Welcome to the Town of Forest City

Thank you for visiting our web site. Forest City has so much to see and enjoy that we encourage you to visit us, but be warned, you may not want to leave!

We are located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Our town is very close to major cities but we have maintained that family atmosphere that is the heart of our community.

Walk down our main street and enjoy our hospitality. Visit one of our restaurants, coffee shop, or our local drug store. In baseball season take in a game and watch our national championship team. Stay the weekend and visit our local sites as well as other areas of interest that are just a short drive away. While you are here please attend a church of your choice. You will find our town charming, clean, and friendly.

Please let us know how your visit went. We always want to improve and would love to hear from you. We continue to look for ways to grow in our town but never attempt to grow away from our family values.

Come back real soon, or better still, come and stay a long time.

Dennis Tarlton
Mayor of Forest City




The Town of Forest City is seeking a creative, qualified, experienced and professional firm to design a new website for www.townofforestcity.com. Sealed proposals must be submitted no later than 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10 2015. Click here for the Request for Proposal for more information.



If you have not had an opportunity to take the Pedestrian Plan Survey, please click on the link below.  This survey link can also be found on the Town website and Facebook page. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ForestCityPed  


View the 2014 System Performance Annual Report.View the 2014 System Performance Annual Report.


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The Board of Commissioners will no longer hold their meetings at Town Hall. 

Due to ADA regulations, the meetings have been moved to the Cool Springs Administrative Office Building Auditorium

Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Monday nights of each month at 6:00 p.m.


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View the video about Forest City history and Christmas lights here .
"For small town charm this mountain town is hard to beat- especially during the holiday season." by nctv-logo



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BENNETT CLASSICS - Antique Auto Museum