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Columbus: Polk County's Hub of Activity

Tucked into the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and conveniently located off Interstate 26 just 30 minutes from Asheville, Columbus, NC is a thriving little town filled with possibilities for indoor and outdoor enjoyment in town and all around. Businesses and restaurants thrive in the four-block area that makes up it scenic Downtown. Parks and recreation, local attractions, and plenty of outdoor activities await just outside town. White Oak Mountain hovers above Columbus, beckoning visitors seeking breathtaking mountaintop and waterfall views. And just beyond, the endless adventures of the Blue Ridge Mountains await.



In 1855, Columbus was designated as the county seat. Each of the four main streets (Nulls, Walker, Simms, and Ward) is named after the original commissioners. Prior to the California Gold Rush, gold was mined in Columbus. Years earlier, Cherokee and Catawba Indian tribes hunted all around White Oak Mountain and Tryon Peak.

Columbus fountain

Community Profile

The population of Columbus is just under 1,000. For over a hundred years, people have come to the Thermal Belt to heal and relax in the temperate climate. Equestrian traditions run long and deep here. Horse farms still dot the landscape and Tryon International Equestrian Center is just a short drive down the road. I-85 and I-40 are both about 30 minutes away.

Things to do in Columbus

Come have fun in Columbus! Walk the streets and taste the cuisine of its charming downtown. Visit the vineyards and winery beneath the scenic St. Anna Chapel at the Russian Chapel Hills Winery. Admire displays of collections of hundreds of flags from throughout American History at the House of Flags Museum. Enjoy town festivals, events, and celebrations throughout the year. Or simply take a scenic drive up White Oak Mountain for breathtaking views that include a drive-by of the Shunkawauken Falls waterfall.

Explore the Blue Ridge Mountains

Want to get outside? It’s not hard in Columbus. The Blue Ridge Mountains offer endless opportunities for outdoor recreation that include hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping, skiing, boating, fishing, kayaking and canoeing, exploring national and state parks, and breathing in the crisp mountain air while admiring the breathtaking views.

Buy Your Vacation Retreat in Columbus, NC

Ready to enjoy mountain living in Columbus, season after season or anytime throughout the year? If you plan on making Columbus a regular vacation destination, or are interested in a vacation investment property, we invite you to start exploring homes for sale. You can also read more about our property management services for investors.

Rent a Home

Not ready to buy but eager to explore the sights and sounds of Columbus? Rent a home, stay for a few days, weeks, or even a few months to really get to know the local and lively color that is Columbus. Learn more about our rental services, or start browsing available homes for rent!

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