Tryon NC & the Thermal Belt

Tourists, visitors and new residents alike are likely to hear the term “Thermal Belt” in relation to the towns in and around Tryon NC. Perhaps some are familiar with the term, but most likely many are not. Trying to explain “Thermal Belt” to someone can be rather tricky, so it is best to leave it to those who can do so and do so well. According to John Vining, the now retired Polk County Extension Director, the term “refers to a mountainside zone, where frost or freezing temperatures are less likely to occur than they are at either higher or lower elevations.”

In layman’s terms that means the surrounding mountains of our Foothills provide protection from too much heat and too much cold in comparison to other areas just a few miles away. Just one more reason to say “Nearly perfect, Always Tryon.” It is a great place to live, work and play. Be sure to contact a local RE/MAX agent today, if you are interested in buying or selling real estate or even if you are considering doing somewhere down the road. Let one of RE/MAX Advantage Realty’s full-time, professional agents guide you. All of our agents are Brokers who are licensed in both North and South Carolina.

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