Burlington Real Estate Learn more about the City of Burlington
Nestled in the heart of North Carolina, in an area known as the Piedmont, is the City of Burlington: A City of progress and quality, which boasts a population of more than 50,000. Burlington is located only a few hours drive from the picturesque Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains to the west and the scenic coastal beaches to the east. With a mean annual temperature of 61 degrees, an average rainfall of 51 inches, and four distinct seasons. Burlington residents and visitors are afforded the opportunity to enjoy many different recreational activities and events year round.
Burlington Historic District
In the area of West Davis and West Front Streets and Fountain Place exists an impressive cross section of 20th century residential architecture, consisting of Colonial Revival, Victorian, American Four Square, and many other architectural styles of the period. Some of these homes date back to the 1880s. This residential area is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Dentzel Menagerie Carousel
Located in City Park and completely restored to its original beauty, the lovely carousel is symbolic with the City of Burlington. Built by the Dentzel Carousel Company between 1906 and 1910, it contains 46 hand-carved wooden animals. The Dentzel carvers were famous for their realism and attention to detail, which is evident by the detailed carving of veins and muscles on the animals. Each animal has glass eyes with pupils, and the horses’ tails are made of real horsehair.
Alamance Battleground and Museum
This site of the first armed resistance to the British Crown in the colonies is located five miles south of Burlington on Highway 62. Here, 1,100 troops of Royal Governor Tryon and 2,000 Regulators (patriots objecting to British monetary policies) clashed on May 16, 1771. The restored battleground and historical museum are open to the public.
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