Morganton, the seat of Burke County, is the heart of the action around here. Nicknamed “Motown” by the locals, the vibrant, growing city is chock full of inviting restaurants and shops, all within walking distance of stunning historic homes and gorgeous parks. Residents and visitors alike enjoy living, working, and playing within sight of the mountains. Only 45 minutes from Asheville and 90 minutes from the Charlotte airport, Morganton has lots to offer.

Key Features

Catawba Meadows Park: Catawba Meadows Park is one of Morganton’s true gems. Spread out along the meandering Catawba River (kayaking or tubing, anyone?), park amenities include five miles of greenway-connected walking trails, four baseball and softball fields, and a disc golf course. The Adventure Playground is designed for people of all abilities, so everyone can join in the fun!

Downtown Walkability: Downtown is where the Morganton magic happens. Luckily, it’s so easy to get there! Stroll from the surrounding residential neighborhoods to find shops, restaurants, and more within close reach, enjoying gorgeous historic architecture, outdoor art installations, and the smiling faces you meet along the way.

Nest Picks

Root & Vine

Looking for great cocktails, sumptuous salmon, and the best filet in town? You need to check out Root & Vine! Everything is scratch prepared, including the house made sour mix—perfect in margaritas. Indulge in flavors that are both approachable and elevated at Morganton’s premier dining location.

Golf Courses Galore

Morganton is home to some of the most beautiful golf courses in Western North Carolina. Mimosa Hills Golf Club, designed by Donald Ross in 1929, is a stunning private course offering views of Table Rock.

Bigfoot Climbing Gym

Bigfoot Climbing Gym is a popular fitness and outdoor enthusiast facility in Morganton! Offering fun for families, novice climbers and experts!

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