Small Town, Deep Roots

Tucked away in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Forest City, NC is a place where southern charm and preservation live in harmony with modern innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. Since 1887, the town has brought industry to the Rutherford County Region while maintaining an appreciation for its people, places and traditions.

Historic Downtown features modern boutiques, antique shops, and "mom and pop" restaurants. The 20th century Main Street is complimented by a manicured, tree-lined median and character that speaks to the town's deep history and wonderful sense of community. Every winter, Main Street is illuminated with more than one million lights for the town's Hometown Holidays celebration, an annual tradition since 1930. Small town classics like diners, vintage cars and wooden-bat baseball round out the Forest City downtown experience.

On the opposite side of town, Forest City services as the commercial and retail hub for Rutherford County, showcasing an appreciation for vision and progress. Major corporations like Facebook are headquartered in Forest City's conveniently located commercial buildings on sprawling acres of open land.

From Main Street's Southern hospitality and historic architecture to generations of families and entrepreneurs who have helped pave the way to continued growth, Forest City is a small town anchored by deep roots.

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