Rutherford County is in the southwestern area of North Carolina and has a population of about 64,000. With Lake Lure and several start parks and nature preserves, it’s a well sought-after location for homebuyers throughout North Carolina.
Named after Griffith Rutherford, a general in the American Revolutionary War, the county was formed in 1779.
Homes for sale in Rutherford County, NC go fast as the quiet pace of a small town community is very much desired in Western North Carolina. Small town friendly where all can enjoy the luxury of being close to the action but far from the crowd.
Find a home for sale in Rutherford County close to the Blue Ridge Foothills or Lake Lure for a fun family adventure or a quiet night at home.
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Rutherford County Real Estate Agents
When buying a home in Rutherford County, it’s very helpful to have a real estate agent assist you. The Rutherford County real estate agents at Ferguson Real Estate and Associates provide useful services and work with you in many different ways. Our team is there through the entire process, from beginning to end. We will walk you through the entire home buying process from applying for a mortgage to closing.
The Rutherford County real estate agents at Ferguson Real Estate and Associates have experience helping our clients get preapprovals before home shopping. We have several options for mortgages and can stay in touch with your mortgage broker, keeping a hands-on approach so there are no surprises.
Contact one of our agents at (828) 440-1172 to start the home search today. We are here for you to answer any and all questions you may have.
Land and Lots for Sale in Rutherford County, NC
We can help you find large acreage or a lot in a gated community in Rutherford County, no matter your needs. To make a smart buy in Rutherford County land, you need to have a solid understanding of the different factors of land and proper zoning classification. Our real estate agents can assist you with all of this.
Rutherford County offers land for sale in the mountains and in the foothills. Whether you are interested in building a home on 100 acres of land or a smaller plot of land in an established community, we can help. Call to speak to one of our agents today at (828) 440-1172 to learn more about buying land in Rutherford County, NC.
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Selling your Home in Rutherford County, NC
It’s a daunting task to learn how to sell your house without a real estate agent and selling your home will likely be one of the biggest transactions of your life. You can try to do it alone to save money, but hiring an agent has many advantages. The real estate agents at Ferguson Real Estate and Associates can get broader exposure for your property, help you negotiate a better deal, dedicate more time to your sale, and prevent your emotions from sabotaging it. Our agents bring expertise, which few FSBO sellers have, to a complex transaction with many potential financial and legal pitfalls.
Hiring Ferguson Real Estate and Associates to sell your home will take a lot of stress off of your shoulders. We will get your home listed and sold quickly making hiring us the best decision you make during the entire process.
On our initial appointment with you, we will set up a time so that you can take us on a guided tour of your property. We may have some recommendations during our walkthrough to be done before we put your home on the market. All of our recommendations are for when buyers tour the home, they see only the best your home has to offer.
One of our agents will discuss with you what you would like to sell the home for, and show you what other homes are selling for right now. As a team, we will come up with a price together. Our agents are on your side but are removed from the sale emotionally. We want you to make money in the sale but we have a realistic way of looking at things that most who are attached to the home don’t have. This is an invaluable resource to have when trying to make a sale.
Contact our Rutherford County real estate agents today at (828) 440-1172 to schedule an appointment.
Rutherford County Facts
Rutherford County is located on the border of the Piedmont and Mountain regions of North Carolina. It was formed in 1779 and named after Griffith Rutherford, a Revolutionary War general who was a member of the NC provincial congress.
Rutherford County was home to Cherokee Indians and later was settled by Scotch-Irish, German, French, English and Swiss settlers. The Bechtler Mint which was established in 1831 minted more than $2 million in gold coins until late 1840s.
Rutherford Regional Health System is located in Rutherfordton while two other hospitals are just a few minutes away in Hendersonville, NC which are Park Ridge and Pardee.
Lake Lure is the largest body of water in the county and the surrounding area is a town named after it. You can enjoy fishing, boating, hiking, picnics and large get-togethers on the lake.
Rutherford County Communities
Rutherford County has seven incorporated cities that include Forest City, Rutherfordton, Lake Lure, Ellenboro, Spindale, Ruth, and Bostic. Rutherfordton is the county seat and Forest City is the largest town.
Forest City brings southern charm and historic preservation together with modern innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. With a population of 7,300 and is the largest city in Rutherford County. A great place for visitors, it has the Rutherford County Farm Museum and the Bennett Classical Auto Museum. Every winter Forest City’s Hometown Holidays celebration lights up Main Street with more than 1 million lights which is a tradition since 1930. Home to the Forest City Owls baseball club which is a collegiate summer league. Forest City homes for sale go fast as it’s a very desirable area.
With a population of 4,000, Rutherfordton was founded in 1787 making it one of the oldest towns in Western NC. It’s nestled just 16 miles east of Lake Lure and holds lots of interesting history. The Bechtler House is a historic place that produced the first dollar coin in the United States in the early 19th century. At Christmas, there’s a 75-foot Christmas tree in the front of the courthouse which is the central decor for Rutherfordton’s small town Christmas on the first weekend of December. During the year, residents enjoy hiking, shopping, and dining with lots of amazing choices throughout the town. Like Forest City, Rutherfordton homes for sale also go fast so if interested in this area, give us a call.
Lake Lure is one of the newer cities in Rutherford County, incorporated in 1927 with a small population of just over 1,500 residents. The heart of the city is the beautiful man-made lake that the town is named after. Lake Lure is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains about 27 miles from Asheville. It has been the filming location for popular movies such as Dirty Dancing, Thunder road, The Last of the Mohicans, and Firestarter. Residents and visitors can’t miss the Dirty Dancing Festival held every year! If you are interested in buying a home in Lake Lure, NC, there are so many activities your family can enjoy including mountain biking, hiking, golfing, museums and more.
Spindale’s history is preserved with small-town charm including quaint shops and restaurants that many are in brick buildings that have stood for generations. With a population of 4,000, Spindale was named for its well-known role in the historic textile industry of North Carolina. At night the town comes alive with amazing live music and local sports events which are held at the Spindale Recreation Center. Home to the Isothermal Community College, named for its location in the thermal belt and part of the NC community college system. If you are interested in a Spindale home for sale, give us a call.