Parents will be pleased to know that their children’s educational needs will be provided by the Cherokee County School District which currently includes one youth school, four elementary schools, three elementary/middle schools, two middle schools and four high schools. Students living in Andrews will more than likely attend Andrews Elementary, Middle and High Schools; Marble Elementary; and/or Nantahala Union School in neighboring Macon County. Tri-County Community College is located nearby for those who are looking to continue their education in a collegiate-level environment. For those who are looking to attend a local four-year university, Appalachian State University, Mars Hill College, University of North Carolina and Western Carolina University are all excellent options.
COMMUNITY EVENTS & THINGS TO DO
Residents of Andrews, NC have plenty to look forward to when it comes to community-wide events. Not only do they get to embark on laughter, good times and good food, they get to catch up and reconnect with friends and neighbors in a casual setting. Events such as the Andrews Cruise Night, Valleytown Cultural Arts Garden Tour, the Andrews Valley Music Festival, the Annual Wagon Train event, Summer Celebration and the Chautauqua AVÉ! bring residents together for many days and nights of celebration.
If you’re looking to take part in some unique or over the top experiences, then you’re in luck as Andrews has quite a few attractions that will have you talking for awhile! If you’ve never been to an Alpaca farm (a domesticated species of a camelid that resembles a small llama), then head on over to the Alpacas of Nantahala farm and get to know one up close! The Smoky Mountain Aero flights are popular for residents and visitors who’d like to take a look at their hometown from up above. Flight instruction is also available for those who’d like to learn how to take to the skies. Or, if you’re looking to get your feet wet, then you definitely need to take a whitewater rafting adventure along the Chattooga, Cheoah, French Broad, Nantahala, Pigeon, Ocoee or Nolichucky Rivers with the Nantahala Outdoor Center.
PARKS & RECREATION
The Andrews Parks and Recreation Department does a fine job in providing residents with four safe parks that feature a variety of recreational and leisure activities for everyone. The Andrews Recreation Park on Main Street offers a swimming pool, basketball, tennis and beach volleyball courts, softball and little league fields, and a variety of playground equipment. Also, the Andrews Community Center is also located in the Andrews Recreation Park. The Hall Memorial Park features a gazebo that serves as a stage for live music, festivals and plays. Valley River Park is located along the banks of the Valley River and provides residents with scenic spots for fishing and picnicking. Finally, Ferebee Park features a picnic area with restrooms and playground equipment for the little ones.
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