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Incredible is the word to describe Henderson County, NC.

The beautiful mountain ranges of the Blue Ridge, isolated peaks, a rolling plateau and level valley areas await you. The historic charm of downtown Hendersonville with quaint shops, intimate cafes, and museums are just minutes away. Your new retirement community is home base for new discoveries: Carolina Village puts you in the heart of one of the most beautiful destinations in America. Take in the rich heritage of Henderson County named for Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court, Judge Leonard Henderson.

You will be in the peaceful countryside, but only a short distance from Asheville, NC and the world famous Biltmore House. Since you are close to major highways and the Asheville and Greenville/Spartanburg Regional Airports, it will be easy to find adventure.

Activities

Taste the fruits of the region's bounty at one of the many wineries, apple orchards or farmers' markets. Spend a day bird watching or exploring the trails of the DuPont State Recreational Forest with some of the most breathtaking waterfalls in Western North Carolina. In nearby Flat Rock catch a show at the Flat Rock Playhouse or visit the Carl Sandburg Home.

Yearly Events

Hendersonville hosts several annual events that attract many visitors to the area. A St. Patrick's Day Festival and Parade is held in March. A Garden Jubilee is held in downtown Hendersonville at the end of May. The Independence Day Parade is held downtown in July. In September, there's North Carolina Apple Festival and downtown sidewalk sales. The annual Old Fashioned Hendersonville Christmas in December is sure to inspire some holiday cheer. Business host open houses with refreshments, there are carriage and hay wagon rides, and shopkeepers dress in Victorian period costumes!