Pisgah Forest

Pisgah Forest

Where Small-Town Charm Meets Outdoor Adventure

Welcome to Pisgah Forest

The Pisgah Forest neighborhood in Brevard, North Carolina, serves as a gateway to the natural wonders of the Pisgah National Forest. Known for its stunning landscapes, outdoor recreational opportunities, and proximity to the Blue Ridge Mountains, this area attracts nature enthusiasts, hikers, and mountain bikers from all over. The neighborhood itself is a blend of residential properties and local businesses, all set against the backdrop of lush forests and mountain ranges, offering a unique blend of small-town charm and outdoor adventure.

What to Love

  • Proximity to enchanting Pisgah National Forest
  • Majestic vistas from Looking Glass Rock
  • Idyllic location for outdoor adventure lovers
  • The exceptional quality of life in tranquil surroundings

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle in the Pisgah Forest neighborhood is deeply intertwined with the surrounding natural environment. Residents and visitors alike embrace an outdoor-centric way of life, taking full advantage of the nearby Pisgah National Forest for activities like hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and camping. The community tends to be tight-knit, often gathering for local events, farmers' markets, and festivals that celebrate the area's natural beauty and cultural heritage. 
Sustainability and conservation are common values, reflecting a collective desire to preserve the stunning landscapes that define the area. Whether it's a weekend adventure in the great outdoors or a leisurely afternoon spent exploring local shops and eateries, the Pisgah Forest neighborhood offers a balanced, active lifestyle rooted in nature.

Dining and Entertainment

The Square Root Restaurant is known for its eclectic menu and cozy ambiance. Situated in the heart of downtown Brevard, this eatery offers a range of cuisine from American classics to international dishes, aiming to cater to a wide variety of tastes. The restaurant is popular among locals and visitors alike, who appreciate its diverse menu options, friendly service, and comfortable atmosphere, making it suitable for casual and special occasions.
The Pisgah Inn offers scenic mountain vistas that meet farm-to-table delicacies in a seamless blend that leaves an indelible impression on your senses. 

Things to Do

Ecusta Brewery is a craft brewery drawing both locals and tourists with its variety of beers and relaxed atmosphere. Craft breweries like Ecusta often serve as gathering places for the community, offering brews and sometimes live music, events, and food options. Whether you're coming off a long hike in the nearby forests or simply looking to enjoy a laid-back evening, the brewery is a place where people can come together and enjoy good drinks and good company.
The Ecusta Trail, on the other hand, is a proposed multi-use greenway trail that aims to connect Hendersonville and Brevard using a section of a former rail corridor. Once completed, this trail will offer an additional recreational avenue for hiking, cycling, and even horseback riding. 
Oskar Blues Brewery is another noteworthy name in the local craft beer scene. Located not far from the Pisgah National Forest, this brewery is well-known for being one of the pioneers in the craft beer movement. It offers a wide range of beers and often has food trucks, live music, and other events, making it a popular spot for locals and visitors. Their spacious grounds are often a hub for community gatherings, and they sometimes organize or sponsor outdoor activities and trail maintenance projects, reflecting the active, nature-loving spirit of the area.


  • Pisgah Forest Elementary: Focused on Academic Excellence and Holistic Development


Overview for Pisgah Forest, NC

7,062 people live in Pisgah Forest, where the median age is 47 and the average individual income is $31,128. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

47 years

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Around Pisgah Forest, NC

There's plenty to do around Pisgah Forest, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Pisgah Coffee Roasters, The Velvet Cup Coffee Truck, and Corky's Dawg House.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 2.83 miles 17 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.06 miles 39 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining 2.54 miles 104 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Active 1.8 miles 41 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.69 miles 68 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Active 1.82 miles 24 reviews 4.8/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Pisgah Forest, NC

Pisgah Forest has 2,815 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Pisgah Forest do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,062 people call Pisgah Forest home. The population density is 435.016 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.04 / 49.94%

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Schools in Pisgah Forest, NC

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The following schools are within or nearby Pisgah Forest. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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K - 8th
2nd - 12th
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The Outdoor Academy Of The Southern Appalachians
10th - 11th
No rating available

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