Hound Ears

Western North Carolina
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Located off Highway 105 in Boone North Carolina and near the Blue Ridge Parkway, one of the best golf course communities in the High Country may catch you by surprise by its private location. If only pictures could do the Blowing Rock NC real estate development justice. The architecture itself reflects a Swiss Chalet village and it's beautiful. Families have enjoyed the High Country for generations, both in the winter and summer seasons. Tucked near Blowing Rock located in Boone, Hound Ears Club begins along the trout filled Watauga River leading up into the mountains to an elevation of 4,100 feet. A debt free private gated community, Hound Ears Club has been established for more than 40 years and is a member owned club offering a traditional country club atmosphere. It's hard to find finer North Carolina mountain communities. 

HOUND EARS AMENITIES

  • 24 Hour Manned Gated Entrance
  • 18 Hole Championship Golf Course designed by George Cobb
  • Golf Clubhouse with dining
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Six Clay Tennis Courts
  • Hiking Trails
  • Borders Watauga River

The first amenities to be built in the 1960's were the lodge-style clubhouse which set the tone of Bavarian architecture. Many are the earlier mountain vacation homes. At the base of the clubhouse is a green carpet-like valley bordered by creeks leading your eye up to the mountain ridge adorned with massive rock formations. Winding through the heart of the community is a beautiful course designed by George Cobb in 1964. The golf course was named Top 100 Tar-Heel Golf Courses for 6 years in a row by Business North Carolina. One of the area's best golf course communities, Hound Ears is open for play from April to October. Membership to the club requires a $30k equity membership fee and dues are approximately $6,200 per year.

In the early stages of development, Hound Ears was home to one of the first ski slopes in the Southeast. Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain became more popular years later and is when the Hound Ears ski slope was closed adding more buildable land to the neighborhood. The Hound Ears Lodge was subsequently closed in 2005 when member-owners decided to demolish the guest lodging building. The main clubhouse does has beautiful overnight lodging for six guests on the second floor. 

Amenities include an outdoor heated swimming pool with a cascading waterfall into the pool, six clay tennis courts, a staffed fitness center with a personal trainer and on call massage therapist. Use of amenities are permitted with a private membership. Property owners at Hound Ears are not required to become golf club equity members. Approximately 440 Hound Ears homes have been built to date at the Blowing Rock NC real estate development. Mountain vacation homes, golf course homes and lots are available to purchase. Approximately 75% of the property owners at Hound Ears are club members and a large percentage of them have been members for decades. Golf tournaments, tennis matches and social events at the clubhouse are easy ways to make new friends and quickly get plugged into this friendly neighborhood, important attributes in North Carolina mountain communities. 

Outside the gates, enriching lifelong learning courses are offered on campus at Appalachian State University in Boone. Buyer's searching for Boone real estate in great school districts will find Valle Crucis Elementary, Hardin Park Elementary and Watauga High School the closest best schools to Hound Ears. Quality medical care can be found at Watauga Medical Center. An entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Grandfather Mountain are nearby adding priceless value to living in the High Country of North Carolina. Within a ten mile radius, residents of Hound Ears have access to name brand shopping, delicious restaurants and thrilling outdoor sports such as skiing, white water rafting and zip lines. The 24 hour gated security provides a sense of privacy and exclusivity.

Home choices include golf course homes, mountain view homes with stunning panoramic views and condominiums in the valley overlooking one of the area's best golf course communities. Hound Ears homes for sale are priced from the mid $200k's to well over $1 million. Lots are available starting in the low $50k's. HOA fees annually begin at approximately $3,400. We expect to find a number of homes undergoing renovation as the next generation of families update the homes at Hound Ears.

Our real estate score for Hound Ears in Boone North Carolina is 76.

