Along a North Carolina Scenic Byway as it winds beneath Morrow Mountain through the lush valley fields is the pleasant village of Badin, founded as a company town by L’Aluminum Francaise. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this quaint community in northeastern Stanly County features narrow lanes lined with French Colonial homes, complete with small entry bridges over rock-lined storm drains. Badin Lake with its boat landing and beaches provides a local recreational attraction and focal point of natural beauty. This serene area is deal for swimming, picnicking, fishing, boating, sailing and relaxing with friends and family. Residents also enjoy the amenities at Stanly County Country Club. The housing selection in Badin ranges from historic homes and lovely older houses shaded by mature greenery to new construction in a variety of architectural styles and prices ranges. Uwharrie Point provides luxurious lakefront properties and a championship golf course. Every September, Badin welcomes thousands of visitors for the Best of Badin Festival.