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.
Entrepreneurs and business professionals will find Rutherford County friendly to business as well, with a generous tax credit and grant program.
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.