Tryon, North Carolina is One of the Best Places to Raise Children!

Best Place to Raise Kids in

North Carolina: Tryon

Nearby city: Spartanburg, SC-Greenville, SC-Asheville , NC
Population: 1,716
Median family income: $70,103
Avg. school math score: 92.2 (State avg.: 81.68)
Avg. school reading score:91.75 (State avg.: 71.8)Tryon is the largest town in the area, if you consider a population of 1,750 large.  This town, laid out in the shape of a circle, was incorporated in the late 1800s as the Spartanburg and Asheville Railroad came to the area.  Many of the historic buildings on Trade Street, as we know it today, were in place by 1900, including a general store, a pharmacy and a post office.  Tryon quickly grew as a resort town, bringing tourists to the area to enjoy the mountain views and good climate.  Many artists, writers and crafters chose to stay – at least for a while – including the stage actor William Gillette, most famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.  This mix of locals, artists and retirees continues today, creating a vibrant, active community.Super SaturdayOrganized in 1978 to provide a rich theatre experience
for children, Children’s Theater Festival produces an annual one-day children’s theater festival in dowtown every year.

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