Let me take a quick moment to introduce myself. My name is Dawn LoPresti and I work for United Country/Country Lanes Real Estate in Rutherfordton, NC. I worked at our office for 2 years as my BIC's assistant before I became a licensed agent.
United Country - Country Lanes Real Estate, offers a fine selection of Rutherfordton North Carolina real estate including homes for sale, historic property, mountain property and commercial real estate for sale in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, Rutherford County and Polk County in the Southwest North Carolina Forest City Metro area. In addition, we offer rural property listings including Southwest North Carolina farms for sale, ranches, kennels, land for sale and hunting property. If you're ready to relocate, remember that the Rutherfordton area offers both quality and opportunity. Our United Country office looks forward to meeting you and will be happy to help you find your dream property.
County, 563 sq. miles; Rutherfordton, 2.6 sq. miles; Spindale, 4.62 sq. miles; Forest City, 10.6 sq. miles. The county is composed of eight municipalities: Bostic, Chimney Rock, Ellenboro, Forest City, Rutherfordton, Ruth, Spindale and Lake Lure. Connected by US Hwy 74-Business, Rutherfordton, Spindale, and Forest City form the Tri- City area. The towns of Lake Lure and Chimney Rock are located approximately 20 miles west of Rutherfordton. Lake Lure is a private lake with public access.
Rutherfordton, 1075 ft.; Spindale, 960 ft.; Forest City, 860 ft. County's lowest elevation - Caroleen, 806. County's highest elevation - Sugar Loaf, 3,967 ft.
CLIMATE:Average annual temperature, 59.9 F; average rainfall, 49.91 inches. Rainfall is concentrated in Spring and Fall. Average humidity, approximately 65%. Located in the Isothermal Belt, there are 200 frost-free days in the growing season. Average snowfall, 2.74 inches.
EMPLOYMENT:Rutherford county workforce totals 22,790 (2006 report). It breaks down as follows: manufacturing, 18.2 %; construction, 5.5%; transportation and utilities, 21.4%; education and health services, 24%; professional and business services, 9.3%; leisure and hospitality, 8.4%; information, 4%; financial activities, 2%; public administration, 5.3% and all other, 2.08%. For employment opportunities call the N.C. Employment Security Commission at (828) 246-9841 or contact the Chamber and ask for a listing of Temporary Agencies.
RELIGION:Most major religions are active in the county or in nearby communities.
SCHOOLS:North Carolina requires all children ages 7 to 16 to attend school. Students must present a vaccination certificate, birth certificate, and medical examination form upon entering kindergarten or first grade. In addition to the public schools, Rutherford County has two private schools (K-8), (Trinity School and The Master's Academy) and one charter school (Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy). For more information on the public school system call (828) 286-2757 or visit the Rutherford County School System website. Isothermal Community College offers a variety of courses and activities to county residents. Whether you are looking to obtain a two or four-year degree, ICC can meet your educational needs. For more information call (828) 286-3636.
Whether you are looking to buy your dream home, an investment property or land, I am here to help make the process easier for you!!