Local Schools are Building Tomorrow: Education is a Top Priority in WNC

One of the most important things to consider when you’re thinking about moving is the quality of the schools. The schools around a home affect its value and its appeal to potential future buyers. Even if you don’t have children or they are out of the nest, you want to be aware of the quality […]

Tryon, NC: Welcome Home to Quiet, Quirky Horse Country

Calling itself “The Friendliest Town in the South,” Tryon, NC is currently home to about 1,500 residents. Tryon has been one of the South’s top equestrian destinations for more than 100 years. And the town has become newly discovered by people flocking to its equestrian events and facilities, quirky in-town living, outdoor adventure opportunities, and […]

4 Polk County Museums You Need to Visit

Can you name five famous residents of Polk County? How about the author who once wrote a poem about a local ice cream shop? Do you know why there’s a giant toy horse sitting along Tryon’s main drag? Or why local residents once held regular Sherlock Holmes festivals? You already live like a local. Want […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Foothills Humane Society

At Beverly-Hanks, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to Live Abundantly in WNC. That includes our best friends and neighbors with four legs, too.  Today, we shine a spotlight on a local organization working tirelessly to keep local animals safe and healthy until they find forever homes. We invite you to learn more […]

5 Thrilling Ways You can Enjoy the Outdoors in Polk County

Touted as the “First Peak of the Blue Ridge,” Polk County has long welcomed flatlanders to a higher altitude. Since the turn of the 20th century, Polk County’s towns of Columbus, Saluda, and Tryon have been favorite mountain destinations to escape the sweltering summer heat of more urban and southern locales. Today, the area is […]

Everything You Need to Know about Saluda, NC

Saluda, NC is an historic Victorian mountain village at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Since the turn of the 20th century, Saluda has been a favorite mountain destination to escape the sweltering summer heat of lower latitudes. The town remains a great place to enjoy seasonal beauty throughout the year. Learn more about […]

Come See the First Peaks of the Blue Ridge in Polk County

Touted as the “First Peak of the Blue Ridge,” Polk County has long welcomed flatlanders to a higher altitude. The elevation of Polk County ranges from just under 800 feet near the confluence of the Green River and Broad River to over 3,200 feet on Tryon Peak and Wildcat Spur. The area’s foothills are rich […]

Tryon International Equestrian Center Offers World-Class Facilities

Opened in 2014, the Tryon International Equestrian Center effectively established the next chapter in a town where history and horses intersect. The $100 million, 1,450-acre, state-of-the-art facility takes a love for horses to the next level. Here, any and all can come and enjoy the beauty of the sport and its incredibly gifted animals. “For […]

Tryon Equestrian Center is a Must-See Location for Horse Lovers

Molly Oakman still has to pinch herself. “I’ve witnessed competition at this level only a couple of times in my life,” she said. “And never did I think it would be right here in my backyard.” As community relations manager for the Tryon Resort, Oakman speaks enthusiastically about the company’s centerpiece project: the Tryon International […]