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Hound EarsYour score:81 / 100Reviews:15

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: 28607HE7
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
80/100
Developer Creditability:
40/100
HOA/POA Dues:
20/100
Membership Fees:
20/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
60/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
40/100
Social Clubs:
20/100
Average:40/100
Property Owner: 28607HE8
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:92/100
Property Owner: 28607HE5
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: 28607HE4
Need to upgrade infrastructure to older sections of the club - road, sewer, etc.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
40/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
20/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
60/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:71/100
Property Owner: James28607HE
Great place to live
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Margaret28607HE
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
60/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:91/100
Property Owner: Dottie28607HE
Not only do I love the amazing beauty, but I love the people. The members truly reach out and are very welcoming to all. The employees of Hound Ears are top notch as are the directors. Everyone pitches in and constantly shows their love and pride for their community.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: John28607HE
Wonderful family club and neighborhood!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:90/100
Property Owner: David28607HE
Hound Ears is a great community. Beautiful golf course, wonderful restaurant, lots of activities. My family and I are weekenders now but look forward to the time when we can spend more time in the mountains!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
60/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
80/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:83/100
Property Owner: 28607HE2
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
60/100
Average:89/100

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Our Score:
Silver
76/100
Your Score:
Platinum
81 / 100

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: 28607HE3
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
80/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:88/100
Property Owner: Shanaaz Eisenberg
Its not the happiest place to live in and here is why: I have lived in Hound Ears for 22 years and the amenities and service is low budget. If you want the facts call me. I will show you 20 boxes of litigation that Hound Ears put us through. Do yourself a favor and stay away. This is the furthest place representative of a country club. Sure the golf course is pretty but it takes more than a pretty course to make a country club. It takes impeccable service with white glove treatment to those who patronize it. You'll have to experience a REAL country club and determine what I'm describing and discern for yourself. My husband and I were most disillusioned with hound ears management and the service; that we put ourselves on a waiting to resign list. When we found out that the club can (double deal) sell their own additional memberships from abandoned memberships at a rate of "2 club inventory" : "1 waiting to resign list"...we realized that whatever our place was on the waiting to resign list the reality was we were twice whatever that number was. Then we studied the bylaws and realized the only way out with repatriation for our equity stake was to demand expulsion. Ultimately we succeeded and got ourselves expelled and received our equity stake back at the ratio of 80% of the then current rate $60,000.00. It's a matter of economics, we paid $42,000.00 for a membership we got refunded $48,000.00. A profit, not a feat that happens often, if at all in the history of club equity refunds! I doubt the club will be able to respond to this post since any response reveals their true mean spirited nature. They should add the word "not" to their motto. This place is nothing like it was in 1964 or even when our benevolent Uncle Ed owned it; trust me. I knew it then and I know it now.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
40/100
Developer Creditability:
60/100
HOA/POA Dues:
40/100
Membership Fees:
20/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
20/100
Social Clubs:
20/100
Average:43/100
Property Owner: Dottie28607HE
Not only do I love the amazing beauty, but I love the people. The members truly reach out and are very welcoming to all. The employees of Hound Ears are top notch as are the directors. Everyone pitches in and constantly shows their love and pride for their community.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: David28607HE
Hound Ears is a great community. Beautiful golf course, wonderful restaurant, lots of activities. My family and I are weekenders now but look forward to the time when we can spend more time in the mountains!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
60/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
80/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:83/100
Property Owner: 28607HE7
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
80/100
Developer Creditability:
40/100
HOA/POA Dues:
20/100
Membership Fees:
20/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
60/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
40/100
Social Clubs:
20/100
Average:40/100
Property Owner: 28607HE4
Need to upgrade infrastructure to older sections of the club - road, sewer, etc.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
40/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
20/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
60/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:71/100
Property Owner: 28607HE1
This is a 2nd home where we go to relax only a few times a year, love flowers and gardening
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Membership Fees:
40/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
80/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:76/100
Property Owner: 28607HE8
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:92/100
Property Owner: John28607HE
Wonderful family club and neighborhood!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:90/100
Property Owner: 28607HE2
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
60/100
Average:89/100

