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

$367,500

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
 $249,900 
138 Henderson Gap Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 2 | 1173 SqFt
 $625,000 
293 Buxton Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1773 SqFt
 $520,000 
201 Cross Creek Farm Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 4 | 2359 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

Highlights

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 14.4% 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 20.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Blowing Rock is $367,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.9%. 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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Housing Market in Blowing Rock

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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
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NEW LISTINGS IN BLOWING ROCK
$249,900
138 Henderson Gap Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 2

$625,000
293 Buxton Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$520,000
201 Cross Creek Farm Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 4

$849,000
838 Ski Acres Dr
Bed 6 | Bath 7

$424,900
189 Clark St
Bed 5 | Bath 4

$895,000
8108 Rocky Knob Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 4

$799,500
255 High Ridge Ln
Bed 4 | Bath 5

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