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 […]

Quaint, Quirky, Horse Country: Tryon, North Carolina

Tryon, North Carolina is a small town located in the foothills of Western North Carolina, just 40 miles south of Asheville near the state line. The town lies at the base of the Saluda Grade, the steepest standard-gauge railway grade in the country, at an elevation of 1,067 feet. Calling itself “The Friendliest Town in […]

Saluda, NC: Where the Foothills End and the Blue Ridge Begins!

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 sweltering summer heat and remains a great place to enjoy seasonal beauty throughout the year. Located just off Interstate 26 at the border […]

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 […]

Living the Life You Choose: Schools in WNC Shape Young Minds

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 […]