The Hendersonville Area


Hendersonville, population just over 15,000, is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains at a base elevation of 2,200 feet. We are 25 miles south of  Asheville, NC, home of the world famous Biltmore Estate.

Downtown Hendersonville is home to many popular restaurants, brew pubs  and locally owned shops. It is a great place to stroll, seven days a week, year-round. Our annual labor day weekend NC Apple Festival draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. There are regular street music festivals and parades throughout the year, with something for every age.

A few miles west of downtown Hendersonville in the small town of Laurel Park is Jump Off Rock, elevation 3,100 feet, where you can see a 180 degree view of Mt. Pisgah and the western mountains.

South of Hendersonville is the quaint Village of Flat Rock, home to The Flat Rock Playhouse and the Carl Sandburg National Historic Site. Don't miss the unique shops and restaurants in Little Rainbow Row.

To the north near the conveniently located Asheville Regional Airport are the towns of Mills River and Fletcher. Here you can find the beautiful Sierra Nevada brewery and restaurant plus there are several nearby cider mills and many small breweries. 

City of Hendersonville website: 

Flat Rock

Flat Rock is a small village 4 miles south of downtown Hendersonville.

Flat Rock is home to the renowned Flat Rock Playhouse, (the State Theatre of North Carolina) and the Carl Sandburg National Historic Site, which is open to the public daily. Some of the finest homes and estates in Henderson County are located here. For a small community Flat Rock has much to offer.

Village of Flat Rock website: 

Laurel Park

Laurel Park is a small town just to the west of Hendersonville.

Laurel Park has transitioned from a mostly summer recreational resort to a town noted for its year-round scenic beauty and lovely residential areas. Great views can be seen as you drive up the mountain and rise in elevation, peaking at Jump-Off Rock, a famous local landmark.

Town of Laurel Park website: 

Mills River

Mills River is among the oldest communities in Henderson County, with its first landholder receiving a deed from the state of North Carolina in 1787. The town has a rapidly growing residential and business mix due to it's location convenient to I-26 and the Asheville Regional Airport. As with all of Henderson County, there are homes in all price ranges in Mills River.

Surrounding the Town Hall is Mills River Park, whose master plan includes ball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, multi-use trails, a dog park, shelters and support facilities. Mills River itself runs along the northern boundary of the property. 

Town of Mills River website: 


Fletcher is a growing community located in the northern portion of Henderson County just off I-26 and is home to a mix of residential and business/industrial properties.

Some nearby area attractions include The Blue Ridge Parkway,The Biltmore Estate, The North Carolina Arboretum, WNC Agricultural Center & Fairgrounds and the Asheville Regional Airport.

Town of Fletcher Website: 

Hendersonville Area Map