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Hendersonville Real Estate Report in Real-Time for 2019
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Welcome to Hendersonville
Hendersonville was named the Best Kept Secret in North Carolina and for good reason. This small mountain town offers a lively downtown area, beautiful weather, ample arts and entertainment, and a family-centered lifestyle. It’s located about 30 minutes south of Asheville, with a smaller population of only around 15,000 residents. Hendersonville offers the beauty and convenience of Asheville with a lower cost of living and smaller town vibe. This is a perfect option for families, retirees, and residents from any walk of life looking for small town charm and affordability.
Here at Keller Williams Professionals of Asheville, we understand the desire to make this community your home. Whether you’re searching for a rustic mountain home, suburban family neighborhood, or vibrant condo, our highly trained real estate brokers are equipped with the knowledge and enthusiasm to help you with all of your real estate needs.
History and Culture
Hendersonville was desirable to settlers because of the fertile river valleys formed by the French Broad River. However, the rough mountain terrain made travel to the area difficult. Hendersonville’s population and commerce started to evolve and grow after the Buncombe Turnpike was finished in 1827. By the late 1800’s, Hendersonville’s mountain setting made it a popular vacation destination for travelers from South Carolina, Florida and Georgia.
Since then, Hendersonville has seen continued growth, including an active downtown area with many cultural experiences like the Hendersonville Little Theater, Hendersonville Historical Society, and Hands On! Children’s Gallery. Hendersonville is part of the Main Street Program with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The rich history is celebrated through the community’s dedication to preserve the town’s character.
Things to Do – Activities, Attractions and Restaurants
Hendersonville boasts a wide list of activities to meet the needs of residents and visitors. From the bustling downtown, with Hendersonville’s famous painted bears, to a plethora of outdoor adventures, you won’t be disappointed with what this charming town has to offer.
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 live entertainment, making it a favorite family event for visitors and residents alike.
The nearby DuPont State Recreational Forest provides an ample playground for outdoor enthusiast with scenic waterfalls, numerous hikes, horseback riding, mountain biking and more. Pisgah National Forest is easily accessible, offering several hiking and walking trails, including access to the famed Looking Glass Falls, one of the region’s most breathtaking waterfalls.
History buffs young and old can enjoy 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, dinosaur eggs and countless polished gems like the famed Hendersonville Meteorite.
The town has many community engagement activities, like Music on Main Street every Friday night throughout the summer. Other popular community attractions include Mast General Store, Flat Rock Playhouse and the nearby Carl Sandburg Home where children and adults can interact with animals at the goat farm.
Hendersonville offers a variety of restaurants and a wide-range of breweries, wineries and cideries. Check out Sierra Nevada’s taproom, sample cider at Bold Rock or take a winery tour. Eat at one of the favorite local dives like Mike’s on Main Street or Hot Dog World. From relaxed to fancy, you’re sure to satisfy your appetite at one of the many local establishments.
Regardless of what you find fun and entertaining, with all that Hendersonville has to offer, you’re going to love it!
A Place to Call Home – Living in Hendersonville
Hendersonville receives accolades across many categories, including being listed as a top 100 best small town. Named the safest city in North Carolina and best place to retire, residents young and old feel safe and welcome here.
Hendersonville has great public and private school options, and Hendersonville High School was named the best high school in the state. The Henderson County Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of youth sports and activity options. The combination of child-focused programs, quality schools and community safety make Hendersonville the perfect place to raise a family.
Other Henderson County towns worth mentioning are Fletcher, where the Asheville Regional Airport is located, Saluda, Flat Rock and Mills River. This entire area has grown in popularity as a retirement destination, a place for families, and an affordable option for young professionals with an easy commute to Asheville.
Make a Move Today
With so much to offer, it’s easy to understand why Hendersonville, North Carolina continues to receive recognition. Make Hendersonville your home by partnering with Keller Williams Professionals of Asheville. We are equipped to help you buy your next home or sell your current home. We specialize in home sales in Western North Carolina including Henderson County. Let us help you make a move today!
You’ll also find a list of all the latest homes for sale in Hendersonville listed below.
Accolades & Awards
- #1 - Best Place to Retire by USA Today
- #1 - Safest City in NC by CreditDonkey
- #1 - Best Place to Retire in NC by SmartAsset
- #2 - Best City to Live in North Carolina by CreditDonkey
- #4 - Best High Schools in NC: Hendersonville High School by US News & World Report
- #15 - Overall Travel Economic Impact ($246.6 million)
- #63 - Top 100 Best Small Towns by Livability.com
- Best Kept Secret in North Carolinaby Raleigh News & Observer
- Best Cities in Western North Carolina by RealEstateScoreCard.com
- One of the Top 23 Destinations for Leaf Peeping by Trip Advisor