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Homes for Sale in Caroleen, NC by Price

Caroleen is True Country Charm

Tucked into a landscape of winding streets, rolling hills, and lush forests, Caroleen is the perfect country escape for those who want to enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty of Western North Carolina while staying close to all the amenities of bigger towns like the nearby Forest City. Enjoy peace, privacy, and an abundance of outdoor recreation just steps beyond your front door… or an easy drive to shopping, dining, and entertainment in nearby towns like Forest City and Rutherfordton. Plus, major roads running through the area provide residents of Caroleen with easy access to major highways and routes to Asheville, Greenville, and Charlotte.

Caroleen at a Glance

Getting Around

From Asheville, NC: 70 miles, about 1 hour 20 min
From Charlotte, NC: 60 miles, about 1 hour 10 min
From Winston-Salem, NC: 130 miles, about 2 hours
From Greenville, SC: 55 miles, about 1 hour
Major Roads: US-221 ALT, US-221, US-74


Population: 652
County: Rutherford
Zip Code: 28019, 28040, 28043, 28076, 28114
Median Home Value: $115,100

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Top Areas Around Caroleen

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Forest City

Rich history blends with modern fun and entertainment in Forest City. Enjoy downtown events, baseball games, tons of shopping, and much more.

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Lake Lure

From its charming Downtown shops and restaurants to the sparkling waters of its lakes, Lake Lure has something for everyone to love, enjoy, and experience.

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Chimney Rock

Get out and explore the great outdoors! Head to Chimney Rock State Park, where you can enjoy some beautiful hikes with some of the best views in Western NC.

Caroleen Attractions

What You'll Love in Caroleen

With so many great local cities, towns, and communities from which to choose, it's hard to know which one will be best for you! So here's what local residents (and visitors) truly love about Caroleen.

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Beautiful County Locale

Enjoy the peace and privacy of true country living in Caroleen. Surround yourself in lush woods or rolling fields. Retreat to the peaceful call of birds or the wind through the trees. Hike, bike, or ride horses along secluded country roads. Hunt or fish. Escape to the great outdoors.

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Big-Town Convenience Nearby

Though it has a definite country-town feel of remote seclusion, Caroleen is just a short drive along Alternate US-221 to nearby Forest City, where you can find tons of shopping, dining, and entertainment. There are big-box retailers like Food Lion and Walmart, local shops and restaurants, and even a Community College.

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Top-Rated Public Schools

Relocating to Caroleen full-time? Students in Caroleen belong to Rutherford County Public Schools, one of North Carolina’s top-rated districts. Students belong to top performing schools such as Cliffside Elementary, Chase Middle, and Chase High. Additionally, students have the option of attending Rutherford County Early College High on the Isothermal Community College campus.

Caroleen Real Estate

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