My family and I just moved to Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina, and I started a little business called Hendersonville SEO. The town is located south of Asheville, not far from the South Carolina line, and in the heart of the foothills of the NC Blueridge Mountains. Now that we’ve been here almost 4 month, I thought I would take some time and write about what I think of the place.
Hendersonville has some beautiful small towns located nearby, including Flat Rock, Brevard, and Saluda. But it’s Hendersonville itself that remains the crown jewel of this region, due to it’s lovely Main Street and Downtown section, the wonderful array of restaurants and casual eating establishments, the variety of shops and craft stores, a wonderful reputation for growing some of the finest apples in the world, and not least for it’s breathtaking natural beauty.In addition to all these factors, Hendersonville is the county seat of Henderson County, and it’s location just off I-26 as it meanders south and east toward the South Carolina coast makes it an ideal location for commerce. On top of that, there are a plethora of festivals and events held in and around Hendersonville year-round, events that provide entertainment outlets for families and people of all walks of life.
One of the coolest of these festivals is the famous Hendersonville Apple Festival, held each Fall. This harvest-time festival draws huge crowds, numbering well into the thousands each weekend day. Because of that, it pays to come early to stake your parking spot, as driving in and around Hendersonville that weekend becomes pretty much impossible. It’s definitely worth it though, for the hundreds of awesome vendors, open air entertainment, food, and great kids contests, plus a great deal more.
By the way, I hear tell that William Shatner lives somewhere around here, but you didn’t hear that from me!
Hendersonville isn’t far from the mountains either, and just a short drive away are recreational opportunities like white water rafting, zip-lining, and world-class hiking. The 2,200 mile long Appalachian Trail is less than an hour away. While you’re visiting the mountains just west of Hendersonville, you might want to make the drive to Cherokee, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, or the casino located in the Southwest corner of North Carolina.
When you visit Hendersonville, or any of these nearby attractions, don’t forget to check out one or more of the many craft breweries located between Hendersonville and Asheville, and even as far south as Greenville, South Carolina. This region is famous for it’s beer, and the residents around here are justifiably proud of the quality of the beers and ales that are produced here.
If you need a place to stay, there are dozens of hotel and motel options right in the heart of Hendersonville, some inexpensive lodging choices by the interstate, a large number of vacation rentals and cabins, and even hostels. Bed and Breakfast accommodations are among the many options you’ll have, too. Plus, not far away, there are mountain cabins, romantic honeymoon cottages, and plenty of pet friendly places to stay.
Hopefully, we’ve given you at least a taste of just how glorious a place Hendersonville, NC can be to visit, how great it can be to spend some time here in Henderson County, and how awesome it might even be to think about relocating to the mountains of western North Carolina. Come see us soon!