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Life and Real Estate in Lake Lure, North Carolina

 


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Resting in the middle of Hickory Nut Gorge in Rutherford County, Lake Lure North Carolina is a great place to visit. As the name implies, the actual lake in Lake Lure is the biggest attraction, both in lake activities and Lake Lure Real Estate. Lake Lure has even had a mention in National Geographic as one of the most beautiful places to live.

All kinds of activities can be enjoyed in Lake Lure. These activities include rock climbing, golfing, swimming, canoeing, fishing, boating and water skiing.

While Lake Lure North Carolina is known for beautiful scenery, outdoor activities, and real estate, it is perhaps best known nationally as the real-life location of the 1980's movie “Dirty Dancing".

Right near Lake Lure is the beautiful Chimney Rock Park - also a renowned place in the movie world as the location for filming “Last of the Mohicans".

Lake Lure is fed by the beautiful Rocky Broad River - named for its dramatic line of huge boulders that line the shore. This river forms the breathtaking Rocky Broad River Gorge, which can be seen in all its glory at the top of Chimney Rock.

With a population of just over 1000 residents, Lake Lure was conceived in the early 1900's by the Morse family. They bought hundreds of acres, built a dam and formed the Carolina Mountain Power Company. While they lost the land and dam in foreclosure during the Great Depression, the plant continued to provide electrical power and continues down to this day. Supplying power comes second only to ensuring the water levels remain at acceptable levels for NC homeowners.

Lake Lure homes are an attractive offer for home buyers. With so much to do in the area and close approximations to places like Asheville, people can vacation in the wilderness and still enjoy the amenities of being close to more metropolitan attractions and day excursions. And conversely many people in Asheville and surrounding communities have purchased Lake Lure luxury homes and properties to have a quick getaway and respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

The actual Town of Lake Lure is a little over 13 square miles, at an elevation of just over 1100 feet, and includes the lake and it's many fingers and bays the wend their way around the town. The weather is generally mild year around since it is located in the thermal belt of the mountains and foothills of western North Carolina. At an elevation of just over 1100 feet, there is plenty of hiking to be had nearby at peaks over 3000 feet!

In general Lake Lure is a pleasant and enjoyable place to vacation, live, work, and play. With the small town feel and friendly atmosphere, real estate, camping, and daily living are all attractive offers for the outdoors aficionado. With homes in a wide variety of price ranges and locations, you can get a taste of western North Carolina mountain life at any budget and style.

Zach Baker owns a Lake Lure home and regularly writes about Lake Lure Real Estate as well as other places of interest in Western North Carolina.

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