9259 Statesville Road North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Prime mountain development potential, extensive road, drainage and well infrastructure in place. Extensive paved road and drainage infrastructure, multiple wells on property. Recreational trails surround the property and the open areas are ideal for an equestrian escape, mountain community or winery. Among the beauty of North Carolina’s beloved High Country and set on 279 tranquil acres, this magnificent gated estate boasts breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Originally built by Burell Johnson, cousin of the late NASCAR Hall of Famer Junior Johnson, the luxurious lodge is perched at a 1,800-foot elevation. Its surrounding land was once the site of the family’s moonshine operation. Remnants of Junior Johnson’s moonshine running can still be found on the property, including old stills and car parts. Convenient to a small quaint town, a private airport, many state parks, ski resorts and Charlotte & Winston-Salem just a short distance away. Featured in the Wall Street Journal.
Listing Brokerage NamePremier Sothebys International Realty
- c c wright elementary school
- roaring river elementary school
- ronda-clingman elementary school
- central wilkes middle school
- north wilkesboro elementary school
- wilkes central high school
- moravian falls elementary school
- wilkesboro elementary school
- wilkes early college high school
- east wilkes high school
Community - High Country Region
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The High Country is a mountainous region in North Carolina that houses the counties of Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey. The region is well-loved by outdoor enthusiasts, and is most known for its abundance of winter sports.
Real Estate in High Country, NC
Boone, Banner Elk and Blowing Rock continue to be popular destinations for retirees, and second and vacation homes. The cost of living in those areas is slightly lower than the national average, with a median home price at or around $249,000. Some communities in the High Country area are more expensive, and home prices tend to average a little higher, at an average listing price of $257,400.
Many gated communities can be found in High Country, as well as a number of properties tucked away on their own acreages, down many backroads, on mountaintops, or in small community subdivisions. Because of this, it is important to hire a Realtor that knows the area and can point you in the right direction
Lifestyle and Attractions
From Grandfather Mountain to Linville Falls, there’s something for everyone in High Country, NC. Widely known for winter sports, High Country serves residents and visitors year round, with biking, hiking, camping and water sports activities.
Perhaps one of the most notable destinations for travelers in the High Country is the Blue Ridge Parkway. Warmly referred to as “America’s Favorite Drive,” the parkway spans over 400 miles, overlooking miles and miles of beautiful scenery, and some of the highest elevations in the South East.
Grandfather Mountain is also another popular destination for High Country visitors and is home to the famous Mile High Walking Bridge, as well as numerous hiking trails, educational opportunities and wildlife.
With six full-service ski areas and over 90 slopes, winter sports fanatics won’t get bored easily here. The High Country is home to the highest peaks in the Southeast, which makes for a great ski climate from November through the month of March.
Nearby Schools and Higher Education
The school systems spanning over 7 counties feature many public and private offerings for students residing in the High Country. Watauga County Schools in particular rank very well, and are responsible for the third-highest ranking SAT scores in the state of North Carolina.
The most well known higher institution in the High Country is Appalachian State— nestled in the heart of Boone. Lees McRae is a liberal arts school located in Banner Elk, offering 23 majors. Maryland Community College is located in Spruce Pine and is affiliated with the Elderhostel Lifelong Learning Network— which provides ample continuing education opportunities for adults.
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