Hendersonville

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Hendersonville is in western North Carolina. The population estimate for 2005 is 11,396 and it is 2,200 feet above sea level.

Understand[edit]

Hendersonville, NC is a small town just south of Asheville, NC. It's the perfect place to spend an afternoon or a lifetime. Hendersonville is a small community of about 12,000, with that friendly "Small Town, USA" feeling.

Downtown you'll find a thriving Main Street complete with fine restaurants, homemade ice cream shops, antique stores, and lots of artists and art galleries. Downtown Hendersonville is a fantastic place to spend a day shopping with its beautiful landscaping, wide sidewalks, comfortable benches, outdoor water fountains and plenty of parking, not to mention all of the wonderful and unique shops.

Get in[edit]

Hendersonville lies 40 miles north of Spartanburg, South Carolina and 22 miles south of Asheville, North Carolina at the southern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hendersonville can be accessed from three exits from Interstate 26.

The nearest airport served by commercial airlines is Asheville Regional Airport. For more options, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, a major airport in Charlotte, is less than a two-hour drive away.

Hendersonville is also served by a privately owned, public use airport. The Hendersonville Airport has been in operation since 1932, and is located 2.5 miles southeast of the town.

Get around[edit]

Apple Country Public Transit - 526 Seventh Avenue East Hendersonville, NC 28793

Checker Cab Co. - 500 7th Ave E, Hendersonville, NC

Sams Cab - 729 Maple St, Hendersonville, 28792

Carolina Taxi & Ind Transportation - 537 Fitzsimmons St, Hendersonville, 28792

See[edit]

  • Flat Rock Playhouse2661 Greenville Highway +1 828 693-0731. Flat Rock. Home to the Vagabond Players (1937) since 1953. Designated "State Theatre of North Carolina," its season runs from April through December.
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. Flat Rock
  • Apple Festival, Labor Day weekend
  • Historic Downtown (Main Street Historic District). Full of quaint shops, historic buildings, and art galleries.
  • Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County400 N. Main Street +1 828 698-1977. Monday-Friday 1PM-5PM, Saturday 10AM-5PM. A geology and paleontology museum, including the opportunity to crack open and take home a geode. Free admission.

Do[edit]

  • Play golf.
  • Art and Craft Community

Buy[edit]

  • Main Street shopping district.

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

  • Hannah Flanagan's Irish Pub (corner of 3rd and Main),  +1 828 696-1665.
  • The Black Rose.

Sleep[edit]

  • Hogaloft145 Little Ln +1 828 698-2466. Located just outside Historic Hendersonville this rustic Inn offers either Suite or Studio style accommodations.
  • [dead link]Meadowbrook Log Cabin1804 Meadowbrook Terr (Walking distance from restaurants, parks, shops),  +1 828-698-2624. Private cabin in Druid Hills. 2 Bedrooms, 2 full Baths, Attic/Loft, Sleeps 7 - Free WiFi, DirecTV, Gourmet Kitchen, Fire in Living Room & Master Bedroom, Rockers, Glider, Swings, Grills. Pets Welcome. $200 - $1000.
  • Quality Inn and Suites201 Sugar Loaf Rd (Exit 49A, right at light, .01m. on right),  +1 828-692-7231. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. Largest Hotel in Hendersonville with indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, putt putt green, game room, exercise room, seasonal lounge, banquet rooms, 149 rooms including some suites, truck and bus parking, group packages available. $49 - $249.
  • 1 The Waverly Inn783 N. Main St (Exit 49B, go 2 miles, turn right on Main Street, Inn on left),  +1 828-693-9193, toll-free: +1-800-537-8195, e-mail: . Check-in: 1PM, check-out: 11AM. Beautiful 100-year-old inn just north of downtown historic district. 14 rooms and one suite. Great breakfasts. Very friendly hosts. $129-285.

Connect[edit]

Free outdoor wifi is provided downtown.

Go next[edit]

  • Blue Ridge Parkway, nearest access is Asheville
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park, nearest gateway is Cherokee.
  • Pisgah National Forest
  • Chimney Rock State Park 18 miles from downtown Hendersonville on Hwy. 64 East.
  • 1 DuPont Forest (DuPont State Recreational Forest), 1300 Staton Rd, Cedar Mountain, NC +1 828 877-6527. Full of trails, rivers, and waterfalls, and open to the public for hiking, fishing (with a license), and mountain biking.
Routes through Hendersonville
KingsportAsheville  N I-26.svg S  SpartanburgColumbia
KnoxvilleAsheville  N US 25.svg S  GreenvilleAugusta
ChattanoogaBrevard  W US 64.svg E  → Jct W I-40.svg EStatesvilleLexington
ChattanoogaAsheville  W US 74.svg E  ShelbyCharlotte


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