Stafford Hills – Fletcher, NC
Stafford Hills in Fletcher, North Carolina
Since its incorporation in 1989 the population of the town has nearly tripled. Fletcher’s low tax base and educated population has made the town an appealing destination for many industries.
The Fletcher public school district is considered one of the best in the area. The online educational service Greatschool.org has rated the Fletcher system a perfect 10 out of 10. Fletcher contains two public elementary schools, Fletcher Elementary and Glenn C. Marlow Elementary.
The town is also home to Apple Valley Middle School and Rugby Middle School. High school students attend either North High School or West High School. Fletcher is also home to Veritas Christian Academy, a private school that offers pre-kindergarten through high school.
Ashville Regional Airport, which serves Western North Carolina, is located within the town offering connecting and direct flights to major metropolitan areas including Charlotte, Atlanta, Cincinnati, and Chicago.
There are also a number of major roadways the run through the town. This includes US Highway 25, State Route 280, and Interstate 26 which runs to South Carolina and Tennessee.
Arts and Entertainment
Due to Fletcher’s close proximity to Asheville residents have easy access to all of the arts and entertainment the city has to offer. Asheville is widely known for its artists and art districts.
The downtown Ashville Art District is home to over 25 galleries, studios, and museums all located within a half mile radius.
The River Arts District offers working studios that are open to the public and put on monthly events to bring attention to new artists and mediums. The Thomas Wolfe Auditorium puts on professional opera and ballet performances throughout the year.
The city is also home to a thriving nightlife. There are many brewpubs, wine bars, cafes, and playhouses. Asheville offers live music of all genres ranging from large concerts of major acts to nightly street performers.
Parks and Outdoor Life
Located in beautiful Henderson County, Fletcher offers two public parks for town residents. The town’s larger park, Fletcher Community Park, has been recognized as on the best family parks in all of Western North Carolina. Fletcher Community Park offers many miles of walking and hiking trails, access to Crane Creek, and playgrounds. There are many athletic fields including baseball and softball diamonds, soccer fields, and a disc gold course.
Kate’s Park offers amenities such as nature trails, a playground, and a picnic area. Fletcher’s pristine location also provides for year round outdoor sports such as hiking, fishing, and hunting.
The growth in industry combined with the many amenities the area has to offer has made real estate in the town extremely attractive to buyers. Fletcher is a beautiful small town with close proximity to the city, giving residents the best of both worlds.