regularly scheduled community events like the Foothills Farmers Market and a host of seasonal events, street parties and festivals take place along Uptown’s tree-lined streets. Casual and upscale dining options are plentiful throughout Uptown as well, with local favorites including more modern concepts like Pleasant City Wood Fired Grill and Newgrass Brewing Company complementing traditional long-standing favorites like Mi Pueblito and Ni Fen Bistro.

For lovers of music, movies and the arts, Shelby’s foremost offerings include the Don Gibson Theatre, where concerts and productions run throughout the year. The city also features an ever-changing Public Art Project as well as galleries, exhibits and available art education programs. This is also the home of the legendary Earl Scruggs, who revolutionized banjo picking and whose legacy and contributions are celebrated to this day at the Earl Scruggs Center.

A few minutes west of our location is charming Boiling Springs and Gardner-Webb University, where lectures, concerts and performances and NCAA Division I sporting events are held throughout the year. Friday night lights also shine bright at both Crest and Shelby High School each football season, and area baseball fans get quite a treat here each August as the best, young ballplayers from across the nation descend upon Shelby for the American Legion World Series.

Indeed, for the familiar comforts of small-town living, but with big-time possibilities for fun and recreation, Shelby sure checks a lot of boxes. That’s yet another reason why TerraBella provides a perfect setting for living well and enjoying life right here in Shelby and our native Cleveland County.