The beauty of Blowing Rock, NC
Blowing Rock, North Carolina is the “Crown of the Blue Ridge” and has been a draw for vacationers for over a hundred years. The town got its name from the famous “Blowing Rock”, now a popular attraction. The natural topography of this rock cliff creates strong winds that at times can make it seem like it’s snowing upside down. Located at an elevation of 3,579 feet above sea level along Highway 321, Highway 221, and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock is approximately 2 hours from Charlotte, Asheville & Greensboro and 4 hours to Raleigh.
The village of Blowing Rock, NC offers the best of small town living with almost nonexistent crime, an excellent school system and picturesque downtown with upscale shops, fine dining, and a community park. Homes vary in architectural style from historic to mountain chalet, traditional, log cabin, contemporary to French country manor. Housing options range from intermediate starter homes to multimillion dollar estates.
The temperatures average 70-75 degrees in the summer and 30-35 degrees in the winter. There are a variety of outdoor attractions available throughout the year such as Appalachian Ski Mountain and Tweetsie Railroad. Also located in Blowing Rock is Tangier Outlet Mall with a variety of brand name stores. Just minutes away are Grandfather Mountain and Boone.
Whether you are looking for a second home to enjoy weekend getaway’s or looking to be a full time resident, Blowing Rock, North Carolina offers the hypnotic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a quiet place to call home. Click here for current real estate market information in Blowing Rock.
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