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Laurel Park, N.C., Mixes Mountain Living With Enviable Amenities

The picturesque town of Laurel Park, N.C., deftly mixes mountain living with city convenience. Situated in central Henderson County and 26 miles south of Asheville, Laurel Park (pop. 2,180) offers serene settings for a quiet escape when you need it – or hop in the car and within minutes enjoy the dining, shopping and cultural offerings of historic Hendersonville.

Laurel Park NC Real Estate

Settled in the late 1800s, Laurel Park has long been a destination for nature lovers. Available properties in the area include everything from compact cabins to low-maintenance townhouses to lots in private communities for creating your dream home from the ground up.

Mountain views and hiking trails near Laurel Park, N.C.

For park lovers, Laurel Park can’t be beat. Rhododendron Lake Nature Park and Little Laurel Green Park are popular spots to take in the beauty of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Jump Off Rock Park, a scenic overlook with panoramic mountain views, boasts several short hiking trails off its 3,100-foot summit – a perfect place to take in a sunset picnic. In addition, smaller pocket parks dot Laurel Park, along with walking and hiking trails throughout town.

There are many day trip destinations from Laurel Park that offer a range of activities. Visit the bordering communities of Valley Hill, Horse Shoe and Etowah, where you’ll find everything from gem mines to quaint cafes to historic museums. If outdoor adventure is more your style, Pisgah National Forest and DuPont State Forest, replete with hiking and biking trails, waterfalls and stunning scenery, sit less than 40 minutes from Laurel Park.

From giant geodes to vintage airplanes

Just eight minutes from Laurel Park is Hendersonville, which offers many options for an afternoon of entertainment. The Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County features giant geodes, minerals and dinosaur eggs; Hands On! Children’s museum boasts a fun environment for learning; the Henderson County Heritage Museum, in the 1905 county courthouse downtown, features a gallery of regional Carolina history. North of Main Street is the Historic (1878) Johnson Farm, a summer retreat for tourists as early as the 1920s. The Western North Carolina Air Museum, featuring vintage airplanes, is near the small Hendersonville Airport.

If craft beverages are your thing, check out the nearby Cheers! Trail winding throughout Henderson County. The trail showcases 13 breweries, seven wineries, three hard cideries, two spirit distillers and one meadery.

For more information about homes in Laurel Park, or anywhere in Asheville and Western N.C., please contact us at, or call us anytime at 828-707-9556.

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