Located in scenic Western North Carolina, Brevard features the very best the area has to offer – a pleasant small-town environment that is rich in natural beauty, cultural heritage, and social amenities.
Known as “The Land of Waterfalls”, Brevard is a nature lover’s paradise. State and national forests cover more than 40% of Transylvania County, providing endless possibilities for hiking, backpacking, and camping. The French Broad River and the Davidson River are popular for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and tubing. Brevard is also a nationally known mountain biking destination.
Brevard offers year-round cultural events. Brevard College, a four-year liberal arts college, is home to the Paul Porter Center for the Performing Arts, which hosts performances throughout the year. The world-renowned Brevard Music Center offers outstanding guest musicians and artists during the summer months, with concerts several times during the week. In addition, several festivals fill the streets of Brevard throughout the year.
Brevard has been hailed as an excellent place to live by Golf Digest, National Geographic Traveler, US News & World Report, Southern Living, Money Magazine, Rand McNally’s Places Rated Retirement Guide, and Bike Magazine. Forbes.com consistently lists Brevard as one of the Top 10 Places to Retire.