About thirty minutes due south from Asheville in the hub of Henderson County you will discover Historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC. Smaller than Asheville, at a population hovering around 15,000, but not lacking in charm, Hendersonville boasts a walkable downtown main street offering a mix of eclectic restaurants, quaint antique shops, art galleries and unique specialty stores. Downtown is also home to the praised Hendersonville Little Theater, host to a wide variety of plays, musicals and dramas throughout the year.
With an offering of easily accessible entertainment and amenities, amazing weather and a low cost of living, Hendersonville offers the beauty and convenience of Asheville with a smaller town vibe. Outdoor enthusiasts can hike to scenic waterfalls, go horseback riding and brave mountain biking in nearby DuPont State Forest. Piscah National Forest is easily accessible, offering several hiking and walking trails as well, including access to the famed “Looking Glass Falls”, one of the region’s most breathtaking waterfalls.
History buffs young and old are in luck with several nearby museums including the Western North Carolina Air Museum, the Henderson County Heritage Museum and the Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County, which showcases a T-Rex skull and dinosaur eggs as well as countless polished gems and the famed Hendersonville Meteorite. There’s even a public aquarium with over 20 marine life showcased, including the elusive and magical Seahorse! All this AND Hands On! – a child-friendly interactive gallery help in making Hendersonville a great town to buy a home and enjoy the good life. Check out some of the latest homes for sale here.
Hendersonville is the undisputed “Apple Capital” of Western North Carolina, home to dozens of “pick your own” apple orchards and the annual North Carolina Apple Festival every Labor Day weekend! Beyond apples, the festival offers a mini street fair with children’s rides, community events and entertainment, making it a favorite family event for visitors and residents alike.
Other Henderson County towns worth mentioning are Fletcher, where Asheville regional airport is located, Saluda, Flat Rock and Mills River. This entire area has grown popular as a retirement destination, a place for families as well as young professionals due to it’s affordability, while still an easy commute to Asheville. All this, and right on top of all Western North Carolina has to offer.
Hendersonville Real Estate
These areas offer an abundance of real estate options available to suit all tastes and budgets. From modest ranches to sprawling estates, farms and land to maintenance-free condos, real estate and homes for sale in the greater Hendersonville area is worth taking a peek at and our Keller Williams experts are the professionals to help you in assessing which area and real estate investment is right for you.