Welcome to Morganton

Bustling, hip rural locale with kind neighbors and local amenities.
Morganton is a thriving countryside community with a rich heritage dating back to the American Revolutionary War. With a small-town charm that quickly endears the area to residents, Morganton gives newcomers a sense of belonging within only a short time after their arrival. This scenic village offers a variety of convenient amenities, including top-rated schools, an abundance of unique green spaces, and a lively downtown district. 
Desirably situated in one of the Blue Ridge Mountians’ most idyllic nooks, Morganton is also located conveniently between the Charlotte and Asheville metropolitan hubs. If your search for a new mountainside property is contingent on finding a place with genuine Southern hospitality and charm, look no further than Morganton — it’s an extraordinary community to call home.

What to Love

  • A kind community that overflows with Southern hospitality and charm
  • Wonderful public recreational spaces
  • Elegant and luxurious properties with spaciousness and seclusion
  • Inviting local eateries and small businesses

Local Lifestyle

Locals in Morganton are lucky to enjoy life in one of the Blue Ridge Moutain’s luxurious hidden havens. Residents enjoy a prosperous and bountiful life among genuinely kind neighbors with stunning vistas, a thriving downtown area, and a warm, welcoming community. Morganton allows locals to appreciate the simple things while offering ample opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you're hiking in the nearby Pisgah National Forest or biking along one of the area's many beautiful trails, there's no shortage of ways to appreciate the stunning natural scenery that Morganton offers. Morganton’s indoor amenities are nothing to scoff at either. Morganton is home to a thriving arts and culture scene. The Burke Arts Council hosts regular exhibitions and events, and the local music scene is vibrant and eclectic. Morganton offers a balance of liveliness and peaceful privacy that is hard to beat; you’ll love calling it home.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Shoppers in Morganton will be pleased with the area’s versatile selection of charming small businesses. Whether you’re in the market for something new for your wardrobe or looking for a gift for a friend, Morganton has the right spot for you. 
Need a spot for an upscale evening with your friends? Visit Root & Vine and enjoy their delicious made-from-scratch meals in a chic, minimalist setting. Try their wood-grilled Chilean Salmon; it’s incredible.
For a delicious contemporary, casual dining experience, look no further than Treat. Locals often say the empanadas are their favorite starter, but don’t miss out on their terrific downtown uptown curry dish. 
If you’re looking for your new favorite hole-in-the-wall dining experience, check out Moondog Pizza. This delicious, casual dining space is a wonderful place to grab a delicious homemade pizza and some drinks with your family, friends, or work colleagues.  
Brown Mountain Bottleworks is the finest place in the Morganton area to grab a beer at an amazing local brewery with abundant North Carolina charm. Sample their signature drafts with friends for a fun night out!

Things to Do

Morganton offers a lively calendar of local events for residents to enjoy all year. One favorite local tradition is the Historic Morganton Festival. This festive gathering ​​features free live music each evening, a wonderful Kid Zone with rides and games, and a fantastic variety of arts and crafts vendors!
For those looking for great spaces to enjoy delicious locally crafted drinks with friends, visit Catawba Brewing or Silver Fork Winery. Among Morganton’s beautiful outdoor recreation spaces, locals are particularly fond of the South Mountains State Park. Enjoy the scenic waterfalls on a fabulous hike, or bring picnic materials and savor a long afternoon of lounging with your family!


Morganton offers several strong private and public educational institutions. 


Elevation: 1161 ft.
Population: 17,586
County: Burke County
Land Area: 19.2 sq. mi.
Density: 913.80/ sq. mi.

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Sapphire Realty embraces every aspect of the real estate industry. Our integrity and work ethic promise to deliver the highest level of service to our clients during their entire journey. So, whether you are looking to relocate to the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina or you are a lifelong resident looking to make a move, we would love to assist you in loving where you live.