Saluda, North Carolina Real Estate and Community Information

Saluda is a city located in Henderson and Polk Counties, North Carolina and the 28733 zip code. Saluda is also located along the South Carolina state line and close to Asheville, North Carolina and Greenville – Spartenburg, South Carolina. The 2013 population sets the number of residents at 710 residents. The Main Street in the community is has become a hub of restaurants and galleries and the city has long been a tourist destination.

Unemployment in the city is lower than the state and national average and job growth is strong and predicted to continue to be strong. Residents find a variety of employment opportunities in the city as well as Spartanville and Hendersonville and those opportunities include professional and other office work opportunities and service related employment.


School children of Saluda are served by the Polk County School District. The district provides educational opportunities for children from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. There are seven schools that make up the district and students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade 5 attend the Saluda Elementary School located in town. Grade six through grade 12 students attend schools in surrounding communities. The average student to teacher ratio is 13 to 1. Public school students have the option to attend their neighborhood school or attend a charter school. The school district ranks 26 out of 192 districts in the state.

Real Estate

Available real estate includes single family homes and undeveloped property suitable for residential development. The price range for the real estate is moderate and families, first time home buyers and retirees will find affordable homes. Families and individuals seeking a quiet lifestyle will find the small town charm of Saluda very attractive. Homes are located in family friendly neighborhoods where residents are committed to helping to keep their streets safe for everyone.

Families and individuals searching for homes or undeveloped residential property in Saluda, should contact Jan McClure, realtor. Ms. McClure has the experience and background to help perspective Saluda residents find the right home that meets their home buying needs and budget.

Parks and Recreation

Residents will appreciate the outstanding recreational facilities and opportunities Saluda and the surrounding area has to offer. The facilities, under the management of Saluda Community Land Trust, include hiking. Walking and bicycle paths, sports fields and fields, picnic and cookout areas, horseback riding, boating and fishing and playgrounds and tot lots for the children. Most parks and facilities are open year round and some are just weather permitting.

Attractions, Activities and Events

Saluda and the surrounding area offer a variety of things to do and events. Residents of all ages will find several favorite festival s and includes the Saluda Arts Festival, Coon Dog Day Festival and Home Town Christmas celebration. The arts festival features an exhibition of work by local artists. There is also a children’s area where children may experience art up close and personal. The Coon Dog festival is a celebration of residents and their dogs in the daylong event. Events include a parade, street dancing, 5K run and live music and great food. The Home Town Christmas Festival celebrates the coming of the season complete with tree lighting and a visit from that special someone. Other things to do include historical tours, museum visits, cultural exhibitions and family fun centers.

Jan McClure
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