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