Though Asheville, North Carolina often steals that spotlight when it comes to popular places to live in Western North Carolina, the small, charming town of Hendersonville stacks up pretty well against the city when it comes to spectacular scenery and countless outdoor recreation options. The area also boasts a variety of local boutiques, eateries, and coffee shops, and it's famous for its annual apple festival.
For active adults looking for somewhere to settle down near the Asheville area without the typical hassles that come along with a city (like expensive housing, higher taxes, and traffic), Hendersonville is an incredible option to consider. Here’s a roundup of active adult communities in the area.
Blue Ridge Villas
Blue Ridge Villas is a small community made up of only 80 attached and single-family homes. Originally built in 1990, the age-restricted neighborhood has homes on the market on a resale basis with prices starting in the low $200s. Floor plans feature open layouts and main-floor master suites.
Amenities in the development include parks and natural space. As an added perk the community’s homeowner’s association handles landscaping, snow removal, and exterior building maintenance, giving residents more time to spend soaking in the beautiful mountainscapes the area is famous for.
Located only three miles from Downtown Hendersonville, Carriage Park, is an established, gated-community that was built in 1988. There are both new construction and resale homes available within the neighborhood, and Carriage Park offers a variety of floor plans for both single-family and attached homes. Single-family homes within the community range between 1,618 and 4,569 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Attached homes vary from 1,561 to 2,870 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two or three bedrooms, and an attached two-car garage.
Amenities within the community include a clubhouse, a dining area, card tables, a library, a heated indoor pool, tennis and pickleball courts, a seven-acre lake, plus walking and biking trails.
Country Meadows is another age-restricted community in the Hendersonville area that offers potential homebuyers several options when it comes to attached homes. The development was built by Gibson Realty, and the standard model home is typically 1,500 square feet with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.
The list of amenities in Country Meadows includes parks and natural space, walking and biking trails, and an HOA that takes care of landscaping and road maintenance. The neighborhood is also conveniently located only 10 minutes from Downtown Hendersonville, giving residents easy access to plenty of shopping and dining options.
The 55+ Cumberland Village features single-family homes available on a resale-only basis. Price points are relatively affordable, starting in the low $100s. Standard floor plans are approximately 1,100 square feet with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Amenities include a clubhouse, multi-purpose rooms, an outdoor pool and patio, plus parks and natural space.
The 600-home Cummings Cove is a gated community made up of a mixture of single-family homes and condos. Both new and resale homes are available with a variety of floor plans. Condos are typically 1,300 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and carport parking, while the single-family homes are slightly larger with sizes varying from 1,618 to 4,281 square feet. The single-family homes offer two to five bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.
The community has a long list of amenities that includes an entire sports complex with an exercise room, an aerobics and dance studio, a steam room, a sauna, an outdoor pool and spa, and three tennis courts. Additionally, there’s a social center where residents can spend time getting to know their neighbors. The center includes a meeting room, card and ping pong rooms, a dog park, horseshoe pits, and volleyball and croquet courts. The Cummings Cove Golf & Country Club also grants residents access to an onsite restaurant and lounge, an 18-hole golf course, and golf practice facilities.
Vista at Blacksmith Run
Built by Vista Developers in 2007, Vista at Blacksmith Run is a 180-home, gated community with new and resale single-family houses on the market. The neighborhood features 10 floor plans with options ranging from 1,220 to 1,764 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and two-car garages.
Vista at Blacksmith Run’s amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, and gathering room. Outdoors, residents will find a pool and patio, tennis courts, a picnic area, a playground, a fishing lake, and walking and biking trails. The community also offers several opportunities for residents to socialize with a number of organized clubs, interest groups, and events, which include BBQs, picnics, and fishing excursions.