For more than a century, Hendersonville has been popular as a summer resort. Today, with an economic base consisting of a balanced mix of industry, agriculture, tourism and retirement, Hendersonville attracts people of all ages, with interests ranging from business opportunities to simply finding congenial surroundings for retirement.
Located on a scenic mountain plateau 2,200 feet above sea level, Hendersonville lies cradled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hendersonville is often called “The City of Four Seasons,” a name given to it many decades ago by the late Kermit Edney, a local weather expert. Edney and other local observers noted through the years that families who had dreamed of “retiring to Florida” had quickly tired of its unchanging climate. They wanted to experience the change of weather that occurs during the four seasons although they did not want to subject themselves to the rigors of northern winters or the heat of southern summers.
The Hendersonville area seemed ideal – and still does today. With the moderate summers of a mountain climate and with higher mountain ranges to the north and west offering protection from the arctic blasts of storms coming in from the plains and from Canada, Hendersonville’s four distinct yet moderate seasons offer beauty, variety and the opportunity to enjoy year-round golf and other outdoor activities.
This almost perfect climate, combined with excellent health services, a wide variety of housing options and numerous recreational, cultural, volunteer and educational opportunities, continues year after year to earnHendersonville national recognition as one of the best places to live and retire.
If you’re thinking about relocating to Hendersonville or are already here and want to know more about your community, two good starting points to connect with are the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce and the Visitor Center.
Henderson County Chamber of Commerce
204 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville
Serving Henderson County since 1911, the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce welcomes all types and sizes of businesses from sole proprietorships to major industry. Its activities, supported by membership dues, influence all segments of community development, education, transportation, relocation, retirement, agriculture, small business and industrial recruitment. The Chamber advocates for business through public policy and new business recruitment and by providing member businesses with opportunities to network, learn and succeed.
Hendersonville Visitor Center
Henderson County Tourism Development Authority
201 S. Main Street, Hendersonville
828-693-9708 or 800-828-4244
The Visitor Center is the gateway to discovering what Hendersonville has to offer. In addition to brochures and maps, the center’s free Visitor Guide offers the latest information on area accommodations, restaurants, outdoor recreation, family and children’s activities, attractions and events. The center also serves asa ticket outlet for area events and offers assistance in planning reunions, weddings, corporate retreats and group tours.
The center is open 362 days a year, only closing on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Office hours are 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Weekend and holiday hours are 10 am to 5 pm.