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This is the prettyest place I've ever lived. Being a military bratt, I've lived in lots of places and western N.C. has the top rettings in my book. If you are a nature-lover, this is the place for you. There is always somewhere new to hike, bike, kayak, fish, hunt and enjoy. There are outdoor schooting ranges and many hunt for their meat. The area has an abundance of churches and even a community garden used to feed those who can't afford food. This is a town where when you walk into a local bank or store, you are probably greeted by your first name. The folks are friendly and helpful. If gardning is your thing you are in the right place. No matter where you are, it's beautiful. The
Burnsville is a beautiful mountain community, with a home town feel. The only down side is it could use more high paying jobs, and opportunities for the young people
McDonald's and Burger King are top two food companies in Burnsville, most clothing stores are indeed consignment shops, and pawn shops are abundant also. Since its a small town, everybody knows one another making business fair. Finding is job in hard unless your family works there. Walmart is also a 30 min drive up a mountain which isn't convenient for snow.