Community Service

Cummings Cove is located near the center of a triangle formed by three cities occupying a high plateau in Western North Carolina: Hendersonville, Asheville and Brevard. Although we are closest to Hendersonville – just 8 miles from downtown – Brevard is just a 20 minute drive and Asheville less than 30 minutes. Each of the three cities has a distinctive personality and charm that lends great variety to the range of things to see and do outside the gates of Cummings Cove.

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Cummings Cove Information:

  • Homeowners Association Dues: $83.34 per month (weekly trash pick-up is included in association dues)
  • Golf & Country Club Membership: Minimum Social Membership Required.
  • UTILITIES (all underground): ATT/Bell South (telephone) | Duke Power (electricity) | PSNC (natural gas) | Mediacom (cable TV and high speed internet access) | Hendersonville City (water) | Cummings Cove (private central sewer system – $35.50/month flat fee)

Taxes:

  • Henderson County Property Taxes: $0.55/$100 of assessed value
  • Sales Tax: 7% (4.5% state of North Carolina and 2.5% Henderson County)
  • Henderson County Demographics: Incorporated in 1838; 375 square miles in area; estimated population: 100,000
  • Hendersonville Demographics: Chartered in 1847; in the Register of National Historic Places; estimated population: 12,000

Community Services:

  • Asheville Regional Airport: (15 minutes from Cummings Cove) Major carriers: Continental, Delta Northwest Airlines and USAirways; airport limousine service available
  • Pardee Hospital: Full service not-for-profit hospital with 222 beds
  • Pardee Urgent Care: Walk-in treatment facility opposite Blue Ridge Mall
  • Pardee Rehab & Sports Therapy Center: Therapeutic and physical fitness programs
  • Park Ridge Hospital: Full service not-for-profit hospital with 115 beds
  • Mission Memorial Hospital in Asheville

Business & Shopping:Buisness and shopping

  • Historic Downtown Hendersonville: Over 150 businesses and 7 major banks
  • Blue Ridge Shopping Mall: Belk, J.C. Penney, Sears, Home Depot and Lowe’s, etc.
  • Highlands Square: Super WAL-MART, Pier 1 Imports, Staples, etc.
  • Historic Curb Market: Summer Tailgate Markets and Regional Farmers’ Market

Recreation:

  • North Carolina Golf Courses – 11 area courses
  • YMCA and several health & fitness clubs
  • Parks: Abundant green spaces from city parks to state and federal parks and wilderness areas. Enjoy walking, hiking, biking, horseback-riding, bird watching, fishing, boating or picnicking by a waterfall.
  • North  Carolina Arboretum: State arboretum with 426 acres in the Pisgah National Forest. Educational programs including lectures, workshops and exhibitions throughout the year.
  • Blue Ridge Parkway: Scenic 465 mile drive from Virginia through North Carolina (adjoins the State Arboretum) to Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Park: 262 acres including the poet’s home
  • Chimney Rock Park: Provides breathtaking views of the surrounding communities

Education:education

  • University of North Carolina at Asheville
  • University of North Carolina – Center for Creative Retirement
  • Brevard College
  • Blue Ridge Community College (Hendersonville and Brevard)
  • Blue Ridge Institute for Lifelong Learning
  • Institute for Applied Philosophy
  • Henderson County Public Library: Over 200,000 volume circulation plus extension service; special programs for adults and children include: lectures, film & music programs, book reviews and discussion

Arts & Entertainment:

  • The Arts Center of Henderson County: Exhibitions, lectures and educational programs
  • Art League of Henderson County: Sponsors annual artfest on Main Street
  • Henderson County Arts Council: Funds programs and awards grants to individual artists
  • Kellogg Center (UNC) Arts and Crafts Design Center
  • Opportunity House: Arts and Crafts and Cultural Center for adults
  • Brevard Music Center: Internationally renowned summer program for 370 of the world’s most promising young musicians
  • Brevard Chamber Orchestra
  • Hendersonville Community Band and Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra
  • Hendersonville Friends of Chamber Music
  • Hendersonville Chorale and Carolina Chamber Singers
  • Flat Rock Playhouse: State Theater of North Carolina
  • Hendersonville Little Theater and Brevard Little Theater
  • Porter Center for The Performing Arts
  • Hendersonville Film Society