Just twenty-two miles southeast of Asheville is the historic city of Hendersonville, a popular Blue Ridge Mountains destination for more than 100 years. The city and the entire region are known for a gentle four season climate, beautiful mountain scenery, rich culture and history, abundant outdoor recreation and friendly people. A growing real estate market, Hendersonville now has a population of over 10,000 and is centered around the historic downtown area which was placed into the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. The historic district brims with authentic southern hometown charm and features thriving specialty shops, antique stores, cafes and restaurants. The Downtown hosts many special events including the North Carolina Apple Festival, art and antique, car shows, and parades throughout the year.
Hendersonville sits at an elevation of 2,100 feet and is surrounded by gorgeous mountain peaks in a land of wild rivers and roaring waterfalls. Every year, more people discover the area’s collection of exceptional mountain-view homes and purchase real estate for second homes, vacation retreats and tranquil retirement living.
The city’s major natural attraction is the DuPont State Forest which covers 10,268 acres in Henderson County and neighboring Transylvania County. It is set in the Little River valley with scenic waterfalls and 80 miles of roads and trails meandering through the mountainous terrain. Other nearby attraction include the Flat Rock Playhouse (the state theatre of North Carolina), the renowned Biltmore Estate, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Lake Lure, Pisgah National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.