Here’s a question people living in Hyde Park ask themselves often: Should we head north or south this weekend? Situated midway between Asheville and Hendersonville, the Hyde Park master planned community offers the best of both worlds. A twenty minute trip in either direction lands you in one of Western North Carolina’s two largest downtowns — vibrant Asheville to the north, and beautiful Hendersonville to the south.
Let’s say you love the arts. On Friday night, take a stroll through Asheville’s River Arts District, a mile-long stretch on the French Broad River lined with art studios in historic buildings. Then take a Saturday afternoon to explore nearly a dozen art galleries around downtown Hendersonville’s historic Main Street. Later that night, take in a live performance at the State Theatre of North Carolina, the Flat Rock Playhouse, just south of Hendersonville.
Perhaps craft brews are your thing. Living in Arden, you’re fully surrounded by good beer. Sign up for BREW-ed in Asheville — the educational brewery walking tour that National Geographic called one of the best in the world. Or take a trip to Hendersonville and enjoy a pint from breweries that include Triskelion, Sanctuary, Dry Falls, Southern Appalachian, and more. Or head out to Sierra Nevada’s world famous brewery complex (sometimes called “Malt Disney World”) just six miles from your Hyde Park doorstep.
Then there’s the natural beauty western North Carolina is known for. Fancy a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway? Just a quick jaunt up Route 25 puts you on this scenic road. (Faster than many people from Asheville can get there!) Head west and find yourself at the North Carolina Arboretum with its 65 acres of lush gardens, or just enjoy the drive.
Which sounds better: A tour of the opulent grounds and architecture of the Biltmore Estate or a visit to poet Carl Sandburg’s pastoral home and working farm? The answer, if you’re living in Arden, is BOTH! Just twenty minutes north lands you at the Biltmore or head south for thirty minutes and wander Carl Sandburg’s historic site.
Living in the master planned community at Hyde Park gives you an ideal home base for exploring Hendersonville and Asheville. At the end of the day, return to an affordable, quality-built home — and think about what you want to do next weekend.
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