By Jan Westmark I am excited about being a real estate broker in North Carolina and combining my two careers – Editor of Sidelines Magazine and selling houses and horse farms!! I’m excited because I work and live in one of the most beautiful places in the country — the Western North Carolina Mountains! The coolest part about Lake Lure and Tryon is that they are so close together. You can make it from the ring in Tryon to Lake Lure in under 20 minutes! And Asheville is just a short drive up the mountain.