Located west of Hendersonville is the Town of Laurel Park which rises to an elevation of 3,000 feet. Laurel Park was incorporated in 1925. Laurel Park is a premier residential, retirement and vacation are featuring spectacular views of the mountains and valleys below.
One of the most popular attractions is Jump Off Rock, a scenic overlook at the end of Laurel Park that offers a panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Pisgah National Forest. Jump Off Rock is named for a 300 year old Cherokee legend that when a young maiden heard that her lover had been killed in battle, she jumped off the cliff.
With a population of over 2200, the vision of the town is to preserve and enhance its unique quality of like making it the residential and small business community of choice in Western North Carolina.