Located just 15 minutes south of Asheville, is the up and coming city of Hendersonville. The accolades of Hendersonville continue to grow with each passing year. The city of approximately 12,000 has become a hot spot for tourists and retirees, and has been listed in the “100 Best Small Towns in America.” MONEY magazine rated it one of the best 20 places to retire and America’s Best Places to retire magazine consistently sings its praises as do many other retirement magazines and websites. Hendersonville has preserved a special warmth and friendliness unique to small Southern towns. Main Street is a picturesque return to the past, lined with antique shops, boutiques, restaurants, bakeries and craft shops.
Hendersonville offers magnificent views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a temperate climate and all the conveniences of modern living. While the local tourism industry is thriving, there’s much more to Hendersonville. In fact, many tourists and retirees choose to relocate to the city because of its laid-back lifestyle, plenty of recreational possibilities and first rate health care. Outdoor recreation is top notch with areas such as the DuPont State Forest offering the most amazing waterfalls and 10,000 acres of forestland for hiking or walking.
Finally, nothing written about Hendersonville would be complete without mentioning the biggest event of the year—the North Carolina Apple Festival, which features a street fair with arts and crafts vendors, food stands, live musical entertainment and children’s and youth activities.