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Jewel of the Blue Ridge

Madison County is located approximately 15 miles northwest of Asheville, North Carolina. With some of the most beautiful scenery in western North Carolina, Madison County has a great deal to offer for you and your business. With three distinct towns, Marshall being the county seat, we can offer a diverse range of options to accommodate your needs. Madison County is dedicated to not only meeting the needs of your business, but to providing a better quality of life for you and your workforce. Our goal is to make Madison County a place where people want to live, work and play.

There are over 50,000 acres of National Forest and Wild Rivers in the County. The Pisgah National Forest along the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Cherokee National Forest with its whitewater, misty waterfalls, and winding footpaths feature some of the most beautiful and rugged mountain scenery, and the best recreational opportunities, in Eastern North America.

The Appalachian Trail runs down Bridge Street in Hot Springs, the town named for the natural springs in the area.

Skiing, golf, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, swimming, canoeing and kayaking are activities residents and visitors enjoy year round in our mild climate.


photo by Steven Duncan

Want to know more?  Contact us to receive a copy of our relocation brochure in the mail.

More to Living in Madison

Looking for a retirement or second home? Madison offers spectacular mountains and more. The terrain is a mix of tall peaks, rolling hills, and flat farmland-- much of it available for home sites. The county has four distinct and moderate seasons.

- Madison County has low taxes (0.52 per one hundred)
- Full slate of community services
- Volunteer opportunities
- Licensed contractors, craftsmen, funiture designer, custom builders
- Arts and craftspeople

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828.649.2854
fax: 828.649.1021
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