Fletcher, NC is a small town centrally located between Asheville and Hendersonville at the northern end of Henderson County. The town sits on six square miles of relatively flat land, with the Blue Ridge Mountains on the close horizon.
“I think if I had to describe Fletcher in three words, they would be CONVENIENT, GROWING, and NICE,” said Zach Horn, a Fletcher resident and co-owner/brewer at Blue Ghost Brewing Company.
Fletcher has indeed been growing at a steady and smooth pace in recent years thanks to lower housing costs and its convenient location. Today more than ever, Fletcher lives by its town motto: “Pride in Our Past, and Faith in Our Future.”
No longer simply a sleepy stopping point between Asheville and Hendersonville, Fletcher is now a destination in its own right. Fletcher’s business community is growing, with new, locally-owned businesses opening every year. Locals and visitors alike enjoy Blue Ghost Brewing and many more community-centered businesses like Fletcher Village Bakery and Blue Sky Cafe.
“Our customers come a lot from Hendersonville, Mills River, Fletcher, Asheville—because we’re in the middle, like Fletcher. We have a lot of nice customers, and it just translates into the local community,” said Horn.
Fletcher’s adjacent location to Interstate 26 is among the many reasons the community has more than doubled in size over the last 20 years. The current population of 7,600 enjoy their proximity to some of Western North Carolina’s biggest attractions, businesses, and natural wonders. In addition to nearby Asheville and Hendersonville, Fletcher is within a 20-mile radius of many mountain destinations, including Black Mountain, Brevard, Flat Rock, Mills River, Lake Lure, and Saluda.
“We fell in love with this area, with everything there is to do outside, the convenience, again, a lot of free things to do, and it’s a great climate—just a lot of great things that we enjoyed, and we moved here because we wanted to be here,” said Horn.
In recent years, the town has expanded its health and recreation initiatives, implementing a greenways master plan that makes the community more walkable and bikeable. Two local parks offer opportunities for exercise and enjoyment close to home. The 60-acre Fletcher Community Park features playgrounds, picnic areas, walking trails, and baseball and soccer fields. Kate’s Park, adjacent to the Fletcher Library, has playgrounds, trails, and an outdoor grilling area. Fletcher is also conveniently located near the Pisgah National Forest and Blue Ridge Parkway, havens for sightseers, cyclists, and outdoor adventurists of all types.
“It’s been a real blessing to have really nice, local folks who have embraced us and enjoy being here,” said Horn. “And with the growth that’s happened in the area, I think there’s a lot of potential for Fletcher. We look forward to being here for many years.”
Fletcher includes the community of Cane Creek Valley, with many luxury homes and ranches. Fletcher also features many entry-level homes and communities under $250,000.
See more about growing Fletcher for yourself! Read more about Fletcher, NC, see more photos, or search for homes in the area, from our Beverly-Hanks Fletcher community page.