About the Beech Mountain, NC Area
As Eastern America’s Highest Town (5,506 ft.), Beech Mountain is abundant in charm, hospitality and mile-high tranquility.
For those seeking a part-time or permanent residence, Beech Mountain offers comfortable living in a friendly family atmosphere. And for those looking for an adventure-filled vacation—or just some peaceful time away—it’s a beautiful, all-season destination. Recreational activities include hiking, biking snow/board skiing, tubing, golf and tennis.
Banner Elk is located in the mountains of western North Carolina and is home to a community filled with high country activities including 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 agreeable climate and the year-round activities. Many gated communities can be found nestled in Banner Elk’s countryside.
Sugar Mountain is a village in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. It is known for the Sugar Mountain Resort. To the southeast, Grandfather Mountain features the Mile High Swinging Bridge, a nature museum and wildlife habitats. The adjacent Blue Ridge Parkway offers scenic vistas, plus picnic areas and trails.
Valle Crucis is a community located in Watauga County along NC 194, between the towns of Banner Elk and Boone. The Mast General Store, Mast Farm, Valle Crucis Episcopal Mission and Valle Crucis Historic District are all listed on the National Register of Historic Places
The Valle Crucis Community Park, established in 1983 by a nonprofit organization, is a large park with amenities including picnic shelters, children playgrounds, a 1-mile (1.6 km) paved path and access to the Watauga River.