Retail & Office
Rutherford County is located in the foothills of North Carolina approximately one hour from Asheville, Charlotte, Hickory and Greenville/Spartanburg, SC. The county has tremendous growth opportunity in the Retail Trade Area of Rutherfordton, Spindale and Forest City. A large percentage of residents shop in the four metro areas located within an hour of Rutherford County.
While not a part of the Retail Trade Zone, the towns of Lake Lure and Chimney Rock are located approximately 20 miles west of Rutherfordton within Rutherford County. Lake Lure is a private lake with public access that is enjoyed by thousands from spring until fall. Also, Chimney Rock Park has recently been named a new North Carolina State Park.