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Hendersonville Real Estate


Hendersonville, the county seat of Henderson County, is identified by a plateau along the French Broad and Mills River valleys. Like the county, the city is named for 19th-century North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Leonard Henderson.

Hendersonville was founded in 1847 as the result of the search for a suitable County seat. Judge Mitchell King offered fifty acres of land to start the new town. To improve the landscape and promote property sales, Judge King had rows of trees planted along Main Street. He also specified that Main Street be 100 feet wide so that team of horses and a wagon without having to back up.

Soon after the arrival of the railroad in 1879, the city limits were extended to a one-mile radius from the courthouse. In 1888, the town’s first bank building opened its doors. In 1908, the town secured $10,000 from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation to build a handsome Classical Revival public library, completed in 1914.

By the 1910s, rows of mostly two-story brick buildings characterized Main Street’s commercial center. After the original Town Hall was torn down in 1925, construction began on the new City Hall. It was completed in 1928.

The largest impact on the development of Hendersonville in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was the tourist boom. The annual arrival by train of both wealthy and middle-class visitors not only supported Main Street businesses but also gave rise to a distinctive landscape of fashionable hotels and innumerable boarding houses.


Hendersonville’s schools fall within the Henderson County School District.

Which school the students attend will depend on your home address so will need to contact the Henderson County Public Schools.

Population Statistics*

As of 2014, Hendersonville is an area with a population of 70,450.

  • The total number of households is 29,572 with 2.33 people per household on average.
  • The median age of the current population is 46.90 with 30,329 people being married and 20,967 being single.
  • The crime rate in Hendersonville is below the national average.
  • Total household expenditures in Hendersonville are below the national average.


Hendersonville is located at 35°19′14″N 82°27′42″W and is 22 miles south of Asheville. The elevation is roughly 2,152 ft.

Hendersonville weather recorded temperatures oscillate between a high point in July of 84.43° F and a low point of 26.07° F in January.

*Demographic information is aggregated from data for the 28791 28792 28739 zip codes.

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