Brevard North Carolina Real Estate Blog: Fall is coming to the mountains

Fall is coming to the mountains

Everyone has their favorite time of year. For us, it's fall. Maybe it's the cooler, drier air. Or maybe it's the the way the summer haze gives way to crystal clear views of the mountains that are ablaze in yellow, red, orange, and gold. It could be the smell of wood burning in our fireplace or the feel of being cozy and warm in a butter soft sweater. It may even be the fact that it's the start of football season. More than likely, it's all of those things that makes me look forward to the coming of fall, even when the calendar says August and the temperatures still hover in the 80's. Now, in the early weeks of September, here in the higher elevations, the leaves have begun an ever so subtle change, the shadows are getting longer as the days are getting shorter, and I know for sure that fall is just around the corner.Apples

Fall is apple season here in the mountains so if you plan to visit the Hendersonville or Brevard area of western North Carolina, don't pass up the chance to do some of your own apple picking. It's a great way to spend the day and whether you choose to pick your own from a basket or from the tree, it's a tasty bounty.

Most of the apple orchards are located on Hwy. 64 heading east of Hendersonville. One of our favorites is Grandad's Apples N' Such. But there are numerous others to choose from including Creasman's Farm, Skytop Orchards, Hillcrest Orchard/J. H. Stepp Farm,  and Coston Farms. Most of these are family owned farms that have been part of the landscape and the mountain economy for decades.

Apple growing is big business in the Hendersonville area of North Carolina and represents 65% of the apples grown in the state. Apple season runs from late August through October so there's still plenty of time to take a bite out of this year's crop. 

fall leafCarol Clay




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Comment balloon 2 commentsCarol Clay • September 08 2008 01:23PM


Winter in FL ONLY is my favorite, when it is a little drier (but always humid in FL) and often very sunny with minimal rain.  Nicest time of year down here, but NOT up north!  Up north, I like the summer better.


BTW, we'd love to have you join ADDICTED TO ACTIVE RAIN!  Watch for our special announcement coming soon!

Posted by Ronald Gillis, CNSA Southwest Florida. Notaries, Port Charlotte, 941-7-NOTARY (Southwest Florida Notaries (Mortgage Notary Signing Agent)) over 10 years ago

Hi Ronald,

I lived in Florida for 30 something years before moving to North Carolina. The heat and humidty there still gives me nightmares! LOL But truth be told, January through March or April is the best time to be in Florida. It was about the only time I could turn my AC off and actually be comfortable. By comparison, we've only had to run our AC for a total of about 20 hours (not days)  this year!

North Carolina winters are really great where we are. Very mild. We get enough snow to make it fun and give the kids a day or two off from school, but not enough to grind every day life to a halt.

Keep me posted on your group...because I am addicted to AR!

Carol Clay

Posted by Carol Clay, Broker/REALTOR, Brevard NC Real Estate Specialist (Looking Glass Realty) over 10 years ago

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