Blowing Rock North Carolina Relocation Information

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As one of the best mountain towns in North Carolina, the Blowing Rock region has endless outdoor activities for the sports enthusiast. Hike through the Appalachian Mountains, or white water raft on an American Heritage River in the New River State Park. In the winter months you can ski down slopes at the nearby Sugar Mountain Ski Resort or enjoy a cup of warm cider at the Village Cafe.

The charming mountain town of Blowing Rock might surprise you by its plethora of stylish outlet stores and antique shops to explore in its downtown village, adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Blowing Rock’s neighboring college town of Boone is home to  Appalachian State University; ranking 3rd in the 2012 America's Best Colleges Guide. With a diverse selection of recreational activities, the rich culture of Blowing Rock is a perfect place for raising a family or retiring in the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains. 

Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina’s most beloved attraction, inspires visitors from around the world during its annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. Walk across the stunning Mile-High Swinging Bridge or attend bag piping performances and sheep herding competitions.

The appalachian mountains serve as the most exquisite backdrop to the charming town of Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Spring blossoms fill the mountains with fresh perfumes, and the fall colors light up the sunset across the Appalachians. If you’re looking for a place to live with four distinct seasons, the Blowing Rock region is your place!

GENERAL INFORMATION

Population: 1,240

Average Age: 59 years

Average Income: $51,178

Average Home Price: $491,172

Average Temperature Winter: 30°F

Average Temperature Summer: 55°F

 POPULAR BANKS 

  • Wells Fargo Bank - 983 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (828) 295-7621
  • United Community Bank - 8036 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (828) 295-8072
  • First Citizens Bank - 1021 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (828) 295-3162

BLOWING ROCK BEST RATED SCHOOLS 

  • Elementary and Middle: Blowing Rock Elementary School165 Morris St, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (828) 295-3204
  • High School: Watauga High School300 Go Pioneers Dr, Boone, NC 28607 (828) 264-2407
  • Private School: First Baptist Church Child Development Center350 Sunset Dr, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (828) 295-7716
  • College: Appalachian State University - 121 Bodenheimer Dr, Boone, NC 28608 (828) 262-2221

BLOWING ROCK TOP HOSPITALS 

  • Blowing Rock Hospital - 418 Chestnut Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (828) 295-3136 apprhs.org
  • Watauga Medical Center336 Deerfield Rd, Boone, NC 28607 (828) 262-4100 apphrs.org
  • FastMed Urgent Care of Boone - 178 N Carolina 105 Extension #101, Boone, NC 28607 (828) 265-7146 fastmed.com

TOP EMPLOYERS

  • Appalachian State University
  • Watauga County Board of Education
  • Watagua County
  • Wal-Mart
  • Town of Boone
  • Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation
  • Lowe’s Home Centers
  • IRC/TT Electronics
  • Hospitality Mints
  • Appalachian Hospital

TOP INDUSTRIES

  • Real estate and rental and leasing 
  • Accommodation and food services 
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services 
  • Educational services 
  • Health care and social assistance 

UTILITY COMPANIES

Power Company:

    Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation1216 Blowing Rock Blvd, Lenoir, NC 28645 (828) 758-2383 blueridgeemc.com

Water Company:

     Water and Sewer Plant and Field Operations - 7190 Valley Blvd, Hwy. 32 PO Box 47, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 townofblowingrock.com

Cable TV:

   Charter Communications - 220 McLean Dr SW, Lenoir, NC 28645 (888) 438-2427 charter.com

Natural Gas:

    Blue Ridge Energies2491 Hwy. 421 South, Boone, NC 28607 (828) 264-3521 blueridgeenergies.com

Trash Collection:

    Blowing Rock Public Works - 1036 Main Street, P.O. Box 47, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (828) 295-5200, townofblowingrock.com

TRAVEL RELATED INFORMATION

AIRPORTS 

  • Foothills Regional Airport (KMRN) - 3566 Morganton Lenoir Arprt Ave, Morganton, NC 28655 (828) 757-0099
  • Hickory Regional Airport (HKY)3101 9th Avenue Drive NW, Hickory, NC 28601 (828) 323-7408
  • Ashe County Airport (KGEV)- 639 Airport Rd, Jefferson, NC 28640 (336) 982-5144

BEST HOTELS/INNS 

  • Westglow Resort & Spa - 224 Westglow Circle, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (828) 295-4463 westglowresortandspa.com
  • Cliff Dwellers Inn116 Lakeview Terrace, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (828) 295-3098 cliffdwellers.com
  • Chetola Resort at Blowing RockN. Main St, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (828) 295-5500 chetola.com
  • Alpen Acres Motel318 Old US Hwy 321, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (828) 295-7981 alpenacres.com
  • Green Park Inn 9239 Valley Blvd  Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (828) 414-9230 greenparkinn.com

BEST RESTAURANTS 

  • Bistro Roca143 Wonderland Trl, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (828) 295-4008
  • The Village Cafe1105 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (828) 295-3769
  • Foggy Rock8180 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (828) 295-7262
  • Storie Street Grille1167 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (828) 295-7075
  • Woodlands BBQ and Pickin Parlor 8304 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (828) 295-3651

TOP RETAILERS 

  • Loft Outlet Store 278 Shoppes on the Parkway Rd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (828) 295-3201
  • Broyhill - 8486 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (828) 295-0965
  • Food LionU.S. 321, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (828) 295-7585
  • Gap Outlet StoreShoppes on the Parkway Rd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (828) 295-6884 
  • J. Crew Outlet Store310 Shoppes on the Parkway Rd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (828) 295-8404

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