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 has the Perfect Climate for Apples—and You!

  Henderson County is located in North Carolina’s mountain region, but it’s 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 Henderson County. The tradition of honoring the local apple industry persists through the county’s […]

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 […]