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Old 07-08-2006, 03:33 PM
 
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Hi there,

If you had a choice in towns to live which would you pick and why? Hendersonville, Brevard, Laurel Park, Mills River, Flat Rock, or Arden/Fletcher?

We are relocating in 2007 and have visited all of these except Flat Rock and love them all. I would just love to hear from those of you who live there or have lived there, what your opinions are. My husband is in the architectural field and we have 3 kids, so we are looking for good schools and I realize my husband may need to commute a bit to work.

We just want to settle in the best area, and it is always good to get others point of view....I appreciate your time and replies...thank you so much!
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Old 07-08-2006, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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I'm in Hendersonville, but I would not have a problem with any of those choices. I really don't consider Flat Rock or Laurel Park as standalones from Hendersonville. They're more of a Hendersonville neighborhood, unlike Mills River, Arden, Fletcher or Brevard.
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Old 07-08-2006, 06:32 PM
 
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Thank you ,mm34B, for your reply, it is nice to hear from someone in Hendersonville. Do you happen to know about the schools in Hendersonville? I have one child going into middle school and one in elementary, any favorites?

And are there any areas in Hendersonville to avoid? Here we have 3 areas to our city, one ritzy, one middle class and one lower income that people are scared to drive through...I noticed Hendersonville has a few zip codes and I wondered if there were any areas like that ( people scared to drive through) though from what I read I don't sense that there is an area like that. Any advice?

You don't know how much I appreciate your info! THank you!!
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Old 07-08-2006, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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I'm not uneasy to drive through any area of Hendersonville, Flat Rock or Laurel Park day or night, but like anywhere, some areas are better than others. The least desirable area seems to be south of town along Spartanburg Highway.

Hendersonville has 4 zip codes:

28739
28791
28792
28793 (PO Boxholders Only)

As far as crime reports, 28792 is the most desirable with 28739 being the least desirable.

I've been out of the public school system for too long to offer any worthwhile insight on the subject, but here's the Henderson County Public Schools web site.

http://www.henderson.k12.nc.us/

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Old 07-08-2006, 08:13 PM
 
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Hi there,

If you had a choice in towns to live which would you pick and why? Hendersonville, Brevard, Laurel Park, Mills River, Flat Rock, or Arden/Fletcher?

We are relocating in 2007 and have visited all of these except Flat Rock and love them all. I would just love to hear from those of you who live there or have lived there, what your opinions are. My husband is in the architectural field and we have 3 kids, so we are looking for good schools and I realize my husband may need to commute a bit to work.

We just want to settle in the best area, and it is always good to get others point of view....I appreciate your time and replies...thank you so much!

Brevard is a seperate town from Hendersonville, Laurel park is a neighborhood that is on the side of a mountain that is wooded w/ winding roads & very pretty. Flat Rock is the upscale area of Hendersonville w/ Kenmure a gated golf comunity & the flat rock Playhouse (Theater). But all these are very nice, Arden, Skyland, Fletcher are between Asheville and Hendersonville and are more Suburban (kind of South Asheville). Mills River is between Brevard and Fletcher & is formerly rural but is becoming busy? The Architecture business should be good here as they are building big $$$ houses like crazy. Don't know about schools as our kids are long ago grown. Hope this helps some.
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Old 07-08-2006, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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You may also want to double-check any property under consideration for county, especially if the property is located outside of city limits, since property taxes, governmental fees and public school districts will vary. You can't determine that by the property's postal address.

So far, we are talking about areas in 3 different counties.

Hendersonville, Laurel Park, Flat Rock, Mills River & Fletcher - Henderson County

Brevard - Transylvania County

Arden & Skyland - Buncombe County

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Old 07-08-2006, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Florida
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We were just ripped off by a realtor in Columbus which is 20 minutes south of Hendersonville. We were using a realtor in Hendersonville and will be filing complaints for fraud with the NC state attorneys office as well as the NC Real Estate Commission.
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Old 07-09-2006, 06:18 PM
 
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Thank you , all of you for your help, I am so appreciative! I'm so sorry MrTudo for your experience, I hope all turns out well in the end for you. mm34b, your zip code info was great, just what I needed....and archtopguitar, thanks for your great info and encouragement! :0)
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Old 07-17-2006, 06:59 PM
 
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Just wondered if anyone else had anything they would like to add? :0) I am greatful for any info!
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Old 08-19-2006, 04:28 AM
 
Location: asheville,nc
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do yourself a favor, avoid these areas, unless you are rich and or retired. asheville area is better in every way.
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