Tryon, North Carolina Real Estate and Community Information

A Brief Tryon Community History

Tryon is a small North Carolina town that can trace its modern history back to the 1880s when the Southern Railway established a train depot near Tryon Mountain. Many settlers established orchards and vinyards near the train depot during the late 1890s that still play an important role in Tryon's economy.

Modern interest in Tryon homes for sale began in the 1920s when vacationers discovered our area's beautiful surroundings and views of Tryon Mountain. The discovery prompted the development of several homes near Lake Lanier, the Blue Ridge Golf Club and the Pacolet Valley.

Tryon is now a beautiful resort community that boasts low crime rates, quiet neighborhoods and many outdoor recreation amenities. These benefits make relocating to Tryon ideal for anyone who wishes to leave the demands of modern city life behind.

Tryon Schools at a Glance

Most Tryon residents send their children to public schools that are operated by the Polk County School District. Most of these schools are located near high-quality Tryon homes for sale in residential areas including Sly Fox Lane, Moore Road, Mimosa Road and Hideaway Court.

Some of the highest rated Tryon public schools include:
  • Tryon Elementary School.
  • Tryon Saluda School.
  • Polk County Middle School.
  • Polk County High School.

Many Tryon residents send their children to one of these accredited private schools:
  • Grace Christian School.
  • Blue Ridge Christian Acadamy.
  • Sunny View Elementary School.
  • New Prospect School.

Nearby Tryon Colleges and Universities

Tryon is located near over 30 accredited colleges and universities that offer more than 300 degree and certificate programs. Some of the best colleges and universities in the Tryon area include:
  • Blue Ridge Community College.
  • North Greenville University.
  • Furman University.
  • Spartanburg Methodist College.

Nearby Tryon Recreation Facilities and Activities

Most Tryon homes for sale are located near recreation facilities that are maintained by the Polk County Parks and Recreation Department. Some of our clients' favorite Polk County recreational facilities include Laughter Pond, the Bradley Nature Preserve and Stearns Gym. Each of these recreational facilities are located near camp grounds, fishing spots, boat piers and birdwatching areas that offer fun ways to spend time outside with your family.

Moreover, the Polk County Parks and Recreation Department offers many recreational activities that are designed to offer families an easy way to stay active near their homes.

Homebuyers who contact Jan McClure will especially enjoy Polk County's after-school programs, youth football programs, swimming classes, yoga classes and adult summer basketball tournaments that take place near high-value homes for sale in Tryon. For more information about these Polk County recreation activities, please call 828-894-8199.

Tryon properties for sale are also located near several beautiful waterfalls that offer some of North Carolina's best hiking areas. Some of our favorite waterfalls to explore include Pearson's Falls, Shunkawauken Falls and Little Bradley Falls.

Tryon-area Attractions Offer Many Reasons to Explore Your Surroundings

The Tryon area is home to many interesting attractions that are fun to explore. Some of our favorite Tryon-area attractions include Blue Ridge Parkway, the Tryon Performing Arts Center, Tyron Resort, the Tryon International Equestrian Center, the Palace Museum and Overmountain Vineyards.

Tryon's Event Calendar Offers Something for Everyone

Tryon's event calendar offers activities that offer everyone something fun to do all year long. Some of our favorite Tryon-area events include The Tryon International Film Festival, an amazing Fourth of July festival, an USEA-sanctioned Horse Eventing Championship and the Tryon Tailgate Market.

Jan McClure
Jan McClure
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