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Thanks to the Beautiful rolling hills and spectacular views, Saluda Real Estate now enjoys the triple market of second home buyers, commuters and retirees. Located conveniently to larger towns, Saluda North Carolina is in a perfect location for a second home. Enjoy the convenience of being able to travel to larger towns such as Asheville, Charlotte, and Greenville/Spartanburg, while also escaping to your mountain retreat. Saluda provides all the great things a mountain retreat has to offer as well as allowing you to take advantage of the larger towns' entertainment and shopping resources.

Greir Eargle, president of Saluda Realty and Construction, one of the top real estate companies in the area, said that people come to him seeking Saluda Real Estate out for a reason. "The people, who come to see us don´t want to be in a town," he said. "They want two or three acres, no gates or sidewalks, traffic or crime. We don´t have fancy supermarkets or malls and we don´t have a golf course, but we do have beauty and quaintness with ´old-timey´ stores and a two-block main street in the National Register of Historic Places. I think they seek out Saluda for the same reasons my dad did. It is old-fashioned, charming, peaceful and friendly." While Saluda has the appeal of a quiet, sleepy town, beneath it lies copious opportunites for construction and building. Eargle pointed out that in a recent North Carolina survey, Polk County was ranked fifth in personal income. Saluda in particular, he said, has a thriving second-home market. "The prices of homes in Saluda have gone up dramatically in the last few years. Home lots have increased from $25,000-35,000 up to $75,000. People are also paying $500,000 just for second homes located in Saluda. Some of the price increase is due to the higher building costs, but, a lot has to do with the growing popularity of Saluda Real Estate."

Article information obtained from Saluda Realty & Construction

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