About West Jefferson, North Carolina
Although West Jefferson has only 1770 residents and occupies just 1.75 square miles, the town serves as the business and social hub for Ashe County. West Jefferson sits in a valley between Mount Jefferson (to the east) and Paddy Mountain (to the west) at an elevation of 3100 feet. West Jefferson is the perfect mix of modern and old-town charm with little traffic and old fashion appeal. The downtown has become a popular tourist destination and boasts a wide variety of galleries, shops, and restaurants. Visitors enjoy touring and tasting the vast selections of fine cheeses, local wines, and crafted snacks at Ashe County Cheese, North Carolina’s oldest cheese plant. Take a break from shopping to take an art class at the Florence Thomas Art School. At Boondocks Brewing Tap Room and Restaurant, patrons can sample over thirty varieties of beer on tap at this commercially licensed Craft Beer Brewery. Residents and visitors enjoy the convenience of a local Walmart, Lowes, Ingles, CVS, Tractor Supply, Big Lots, Food Lion, and much more all located within the town limits of West Jefferson. The town is also home to the county's three largest hotels. The Holiday Inn Express, Nations Inn, and the Best Western.
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, West Jefferson was established in 1915. History dates back to 1779 when Colonel Ben Cleveland was awarded ownership of the valley for his efforts in battling the British at King’s Mountain. In the early 1900s, the town of West Jefferson expanded quickly with the coming of the Virginia-Carolina Railroad to bring in supplies and take out timber.
West Jefferson Real Estate
The West Jefferson NC real estate market consists primarily of single-family homes priced between $120,000 and $500,000. The city limits of West Jefferson encompass less than two square miles and the town itself has a population of approximately 1500 residents. The West Jefferson township stretches further out and most homesites with a West Jefferson address are not within the city limits. Many of the homes for sale within the city limits are older and consist of a mixture of colonial-style homes, small cottages, and single-level brick ranch homes. As you move past the city limits, you will find a mixture of these types of homes along with some higher-priced rustic homes and log cabins which have been popular in recent years in our second home market. The West Jefferson real estate market has continued to grow as the town has become a very popular second home and retirement destination.
West Jefferson is centrally located in the county and just 30 minutes northeast of Boone and 30 minutes from the Virginia and Tennessee border. The closest large city is Hickory almost a one-hour drive. Charlotte can be reached in just under two hours.
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