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Best Small Towns in NC - Hendersonville

Best Small Towns in NC
Published on December 18, 2015


Small town beauty with big city appeal is one way to describe 100 year old Hendersonville, North Carolina. For almost a decade, it is known as one of the Best Small Towns in NC after kudos from Southern Living magazine in 2008. There are numerous reasons why this town is loved by so many. Topping the list is the town’s mild climate. Situated in the thermal belt, the area has a warmer winter climate. It’s the predictable weather that attracts many Baby Boomers and retirees to the Hendersonville NC real estate developments.

Hendersonville is located in the shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Affectionately known as “The City of Four Seasons,” the comfortable climate here is very appealing to retirees, who tire of sultry summers and brutally cold winters. Hendersonville’s average temperature from December through February is in the low 40s with minimal snowfall. Lake lovers can quickly access Lake Lure or Lake Keowee from Hendersonville. Less than 30 minutes south of downtown is 'horse country' and the fantastic Tryon International Equestrian Center

Hendersonville’s popular Main Street is another town notable. It remains a huge draw for those living in North Carolina mountain communities and visitors. Main Street is a cultural mega for the town. There are more than 20 tasty restaurants connecting to antique shops, bakeries, boutiques and art studios, so it’s no wonder this is one of the town’s most popular attractions. But it is not the only pastime for residents and tourists who find their way to one of the best small towns in NC. Many rave about the town’s entertainment and cultural activities, which include several Art Galleries. Here are a few other ways residents spend their pastime.

Hendersonville Entertainment:

  • Flat Rock Playhouse
  • The Hendersonville Symphony
  • Hendersonville Little Theater

The charming southern town is also known for its sense of community, the friendliness of the people and for home affordability. Its neighborly atmosphere permeates throughout the surrounding North Carolina mountain communities and Hendersonville NC real estate developments.

Champion Hills is one of those communities, just a stone’s throw from down town Hendersonville. Residents here share a closeness for one another and the welcome mat is always rolled out for new comers. The diverse makeup of the topography is another distinction. Residents from various professional backgrounds, such as former executives, writers and musicians, call Champion Hills home. The amenities, which consist of a fitness center, a Tom Fazio championship golf course, Bocce Courts, and social events fit well with this eclectic mix of individuals that make up this community. Home prices average in the $500K's.

A less expensive and good retirement choice is the community of Carriage Park where the name conjures up a time of chivalry and sophistication and that is what this retirement living estate offers. This vibrant and close-knit community offers its residents plenty to do including 2 clubhouses, tennis courts, and hiking trails, and with the mild climate it’ll be hard to not partake in these activities. Homes begin in the $300K's.

Privacy is priority number one at The Boulders. The new gated community offers a serene escape. Superb craftsmanship can be seen throughout the development. From the creation of the landscape to the construction of the homes, the community flows together harmoniously.  This intimate neighborhood is designed for those who enjoy and appreciate the outdoors and all that Mother Nature has to offer. 

Hendersonville is also home to a thriving business community, good schools, and top-notch medical care facilities making Hendersonville NC real estate a hot commodity for Baby Boomers.

Hendersonville sounds great on paper, but it’s even better to experience it and see what the North Carolina mountain communities can offer in person. Why not schedule a visit in 2016 to see why we believe Boomers are charmed by one of the best small towns in NC. Ask for our free Hendersonville NC relocation information.