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Rutherford County's Premier New Home Community

Welcome to South Ridge Estates

Looking for a place to live, work, or retire in Western North Carolina? Look no further than South Ridge Estates in Rutherford County.

At South Ridge, you have access to the best in small-town living, with the bustling cities of Asheville and Charlotte just a short drive away. Our quiet, friendly community blends the charm of yesteryear with the beauty and natural amenities found in Western North Carolina.

Half-Acre Homesites Just $14,900

Low Cost of Living, High Standard of Living

Enjoy the best of both worlds. No HOA fees, low Rutherford County property taxes, and reduced utility costs with our optional Smart Home features means you are likely to find living at South Ridge easier on your bank account than you’d expect. And our nationally recognized schools, abundant outdoor activities, and charming Main Street village offer a lifestyle rich in opportunity and small-town friendliness.

Plus, we offer the flexibility to build your new dream home on your terms. Once you secure your new South Ridge homesite, you can begin building right away or wait until the time is just right.

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Small Town Living at Its Best

Rutherfordton, North Carolina - A Minted Original

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Rutherfordton offers small town charm while providing easy access to thriving cosmopolitan cities such as Charlotte and Asheville.

From the cluster of antebellum homes in the historic district to the fiber optic hub on Main Street, the town maintains a balance between modern and traditional life.

Popular festivals, such as Mayfest Arts and Crafts Festival and the hilltop Fall Festival, as well as the 11,000 square-foot KidSenses Children’s Interactive Museum, create year-round family fun.

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Connect With Family and Friends

Nearby Activities for Every Interest

Enjoy the quiet solitude of an early morning hike or bike ride on the County’s newly carved 10-mile trail. Tee it up with friends at beautiful Cleghorn Golf Club, or enjoy an afternoon swim in their Olympic-sized pool. Watch a steeplechase competition at the world famous Tryon International Equestrian Center. Grab a leisurely lunch and glass of wine in one of our family-owned, downtown eateries. Or, just spend the afternoon soaking in the sun and majestic views at nearby Lake Lure or Chimney Rock State Park.

Whatever your pursuits, you’ll find a wide array of activities and amenities just a short drive away.

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Custom Designs To Suit Your Lifestyle

Make sure your new home fits your budget and lifestyle perfectly by selecting from hundreds of Donald A. Gardner Architects designs. New home prices, including homesite, start at $349,900.* A small sample of available South Ridge home plans is shown below.

The Tanglewood

A Blend of Form and Function in an Arts-and-Crafts Style

The Tanglewood by Don Gardner Home Plans

The Rowan

Two-Bedroom Design That is the Ideal Empty-Nester or Vacation Home

The Rowan by Don Gardner Home Plans

The Cartwright

Unique Combination of Style and Beauty in This Three-Bedroom Plan

The Cartwright by Don Gardner Home Plans

The Satchwell

Graceful Arches, Stunning Exterior on One-Story Craftsman Design

The Satchwell by Don Gardner Home Plans

Living In Plain Sight

News and insights on the community and the surrounding Rutherford County area.

Asheville, North Carolina
Isothermal College
Rutherfordton, North Carolina
Duke Lifepoint Hospital
Rutherford County Walking Trail
Rutherford County Airport
Chimney Rock State Park
Tryon Equestrian Center
Lake Lure, North Carolina
Cleghorn Golf Sports Club