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Homes for Sale in Ellenboro, NC by Price

Scenic Country Living in Ellenboro

Established back in the late 1800s as a stop on the highest point of Seaboard Railroad between Wilmington and Rutherfordton, Ellenboro, NC is today a quiet and peaceful little town tucked into the rich countryside of Western North Carolina. Here, you’ll find a few local businesses, restaurants, and amenities, as well as plenty of rural beauty and privacy. And it’s just a short drive to shopping, dining, attractions, and amazing outdoor recreation throughout Rutherford County!

Ellenboro at a Glance

Getting Around

From Asheville, NC: 70 miles, about 1 hour 10 min
From Charlotte, NC: 60 miles, about 1 hour 10 min
From Winston-Salem, NC: 115 miles, about 2 hours 10 min
From Greenville, SC: 60 miles, about 1 hour
Major Roads: US-74 BUS, US-74


Population: 858
County: Rutherford
Zip Code: 28040
Median Home Value: $75,000

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Forest City

Just five minutes from home lies the bustling town of Forest City, where you can shop at the mall, dine downtown, explore a farm museum, and catch a baseball game… all in the same day!

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Just north of Forest City, Rutherfordton is filled with fun—from the shops and restaurants of its charming Downtown to rich history at its museums to fun events for all ages and interests.

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Lake Lure

Escape to the sparkling waters of Lake Lure! Whether you’re looking for a picnic on the shore, a day spent paddling on the lake, or fishing from your boat, the lake’s got plenty to offer.

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What You'll Love in Ellenboro

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 Ellenboro.

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Affordable Country Living

Rolling hills, lush woods, open fields… Ellenboro is country living at its finest! And with a median home price of just $75,000, Ellenboro is highly affordable—whether you’re in search of your primary home or a scenic countryside getaway for your second home. Plus, Ellenboro is conveniently located off US-74 Business for easy access to shopping, dining, and fun in nearby Forest City.

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Colfax Free Fair & Carnival

Enter and win or just visit and explore! Every fall, Ellenboro hosts the Colfax Fair, where dozens of local growers, crafters, bakers, and artisans display their finest wares and works and compete to be the best in town. There are entries for all age groups, and categories from breads and cakes to baskets and brooms to apparel to plants and crops.

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Top-Rated Public Schools

Relocating to Ellenboro full time? You’re sure to love it… and the schools! Ellenboro is served by Rutherford County Public Schools, which perform among the top districts in the state. Ellenboro is home to the Rutherford County Schools Tech Center, and students enjoy access to numerous nearby schools, like East Rutherford High, Chase High, Chase Middle, and Mt. Vernon-Ruth Elementary.

Ellenboro Real Estate

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