Blowing Rock, North Carolina 

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Population

1,152

-10.5% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.5%

Median Income

$49,438

Median Home Price

$373,500

Best Places to Live in Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Small-town complex - Western North Carolina half way between Winston-Salem and Asheville. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Blowing Rock, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Nearby mountains
-Cost of living
-Small-town feel
Cons
-Employment
-Arts and culture
-Low ethnic diversity

Local Listings in Blowing Rock
 $1,950,000 
131 Laurel Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 2296 SqFt
 $4,950,000 
340 Stonecroft
Bed 5 | Bath 3 | 3429 SqFt
 $2,490,000 
691 Dogwood Ln
Bed 4 | Bath 5 | 7131 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area

This interesting tri-city area is located in the broad Catawba Valley at the eastern base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. As the name “Hickory” implies, this is an area of hardwood forests, the original resource for Hickory’s active furniture-making industry. According to local sources, 60% of the furniture made in the United States is made within 200 miles of Hickory, and names like Broyhill, Drexel Heritage and Henredon among many others are headquartered locally. Furniture factory outlets draw people from miles around. The area is also home to the one of the country’s largest fiber optic cable plants operated by Corning.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Blowing Rock
Zip Codes: 28605
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 897 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Blowing Rock is 3.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Blowing Rock jobs have increased by 1.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Blowing Rock's cost of living is 17.8% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Blowing Rock's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Blowing Rock, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Watauga county voted Republican in three of the five previous Presidential elections, voting Democratic in 2008 and 2016. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Blowing Rock's population is 1,152 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 10.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Blowing Rock is $373,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -8.6%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Blowing Rock public schools spend $9,723 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.3 students per teacher in Blowing Rock. More Education


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Reviews for Blowing Rock   2 Reviews
weather - 1/13/2014
I've been in Blowing Rock for about 8 years and can't wait to leave this gloomy place. It is grey and cloudy most of the time. The rating it has on this site of 199... Read More

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the weather - 9/21/2008
great in the summer, but very cold in the... Read More


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NEW LISTINGS IN BLOWING ROCK
$1,950,000
131 Laurel Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$4,950,000
340 Stonecroft
Bed 5 | Bath 3

$2,490,000
691 Dogwood Ln
Bed 4 | Bath 5

$1,247,000
510 Timber Creek Dr Unit 135
Bed 5 | Bath 6

$1,555,550
163 Wilmot Cir
Bed 8 | Bath 6

$282,500
279 Little Elk Mountain Dr
Bed 2 | Bath 2

$495,000
8556 Dancing Bear Ln
Bed 2 | Bath 2

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