Brevard, just 20 minutes from Cummings Cove, is a charming mountain town in beautiful Transylvania County. Literally meaning “across the woods”, Transylvania is an appropriate name. This college town is lush with trees and waterfalls. Enjoy a day strolling Main Street, browsing in antique stores and sampling the many casual and fine restaurants of Brevard.
Brevard NC Real Estate
Brevard and Transylvania County are steadily growing with emphasis on real estate, tourism and college-town appeal. This also enhances Brevard’s desirability as a retirement and second-home location. Nearby, Cummings Cove offers a diverse selection of homes from condominiums to easy-care cottages, villas and mountaintop estates.
As a small town, Brevard relies heavily on volunteers to assist in many civic and educational programs. Year-round and summer residents contribute significantly to Brevard Academy, Brevard College and Blue Ridge Community College as well as Transylvania Community Hospital. This helps make it possible for this small town to provide a broad spectrum of programs and activities.
Brevard Arts and Entertainment
Brevard College’s Porter Center for Performing Arts (brevard.edu): Known as one of the finest performance halls in the south, The Porter Center’s concert series showcases an array of styles – from Doc Watson to Herbie Hancock, from Harry Belafonte to the Emerson String Quartet, from Leahy to the Afro-Cuban All Stars. The concert hall has seating for 700, superlative acoustics and unobstructed sightlines.
Brevard Music Center (brevardmusic.org): Each summer more than 400 gifted music students from around the world join professional musicians for seven weeks of intensive study and more than eighty public performances from opera to symphony, Broadway and pops. The Brevard Music Center has established itself as one of this nation’s leading summer institutes and festivals. In 2006, the Boston Pops conductor, Keith Lockhart, became the artistic advisor. The BMC campus includes 145 buildings on 140 acres of spectacular mountainside.
Brevard Waterfalls: With more than 250 spectacular waterfalls, visitors may wish to research their choices onwww.visitwaterfalls.com or obtain a copy of “Land of the Waterfalls” (a map and guide) from the Brevard Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center.
Brevard College (Brevard.edu) is a small liberal arts college offering undergraduate degrees in one of the most naturally beautiful settings in the country, the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Brevard College CreekSide, (pixeldog.com) is the program for lifelong learning, offering classes to the community in the areas of arts, crafts, business, computers, exercise, health and well-being. CreekSide also offers three programs designed especially for newcomers to this area. Participants meet face to face with leaders of the community to gain a better understanding of the area and explore public issues and concerns.
Blue Ridge Community College (brcc.edu), a two year community college with a continuing education program, is a vital part of Henderson and Transylvania Counties. With campuses in both Brevard and Flat Rock, Cummings Cove is conveniently located mid-way between the two campuses. The Center for LifeLong Learning offers courses in history, science, gardening, humor, music, health and wellness, political perspectives, literature and antiquing. Short trips are offered to waterfalls, theaters in North Carolina and nearby states, museums, behind the scenes at city and county facilities, canoeing, picnics, rafting, and educational retreats.
The Pisgah District of the Pisgah National Forest (ncwaterfalls.com) is the most visited district. Dominated by Mt. Pisgah on the Blue Ridge Parkway and extending on both sides of the Parkway, it is located between the towns of Brevard, Waynesville and Asheville. This popular district is noted for easy access to many beautiful waterfalls, wonderful hiking and camping opportunities, the Cradle of Forestry, Shining Rock, Middle Prong Wilderness areas and The North Carolina Arboretum.