A historic residential community with forested landscapes and scenic vistas along winding byways.
Flat Rock is quaint and very historic village located three miles south of Hendersonville (about 30 miles south of Asheville). It's home to the fascinating Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Connemara, Flat Rock Playhouse and some local shops, galleries and restaurants.
Flat Rock dates to a time when the Cherokee met on the great flat rock which is still visible today. Flat Rock was established about 1807 and became the "Little Charleston of the Mountains" with summer homes to escape the heat. Many of those historic homes are now on the National Register of Historic Places.
Find original southern folk art, antiques, vintage treasures, women's clothing, local pottery and stuff for kids. Just across the street in Flat Rock Square, find The Gallery at Flat Rock tucked away in the back with an impressive collection of fantastic art and craft. Firefly Craft Gallery carries American made local and regional fine crafts and folk art.
In 1952, the troupe of performers, and a newly formed board of directors, made an offer to buy an 8-acre lot in the Village of Flat Rock. This new home made the Vagabonds “locals” and a rented big top gave birth to the Flat Rock Playhouse. As the beautiful Western Carolina region continued to grow, so did the Playhouse and in 1961, Flat Rock Playhouse was officially designated The State Theatre of North Carolina. The Flat Rock Playhouse now hosts over 98,000 patrons annually and is a significant contributor to the local economy and the Arts in North Carolina. It also is home to the main campus of Blue Ridge Community College.
Rich with history, tradition, and beauty, the Village of Flat Rock is a place where people come to visit and many choose to stay.