Drugs seem to be the norm here. meth and prescription pills are huuuuge. The police are way overzealous and harass people constantly but the strange thing is the drug situation never gets any better around here. The businesses struggle so badly and there is a constant rotating door of businesses. The police chief Jeff Arrowood and at least one other officer are involved in drugs along with bill ingham who is a town council member. His business downtown was associated with drugs in public view and was told to "hide it better" by a tryon police officer and "that's coming from the top" which is Jeff Arrowood the police chief. Do not open a business here or move here as the "Friendliest town in the south" HaHa. Would be a huge disappointment. There is no attractions, nightlife or decent dining, and shopping worth mentioning as the town continues to struggle in limbo with a power hungry council that doesn't care about it's citizens.
tryon bills itself as the friendliest city in the south, if that's true then southern hospitality is certainly lost! I had the pleasure of meeting a city council women while doing my job in Tyron. Not only was she repulsive in her actions but she wasted costly city resources because of her own sour attitude and need for her personal gain ! She called the police on a person working on a utility line because it inconvenienced her. I think as a city employee she should have known better than to waist resources on such personal vendetta. If that is the attitude of the city of Tyron I certainly don't want to live there! And no city employee should be on a pedestal and be allowed to waist the cities resources and money for such BS!
Tryon is a very safe city. The police are overzealous, though. We have a lot more trouble coming from other areas of the county. Most of the crime is related to traffic stops on Interstate 26, not areas like Tryon. I do not really understand why this review has to be at least 100 words, when there are not 100 things to do in tryon. In faqct, there are less than 10 things to do in tryon, and that woul drequire a review of all things in tryon at a pace of ten words for each thing. Some of those things may not have ten words to really be said about them. If I did not have to write 100 words in order to publish this review, I would not be typing all of this useless drivel in this review, and it would have made much more sense
I must agree strongly with the previous 2 reviews. They have a crooked town council who lacks any integrity whatsoever. They live off the town not paying their bills at will. After all if they were foced to pay, say their 11000 water bill, instead of paying it they could just fire the town manager by text message instead. Common criminals stealing homeless peoples foodstamps. There is a lot of bs flung around town which causes alot of tension and an inability for businesses to survive. Many poorly educated people who have never been anywhere in their life live here not liking people who come here from elsewhere. I've traveled many places in North America and have never seen this ugliness and such an angry group of people. There is a huge drug problem. crack, meth and prescription pill as well as drinking. I feel drug testing town employees especially tryons water company employees should be enforced. I will say Tryon elementary does a good job with what they are given which isnt much in an area with alot of retirees. It is the only bright star in this town. Very child unfriendly as the town tried to crack down on kids riding their bikes for the elderly. The chief of police jeff arrowood is a worthless piece of shit who needs to be replaced. The middle school sucks as the principal seems to be an ignorant person. Do not come here. It is a very unfriendly town as you will learn and with very little work and anyone you can trust to work for, you will get stuck here. Also another word of advice if you come here is don't be nice to people. Be a complete jerk so then people will not bother you.
Sadly, I must concur with RNB, who also left a review.
The town of Tryon, NC, is definitely not the place to be. Very unfriendly, rude individuals dwell there. If you initially think not, then just give it a short period of time.
This town also shows to be highly incompetent when in regard to varying types of business transactions, honesty, trustworthiness and credibility.
If anyone ever considers moving to this town, you will be extremely sorry afterwards. There are many things very wrong here. Much like a bad, unbelievable movie, however this town actually exists.
I would not "ever" recommend anyone visit this town.
This town prides itself on stating that they are the friendliest. BEWARE!!! The town of Tryon and the people in it, are no better than anywhere else.
I have traveled throughout the U.S. and abroad and "by-far" I have came across the nastiest, most deceitful, dishonest, untrustworthy individuals in the town of Tryon, NC. I would not recommend this town to anyone for any period of time.
If you are in Tryon, NC for a short period of time then the friendly show the town puts on might fool you. But don't stay for too long..you will be sorry.
There are some friendly people there. At least initially. However, in all actuality, you will find a town of gossipy busy bodies who do not mind their own business. They appear to have nothing better to do than stir up drama and trouble. An innocent person who never bothered anyone actually wound up dead due to this town not having the ability to mind their own business.