Asheville is great! I have to tell you right out of the gate that there is not a huge amount of money to be made here, however. Life here in the mountains is really swell; lots of local organic food, outdoor activities abound, and it is a nice place to raise kids. The people with the money, however, brought it with them when they moved here.
I work for the largest hospital system in the region and I enjoy pretty good benefits. Mission hospital has close to 8,000 employees, last I heard, and is growing every day. They are very education-oriented and have numerous education assistance programs. The in-house classes staff include yoga classes, healing touch, and holistic nursing. The Peds dept is terrific and there is a specialty children's hospital, as well. They are always hiring. NewGrad RN's begin around $23. Compared to the cost of living, not stellar. It all comes down to the type of life you want to have here.
There are tons of other specialty offices as well, not affiliated with Mission. Hope that helps.
BTW, there are many, many big-name golf courses here, too......Tiger Woods, Tom Fazio, the Grove Park Inn.....