Tryon, NC

Located in the Foothills of the central Blue Ridge Mountains, Tryon is known for its mild climate – the Thermal Belt – allowing for outdoor activities year round. Tryon, Columbus and Saluda, referred to as the String of Pearls, have much to offer everyone, yet Tryon continues to draw residents to this historic Carolina foothills mountain town with its rich equestrian history and vibrant arts scene. It is a little bit charming, a little bit quirky, a little bit steeped in tradition, but what it is not is boring.

Tryon has been the hangout of the famous and near famous for years. It is where a nine-foot horse mascot – Moris – stands in the middle of town just down the block from the memorial statue of native jazz great, Nina Simone. So, whether you need a dose of the arts, history or unapologetic charm, you have come to the right place. Farmer’s markets, gallery “trots,” funky festivals, wineries and a variety of equestrian activities all surrounded by mountain views make Tryon the special place that it is. Browse eclectic shops, dine at local restaurants and pubs, visit historic sites, tour the wineries, take in a show or an equestrian competition. Steeplechase, dressage, hunter-jumper and carriage events keep the equestrian community busy, while others enjoy the historic sites, fine arts, crafts and scenic vistas.

Home to 1,600+ residents, Tryon boasts having the “Friendliest People in the South.” It has been listed as one of the top ten retirement communities by:Money Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and others. You will find easy access to I-26, Highways 176, 108 & 74. I-85 & I-40 are only about 30 to 40 minutes away. So, stop by soon and see why, in short, Tryon is where small-town charm meets world-class culture!

Make Tryon, NC your home today!