About Spindale

Born out of the textile industry in 1923, the Town of Spindale is woven from the fabric of small-town charm, passionate resilience, and appreciation for community. Once a hub for mills and factories, history and vision now live harmoniously in the form of diverse dining, unique shops and outdoor adventure.

Located in the Blue Ridge Foothills, Spindale’s welcoming community spirit is accented by the scenic beauty that surrounds the town. A drive through Main Street is rewarded with picturesque views of lush mountain vistas and a parade of Bradford Pear trees that announce the annual arrival of spring. Selected by the North Carolina Department of Commerce as a participant of the 2019 Downtown Strong Initiative, Spindale is pushing forward to an exciting future.

In Spindale, the past is preserved and repurposed for its future. A former railroad line now transfers the footsteps and bicycle wheels of those traveling the Thermal Belt Rail Trail, which runs the length of the town. The historic 1849 Spindale House, formerly the Coxe Plantation Home built by Colonel Franklin Coxe, still stands as the community center of the town, evolving from home seat to memorial building to the present-day recreation center treasured by the entire county.

Arts and education are key threads of Spindale’s eclectic fabric. Spindale is a birthplace for local music from the musicians who practice and pick strings on our sidewalks, to those who perform in our state-of-the-art performing arts center. Education remains a pillar of the town’s vision and is realized in its thriving school system ranging from elementary to advanced degrees and continuing education at Isothermal Community College.

Isothermal Community College off U.S. Hwy 74-A offers educational and cultural enrichment opportunities. The Foundation Performing Arts Center at Isothermal hosts great entertainment year-round. The college is also home to WNCW radio which is listened to worldwide. 

Come visit Spindale and see for yourself!

Built on the firm foundation of faith with a community-centric focus, Spindale is a hidden treasure that continues to serve both its residents and visitors with friendliness, gratitude for the past, and vigilance for the future.

Gentle breezes, bright skies and a comfortable lifestyle are waiting for you here. Just off U.S. Hwy 74-A, Spindale, North Carolina is centrally located in Rutherford County. Four major grocery stores, Lowe's Home Improvement, and Kid Senses Interactive Children's museum are within 5 miles of most any place in Spindale.

Main Street Spindale Restaurants have menu items to suit every taste, and some have live entertainment to make your visit even more memorable. Whether you would like a hot Southern style breakfast, old fashioned burger, mouth watering chicken sandwich, Asian cuisine, hand tossed pizza, Micro-brew, fresh made pasties & donuts, or a flavored snowball treat, Main Street Spindale is your place for dining.

Not hungry yet? Take a walk and browse some great jewelry and gifts. Check out a book at the library and read under a tree on Spindale House lawn, while the kids play on the slide or swings. Just down the block you can buy new strings for your guitar; you might just find a local musician to jam with. You can get some work done on your notebook computer while enjoying a cozy spot with a view. Wireless Internet access is easy to find here. 

Down the block, the national headquarters for the American Dairy Goat Association sits in a lovely stone building. If you stop in to say hello, you just might learn something that you never knew about dairy goats.

Just a half block off Main Street is Spindale Elementary School where the children’s motto is "Bee your best!" You can walk or bike using the Thermal Belt Rail Trail for a fun and safe way to get to school.

This is Spindale living. We are a great town to consider when thinking of relocating or expanding your business. Space is available along with investment opportunities.

Spindale, North Carolina is a small town with a big heart. Pull up a chair and have a glass of iced tea.

You might even feel comfortable enough to call Spindale “Home.”