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Mountain Homes NC Real Estate and General Information

Vying for a home in the scenic and secluded mountains of North Carolina? Let me help you find exactly what you want.

About North Carolina

As one the original 13 colonies of America and site of the first successful aircraft, North Carolina is full of history. Home to 9,061,032 residents as of 2007, the state is the 10th-largest in the nation with Raleigh as its capital and over 100 counties among its land. North Carolina is the fastest-growing state with an increasingly diverse economy and population. While most of the state is subject to a humid subtropical climate, the mountain areas have a humid continental climate.

Mountain Homes

In western North Carolina, along the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains are the homes that overlook scenic North Carolina. Trailing from the Appalachian Mountain Range are the Great Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Mountains, Great Balsam Mountains, Pisgah Mountains and Black Mountains. The Black Mountains are the highest mountains in the easter U.S. with Mount Mitchell reaching 6,684 feet. In the mountains, agriculture is important, though tourism is on the rise. One of the major outputs of the mountain ranges is that of Christmas tree sales. As one can imagine, the climate in the mountains is greatly different than from the rest of the state's typical southern climate. Along the mountains are the coolest areas of the state, which is a relief from the suffocating summer heat.


The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction oversees all elementary and secondary public schools in the state. The State has 115 public school districts with the largest being the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. In all, the state has 2,338 public schools, including 93 charter schools. In 1795, North Carolina became the state with the first public university with the opening of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The University of North Carolina system still runs today with 16 public universities. The university system also supports several well-known historically-black institutions such as North Carolina A&T State University. North Carolina also have 58 colleges in its public community college system. Private universities in the state include Campbell University, Wake Forest University, and the highly-acclaimed basketball mogul Duke University.


With a place as well established as North Carolina, there is plenty of activities to do to pass time. Among the usual swimming, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, boating, skiing, spelunking and whatnot, adventures unique to the state awaits. Agritourism is great along the mountain ranges and can be done along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. North Carolina is home to 34 state park and 14 nation parks, so outdoor recreation opportunities are nearly boundless. The state also offers theme parks, aquariums, zoos, garden, arboretums, museums, historic site, lighthouses, elegant theaters, fine dining and much more.

Blowing Rock, NC, and Boone, NC listings

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1109 Clark Swift Road
Watauga County MLS $1,149,000 1,526 sq. ft. 1 1/2 Story Residential
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1109 Clark Swift Road
Vilas, NC Watauga County MLS $599,000 1,526 sq. ft. 1 1/2 Story Residential
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TBA Winklers Creek Road
Boone Boone MLS $312,500 Lot / Land Lots and Land
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TBA Winklers Creek Road
Boone Boone MLS $262,500 Lot / Land Lots and Land
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302 Trout Lake Road
Deep Gap Watauga County MLS $220,000 1,908 sq. ft. 1 1/2 Story Residential
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134 Tamarack Road
Watauga County MLS $199,900 1,706 sq. ft. 2 Story Residential
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308 Little Rock Canyon Road
Blowing Rock real estate White Rock MLS $195,000 2,408 sq. ft."Includes Finished Basement" Single Story "with a Finished Basement" Residential
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610 Henson Branch Road
189308 Watauga County MLS $149,900 1,104 sq. ft. Single Story Residential
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TBA Lost Ridge Road
Watauga County, NC Sampson MLS $110,000 Lot / Land Lots and Land
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TBD Old US HWY 421
Vilas, NC Vilas MLS $95,000 Lot / Land Lots and Land
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TBA Old US HWY 421
185695 Watauga County MLS $95,000 Lot / Land Lots and Land
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TBA Rocky Top Road
Sampson MLS $74,900 Lot / Land Lots and Land
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TBA Rocky Top Road
Sampson MLS $65,000 Lot / Land Lots and Land
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TBA Rocky Top Road
White Rock MLS $65,000 Lot / Land Lots and Land
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TBA Winklers Creek Road
Boone Boone MLS $60,000 Lot / Land Lots and Land
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Blowing Rock and Boone, NC – Great Places to Live!

Blowing Rock and Boone, NC – Great Places to Live!

   USA Today, National Geographic, U.S. News & World Report and even the New York Times have "discovered" the area around Boone and Blowing Rock, in western North Carolina. Boone made National Geographic's 2007 list of the "50 Best Adventure Towns" in the U.S.; USA Today's list of "10 great small towns with huge back yards"; and USN&WR's 2007 list of "10 Best Retirement Bargains". The area is known for delightfully cool summer temperatures (averaging around 75 degrees), gorgeous mountains (including Grandfather Mountain, the tallest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains), polite residents, abundant outdoor activities and surprisingly good restaurants - and, last but not least, as the home of the two-time defending NCAA Division I-AA champion Appalachian State University football team. The Boone/Blowing Rock/Banner Elk area is located 100 miles northeast of Asheville, two hours from the Charlotte airport and three hours or so west of Raleigh

   Boone and Blowing Rock North Carolina have 4 ski resorts within 1 hour of each other, along with easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs through the Blowing Rock Area. Along the Blue Ridge Parkway you will find some of the most scenic mountain views on the east coast of the United States. Moses Cone Manor and State Park has 25 miles of hiking and horseback riding trails is just outside of historic downtown Blowing Rock. 

   Boone and Blowing Rock is a great destination for those who love to welcome the arrival of fall and watch the leaves change color. Many visitors quickly realize that the area offers a relaxing and friendly atmosphere. This relaxed pace of life inspires people to visit and explore the area year after year. Boone and Blowing Rock have a very active real estate market. Michael Duggan of Ace Realty says, “Many visitors to Blowing Rock absolutely fall in love with the area, and start looking for a log cabin with mountain views to be able to visit the area over and over again.“ Mr. Duggan states that, “ Boone and Blowing Rock have so much to offer that both he and his wife, Valerie, relocated to the area in 2004 from Boca Raton, Florida, for a better quality of life. 

   Michael & Valerie Duggan started Ace Realty in Blowing Rock, NC to help people to find a second home or a piece of land to build on sometime in the future. You can visit to see Boone & Blowing Rock properties with virtual tours.

   If you have question about this article or about real estate in either in Blowing Rock, Boone, Valle Crucis, Banner Elk, Seven Devils, Deep Gap or Ashe County, please give one of our professional Realtors a call today. 

   Ace Realty in Blowing Rock can help you with all your Blowing Rock area real estate needs. We can be reached at (828) 295-6165.

Blowing Rock & Boone, NC Information!

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