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Forest City

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Small-Town Charm & Plenty for Everyone in Forest City

As the largest town in Rutherford County, Forest City, NC has something for everyone. There's rich historic and charming museums. There's a quaint and bustling Historic Downtown filled with fun finds and delicious eats. There are beautiful parks and miles of trails. There are recreational programs and town celebrations. There's shopping, and plenty of dining, and even some live sporting action. Plus, all the outdoor and recreational wonders of Western North Carolina are just a short drive away.

Forest City is the perfect start (or end) to any adventure. Come explore... and discover your dream home.

Forest City at a Glance

Getting Around

From Asheville, NC: 50 miles, about 1 hour
From Charlotte, NC: 65 miles, about 1.25 hours
From Winston-Salem, NC: 120 miles, about 2 hours
From Greenville, SC: 55 miles, about 1 hour
Major Roads: US-74, US-221, US-74


Population: 7,356
County: Rutherford
Zip Code: 28043
Median Home Value: $88,100

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Forest City Owls

No need to leave town to find exciting live sporting events—Cheer on the local team at McNair Field! Root for the Forest City Owls.

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Tri-City Mall

Shop til you drop at the Tri-City Mall, located in Forest City near Spindale. Restaurants, boutiques, major retailers… they’re all here.

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Historic Downtown

Discover the plethora of unique boutiques, shops, and local eateries that line the streets of charming Downtown Forest City.

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What You'll Love in Forest City

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 Forest City.

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There's Plenty to Do

Enjoy the small-town charms of Forest City! Head Downtown to enjoy plenty of local shops and restaurants, or to visit the public Library. Step back through time at one of two museums, the Rutherford County Farm Museum and the Bennett Classical Auto Museum. There are youth and adult sports and recreational programs, plus plenty of events throughout the year, like the Hometown Holidays Celebration or the July 4th Freedom Festival.

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The Parks are Beautiful

There are so many ways to get outside and enjoy the beauty of Western North Carolina. Explore a city park, where you can enjoy playgrounds and picnic areas, sports fields and courts, an outdoor pool with water slides, a Municipal Golf Course, and walking trails. There’s even a new park coming soon to Forest City, the Forest City Pavilion on Park Square, featuring an amphitheatre for concerts and events, a splash pad, picnic areas, and a walking trail. And the new 13-mile paved Thermal Belt Rail Trail is scheduled to open late 2018.

Nearby, you can paddle or boat the sparkling waters of the breathtakingly beautiful Lake Lure or catch your breath atop the stunning Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park. Just a short drive away, endless outdoor adventures await in the Pisgah National Forest or along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Public Schools are Top-Notch

Forest City students are served by Rutherford County Schools, which rank in the Top 20 Best School Districts in North Carolina. Schools in Forest City include Mt Vernon-Ruth Elementary, Forest City-Dunbar Elementary, Harris Elementary, Forest W. Hunt Elementary, Chase Middle, and Chase High. Rutherford County Early College High, location on the Isothermal Community College campus, offers an alternative for advanced education.

Forest City Real Estate

Searching for a home for sale in Forest City or want to learn more about what it’s like to live in Western North Carolina? We’ve got the resources to help you out! Contact us to learn more and schedule a showing of your favorite homes, or browse our Buyer’s Resources below!

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