[dropcap1]T[/dropcap1]he city of four seasons. Located in Henderson County, this charming southern town has an average elevation of 2,200 feet above sea level with an average temperature of 71 degrees in the summer and 39 degrees in the winter. Annual rainfall totals approximately 48 inches and mild weather generally prevails.
Conveniently located to nearby cities of Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC; and the smaller towns of Flat Rock and Saluda, NC, Hendersonville sits on a scenic mountain plateau cradled between the Great Smokey Mountains and Blue Ridge Mountains in a region called, “Land of the Sky.”
Best Small Town; Best Place to Retire
Hendersonville, NC appears in, “The 100 Best Small Towns in America,” by Norman Crampton based on the following criteria: population, per capita income, number of serious crimes, percentage of population with four year college education and local spending on education. It is also often referenced in regional and national publications as a “best place to retire.”
Its almost perfect climate, combined with excellent health services, a variety of housing options, and numerous recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities has earned Hendersonville national recognition as one of the best places to live and to retire.
Hendersonville’s Apple Festival
Hendersonville is apple country! One of the most notable events to take place in Hendersonville is the famous apple festival, which made its debut at Henderson County’s centennial celebration in 1938. Throughout the years, it has undergone changes; today it is held each year on Labor Day Weekend to recognize the importance of the apple and the apple industry to Henderson County and North Carolina.
Hendersonville Has Something for Everyone
With an economic base consisting of a well-balanced mix of industry, agriculture, tourism and retirement, today, Hendersonville attracts people of all ages with interests ranging from career advancement and business opportunity to the location of congenial surroundings for the retirement years.
Hendersonville is unique in its warm acceptance of visitors and newcomers to the community. New residents are quickly assimilated into the life of the area through the many civic, social, professional, service and cultural organizations as well as through the churches and schools.
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