Fletcher Real Estate

    History

    The Town of Fletcher is part of the Asheville metropolitan area. It is home to Asheville Regional Airport, which serves Western North Carolina.

    Fletcher was first settled in 1795 when Samuel Murray decided to move his family to the mountains of western North Carolina and then purchased over 10,000 acres. In 1827, Samuel’s son opened the first post office in the Limestone District and the area became known as Murrayville.

    In 1837, Murrayville was renamed Shufordsville after the newly appointed Postmaster Jacob Rhyne Shuford. In 1838, Shufordsville was no longer part of Buncombe County but rather part of the newly created Henderson County. Shufordsville continued to slowly grow and changed its name one last time when the town’s namesake, Dr. George Fletcher, became the local postmaster in 1886.

    Although Fletcher was on the main road from Asheville to South Carolina and a railroad and station was later built here, Fletcher remained relatively small over the years and it wasn’t until 1989 that Fletcher formally became incorporated.

    Schools

    Fletcher’s schools fall within the Henderson County School District.

    Which school the students attend will depend on your home address so will need to contact the Henderson County Public Schools.

    Population Statistics*

    As of 2014, Fletcher’s population was 16,609.

    • The total number of households is 6,532 with 2.51 people per household on average.
    • The median age of the current population is 40.22 with 7,260 people being married and 4,337 being single.
    • The crime rate in Fletcher is below the national average.
    • Total household expenditures in Fletcher are below the national average.

    Geography/Weather/Climate

    The Town of Fletcher is located at 35°25′58″N 82°30′24″W, 3 miles south of Asheville. The elevation of Fletcher is roughly 2,123 ft.

    Fletcher weather recorded temperatures oscillate between a high point in July of 82.80° F and a low point of 26.00° F in January.

    *Demographic information is aggregated from data for the 28732 zip code.


    How we can help you?

    When it comes to buying or selling a home, we are very familiar with Western North Carolina. If you are looking to buy, we can help you locate properties that meet your needs. We specialize in finding the right home for both your lifestyle and budget. If you are looking to sell a home, my marketing techniques go over and above what most Realtors are doing for their clients.