Welcome to Transylvania County

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From Chamber Members

Perhaps you’ve heard or read about our special mountain community where you can find small-town charm, friendly people, an abundance of art and culture, and a thriving entrepreneurial spirit. Perhaps you’ve visited our area and experienced firsthand the fabulous down-home fun and variety of outdoor activities in our pristine forests with over 250 waterfalls. What a rare combination! Perhaps your research or your visit has got you thinking, “Maybe this is the place for me!” If that’s the case, we have several options to help you learn more about our community.

While you’re here, just scroll down to find information and links to important topics related to relocation.

If you would like to receive relevant information about our area, such as real estate listings, utilities offerings, and educational opportunities, click here to receive that information directly from select Chamber members.

If you like to hold information in your hands, you might want to receive our FREE Relocation Packet.  The packet contains much of the information linked below as well as a Real Estate Guide, a variety of maps, a phone book, events information from the Visitor Center and more.  Just send an email to info@brevardncchamber.org requesting a packet.  Please write “Relo Packet Request” in the subject line and be sure to include your mailing address.  Once we receive your request, we will mail it out to you as soon as possible.  Thank you for your interest!

Finding a Home or Property
Newcomer Services
Once you’ve made your decision to relocate to our area, you may want local help getting situated.

As far as higher education, Brevard College provides an excellent program with nationally accredited concentrations in environmental studies and music education. Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) offers more than 100 programs of study, awards associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. BRCC has articulation programs with four-year colleges and universities and provides one of the largest Continuing Education programs in the state. Transylvania County Schools (TCS) has been recognized as being among the top-performing public school systems in the state. The district includes four elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools and one combined middle/high school. The county also includes an award-winning charter school, Brevard Academy. Our community is also home to quality private and alternative schools, including Mountain Sun Community School, Bethany Christian School, and The Outdoor Academy (Eagle’s Nest Foundation), that offer a unique and personal educational opportunity for kids. Our community is excited about the new Get Set Transylvania (GST) program, which offers an invaluable collection of health, education, and support resources for early childhood development. The success of GST is due in large part to the extraordinary partnership among early learning resources, physical and mental health providers, recreation and social engagement organizations and more. GST is the product of coordinated collaboration among the public and private schools mentioned above, physical and mental health providers, outdoor educational nonprofits, and key community leaders.   Through these efforts, Transylvania County was the first rural community in the United States to be selected for the Sesame Street in Communities.  This program has brought resources to our rural community that would otherwise be unattainable and has offered new opportunities in early childhood education.
Health Care
Our area is fortunate to have excellent resources to help us stay healthy, regain our health or have support through difficult times. Transylvania Regional Hospital, named one of the nation’s Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals for four years running, serves our area and is affiliated with the Mission Hospital System out of Asheville. Pardee Hospital, based in Hendersonville, offers a wide variety of wellness, healthcare and health education options. Plus, don’t forget about your teeth!
The Transylvania area has been named one of the best places to retire. If you’re looking for a retirement community, assisted living facilities, senior-care support, long-term care options or retirement management professionals, we’ve got resources for you to explore.The Transylvania County Senior Services Directory provides information on a host of senior related resources.
While there is limited public transportation in our county, there are resources to help you get around town and to the airports – from shuttles to taxis. Just check with the Visitor Center (828-883-3700) to get connected. And, if you need to travel, we are not far from airplanes, trains and buses.
Getting settled in a new area, you will need to get set up with your basic services like electricity, natural gas, oil, propane as well as water & sewer or septic. Plus, you will want to get connected with phone/broadband/internet, cellular service and cable TV.
At times, you will need to connect with government agencies – local (Brevard or Rosman), county, state – to find answers to your questions.Social Security services offer many online options to address your social security needs. Click here to learn more about Business Services Online.
Public Facilities
Our community has some great public facilities in which to spend your leisure time. Check out our library and our city and county parks.WiFi access is spreading throughout the area and sites are being added all the time. Two excellent spots are the library (212 S Gaston St, Brevard) and our Visitor Center (175 E Main St, Brevard). Downtown Brevard features free public WiFi access courtesy of Comporium.
Trash and Recycling
It may not be pretty, but it sure is important. The city of Brevard provides trash and recycling services. There are private companies that offer the services in the county.
Media Outlets
We are lucky to have a local radio station (WSQL/Q102), which has an AM and an FM presence, and local newspaper (Transylvania Times), which comes out late on Mondays and early on Thursdays. WGCR is the local Christian radio station. While there is no local television station, we pick up broadcast stations out of Asheville, NC, Greenville, SC, and Spartanburg, SC.
Community Engagement
There are so many ways to get involved in our Transylvania community. Check out this list of civic organizations and as well as the many volunteer opportunities.