Blowing Rock NC Real Estate
Picturesque and peaceful is the charming resort town of Blowing Rock. The mountain village is perfectly situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains, astride the Eastern Continental Divide. The local terrain is a mix of rolling hills to steep drop offs. Four season weather is enjoyed at a refreshing 4,000 foot elevation. A permit population of 1,425 residents share Blowing Rock with visitors seeking the ideal mountain getaway and quaint small-town experience. Although known for pleasurable vacations to its' non-residents, the town is not congested and continues to portray a certain artistic flavor mixed with southern comfort hometown appeal.
The real estate market in Blowing Rock has maintained it’s value. According to the 2010 US Census, the median house and condo values for Blowing Rock were $454,859. Log cabin, ranch, traditional, cottage and many more styles offer a variety of options to the most particular taste and price ranges. Second home and traditional buyers find it a worthwhile investment purchasing property with much return possibilities while enjoying the mountain lifestyle. Whether you want to live in town or out, privately or in a subdivision, Blowing Rock is a wonderful choice.
Things To Do
One trip to Blowing Rock and you will understand why the area is called, “Crown of the Blue Ridge”. Artist for many generations have ventured here for inspiration and some have named it home. Galleries dazzle spectators with delight and intrigue minds with hours of enjoyment as artist showcase beautiful handmade pieces by the truest of craftsmen. Blowing Rock Art and History Museum have rotating exhibits, classes and more. The Blue Ridge’s only professional year-round theater, Ensemble Stage, offers plays, concerts, interactive murder mysteries. Jazz is greatly appreciated and encouraged with live concerts held to promote this true American art form. Many festivals and events celebrate the area's heritage and create an opportunity to meet fascinating people from your own backyard.
The Blowing Rock attraction offers amazing views of Grandfather Mountain, Table Rock and Hawksbill. It is a must-see experience with views for miles and miles. Appalachian Ski Mountain is the High Country’s first ski area since 1962. With a total of 10 ski slopes including 2 terrain parks and an ice arena, plus an array of many activities, there is plenty to do all winter long.
Prepare to be pampered and spoiled in luxury and relaxation. Blowing Rock is home to beautiful resort spas with mouthwatering cuisine at it’s award winning restaurants. Chetola Resort is an 87 acre resort neighboring a 3,600 acre National Park and perfectly placed along the Blue Ridge Mountains. Personal service is an honored tradition at the all inclusive Westglow Resort and Spa. This Greek Revival mansion is ranked 4th as “Best Destination Spa” in Travel and Leisure 2013 World’s Best List.
Shopping is a pleasurable experience at Tanger Outlet Mall. Names brand stores like Chino’s Outlet, Coach, J. Crew, Levi’s Outlet, White House Black Market, Polo, Banana Republic, and Gap are only a few of the selections Tanger’s offers. After shopping all day, dinner becomes a breeze with so many delicious restaurants to choose from. Mellow Mushroom, Woodlands Barbecue, The Town Tavern, Restaurant G, Outback Steakhouse, Best Cellar, and many more restaurants allow for options every day of the week.
Join friends and family for local tastings of true North Carolina Lager and Ale at Blowing Rock Brewing Company. The Ale House, restaurant and brewery are sure to please spectators and guest, all in a setting of English pub meets French Bistro.
Blowing Rock has a variety of adventures to dazzle the young or young at heart. Dig for treasure at Doc’s Rocks Gem Mine, an Appalachian Mountain based gemstone mining operation. Explore science and the riddles of the universe at Mystery Hill’s family oriented entertainment complex offering hours of fun and games. Tweetsie Railroad is the place to experience the Wild West with trains, rides and shows for families of all ages. Horseback riding, hiking, cycling, zip lining, and fishing are just a few of the outdoor activities for the adventurous soul.
Moravian Bishop August Gottlieb Spangenberg visited the area of Blowing Rock back before 1752, home to Cherokee and Catawba Indian tribes. The Scotch-Irish began to settle close to the area sometime after the mid-eighteenth century. Trappers, farmers, colonists, and hunters made their way from Virginia to North Carolina shortly after. People began to visit, camping in the beautiful wilderness and establishing boarding houses to accommodate travelers. Later, historic hotels erupted and became the talk of the south. During the Civil War, many men sent their families to the safety of the mountains. After the war ended, men joined their families and settled in the Appalachian area. On March 11th, 1889 Blowing Rock was chartered and incorporated. To help the economy of the newly formed town, tourism and it’s infrastructure became a vital part of what was to become today’s town of Blowing Rock.
Located along highway 221 and 321 in Watauga County, Blowing Rock is a short 8 mile drive to Appalachian State University in Boone. Metropolitan life and major airlines are conveniently situated within 2 hours drive. Travel winding roads through gorgeous country and mountain sides to beautiful Virginia (40 minutes drive) and Tennessee (1 hour & 15 minutes drive). Winston-Salem/Greensboro are an easy 2 hour ride. The Blue Ridge Parkway runs from east to west, north of town and less than 2 miles away.
Tired of crowds! Don’t want to be flocked by noisy tourists as you laze about on your two expansive decks overlooking the Pisgah National Forest? Love to walk around lake...
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