High Country Communities

Peruse the many small towns and communities that make up the NC High Country.

Banner Elk, in Avery County, is located in the mountains of Western North Carolina. It is a bustling mountain community filled...

Beech Mountain is a four season resort town, and is the Highest town east of the Rockies. Beech Mountain Resort is the largest...

Blowing Rock, known as "the Crown of the Blue Ridge", is a very special place to live, work, and play. We are the only full...

From the beginnings of Appalachian State University in 1899, Boone has become an educational center. Noted for athletic as well...

The Blue Ridge Parkway passes over U.S. Hwy 421 in Deep Gap and was home to influential and internationally acclaimed guitar...

In 1882, the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad ("Tweetsie") linked Cranberry and Johnson City, Tennessee with a...

Jefferson, the county seat of Ashe County, was established in 1800 and was one of the first towns in the United States named...

Jonas Ridge is an unincorporated community in Burke County, North Carolina, United States. Jonas Ridge is located on North...

Linville has three country clubs in the area: Linville Golf Course, Grandfather Golf and Country Club, and Linville Ridge; all...

The Town of Seven Devils has always been a "resort" Town, with various recreational facilities available to residents and...

Sugar Grove is an unincorporated community located in Watauga County, North Carolina, United States. It is named after the sugar...

Todd is located in the High Country of North Carolina between Boone and West Jefferson and is a community situated in a bend of...

While other small towns have grown into cities or simply faded away, West Jefferson has remained the small town that is...

Old US Highway 421, Zionville is the location where the Old Buffalo Trail and Daniel Boone's Trail intersect before reaching...