Brevard, N.C., tucked in the heart of Transylvania County, boasts a unique mix of the eclectic and the enchanting: Unique boutiques dot its downtown, while mountain bike trails, waterfall hikes and epic views make it one of the most beautiful natural attractions in the Southeast.
Located 33 miles southwest of Asheville along scenic Highway 64, Brevard has a population of 7,600. The city is part of the Transylvania County School system, which includes three high schools, two middle schools, and four elementary schools. One charter school and several smaller private schools round out the academic offerings. In addition, Brevard College, a four-year liberal arts institution with nationally recognized programs in music and environmental studies, is located in Brevard.
Brevard NC: Surrounded by Outdoor Beauty
Brevard’s natural beauty is renowned, with its temperate rainforest climate sustaining over 200 waterfalls across the area. The most visited spots are Looking Glass Falls and summer favorite Sliding Rock.
Nestled between Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Recreational Forest and Gorges State Park, Brevard affords visitors endless outdoor adventures. Known as one of the top mountain biking destinations in the U.S., Brevard sports 300 miles of epic single track in its pristine forests. The area is also known for its road cycling and popular cycling shops, where guides and gear are always available.
Brevard is a favorite spot for rock climbers, featuring such destinations as Looking Glass, Cedar Rock and many other areas of interest. Brevard Rock Gym is available for the indoor climbing enthusiast. Fishing is also popular in Brevard, with a hatchery located in Pisgah National Forest to supply the rivers with fish.
Brevard boasts a range of cultural offerings. It is home to the world-renowned Brevard Music Center and its Summer Music Festival, the Porter Center for Performing Arts at Brevard College, and a vibrant live music community. Downtown hosts several fun festivals throughout the year, including The White Squirrel Festival, Halloweenfest and Twilight Tour, but downtown visitors can find much to explore year-round. Picturesque Main Street, anchored by a stately courthouse, is brimming with local shops, galleries and restaurants. Favorite stops include O.P. Taylor's toy store on the square and D.D. Bullwinkle's Outdoors.
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