Historic Downtown Hendersonville and Flat Rock
The architecture of Hendersonville’s luxury homes is as rich as its history and culture
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Historic Hendersonville and the Village of Flat Rock are nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area (just twenty-two miles south of Asheville and fifteen miles north of the NC-SC state line).
This region’s gentle seasons, spectacular scenery, and rich culture and history all contribute to the area’s popularity as a cherished travel and relocation destination.
Entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1988, Historic Downtown Hendersonville has a quaint southern charm. Painted bear statues, seasonal flowers, and lanterns line the main street out front of the town’s niche boutiques and restaurants.
The downtown hosts festivities throughout the year including art, antique, and car shows, parades, and the NC Apple Festival during Labor Day.
Residents and tourists alike enjoy nearby amenities such as the beautiful hiking trails and home of American poet, Carl Sandburg; fabulous shows at the Flat Rock Playhouse (designated as the State Theatre of North Carolina); scenic overlooks at Jump Off Rock; and local wineries.
Just twenty to thirty minutes away is the Biltmore Estate, NC Arboretum, Blue Ridge Parkway, Pisgah National Forest, and DuPont State Forest.
Hendersonville’s architecture is as rich as its history. The region developed slowly throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, giving rise to an eclectic collection of dignified styles. A distinct appreciation for symmetry is evident with Georgian, Colonial Revival and Four Square homes throughout its shady neighborhoods.
These styles are interspersed with Neoclassical Revival, Bungalow, and Victorian Queen Anne homes that are also popular in the upscale neighborhoods of Asheville.
In contrast with its quaintly compacted downtown, Hendersonville actually sprawls back into the rolling lowlands, which allows for its homes to stretch into larger lots for more conventional mansions, ranch-style homes, and the occasional horse pasture.