Thinking Small in Tryon NC
There’s a big movement across the US to re-invigorate small town life and small local businesses. The town of Tryon offers small town living in a beautiful, affordable small town setting – and it’s the real thing. Historic, never over developed, with the real beauty and intergity that first appealed to settlers for centuries. The town itself has about 1700 full time residents – many homes are owned as second or vacation homes by families in nearby cities.
Tryon is a perfect place to open a small business to serve locals, and for business commuters who want to live and raise their kids in a small town. Tryon is under or within 2-3 hours of Atlanta, Asheville, Charlotte, Greenville, and Spartanburg. Many residents commute locally or through airports. Tryon Elementary is within walking distance of downtown and nearby lovely, leafy neighborhoods. Average student teacher ratio is 12:1 – last school year 2015-2016 there were 684 students in Polk County – approximately 100 per grade in the high school. Polk county is also one of only a few which offers Early College Program where college bound students can graduate high school with a dual degree from community college and enter any NC state university as a junior.