Henderson County has the Perfect Climate for Apples—and Strong Communities!

Henderson County is located in North Carolina’s western mountain region. But the area is characterized by an extensive plateau along the French Broad and Mills River valleys. The terrain and climate have historically been a haven for apples, the traditional agricultural crop in the county. The tradition of honoring the local apple industry persists through […]

5 Wild Ways You can Enjoy the Outdoors in Henderson County

Henderson County is the perfect location for enjoying life. That’s especially true if you enjoy spending a significant portion of your life outdoors. Though located in North Carolina’s mountain region, Henderson County is characterized by an extensive plateau along the French Broad and Mills River valleys. The lowest point in the county sits at approximately […]

3 Things You Need to Know before Visiting Jump Off Rock

There are a lot of amazing things to do close to home in Hendersonville, NC. One of the most popular attractions in the area is Jump Off Rock, and for good reason! This overlook offers spectacular scenic mountain views and photographic opportunities during all four seasons of the year. If you live in Henderson County, […]

How to Define Laurel Park in 3 Quick Words

What three words would you use to define the mountain town of Laurel Park, NC? Located just west of Hendersonville, Laurel Park is a premier residential, retirement, and vacation destination. It’s location has long made it a great spot for mountain views, mountain adventures, and mountain living.  There are many words you could use to […]

5 Places in Laurel Park Where You can Enjoy Nature Any Day of the Year

Located just west of Hendersonville is the incorporated town of Laurel Park. Since the late 1800s, Laurel Park has been a premier residential, retirement, and vacation area, in large part because of its spectacular views of the mountains and valleys below. The Town of Laurel Park started as a summer resort featuring cottages, inns, camps, […]

Henderson County is the Apple of WNC’s Eye

Just south of Asheville and Buncombe County on I-26, Henderson County is a friendly community that currently has five incorporated towns/cities: Flat Rock, Fletcher, Hendersonville, Laurel Park, and Mills River. Of these, the county seat of Hendersonville is the only city with a dense urban center and significantly concentrated population. The area is known for […]

Best Places to Live In North Carolina 2012

This article, the eleventh in a 50-state series, ranks the best places to live in North Carolina based on three criteria: (1) median household income (adjusted for cost of living); (2) educational attainment (% of residents 25 years and over who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher); and (3) property crime rates per 1,000 […]