Welcome to Transylvania County

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, below are information and links to important topics for anyone who might be considering relocation to our area.

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.

Taxes
Education
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 has been recognized as 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, The Outdoor Academy (Eagle’s Nest Foundation).
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!
Retirement
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.
Transportation
While there is no public transportation system 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.
Utilities
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.
Government
At times, you will need to connect with government agencies – local (Brevard or Rosman), county, state – to find answers to your questions.
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.
Request Relocation Packet to be Mailed
Some folks like to hold this information in their hands. We can help! Here’s the skinny on our Relocation Packet:

  • Cost: $20
  • Delivery: The packet will be sent out within two weeks of receipt of your request
  • Contents: In addition to the information listed on this website, the packet will also include
    • a phone book,
    • a large print street map of Transylvania County,
    • information on current events and activities, as available
    • and much more
  • Call us at 828.883.3700 to get yours now!