WNC Communities


Hendersonville, population just over 14,000, 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 and locally owned shops. It is a great place to park and stroll, seven days a week, year-round. Our annual labor day weekend NC Apple Festival draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

A few miles west of downtown Hendersonville in the small town of Laurel Park is Jump Off Rock, 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. And don't miss the unique shops and restaurants in Little Rainbow Row.

To the north are the towns of Mills River and Fletcher. Here you can find the Sierra Nevada brewery  plus nearby cider mills. The Asheville Regional Airport is adjacent right off I-26.

City of Hendersonville website:  www.hendersonvillenc.gov/ 

Flat Rock, NC

Flat Rock is a small village in Henderson County, NC.

Flat Rock is home to the Flat Rock Playhouse, the State Theatre of North Carolina and the Carl Sandburg National Historic Site. The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church retreat Bonclarken is located in Flat Rock.

Village of Flat Rock website:  www.villageofflatrock.org/ 

Laurel Park, NC

Laurel Park is a small town in Henderson County, NC.

Laurel Park slowly transitioned from a summer recreational resort to a town noted for its year-round scenic beauty and lovely residential areas. Check out the magnificent views from Jump Off Rock, where you can see a 180 degree view of Mt. Pisgah and the western mountains.

Town of Laurel Park website:  www.laurelpark.org/ 

Mills River, NC

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. Mills River was incorporated into a town in June 2003. Sierra Nevada opened a brewery in Mills River in 2014.

Town of Mills River website:  www.millsriver.org/ 

Fletcher, NC

Fletcher is 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:  www.fletchernc.org/ 

Tryon, NC

Tryon is a town in Polk County, NC.

Celebrating over 125 years as “The Friendliest Town in the South.”

Nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Escarpment in the Thermal Belt region of western North Carolina. Year after year, Tryon’s moderate winters, cool summer breezes, rolling landscapes, and mountain views attract both those in search of the perfect place to vacation and those looking for a new place to call home.

The area is known for its scenic drives of tailored horse farms, hardwood forests, and kudzu landscaped scenery of the Carolina foothills.

Tryon has a number of parks including Rogers Park, Greene Corner, and Harmon Field.

Town of Tryon Website:  https://tryon-nc.com/ 

Columbus, NC

Columbus is a town in Polk County, North Carolina. It is the county seat of Polk County, located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Columbus is conveniently located on Interstate 26, about 30 minutes from Asheville and 90 minutes from Charlotte.

Town of Columbus website: https://www.columbusnc.com/

Arden, NC

Arden is an unincorporated community located in southern Buncombe County, North Carolina. Arden is approximately considered the area between Skyland and Fletcher near the Henderson County line.

Asheville, NC

Asheville is a city in, and the county seat of, Buncombe County, NC.

Live music is a significant element in the tourism-based economy of Asheville and the surrounding area.

Seasonal festivals and numerous nightclubs and performance venues offer opportunities for visitors and locals to attend a wide variety of live entertainment events.

Asheville has a strong tradition of street performance and outdoor music, including festivals, such as Bele Chere and the Lexington Avenue Arts & Fun Festival (LAAFF).

The town is also home to the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, the Asheville Lyric Opera, the Land of the Sky Symphonic Band, the Asheville Jazz Orchestra, the Smoky Mountain Brass Band, and the Asheville Community Band. There are a number of bluegrass, country, and traditional mountain musicians in the Asheville area. A residency at local music establishment the Orange Peel by the Smashing Pumpkins in 2007, along with the Beastie Boys in 2009, brought national attention to Asheville.

Hendersonville & WNC Area Map