Find Your Slice of History in Gillette Woods

Originally settled in 1927, Gillette Woods is a historic community in the peaceful foothills of Tryon, North Carolina. And though it may seem like just another neighborhood, this amazing place has some pretty famous roots.

All 700 acres of Gillette Woods were once owned by William Gillette, a famous Hollywood actor. Today, it has since transformed into a neighborhood of 300 single-family homes, and other notable residents include biologist Margaret Morley and artist Homer Ellertson. So if you're looking to own your own slice of Western Carolina history with sweeping natural views, Gillette Woods may be the place for you. 

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Key Features of Gillette Woods

Historic Homes

Since its founding in the early 1900s, Gillette Woods has expanded to include a variety of architectural styles. Whether you're looking for a cozy brick-front cabin or a sweeping castle-like estate, you'll surely find what you're looking for in this one-of-a-kind community.

Ideal Location

Gillette Woods may seem tucked away in the forest, but it's actually just minutes away from Tryon's top retail, culinary, and entertainment destinations. Residents love heading into Downtown Tryon to catch a show at the local arts center, attend an event, or unwind at a local park.

Gillette Woods at a Glance


  • Minutes from Downtown Tryon
  • Forest and mountain views


  • Historic properties
  • Plenty of acreage

Wondering What's Around?

What You'll Love:



Residents love Gillette Woods' unbeatable location just minutes away from Downtown Tryon. Here, all of the area's best local antique shops, boutiques, galleries, and specialty stores will practically be at your doorstep! If you're looking for recommendations, you can't go wrong with spots like Vines of Tryon, Tryon Antique Mall, or The Tryon Bottle.



Whether you're just picking up a quick bite or want to savor the local cuisine, you'll uncover plenty of restaurants minutes away from Gillette Woods. Sidestreet Pizza and Pasta is one of the most popular eateries in town—you can't go wrong with their signature pies! Other favorites include Harper Eatery and Pub, McGourty's, and the Tryon Coffeehouse Co-op.

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Parks & Rec

When you live in Gillette Woods, your backyard will be like your own natural oasis—but you'll also find plenty of amazing green spaces right nearby, too! Harmon Field showcases 36 acres of ball fields, an equestrian center, and much more. Nina Simone Plaza is another place in Downtown Tryon where you can get in touch with nature and learn about local history. And for a true adventure, try hiking to Pearson's Falls!

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