Lake Lure isn’t just any vacation town—it is the beautiful, mountainous lakeresort town where the movie Dirty Dancing was filmed.Located 26 scenic miles outside of Asheville, with a growing year-round population, Lake Lure has all the amenities you’d expect from a resort town, along with the conveniences of a hometown.
Homes in Lake Lure
Listings in this old-timey beach town range from a $50,000 studio condo to a $4.6M European-style villa on 95 acres. Between those two extremes, you’ll find a wide selection of condos under $200,000, many of them even accommodating budgets of less than $100,000; a truly impressive variety of lovely, spacious single-family bungalows and cabins under $300,000; plus cottage, Traditional, Cape Cod, Tudor, Contemporary, and mid-century style homes up to $600,000, many with acreage, privacy, mountain views, and hot tubs. Some homes are situated in the Rumbling Bald Resort, which offers golf courses, restaurants, recreation, and a spa; and even lakefront homes are available in all of the above price ranges. Finally, a great deal of land is still available for building your own, should you so desire.
Lake Lure Lifestyle
An Ingles grocery store and a public K-12 charter school, plus reasonable proximity to both Asheville and Hendersonville, lend to Lake Lure a year-round residency potential that many vacation destinations do not possess. A dozen or so restaurants, cafes, and bars keep Lake Lurers from having to venture over the mountains at night, and the area’s 15 or so churches cater to a variety of denominations.
Recreation is indeed a big part of life here—residents can visit Chimney Rock State Park,and season passes cost just the equivalent to two visits.The Lake Lure Flowering Bridge is a decommissioned historic bridge that has been converted to a beautiful flower garden. For adrenaline-seekers, nearbyBoulderline Adventure Programs and Canopy Ridge Farm offer ziplining tours.The beach, of course, is one of Lake Lure’s best-known features, and there’s even a water park right there on the lakefront! A toy train museum provides visitors an opportunity to play with vintage toy trains while making a charitable contribution to pancreatic cancer research. Morse Park comprises four distinct areas—the meadows, gardens, wetlands, and riverside—spanning over23 acres to explore and relax. Cedar Creek Riding Stables teaches horseback riding skills and provides guided trail rides. Buffalo Creek Park has a five-mile mountain biking (and hiking) trail. There is all of this to do, plus a gem mine, three golf courses, kayaking, canoeing, water skiing, fishing, boat rental, antique shopping, and rock climbing!