Mar 30, 2024 - News

⛰ The mountains are calling

Black Mountain, North Caorlina.

Black Mountain, N.C. Photo: Katie Peralta Soloff/Axios

People often flock to the beach when the weather heats up, but sometimes, you need to head to the mountains to escape the heat.

State of play: Four North Carolina mountain towns made Travel + Leisure's list of 10 Best Mountain Towns in the South.

No. 1 Highlands

  • Distance from Charlotte: 3 hours, 30 minutes
  • North Carolina's most expensive listing is located here. It could be yours for $49.99 million.

No. 4 Lansing

  • Distance from Charlotte: 2 hours, 20 minutes

No. 8 Bryson City

  • Distance from Charlotte: 3 hours

No. 10 Black Mountain

  • Distance from Charlotte: 2 hours

Check out our mountain town guide

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