Avery county North Carolina is a great place to call home. With two of the areas top ski resorts the counties tourism industry is thriving. Avery county is also home to the highest town east of the Mississippi (Beech Mountain elevation 3,620 feet) and the highest peek in the Blue Ridge Mountain (Grandfather Mountain elevation
5,964
feet.

The town of Banner Elk is located at the heart of Avery county. With the popular ski resort Sugar Mountain the winter months are busy for the quaint mountain town. Banner Elk offers fine restaurants and shopping...check out The Great Train Robbery for a shopping emporium complete with it's own upscale restaurant. There is also a small private college, Lees McRae, located in Banner Elk.

As the area continues to grow so do the residential communities. Many upscale communities are located in Avery county including Linville Ridge, Elk River, and The Glens of Grandfather - just to name a few. There are also more moderate priced options as in Linville Land Harbor. If convenient seasonal living is what you're looking for there are condominiums and town homes for every budget...check out Silver Springs Farm. Weather your plan is to stay year round or just seasonally, Avery county has many great choices.
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