Sales: 888-980-7459    Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest
Left Arrow Swipe for more categories Right Arrow

No Cars Allowed in Love Valley, NC: Town That Banned All Cars?

on October 22, 2018
love valley
Facebook
Facebook
Pinterest
Pinterest
Instagram
LinkedIn
Google+
https://drivesmartwarranty.com/car-center/resources/did-you-know/love-valley-nc">

No Cars Allowed in Love Valley, NC: Town That Banned All Cars?

on October 22, 2018

Have You Heard of the American Town That Banned All Cars!

With an impressive population of ~108 people, Love Valley of North Carolina has been able to pop up on many tourists’ radars for one reason – all cars are banned from entering the town.  Founded in 1954 by Andy Barker, Love Valley was built to serve as both a Christian community & a cowboy community.  Today, Love Valley exists to bring the feelings and culture of the ‘Wild West’ to the East Coast, where people can ride horses, light fires and celebrate Western styled festivals.

drivesmart love valley 2 - No Cars Allowed in Love Valley, NC: Town That Banned All Cars?

Since its founding, cars have been banned from the town.  Love Valley was incorporated in 1963, 9 years after Barker has originally founded it.

Love Valley features a general store, a saloon, hitching posts, and rodeos as a way to model the Old West towns featured in many Hollywood films!

The town had gained popularity during the 1960s and 1970s, when it hosted its “Love Valley Rock Festival”, which many complained attracted drug addicts and other types of troublemakers to the area.

Today, with a population consisting of 17 households, and 9 families residing in the town, Love Valley’s reputation had significantly improved.  People now consider it one of the best spots for horse-lovers, as it offers many horseback riding trails in the surrounding Brushy Mountains!

Does Love Valley Prove We Can Survive Without Cars?

While it surely isn’t the lifestyle that many of us would choose to live, Love Valley definitely does prove that some Americans can definitely live their everyday lives without the assistance of a vehicle.  According to statistics by the US Department of State, 85% of American households own a car that they use as their main method of daily transportation.  We as Americans have become extremely accustomed to our means of transportation, and it’s likely that many Americans would consider living without one “impossible”.

drivesmart love valley 1 - No Cars Allowed in Love Valley, NC: Town That Banned All Cars?

While a car-free lifestyle is definitely simpler, it’s also much more difficult when you take into consideration the amount of care and maintenance that needs to be provided to horses.  In addition to the amount of care horses need, it becomes even more difficult once the weather is taken into consideration as well.

Free Introductory Maintenance
Oil Changes, Brakes, Batteries + more!

If You Love Horses & the Wild West – Valley of Love Is for You.

Leave your cars behind and get ready to rely on horses to bring you down the hundreds of miles of trails that surround the town.  The residents of Long Valley definitely don’t want nor need cars and subscribe to a simpler way of life.  A huge benefit of this life style is that it is very environmentally friendly(this town encourages the roots of their heritage, they value their environment and will continue to up hold this tradition for many years to come).  With that said, the fuels that cars burn are absent from both Long Valley’s air and its resident’s lungs.

While it will definitely be quite the transition, most tourists will be able to reunite with their cars once their trip to Love Valley, NC  is over.

Related Did You Know? Articles
on January 23, 2019
One of the most commonly believed myths when it comes to cars and the cost to insure them is that a red car will cost...
Read More
on July 9, 2018
The Volvo 200 Series: “The Brick” Generally, if you were to ask someone over the age of 50 -someone who lived during the 70’s- to share their...
Read More
Or Call 888-980-7459
By submitting this form I am giving DriveSmart consent to contact me by email or telephone at the telephone number(s) provided above even if I am on a corporate, state or national Do Not Call Registry. Note that this may include the use of an automated dialing system. I understand that consent is not a condition of purchase. The DriveSmart privacy policy governs our data collection policy.
×
Please correct all errors before submitting.
By submitting this form I am giving DriveSmart consent to contact me by email or telephone at the telephone number(s) provided above even if I am on a corporate, state or national Do Not Call Registry. Note that this may include the use of an automated dialing system. I understand that consent is not a condition of purchase. The DriveSmart privacy policy governs our data collection policy.
Thank you! An agent will be contacting you shortly.
© 2019 DriveSmart. All rights reserved.
Disclosure: DriveSmart offers Protection Plans or Vehicle Service Contracts (VSC) may be referred as “extended car warranty”, or “auto warranty”. A VSC is not a warranty but provides repair coverage for your vehicle after your manufacturer’s vehicle warranty has expired. The VSC contract is with you and the vehicles owner and the VSC provider or administrator that will state what is covered in each plan.