Nothing seems more inviting than a cottage home tucked away in the mountains of Western North Carolina. However, your easy mountain lifestyle doesn’t have to mean driving 30 minutes to services. The Village & The Hamlet, cottage home communities by Simple Life, are peacefully situated beside Dunn Creek and cradled by the Blue Ridge Mountains. Yet, they are also located just 5 miles from historic downtown Hendersonville, 20 minutes from the Asheville airport, and 30 minutes from the vibrant culture of downtown Asheville. Simple Life’s Western North Carolina communities offer a collection of cozy cottages that are easy to maintain and surrounded by exclusive community amenities with serene, natural privacy and convenience. Check out the list below to see some of the premier services that are located in the immediate area surrounding Simple Life Communities in Hendersonville. We invite you to check out our interactive surrounding area map for a more precise location of each service. 

WHERE TO SHOP IN HENDERSONVILLE

Blue Ridge Mall – Anchored by Belk and TJ Maxx, Blue Ridge is an indoor shopping complex that also features such popular stores as Bath & Body Works and Hibbett Sports.

Walmart Supercenter  – Is there anything you can’t get from Walmart? From groceries to automotive parts and almost everything in between this retail giant is perfect for finding almost whatever you need. Open from 7am until 11pm, Walmart offers curbside pickup, delivery, a photo center, a garden center, and more.

Ingles Market – Just 8 minutes from your Hamlet front door, Ingles is a great supermarket option that offers in-store shopping, curbside pickup, and even delivery. Not only does Ingles offer great groceries (including foreign foods and healthy choices of all sorts), but this location also has a Starbucks kiosk inside!

WHERE TO EAT IN FLAT ROCK

Hubba Hubba BBQ – This local favorite offers wood-fired pit BBQ & other Southern comfort fares in the shady backyard of a country house. If you don’t know what to eat just try the Indecision Plate which offers a bit of pork and brisket plus two sides and a choice of bread.

Flat Rock Village Bakery – A wonderful breakfast and lunch spot, Flat Rock Village Bakery makes everything from scratch daily – from breakfast pastries to sandwiches and wood-fired pizzas.

Honey & Salt – An amazing farm-to-table breakfast and brunch spot, the cafe sources a number of its menu items and ingredients from local and organic farms, creating some of the most delicious breakfast skillets and quinoa bowls.

Flat Rock Wood Room – North Carolina is known for its barbeque and the Wood Room serves award-winning BBQ as well as wood-fired pizza. They truly do offer something for the whole family!

WHERE TO EAT IN HENDERSONVILLE

NeverBlue – Not quite hungry for a big plate of barbeque? Try a tapas plate at this artsy boho restaurant with vegetarian and gluten-free options. You will definitely want to try ‘Devils On Horseback,’ a plate of Bacon-wrapped, Marcona almond stuffed, Medjool dates, deep-fried, served with goat cheese mousse, mango blossom honey, and Marcona almond dust!

Poe House – Named in honor of author Edgar Allan Poe, The Poe House is a mix between English Pub and a trendy wine bar with quite a few craft sodas in between and live music.

Renzo’s Ristorante – Renzo’s offers authentic Italian cuisine with fresh ingredients and a lot of style. The restaurant also offers private rooms and semi-private dining areas to accommodate small and large groups of up to 48 people.

Brandy’s On Main – Serving only the best aged beef, fresh vegetables, and the freshest seafood, Brandy’s always puts an emphasis on using local farmers when possible. All of their soups, sauces, dressings and desserts are made in-house.

TRANSPORTATION

UBER and Lyft – Rideshare has come to Flat Rock and both Uber and Lyft are options for cross-town and inter-city transportation.

Interstate 26 – I-26 is a nominally east–west main route of the Interstate Highway System in the Southeastern United States. I-26 runs from the junction of U.S. Route 11W and US 23 in Kingsport, Tennessee, generally southeastward to US 17 in Charleston, South Carolina. Follow it out of Flat Rock to the I-40 junction to get into downtown Asheville.

Asheville Regional Airport – A Class C airport just 20 minute’s drive from Simple Life Communities. The Asheville regional airport offers 60+ daily flights to 22 nonstop destinations on Allegiant, American, Delta, and United airlines.

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport – Greenville–Spartanburg International Airport is near Greer, South Carolina, midway between Greenville and Spartanburg, about 45 minutes’ drive from Simple Life Communities. On average GSP offers 100 total daily flights, easy parking, shorter lines and competitive fares.

WHERE TO VISIT IN FLAT ROCK

The Carl Sandburg Home – Enjoy an easy hike around the historical home of famous poet and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Sandburg. There are over 5 miles of walking trails through gardens and past the whimsical goat barn on site.

Flat Rock Playhouse – For more than 70 years, Flat Rock Playhouse has produced musicals, comedies, and dramas, bringing high-quality theatre in an intimate environment to Western North Carolina.

WHERE TO VISIT IN HENDERSONVILLE

Downtown Hendersonville – Full of locally owned shops, cafes, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants, Downtown Hendersonville is one of the Blue Ridge Mountain’s most popular Main Street destinations.

Jump Off Rock – A stone overlook at the top of a 3,100-foot summit, Jump Off offers pristine panoramic mountain views. It’s open all year, sunrise to sunset, and is located in the town of Laurel Park. Admission is free.

HOSPITALS AND HEALTHCARE

Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital & Veterinary Emergency Hospital – Just a few minutes from The Hamlet, Western Carolina Regional provides around-the-clock urgent and emergency veterinary care as well as a full range of preventive and healthcare services for cats and dogs in the Flat Rock and Hendersonville areas.

FastMed Urgent Care – Whether you have a tickle in your throat or you were stung by a wasp, FastMed can have you in and out with proper care in no time at all. They offer healthcare with no appointment and they accept most forms of health insurance. 

Pardee UNC Healthcare – Home to a number of nationally recognized programs, Pardee offers cancer care, emergency medicine, heart & vascular care, orthopedic surgery, primary care, sports medicine, stroke care, women’s health, urgent care, wellness services, and more.

Whether you need surgery, chemotherapy, emergency care, a health screening, or someone to call when you are ill, Pardee’s compassionate, highly trained physicians and team are available around the clock.

The Flat Rock/Hendersonville area may be most well-known for its proximity to the mountains and all there is to explore in its peaks and valleys, it is also home to one of the fastest-growing cottage home communities. With proximity to dining, dancing, the arts, shopping, and even top-notch healthcare, The Hamlet is poised to be your new home where you can live and explore happily ever after. Come visit us and see our options for right-sized living. If you can’t visit with us right now, we invite you to LIKE us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, or follow us on Houzz. If you want to schedule a visit contact us online or call 904-601-0809.