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.

Asheville, North Carolina
Isothermal College
Rutherford County Walking Trail
Tryon Equestrian Center
Chimney Rock State Park
Cleghorn Golf Sports Club

Come Discover South Ridge Estates

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    Selecting a home plan and one of our available homesites at South Ridge Estates should be a positive, stress-free experience. Let us know how we can help fit your needs!

    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. A small sample of available South Ridge home plans is shown below.

    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

    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. Our nationally recognized schools, abundant outdoor activities, and charming Main Street village offer a lifestyle rich in opportunity and small-town friendliness, making it one of the most desirable cities in western North Carolina.

    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 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.

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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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    Living In Plain Sight

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