Why Move To Hendersonville, NC?
Most of the newcomers to the area seem to be escaping the harsh winters of the north or the hot and humid summers of Florida, Georgia or South Carolina. And it is true that we have great weather! Summers are relatively mild in temperatures and humidity, and winters are for the most part pretty nice compared to anything very far north of us. We may see a rare sprinkling of snow that disappears the next day, or a few icy days each winter. But the fall and spring are a myriad of color and surprise around every corner, and a real joy!
But there are many other reasons to fall in love with Hendersonville.
We are close to many big cites. Asheville is just north of us about 25 miles. The Greenville/Spartanburg area is just south and about 30-40 minutes away, depending on the area. A bit further we have access to Atlanta, Charlotte, and Knoxville, with easy access from Interstate 26.
Small Town Feel
Hendersonville is a small town, with a city population of around 15,000. The county population is about 112,000, including 375 square miles. This is about a 5% increase since 2010.We are known as a retirement area but the truth is that the median age here is 38! And the taxes are low too.
But don’t let the small size fool you. This is a town full of life, with so much to do.
We have one of the Best Main Streets in the state. The North Carolina Main Street Annual Awards Ceremony was held this March and our little town was recognized for the “Best Outdoor Space Improvement” in North Carolina! Hendersonville was recognized for a Main Street renovation that the committee said ‘represented an unparalleled and visionary reinvestment in downtown.’ You can read more Hendersonville Main Street!
Along the 16 blocks you will find eclectic shopping, all from local merchants. There are so many great places to eat you will have a hard time calling just one a favorite. The city has invested heavily over the last few decades, and more recently in the last three years. They just completed a revamp of the streets and sidewalks, making the route serpentine, and adding wide sidewalks for outdoor dining and cafes, and lots of trees and flower boxes. It has been transformed into a joy to be a part of.
We have two theaters, The Flat Rock Playhouse and Little Theater, and both are very active with excellent actors and stage hands. There is also the the Hendersonville Symphony, and the Henderson County Arts Council, with an active group, just to name a few things.
Twice a year Main Street is turned into a large festival. On Memorial Day you will enjoy the Garden Jubilee, celebrating spring and all things gardening. It is a great place to see outdoor furniture and gardening products, get gardening tips from professionals, and buy some plants for your yard, as well as arts and crafts. And on Labor Day you will find the downtown filled with apples and all foods apple at the Apple Festival. This weekend celebrates the agriculture center of Henderson County, which is the 7th in the nation for Apple Production. And there are many other surrounding cities with downtown festivities throughout the summer.
Nature abounds in this area of North Carolina. We have some great parks for hiking, from local city and county to state parks. Close by is Dupont State Park and Chimney Rock State Park, as well as the Blueridge Parkway. We have Patton Park and Jackson Park in town, inter-connected through a long hiking/biking trail. And the county just purchased a small golf course and has last year and has made great headway in creating a new park in town, The Park in Flat Rock. And the Carl Sandburg home is a great place for a casual stroll or a nice hike to Glassy Mountain.
We have a great variety of birds for those who love birding, and we see occasional bears come through the area. And we can’t forget about the great white squirrels that pop up from time to time. Hendersonville is a great place for dogs, very pet friendly, so bring your pooch and take a walk downtown, or at any of the many parks in the city or surrounding areas.
Thinking about to move? Take a look at all Homes for Sale in the Hendersonville area. For more information on what makes this a great place to live, give me a call today! (828)243-9811.
Why Move To Hendersonville, NC?