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Banner Elk Real Estate

Banner Elk, in Avery County, North Carolina is located in the mountains of western North Carolina and is home to a bustling community filled with High Country activities such as skiing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, rafting, and fishing.

Banner Elk is in the center of The High Country and is the ski capitol of the South. This is the destination for thousands of people who love the great outdoors and southern culture. The main attraction is the very agreeable climate, the local citizens, and the year-round activities found in the high country. Many gated communities can be found nestled in Banner Elk’s countryside.

If you are looking for the best, most affordable Banner Elk real estate, then look no further than The Coves at Round Mountain. Just 40 minutes from downtown Banner Elk you'll find this spectacular gated community that boasts the largest assortment of mountain amenity's in the North Carolina mountains.

Chestnut Mountain Farms includes 231 homes and home sites on approximately 1,500 ridge top acres and sits just beneath the Blue Ridge Parkway. The development was begun in 2004 and is completely built out with only a small percentage of home sites remaining for sale. The developer saved the best for last. Chestnut Mountain is the perfect mountain getaway located just beneath the Blue Ridge Parkway which provides a short drive to Jefferson, Boone and Blowing Rock and is about 15 minutes North of North Wilkesboro which provides all the conveniences of groceries, shopping, dining and medical care.

Banner Elk Happenings

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During summer time there is hiking, whitewater rafting, fishing, and other activities. The largest lake in the area, Watauga Lake, is a favorite spot just 30 minutes away for boating, fishing and wake boarding. In the winter the main event is skiing and snowboarding. There are two slopes in the area: Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain. There used to be a third, but in the winter of 2008-2009, Hawks' Nest became an all tubing park, the largest on the East Coast.

There are several restaurants in Banner Elk in addition to a post office, bank, and many lodging choices. Generally, Banner Elk is known as a quiet and peaceful town. Every year the town hosts the annual Woolly Worm festival.

In the 1970s, Beech Mountain was home to a theme park based on the Land of Oz, but it closed after only a few years. The attraction was never fully removed, and there have been various attempts to revive it.