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Rutherfordton: Where the Beauty of Western NC Meets Small-Town Charm

Historic charm meets natural beauty in scenic Rutherfordton, NC. This small town is bursting with possibilities—for outdoor adventures, for small-town exploration, and for high-quality living. From the unique shops and restaurants of Historic Downtown to the rolling fields and fairways of its scenic golf courses, Rutherfordton has something for everyone. Come explore, and discover your next adventure in Western North Carolina.

Rutherfordton at a Glance

Getting to Rutherfordton

From Asheville, NC: 50 miles, about 50 min
From Charlotte, NC: 70 miles, about 1.5 hours
From Winston-Salem, NC: 120 miles, about 2 hours
From Greenville, SC: 60 miles, about 1 hour
Major Roads: US-221, US-64, US-74


Population: 4,187
County: Rutherford
Zip Code: 28139
Median Home Value: $124,200

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Historic Main Street Rutherfordton

Charming and historic, Downtown Rutherfordton features art galleries (like the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center), unique shops and restaurants, amazing events, and even museums, like the Bechtler House.

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KidSenses Children’s INTERACTIVE Museum

Located in Historic Downtown Rutherfordton, KidSenses is one of the best children’s museums in North Carolina. It offers 40 interactive exhibits, many public events, and “Science on the Move” outreach programs.

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Cleghorn Golf and Sports Club

Considered one of the best places to play golf in Western North Carolina, Cleghorn (part of Tryon Resort), is “an experience you will not soon forget”. In addition to 18 holes of golf, it also features a pool and sports club.

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What You'll Love in Rutherfordton

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 Rutherfordton.

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Partaking in Fun Events Throughout the Year

There’s always something happening in Rutherfordton! Don’t miss out on any of the community’s famed annual events, like the Mayfest Street Festival, Hilltop Fall Festival, or Small Town Christmas. There are fireworks on the Fourth of July, Trick-or-Treating on Main Street, and even a Gold Soapbox Derby! Find out what else is happening in Rutherfordton.

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Escaping to the Great Outdoors

Western North Carolina is most loved for its amazing outdoor adventuring. Right in Rutherfordton, you can enjoy outstanding outdoor activities, like hiking or biking along the Thermal Belt Rail Trail, an 8-mile paved rail trail connecting commercial areas with beautiful natural spaces. Another favorite is the handicap-accessible Purple Mountain Greenway, which winds alongside creeks and waterfalls. Crestview Park, located across the street from the Greenway, features two playgrounds, ball fields, tennis and basketball courts, picnic areas, a creek, and walking paths.

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Attending Top-Rated Public Schools

Students of Rutherfordton attend Rutherford County Schools, which rank in the Top 20 best school districts in North Carolina! Students are currently zoned to District 1 Rutherfordton Elementary, R-S Middle School, and R-S High School, all of which are located in town. Other options for education include Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy.

Rutherfordton Real Estate

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