Located in Western North Carolina, Hendersonville is situated in a valley surrounded by The Blue Ridge Mountains.
Located 22 miles south of Asheville and just north of Greenville, SC, Historic Hendersonville NC is a small town with a population of just 15,000 (2008 census), and a County population of about 89,000. A quiet town with a beautifully revitalized downtown, there are eclectic shops, a wide variety of great restaurants, and specialty stores, art centers and more. You will find great theater and music all around the area. The city placed Wi-Fi along Main Street for the convenience of travelers and locals alike.
Downtown is thriving in the summer months with weekly Monday Night Dancing on Main Street, and Friday Night Music at the Information Center Stage.
Every Fall during Labor Day weekend you will find the Hendersonville Apple Festival, held on Main Street. With nine blocks and 150 vendors, this is a huge event in which the county celebrates it’s heritage as one of the largest producers of Apples in the country. Henderson County is ranked #7 in the Nation! There will be all kinds of foods made with Apples, arts and crafts, and music all weekend long.
You will find Antique Car Shows as well. Hendersonville has a large group of car collectors in the area and they are always happy to strut their stuff. It is worth the trip to see what they have.
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Hendersonville is the location for retiring. The seasons are all moderate, and life is full of all kinds of things to do and see here.
If you are seriously considering relocating to Hendersonville NC, and you are not ready to retire, check out this article on how to find jobs in the area. It should assist you in getting a great start for your search and ensure that you come to the area with security before you arrive.
Check the Hendersonville weather. We have very temperate weather, with easy winters (just a snow or two that disappears after the sun hits) and mild, humidity free summers. Spring and fall are spectacular with color and perfect weather for enjoying it.
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Flat Rock, NC
Within Henderson County NC is The Village of Flat Rock
Located just south of Downtown Hendersonville, NC is the small Village of Flat Rock. Established in 1807 by wealthy Charlestonians, Flat Rock, NC was nicknamed Little Charleston of the Mountains. From it’s inception it has been the place for people to spend the hot summers, coming from all over the southeast. A big spot not only for those from South Carolina, but also Florida and Georgia. Today, however, people come from all over the country, seeking refuge from the heat and humidity of the summer.
The Village of Flat Rock, NC is home to the Carl Sandburg Home, and the Flat Rock Playhouse. It is also home to Rainbow Row, a small strip of businesses that houses art, great food and some of the friendliest faces in the area.
You can check out the small used bookstore, The Flat Rock Book Exchange, which is home to the best deals in used books anywhere. This business is located in the old post office and the building is on the list of Historic Buildings. It has been restored and is a great asset to the community, using the profits for charities.
The Flat Rock Book Exchange was started by volunteers from the St. John’s of the Wilderness Episcopal Church in Flat Rock. This is an all volunteer business that raises money for local charities. And they have a lot of books to choose from so you can find about anything.
Homes in the Flat Rock, NC area are much sought after. The values have held well over the years, even in this down market. Call me for more information on Homes for Sale in the Village of Flat Rock, NC.
Chimney Rock, NC
Chimney Rock, NC is located on the very eastern area of Henderson County. It is home to the Chimney Rock State Park, and was built around this Historic Landmark.
Chimney Rock is a very quaint town, with it’s main focus being tourism. Main Street is lined with great little local shops full of fun products, ranging from hiking gear to souvenir shops. There are a lot of great places to eat as well. All of this follows the French Broad River, which is spectacular in itself. Wide and rocky, the water is fabulous to watch, and you can have your pick of many places to sit and eat a great meal while watching the river flow. There is also a small hiking path along the river, so you can really feel the effects of it. And there is great trout fishing as well.
Of course, one can’t talk about Chimney Rock without talking about what got the town started in the fist place. Located above the town and looming tall is Chimney Rock State Park. Originally, it was a privately owned and operated park, by a single family since 1902. You can read about the Morse Family History and park ownership and why it is now a State Park. The park has expanded over the last few years in a move to protect more mountain land from development, and preserve it for all to enjoy. The Chimney Rock State Park is at the base of the Hickory Nut Gorge, and is a fabulous place to visit if you are in the area.
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