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With about 14,000 residents, Hendersonville has one of the most engaging downtowns of any small city in the South. Historic Main Street, as it's called, extends over 10 winding blocks, lined with about 40 shops, including antiques stores, galleries, and restaurants. Each year from April through October, Main Street has displays of public art. Within walking distance of downtown are several B&Bs.
The Hendersonville area
is North Carolina's main apple-growing area, and some 200 apple orchards dot the rolling hills around town. An apple festival, attracting some 200,000 people, is held each year in August.
Surrounded by the lofty peaks of Grandfather, Hanging Rock, Beech, and Sugar mountains, this ski resort bills itself as the "highest town in...
Black Mountain is a small town that has played a disproportionately large role in American cultural history because of the college there. For...