The Area Surrounding the Walnut Creek Preserve Equestrian Community


Equestrian Community Near Lake Lure North Carolina Equestrian Community  near Chimney Rock State Park North Carolina Tryon International Equestrian Center, Tryon NC

Walnut Creek Preserve in northern Polk County, NC lies between the golf community of Lake Lure just to its north and the equestrian community of Columbus/Tryon to its south. The area is known for its horse farms and excellent equestrian medical facilities as well as for its moderate climate and beautiful scenery. Rolling hills in the foreground, high mountains in the background make this area one of North Carolina’s favorite places to live. The area has been put on the horse community map with the development of the Tryon International Equestrian Center, just fifteen minutes south of Walnut Creek Preserve. This extraordinary facility attracts horse lovers and competitors from around the world and continues to expand its venues, offering exciting spectator events throughout the year.

            Shopping is available in Lake Lure, Tryon and Columbus. Hendersonville, Greenville and Asheville offer outstanding medical services and cultural activities to supplement the local offerings. This area of western North Carolina is famous for its arts and crafts, as well as music festivals and outstanding theatre productions, including the Flat Rock Theatre, North Carolina’s state repertory theatre. The user-friendly Greenville/Spartanburg airport is 55 minutes door to door and Asheville’s airport is 45 minutes away.

Walnut Creek Preserve is in a four-season location with spectacular autumn color. Yet thanks to the “isothermal belt”, a unique climate zone that results in moderate temperatures, this area experiences little snow and ice. Warm summer days almost always begin and end with cool mountain breezes. There are very few days, summer or winter, when riding or hiking is uncomfortable. This is a wonderful place to live!



just 20 minutes from Walnut Creek Preserve