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Getting to Know Hendersonville, North Carolina

Family Fun in Hendersonville, NC


Known as the “City of Four Seasons”, Hendersonville, North Carolina is a charming town nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains - less than 30 minutes to Asheville, 3.5 hours to Atlanta, one hour to Greenville, SC, and only 230 miles to the best beaches of South Carolina! 

Hendersonville offers a high quality of life and is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. From nearby waterfalls and outdoor activities to unique museums and local festivals, there's always something to see and do in this delightful town.


Quality of Life:

Hendersonville boasts a high quality of life. The town is clean, safe, and has a low crime rate. The cost of living is affordable, and residents enjoy access to quality healthcare and excellent schools. The climate is mild, with four distinct seasons, and this town has a strong sense of community.


City of Four Seasons:

The "City of Four Seasons" is particularly beautiful in the fall when the leaves change colors and in the spring when the flowers are in bloom. You can capture all the seasons with a visit to Jump Off Rock, offering views from just a short drive up the mountain in Laurel Park.


Nearby Waterfalls:

Hendersonville is surrounded by stunning natural beauty, including numerous waterfalls. Some of the most popular waterfalls in the area include Dupont State Forest, Chimney Rock State Park, and Pisgah National Forest.


Outdoor Activities:

Hendersonville is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. The town has many walking and bike trails and greenways: the Oklawaha Greenway connecting Berkeley Park to Patton Park and ending in Jackson Park. Bullington Gardens, and the Park at Flat Rock. And coming soon, Ecusta Trail: connecting Downtown Hendersonville to the neighboring town of Brevard. Additionally, the area is home to many hiking trails, fishing spots, and golf courses.

golf and fishing in hendersonville

Local Festivals:

Hendersonville is home to several local festivals throughout the year, including the North Carolina Apple Festival, the Garden Jubilee, and the Rhythm & Brews Concert Series. These festivals celebrate the town's rich culture and heritage, and showcase its love for the arts.


Local Farms:

The area around Hendersonville is home to many local farms that offer fresh produce and other goods. Visitors can stop by a farm stand, tailgate market, pick-your-own fresh fruits and vegetables, or even take a tour of a working farm. Henderson County is known for its Apples with over 20 varieties showcased in more than 10 Orchards! And don’t forget The North Carolina Apple Festival taking place on Hendersonville’s Main Street for over 75 years!

little boy picking apple from tree

Indoor Activities

Appalachian Pinball Museum:

For those looking for a unique indoor activity, the Appalachian Pinball Museum is a must-visit. The museum features a collection of vintage pinball machines and arcade games, and visitors can play unlimited games for a flat fee.


Kilwin's is a local ice cream and chocolate shop that is known for its delicious treats. Visitors can indulge in homemade ice cream, chocolates, and fudge. Grab a treat and head out to a Main Street bench or table for a slow afternoon snack.

Homemade Pasta Noodles:

For those looking for a taste of Italy in North Carolina, look no further than a local favorite. Launa Tierny makes pasta in her hands-on kitchen in Hendersonville’s Historic 7th Avenue District. Sign up for a class or just drop by and grab something for later!

Elijah Mountain Gem Mine:

Elijah Mountain Gem Mine is a unique attraction that allows visitors to mine for gemstones. Visitors can purchase buckets of dirt, which they can then sift through to find gemstones like rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. You can mine under a covered area or down by the creek with the peacock, goats and picnic area. You’ll leave with more than just rocks for treasure.


More Space for Your Money!

Finally, Hendersonville is an excellent place to buy real estate. The town offers more space for your money than many other cities in the region, making it an affordable place to live.


With a high quality of life and a plethora of activities and attractions for residents and visitors alike. From the beautiful natural scenery to the unique museums and local festivals, there's something for everyone in this charming Western North Carolina town.


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Mary Noble and Shayne laughing in Mary Noble's kitchen


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Jump Off Rock at Sunset