About 15 miles south of the Virginia border, Henderson is a charmingly rural North Carolina town. It is near Kerr Lake, a popular destination for outdoor recreation such as fishing, boating, sailing, water skiing, wind surfing, swimming, hiking, and camping. The lake is a vast 50,000-acre man-made lake with over 850 miles of shoreline.
Henderson can trace its history back to 1785, when Samuel Reavis established a farm in the area and named it “Lonesome Valley.” The city began to grow after 1811, when a store opened near the stagecoach road. In 1841, the young city was officially named Henderson.
After locating your ideal Henderson apartment to rent, be sure to explore the charming downtown, filled with small businesses, shops, and restaurants. From antique stores to cafes to the Lotus Lounge Café and Spa, there’s something for everyone in the historic buildings lining this pedestrian-friendly area. Other shopping locations in Henderson include Henderson Marketplace, Henderson Square, and Henderson Mall.
Whether you’re enjoying Kerr Lake’s 11 recreation areas to fun events such as Show, Shine, Shag, and Dine – an event downtown that includes a cookout, antique and classic cars, vendors, a DJ, drag race legends, and more – there’s always something to do in Henderson.