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Rich History & Beautiful Country in Cliffside

Once a one-industry cotton mill town, Cliffside, NC is today a tranquil country community steeped in the rich history of its foundings. Not so long ago, it was a booming textile town, known for its above-average work environment and a founder who treated his workers with care and respect. But as the textile industry slowly faded away, so did the town. Today, it’s a quiet reminder of days gone past, still home to a small collection of businesses and churches, a school, and a clock tower.

Cliffside at a Glance

Getting Around

From Asheville, NC: 70 miles, about 1 hour 15 min
From Charlotte, NC: 60 miles, about 1 hour 10 min
From Winston-Salem, NC: 120 miles, about 2 hours 15 min
From Greenville, SC: 50 miles, about 1 hour
Major Roads: US-221 ALT, US-221, Boiling Springs Rd, Island Ford Rd


Population: 611
County: Rutherford
Zip Code: 28024
Median Home Value: $157,700

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Explore by Land

Hike, bike, horseback ride… however you love to get out and explore, Cliffside offers plenty of ways to do it! Hundreds of acres of open countryside, miles of nearby trails, beautiful state parks… Western NC is waiting.

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Explore by Town

Rutherford County is filled with charming small towns! You can find plenty to love and enjoy in nearby small towns like Rutherfordton and Forest City. Shopping, dining, events and entertainment… the possibilities are endless.

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Explore by Water

Kayak, swim, ski, jet ski, bask on a beach… love the water? Western NC is the place to be! Just a few short miles from Cliffside lies the breathtakingly beautiful Lake Lure, where you’ll discover an endless array of water activities.

Cliffside Attractions

What You'll Love in Cliffside

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 Cliffside.

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Rich Historic Sites

The town of Cliffside is steeped in rich history that can be seen around just about every bend in the road, and particularly in its downtown area, where the Haynes Memorial Clock Tower still keeps watch over Old Town Square. Take a historic tour through the town and visit the Get Up Bell, the Haynes Cabin and Rescue Squad Cabin, Cliffside Cemetery, and the Mill and Dam.

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Beautiful Countryside

Rolling hills, lush woods, and wide-open fields comprise much of the land around Cliffside, presenting a tranquil country escape ideal for those looking to leave the cares of the modern world far behind. A wide variety of beautiful homes make it affordable for just about any buyer.

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Top-Rated Public Schools

Settle down and stay a while! Cliffside is served by Rutherford County Public Schools, which perform among the best in the state. Cliffside Elementary School is located inside the town and is one of the top-rated schools in the district. Other top schools nearby include Chase Middle, Chase High, and Rutherford County Early College High School.

Cliffside Real Estate

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