Henderson County in Western North Carolina was formed in 1838. Hendersonville is the county seat, and is home to a wide variety of businesses including locally owned and operated shops to large cooperate businesses. The county has a large number of apple growers and are the traditional agricultural crop in the county and is the reason for the annual North Carolina Apple Festival held each fall. Towns located in the county include Fletcher, Laurel Park, and Mills River. Cities include Hendersonville and Slauda. The county is also home to the Flat Rock Playhouse, and the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site.
Arden is located in Southern Buncombe County and is located close to Transylvania and Henderson Counties. The area is close to Interstate 26 and the Asheville Regional Airport. Home to many different types of businesses, this area is known as a popular place to live for commuters working in Asheville and Hendersonville. With large retailers close by along with smaller locally owned businesses it's a popular shopping destination as well.
Established in 2017, the new Brookside community is located within the city limits of Brevard, NC and within a mile of downtown Brevard. A cul-de-sac of 14 new, high-quality, craftsmen style homes is enveloped by stunning mountain views across almost four acres of conserved, community greenspace. A true community spirit embraces this new neighborhood. Children play in the field as neighbors walk dogs alongside Bridges Creek. Events at Brevard College are a short stroll away, and the city’s biannual fireworks brightly fill the southwestern sky on the Fourth of July and New Years Eve. Brookside perfectly combines downtown living with outdoor lifestyles. There are four distinct floor plans for the Brookside homes: The Monroe, The Jacobson, The Adams, and The Rutledge.
A gated community entirely managed by the property owners, Connestee Falls is a popular home destination for those looking for the idyllic mountain home and community spirit. Established in 1972 across 3900 acres, the community is complete with a championship golf course, full clubhouse with pool, gym, and dining room, four community lakes, and 13 miles of private hiking trails. A variety of homes and lots are situated throughout the community: overlooking the lakes, nestled amongst the natural forests, or perched atop the mountains with stunning long range views. Connestee Falls is perfect for full time residents or part time residents, all sharing a love for the mountains and content to enjoy a friendly, active community lifestyle.
Named when one of the developers witnessed a deer swimming across the community lake, the area then became known as Deerlake Village. Originally, and for many years, the area housed Camp Carolina. Transferred in the 1980’s for development purposes, the community currently offers over 200 lots, a pristine community lake, a 38-acre nature conservancy, walking trails, and a clubhouse with pool and amenities. Separated into varied areas specific to the housing type, residents enjoy single-level homes with easily navigable and flat roads, multi-level homes tucked into the ridge, and lakeside or creek side homes. Social and recreational activities abound, giving the area a distinct feeling of camaraderie.
Brevard is a beautiful, classical small town with a vibrant arts community, wonderful restaurants and craft breweries, and thriving small and local businesses. Nestled amongst the mountains just outside of Asheville, NC, Brevard is well known for its proximity to Pisgah National Forest and DuPont State Forest. Acclaimed as a haven for mountain bikers, cyclists, rock climbers, hikers, and retirees, Brevard has been a longstanding home for outdoor enthusiasts and active lifestyles. Brevard is an established, welcoming community with a history of reinvention. Homes in the downtown area range from historic single-family homes, remodeled downtown condos, and new homes.
Etowah is located in Henderson County and is just across the Transylvania County line on Hwy 64E. The rolling terrain and gentle slopes offer excellent homesites and the area has grown into an affordable option for folks seeking more space and privacy. Etowah Valley Golf Course is a well known amenity that is frequented by many golfers throughout Western North Carolina. Easily Accessible from Brevard and Hendersonville, this area is a great option for home buyers.
The county seat of Henderson County, Hendersonville is known as the "City of Four Seasons". The town has a well preserved Main Street and downtown is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Accessed from Hwy 64 and US Hwy 25, Hendersonville is a growing city with many revitalization and preservation efforts underway. The downtown hosts a number of festivals throughout the year, with the North Carolina Apple Festival over Labor Day weekend often drawing crowds of over 50,000.
Lake Toxaway is home to the largest privately held lake in North Carolina, a man made lake totaling 640 acres. The lake flows out over Toxaway Falls, visible from Hwy 64W in Western Transylvania County. The history of this area is rich, beginning in 1890 when Lake Toxaway was established. The lake was built and filled in 1902 and shortly after Southern Railway built a rail system from Asheville to access the area. In 1916, the dam gave way after heavy flooding, and remained empty until the dam was rebuilt in the 1960's. Today Lake Toxaway is one of Western North Carolina's finest communities.
Little River is South and East of Brevard and is best known for the rolling pastures, mountain views, and winding French Broad River scenes. This area is home to summer camps, agricultural uses, and farms. The open space along the river allows for long range mountain views to the Blue Ridge, and the adjoining Cascade Lake Recreation area is a popular destination for campers and fishing.
Mills River is located in Western Henderson County, and is a crossroads to Brevard, Hendersonville, and Asheville. A traditionally agricultural area, the many farms and fields along the river are filled with various vegetables and produce throughout the season. Recently the area has become active with industrial development including Sierra Nevada locating their East coast brewery in the community. Other breweries and industrial activities have followed.
Pisgah Forest is located just north of Brevard, NC and is the gateway to the Pisgah National Forest and access to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Pisgah Forest offers many different types of property including long range mountain views, waterfalls and waterfront properties, and is conveniently located to Asheville, Hendersonville, and Brevard.
The town of Rosman is located in southwest Transylvania County close to the state line with South Carolina. Rosman once served as the county seat and remains an active town with many locals enjoying long standing traditional restaurants and shops. Rosman has a public elementary, middle, and high school and serves the western half of the county.
In the words of Asheville NC Times after reviewing Sherwood Forest in the 1960’s, “Arthur Middleton Dehon has done the seemingly impossible – he’s made real estate development and conservation compatible”. Unofficially named The Nation’s First Audobon Residential Community, Sherwood Forest was developed, and remains, a community of congeniality and fellowship where neighbors share a love for the natural beauty and wildlife of the area. Homes are carefully constructed to disturb as little of the landscape as possible. Four lakes, streams, and seemingly endless trails are dispersed throughout the 1,000-acre development which also includes a pool, community barn, community gardens, and 18-hole golf course with llamas featured as occasional caddies. The community is a short eight miles to downtown Brevard, yet has a feel of being otherworldly. Rich in history, the community is conscientiously neighborly and committed to protecting and conserving the native landscape.
The former Camp Straus was established at the end of World War II by Harry Straus, the original owner of the Ecusta Plant, as an extensive and engaging playground for plant employees. The nearly 315 acres were recommissioned in the late 1990’s as a beautiful residential community located across from the Transylvania County medical park and minutes from downtown Brevard. The seven-acre lake, 14-acre meadow, and hiking trails remain for residential use, and a community garden, pool, and clubhouse have been added to channel the original camp-like atmosphere. In addition to the outdoor opportunities, Straus Park also has its own business park including an organic grocery store, a veterinarian clinic, a bank, medical facilities, and travel agency. Residential homes range from exquisite townhouses to single-level condominiums to stunning multi-floored homes with long-range mountain views, all seamlessly integrated into the landscape to maintain the developer’s “mountain harmony” philosophy.
A planned community established in 2001 and located 10 minutes outside of Brevard, NC. The community includes maintained paved roads and multiple home sites overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. Consisting for approximately 60 lots ranging in acreage, protective covenants and the developers keeps its elegant charm alive.