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Watauga County, NC Schools

gallery/school.jpgWatauga County schools are surrounded by the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. Watauga County, NC stretches over 2,000 square miles of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Watauga County schools contribute to educating about 4,550 students throughout the entire county.

Watauga County schools have high educational standards and promote extracurricular activities. This combination with wonderful and brilliant educators verifies the students’ success. Watauga County, NC schools are known for high testing scores.



Blowing Rock, NC Weather

Blowing Rock weather provides four distinct seasons throughout the year. Blowing Rock, NC has many seasonal residents. The Blowing Rock NC population increases dramatically during the summer months. Because the town of Blowing Rock sits about 3,600 feet above sea level, the summer months are cool and pleasant. Blowing Rock weather in the summer is extremely comfortable, with temperatures in the seventies during the day and cool refreshing evenings.

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The Blowing Rock

 The Blowing Rock is a well known landmark in the town of Blowing Rock, NC. This attraction is known to be the oldest in the state of North Carolina. Since the 1930’s people have been traveling to see the Blowing Rock.  

The Blowing Rock is a cliff that is 4,000 feet above sea level. The Blowing Rock overlooks the Johns River Gorge 3,000 feet below. Views of the gorge can also be seen from the gift shop located at the attraction. 

There is a legend about the Blowing Rock - a Chickasaw  Chieftain brought his daughter to the Blowing Rock to be cared for by a squaw mother. While daydreaming on the cliff, she saw a Cherokee in the wilderness below. He courted her, and they spent many days together in the woodlands. When the Cherokee felt the need to return to his tribe in the plains, the maiden begged him not to go. Torn by the conflict, he leaped from the Rock into the wilderness below. The grief-stricken maiden prayed to the Great Spirit every day until one evening, a gust of wind blew her Cherokee back onto the Rock and into her arms. 


  Blowing Rock Restaurants

There are many Blowing Rock restaurants throughout the area. These Blowing Rock restaurants have a broad range from fine dining, to casual cuisine. This is ideal for visitors and residents to have options for every occasion.

A variety of restaurants always adds to a town. Restaurant choices and options are available depending on your budget, taste buds and circumstances in Blowing Rock. From pizza and bar-b-que to fine dining, anyone can find what they're in the mood for in Blowing Rock. 

Mellow Mushroom       Bistro Roca     Woodlands   Storie Street Grille

Tweetsie Railroad Blowing Rock, NC

gallery/tweetsie.jpgNC Tweetsie Railroad, located in Blowing Rock, NC, is North Carolina’s original family theme park. With a wild west, fun family theme, a 3 mile train ride through the Blue Ridge Mountains on the historic Tweetsie train, plenty of live entertainment and food, and rides for all ages, Tweetsie Railroad is a favorite mountain attraction for everyone.

NC Tweetsie Railroad opened in 1957, and it was the first time families could take a train ride aboard the steam locomotive, named #12. It is the last surviving narrow gauge engine left from the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad (ET&WNC). 




Appalachian Ski Mountain


Since 1962, Appalachian Ski Mountain has been a favorite ski area among locals and visitors to the area. Located in Blowing Rock, Appalachian Ski Mountain was the first North Carolina ski area to open in the High Country and boasts a large mountain for skiing of all types, two impressive snowboarding terrain parks, and a nice outdoor ice skating rink.

Appalachian Ski Mountain is also home to the oldest and best known ski school in the South, the French Swiss Ski College. Since its opening, the school has taught over one million skiers and snowboarders the joy of the various snow sports.

 Tanger  Shoppes on the Parkway, Blowing Rock

Looking for great shopping? Located just off Highway 321 in Blowing Rock, are the Shoppes on the Parkway, a premier outlet mall  
Presently featuring outlet stores like Coach,  Gap, Banana Republic, Polo Ralph Lauren, Loft, OshKosh,  and more!  Also, be sure to visit the visitor’s center of the outlet mall for  coupon books that you can use at the outlet stores while shopping.

Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Blowing Rock, North Carolina is a charming little town located high in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Known for being a great place to visit for a vacation in the mountains, Blowing Rock  is also a great place to own a second home in the Western North Carolina Mountains. Blowing Rock has many things to do and some of the most beautiful real estate in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

The mountain lifestyle you will find in Blowing Rock, North Carolina is mountain living at its finest! Residents can enjoy hiking around the Blue Ridge Parkway, trout fishing in the mountain streams, golf at award winning mountain courses, horseback riding and so much more! During May through October, residents can enjoy Art in the Park one Saturday out of each month, a tradition that draws many crowds. Winterfest, held each winter is also a fun festival in Blowing Rock and usually provides a lot of fun for everyone. 

The gorgeous NC mountain real estate you will find in Blowing Rock, North Carolina is set amongst panoramic views and picturesque mountain locations. To learn more about the real estate in Blowing Rock, NC,  please contact us today!