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Homes for Sale in Gilkey, NC by Price

A Perfect Rural Retreat

Located just five miles north of Rutherfordton along US-221, Gilkey Township is a world of peaceful countryside bliss… within minutes of small-town attractions, amenities, and fun. Escape to the peace, privacy, and breathtaking natural beauty of true country living, without having to forgo the convenience of living in a small town. Come explore the wonders that await in and around Gilkey and discover the perfect place for your next vacation.

Gilkey at a Glance

Getting Around

From Asheville, NC: 50 miles, about 50 min
From Charlotte, NC: 100 miles, about 1 hour 30 min
From Winston-Salem, NC: 120 miles, about 2 hours
From Greenville, SC: 70 miles, about 1 hour 20 min
Major Roads: US-221, US-64, US-74 ALT


Population: 1,631
County: Rutherford
Zip Code: 28139, 28167
Median Home Value: $114,900

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Top Areas Around Gilkey

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Located just south of Gilkey, Rutherfordton is a world of small-town charms! From the shops and restaurants of its Main Street to its splendid museums and parks, there’s something for everyone to love.

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Chimney Rock

Strap on your backpack and your hiking boots and prepare yourself to experience one of the most beautiful sights in North Carolina! Climb to the top of Chimney Rock for a breathtaking birds-eye view.

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Lake Lure

Need to get out on the water? Head to Lake Lure, where the watery recreation is rivaled only by the splendid lakeside views. Whether you’re a water-skier, a paddler, or an avid angler, you’ll find your pastime.

Gilkey Attractions

What You'll Love in Gilkey

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 Gilkey.

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Thermal Belt Rail Trail

Stretching over 13 miles across Rutherford County, the Thermal-Belt Rail Trail is a local favorite! Beginning in Gilkey, the 12-foot wide paved trail passes through Rutherfordton, Spindale, and Forest City, and is ideal for walkers, bikers, and runners.

Bonus: Gilkey’s section of the trail even connects to the Bechtler Mint & Historic Park, where you can explore an old gold mining mint site.

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Country Charm with Small-Town Convenience

Escape to the natural beauty, the peace and privacy, the ultimate tranquility of country living… without forsaking the convenience of nearby stores, shops, restaurants, and activities. Gilkey has a very rural feel, but it’s just five miles from the amenities, the attractions, and the events of Rutherfordton! You really can have it all.

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Top-Rated Public Schools

Even for vacation homebuyers, schools play an important factor in property values. And in Gilkey, you’re in luck—Rutherford County Public Schools are among the best in the state! Schools such as Pinnacle Elementary, Rutherford County Early College High School, and R-S Central High School all perform admirably.

Gilkey Real Estate

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