Many features of daily life come together to make up a community’s heritage. But nothing quite brings that heritage to life like music. Western North Carolina has a long and storied musical history, and Polk County is no exception. Here are three toe-tapping tales about Polk County’s music history. Music has Always Been Part of […]
5 Exciting Winter Walking Trails for Outdoor Adventures in Saluda
Every day in the Blue Ridge Mountains is an adventure, especially if you know where to look. And luckily, in Saluda, you can look in nearly any direction outdoors and find great trails for hiking, biking, walking your dog, and exploring with friends and family—no matter the time of the year. In winter, some WNC […]
10 Annual Festivals and Events You Must See in Polk County, NC
Touted as the “First Peak of the Blue Ridge,” Polk County has long welcomed flatlanders to a higher altitude. Thousands of visitors flock to the area’s foothills each season to enjoy the rich history, culture, crafts, vast natural areas, and unique culinary traditions. If you’ve never been to any annual community events in Polk County, […]
5 of the Best Places You can Walk to from Our Saluda Office
Main Street Saluda, NC is a place where people walk, where people work, and where people share their lives with each other. At Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks, we’re proud to have an office located at the heart of this vibrant and easily traversable town. Each day, we treasure our opportunity to help people find homes in this […]
Step into the Past at the Oldest Grocery Store in North Carolina
Saluda, NC is an historic Victorian mountain village at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Main Street is full of many distinctive modern shops, art and craft galleries, and delicious restaurants. But there’s one spot that’s nearly as old as the town itself. Walk into Saluda’s century-old grocery store and you get a whiff […]
Agents Answer: Where is the Best Place to See Local Art in WNC?
Western North Carolina has a long and rich history of fine visual arts and traditional crafts. From traditional Cherokee rivercane baskets, made for thousands of years, to innovative multimedia art from the area’s newest residents, there is an overwhelming amount of art to experience. If you’re not sure where to start your journey of discovery, […]
Agents Answer: Where are the Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in WNC?
6 Galleries and Museums where You can Find Local Art in Saluda, NC
Western North Carolina’s many local art galleries have created exciting downtown destinations for artists and art lovers alike. Saluda, in particular, is home to an ever-growing list of fine artists and galleries to showcase their work. If you love local art as much as we do, you should check out the many local artists in […]
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 […]
Agents Answer: What are the Best Ways to Stay Active in WNC during the Winter?
Seasonal claustrophobia is coming early this year! Now that winter has officially begun, many people are worried about being stuck inside all season. All the board games have been played, the jigsaw puzzles have been made, and it’s seriously time for a digital detox. Luckily, there is always plenty to do outside in WNC to […]