Love Valley Is The Unique Town In North Carolina Where Cars Are Banned

There’s a good reason most of the roads in Love Valley, North Carolina are called ‘trails’ instead of roads, or lanes, or even streets. It’s because this tiny town in the Brushy Mountains of North Carolina doesn’t allow cars. It was founded in 1954 by one man who merged two dreams when he put the town together: he wanted to live in a Christian community and he wanted to be a cowboy. His name was Andy Barker and he left a good job in Charlotte to move to the mountains to realize his dream. His tiny town of Love Valley wasn’t built with future tourists in mind, but the novelty of the town certainly invites them in the present day.

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Have you been to Love Valley yet? Don’t have a horse? No problem! You can rent one in Love Valley!

The Town of Love Valley is located 16 miles north of Statesville and 23 miles southeast of Wilkesboro. For more information about this unique town, visit the official website for the Town of Love Valley, or follow the Facebook page.

Address: Love Valley, NC 28625, USA