Banner Elk offers the convenience of central location, cool temperatures in the summer and some of the best views in the High Country. Many gated communities can be found nestled in Banner Elk’s countryside including Tynecastle, Headwaters, Elk Creek and
Elk River. You'll also find golf course communities including Linville Ridge, Linville (Donald Ross designed Course), Diamond Creek (Tom Fazzio designed course), Elk River (Jack Nicholas Designed Course) and Grandfather Golf and Country Club (co founded by the co founder of Augusta National Home of the Masters Mr. Clifford Roberts).GFCO is rated a top 25 course in the country every year by Golf Digest.
A popular summer residence and vacation destination since the late 1800s, Banner Elk offers activities in all four seasons. Considered the Ski Capitol of the South, Banner Elk offers adventure including skiing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, nearby rafting, and fishing.
There are also excellent restaurants, shopping, spas and performing arts at Banner Elk’s own Lees-McRae College.
Average High in July: 75.6 degrees
Blowing Rock is one of the only towns located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Enjoy incredible views and the charm of a quaint mountain town complete with shopping, award-winning dining, wine shops and more. Nearby golf, horseback riding, rafting, fishing and excellent hiking trails are a huge plus. Located just 10 minutes from Boone,
Blowing Rock is also convenient to Appalachian State University.
Gated communities in Blowing Rock include Sweetgrass, Arrowhead, Firethorn,Tanawha at Blowing Rock, and more!
Average Summer High: 74.6 degrees
Home to Appalachian State University, Boone offers year-round activities for its residents. From mountain biking to performing arts, shopping to rock climbing, Boone has a wide range of adventure. Boone also features a number of great restaurants, downtown shopping, mall, mountain bike trails and more. Gated communities in Boone include Sunalei Preserve and Echota
Average Summer High: 77.6 degrees
Home to Grandfather Mountain, Linville offers incredible views and three area country clubs: Linville Golf Course, Grandfather Golf and Country Club and Linville Ridge. Eseeola Lodge is also a popular destination and the Blue Ridge Parkway is just a few miles away. The county’s hospital, Charles A Cannon, Jr Memorial is also located in
Linville. Hiking, biking, rafting, golfing and tennis are abundant in the area.Gated communities include Linville Ridge and Bear Creek.
Average Summer High: 69 degrees