If you've heard of Western North Carolina, chances are, you've heard of Linville. Linville is located in Avery County, North Carolina, and has been pinned as "North Carolina's Tiny Town With Big Adventures." Linville is an unincorporated community just south of US 221 and NC 105, home to vast expanses of wilderness and rolling mountaintops. With a population just over 550, rural living doesn't get much better than this!
Linville is surrounded on all sides by mountains, the most notable of which is Grandfather Mountain. The Linville River runs through the town, and Linville Caverns is possibly the town's most well-known landmark. The town even features a historic district, which runs between Hickory Lane and Mitchell Avenue, and contains structures that span from 1892 to 1940. Along with the tight-knit community, a home in Linville would place your child in the Avery County School District. If you're looking to escape from the hustle-and-bustle of city life to raise your family or settle down after retirement, Linville could be the place for you!
There's no shortage of outdoor activities in Linville and the surrounding area - no matter the season! Located deep within Humpback Mountain, Linville Caverns is a timeless adventure for all ages and is the only cavern in North Carolina that allows tours. Explore the caverns that house bats, blind fish, and stalactite and stalagmite formations.
Once back outside in the open air, you can take a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway and explore the many trails it has to offer. You may find yourself at Grandfather Mountain, an iconic landmark that is shaped just like an old man's face. In April, Grandfather Mountain offers "$3 Days," which is the perfect opportunity for you and your family to venture upwards to the Mile-High Swinging Bridge, and to meet the many animals that live on the mountain such as the black bears and otters. Down in the valley, you may find yourself fishing or boating along the Linville River. You could even take a hiking trip to the gorgeous Linville Falls, or hop on the road to head over to Lake James.
Linville is a golfer's paradise! There are four different country clubs and golf courses in Linville. Grandfather Golf and Country Club was established in 1968. It's a private club community-owned exclusively by its membership. This club offers breathtaking views, diverse amenities, and core values. Linville Land Harbor Golf Club was established in 1970. This beautiful club is owned by its property owners but operates a semi-private facility. 18 challenging holes with tree-lined fairways, fast-paced greens, and several water features await golfers of all skill levels. Linville Golf Course was established in 1892. It boasts a heritage that spans generations and is the oldest private golf club in Linville. This luxurious club boasts hospitality, a swimming pool, fishing, fine dining, and natural beauty. Linville Ridge was established in 1982. At 4,949 feet above sea level, Linville Ridge's golf course is the highest elevation golf course east of the Mississippi River. They offer golf, tennis, pickleball, croquet, a fitness center, hiking trails, and a beautiful outdoor swimming pool.