Get to know Henderson County

... and why it's a great place to live!
North Carolina state

Henderson County is located in Western North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hendersonville, the county seat, is 22 miles south of Asheville and 15 miles north of the North-South Carolina border. Hendersonville is known for its 4 Seasons due to the plateau it sits upon at approximately 2,200 feet above sea level making it a destination for people looking for fall leaves, mild summers, spring blooms, and winters with the occasional snow.

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Homes Throughout the County

There is a wide range of priced homes throughout the county. You can find single-family homes, condos, townhomes, up to luxury homes in gated communities or on estate properties. Hendersonville and Flat Rock boast a wide range of historic homes, from quaint to mansions. Buying real estate in Henderson County can be a great investment, whether you personally live in your home or rent it as an income property.

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Schools

Henderson County Public Schools operates 23 schools: 13 elementary, 4 middle, 6 high schools. HCPS is known for being one of the top school districts in the state and has one of the highest graduation rates in the state.

  Visit the Henderson County Public Schools website

There are multiple private schools and charter schools in the county and surrounding areas, including Fernleaf Community Charter School located in Fletcher. Blue Ridge Community College is located in Flat Rock 5 minutes south of Hendersonville. Multiple other notable colleges and universities are located in the immediate area.

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Social, Recreational, and Cultural Activities

Henderson County provides an excellent quality of life and is ideal for people of all ages. There are activities for all interests:

  • Apple Orchards
  • Breweries- Sierra Nevada, Bold Rock
  • Wineries/ Vineyards
  • Dining
  • Golf
  • Theatre- Flat Rock Playhouse,
    Hendersonville Little Theater
  • Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra
  • Historic Charm
  • Local, Main Street shopping
  • Carl Sandburg Historic Site
  • Dupont State Forest
  • Jump Off Rock
  • Pisgah National Forest
  • French Broad
  • Hands On! Children’s Museum
For more details of current events and activities, check out
  VisitHendersonvilleNC.org
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Economic Opportunities

Tourism has been and continues to be a large revenue source for Henderson County and offers many career opportunities in fields that people are passionate about. The climate and the plateau the county sits upon makes agriculture ideal in our area and a large part of the county’s history. Manufacturing is a growing industry in the county with a number of notable businesses, including General Electric, Arvin, Meritor Automotive, Kimberly-Clark, BorgWarner, WilsonArt, and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. For more information about opportunities check out these websites:

  The Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development

  The Henderson County Chamber of Commerce

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