Lake Lure North Carolina is about 25 miles from Asheville, North Carolina is what some have called the “jewel of the mountains.” Beautiful Lake Lure, NC sits in the Hickory Nut Gorge, and has some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Western North Carolina mountains. With gorgeous NC mountain views and luscious greenery, Lake Lure has been featured in a few major motion pictures such as The Last of the Mohicans and Dirty Dancing.
Located on the Thermal Belt, the climate of Lake Lure North Carolina is relatively mild year round, as compared to the other mountain places surrounding Lake Lure. Even in the winter, Lake Lure experiences warmer temperatures than the surrounding areas, which is one of the many reasons people love living here. Lake Lure North Carolina is also home to a variety of ecological treasures such as many varieties of plant life and a few distinct animals that can only be found in Lake Lure. The best known is Bat Cave, the longest fissure cave in North America, with its resident populations of federally endangered Indiana bats and rare green salamanders.
Lake Lure has about 1,000 full time residents with as many as 10,000 visitors throughout the tourist season. People travel to Lake Lure and Western North Carolina, to enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, hiking and many other fun outdoor activities.
The Town of Lake Lure owns and controls the lake, shoreline, and dam, and though it does generate hydroelectric power for sale, the town maintains a fixed water level year-round for the pleasure and convenience of residents, vacationers, and tourists.
Lake Lure North Carolina is also relatively close to larger urban areas, another reason why it is so popular. Asheville is approximately thirty minutes away, Charlotte is a bit further away and about a two hour drive. To the south of Lake Lure is Greenville SC, about an hour and a half away, and Atlanta, GA which is about 3 hours away. Also, there are 3-4 hospitals within a thirty minute drive from Lake Lure, making it a very safe place to work and play.
Each week, more families from Atlanta, Charleston, and Charlotte are discovering how convenient Lake Lure North Carolina can be for a weekend getaway. Many present and future retirees are moving here, to the “Isothermal Belt,” rather than face the summers of Florida or the winters of points further north.
The economy and real estate market has appreciated in recent years, however living at Lake Lure is still affordable. Visit Lake Lure and you will see why so many people have fallen in love with the area and enjoy living and vacationing here.