Enjoy family fun at the 45th Annual Saluda Coon Dog Days FestivalSaturday, July 5th, will be the 45th Annual Coon Dog Day Festival in Saluda, NC.  This is a great time to get out with man’s best friend to meet and visit with your neighbors.  The Saluda Fire Department will be serving a breakfast to the festival’s attendees, watch the parade that takes place around 11am, dogs get to compete in various contests at the Saluda Elementary School after 1pm and the festival concludes with a street dance for everyone from 8pm to midnight, with live music happening all throughout the day.  Bring your dog, bring your family and bring your sense of fun to Saluda’s Coon Dog Day festival.  You won’t be disappointed!

Discover the beauty of Saluda real estate for yourself.The small town of Saluda sits at the top of the Saluda Grade amongst gorgeous natural scenery that offers a welcome retreat from the quick-paced lifestyle of the big city.  The city goes out of its way to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for local artisans.  That’s why so many art galleries dot the landscape.  Theater and music are also mainstays in the local art scene.  With places like the Flat Rock Playhouse, Tosh’s Whistle Stop Cafe and the Purple Onion, anyone can take a moment to enjoy fine performances from local actors and musicians.  The cozy environment that Saluda provides encourages couples to stay and raise their families here.  If you want to raise your family outside the hectic rat race of a big city, or if you just feel the need to get away, Saluda real estate is a great place to consider setting down roots.  For more information on Saluda or the surrounding areas, please contact me.  I’m the expert on the mountain lifestyle.

Lake Lure typifies the natural beauty of Western North Carolina real estateLocated in the heart of Hickory Nut Gorge, Lake Lure, North Carolina encompasses all the beauty that Western North Carolina real estate offers.  Originally, a resort was built around the lake, utilizing the area’s natural beauty to “lure” people to the area.  Currently, the lake is now held in trust by the Town of Lake Lure as a benefit for its citizens.  Although no schools actually operate within Lake Lure city limits, students living here attend schools in the Polk and Rutherford County Schools Systems.  Outdoor recreation is key to the Lake Lure lifestyle, with the 720 acre lake providing the primary location for a day’s activities.  Residents enjoy full access to the marina seven days a week for free and everyone is encouraged to enjoy the boating, fishing and waterskiing the lake has to offer.  Horseback riding is a popular pasttime in Lake Lure as well as hiking and biking around Chimney Rock Park, which includes a nature center, picnic areas and a gorgeous waterfall.  One trip to Lake Lure and you’ll see what the “lure” is all about.  Please contact me with any questions you may have about the Lake Lure area.

Flat Rock is that small, hospitable town where everyone knows your name and is happy to watch out for their fellow neighbor.  The Village takes great pride in its community, provides a nurturing environment for local artists, promotes age diversity and actively keeps real estate values stable.  Students living in Flat The natural beauty of Flat RockRock attend public schools in the great Henderson County School System, which encourages parental involvement in children’s education.  The Flat Rock Playhouse hosts comedies, musicals and dramas fit for the entire family and has been rated as one of the top ten theaters in the entire country.

It’s not just the people that are warm and inviting.  The natural beauty that Flat Rock real estate has to offer is what entices people most about visiting and even settling here.  The Carl Sandburg National Historic Site has preserved its rolling hillside, magnificent gardens, scenic trails and even the antebellum house and dairy barn just as they were when the Sandburgs lived here in the 1800s for the public to enjoy.  Flat Rock is a small town that has a big heart.  Come see for yourself or feel free to contact me for more details about the area.