Residents & Visitors
Hendersonville, NC is located amidst the majestic mountains ofSouthern Appalachians and is known as ‘The City of Four Seasons’ thanks to a mild and varied climate that offers diverse recreational opportunities year-round. It is the county seat and commercial hub of Henderson County with more than 14,000 residents. Situated only 25 miles from Asheville, NC and 38 miles from Greenville, SC, Hendersonville provides a balance between the cultural, shopping, and entertainment offerings of a larger city with a small-town charm that is perfect for growing roots and doing life.
The City operates under a council/manager form of government. Hendersonville City Council prioritizes economic vitality, financial sustainability, great public services, numerous amenities, sound infrastructure, and strong community partnerships. City Council values the approximately 300 employees who strive to make Hendersonville a great place to live, work, and visit.
Hendersonville is home to scenic hiking trails, gorgeous waterfalls, the State Theater of North Carolina, and the Carl Sandburg National Historic site. A strong school system and health care infrastructure combined with a variety of culinary eateries, breweries, cideries, and wineries provide something for everyone. Outdoor adventures abound at DuPont State Recreational Forest, about 20 minutes from downtown, and nearby Pisgah National Forest which offers hiking, biking, horseback riding, and fishing opportunities. And about 15 minutes from Hendersonville’s Main Street is Jump Off Rock, which offers panoramic views of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. On a clear day, four states — North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee — are visible.