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Proximity

Nearest Hospital:
8miles
100/100
Nearest State Park:
4 miles
100/100
Nearest Shopping Mall:
8 miles
100/100
Nearest Good Restaurants:
7 miles
60/100
Nearest Airport - Commercial:
95 miles
20/100
Nearest College:
7 miles
100/100
Nearest Landfill:
22 miles
80/100
Nearest Nuclear Facility:
82 miles
80/100

Amenities

Clubhouse:
80/100
Dining:
80/100
Fitness Center:
80/100
Golf Course:
80/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Swimming Pool:
60/100
Tennis:
80/100

Curb Appeal

Gated Entrance:
Yes
60/100
Streets Paved:
Yes
80/100
Street Lighting:
Power lines
40/100
Landscaping:
Enhanced
60/100
Architecture Style:
European
Water:
Community
Sewer:
City
Natural Gas:
No

Developer Credibility

Hound Ears club members purchased the golf club in 2002. Hound Ears is a debt free member owned gated North Carolina mountain community.

No negative news is found on the internet about Hound Ears NC.

 

100/100

Sold Pricing

Mean Price (lot):
$50,000
Median Price (lot):
$50,000
Mode Price (lot):
$50,000
Mean Price (home):
$563,409
Median Price (home):
$360,000
Mode Price (home):
$550,000
Number of homes built:
440
According to public records, there were 12 closed sales in 2011. One lot, two condominiums and 9 single family homes.
Pricing updated annually for prior 12-24 month period. Mean price is defined as average sold price, Median price as middle sold price and Mode price is defined as most often sold price.

Taxes

County:
Watauga
Real Estate:
0.0031%
Sales Tax:
6.75%
Southeast Average
Real Estate: 0.3579%
Sales Tax: 7.4%
The real estate tax millage rate has been converted for you to an annual percentage.

HOA/POA Annual Dues

Annual Dues:
$3,400

Annual Club Membership Dues

Golf:
$6,250
Sport:
$0
Social:
$0
Southeast Average
Golf: $7,612
Sport: $2,280
Social: $4,835

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Golf:
$30,000
Southeast Average
Golf: $37,891
Sport: $10,087
Social: $17,469

Community Scorecard

Our Score:
Silver
76/100
Your Score:
Platinum
81 / 100

Proximity

Nearest Hospital:
8miles
100/100
Nearest State Park:
4 miles
100/100
Nearest Shopping Mall:
8 miles
100/100
Nearest Good Restaurants:
7 miles
60/100
Nearest Airport - Commercial:
95 miles
20/100
Nearest College:
7 miles
100/100
Nearest Landfill:
22 miles
80/100
Nearest Nuclear Facility:
82 miles
80/100

Amenities

Clubhouse:
80/100
Dining:
80/100
Fitness Center:
80/100
Golf Course:
80/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Swimming Pool:
60/100
Tennis:
80/100

Curb Appeal

Gated Entrance:
Yes
60/100
Streets Paved:
Yes
80/100
Street Lighting:
Power lines
40/100
Landscaping:
Enhanced
60/100
Architecture Style:
European
Water:
Community
Sewer:
City
Natural Gas:
No

Developer Credibility

Hound Ears club members purchased the golf club in 2002. Hound Ears is a debt free member owned gated North Carolina mountain community.

No negative news is found on the internet about Hound Ears NC.

 

100/100

Taxes

County:
Watauga
Real Estate:
0.0031%
Sales Tax:
6.75%
Southeast Average
Real Estate: 0.3579%
Sales Tax: 7.4%
The real estate tax millage rate has been converted for you to an annual percentage.

HOA/POA Annual Dues

Annual Dues:
$3,400

Annual Club Membership Dues

Golf:
$6,250
Sport:
$0
Social:
$0
Southeast Average
Golf: $7,612
Sport: $2,280
Social: $4,835

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Golf:
$30,000
Southeast Average
Golf: $37,891
Sport: $10,087
Social: $17,469