Watauga county is home to Boone NC, considered the heart of the High Country and Appalachian State University, Time magazines college of the year. The university makes Boone an exciting college town, with boundless educational and career opportunities. 
Although ASU is the counties largest employer, the tourism industry, and a major medical center help contribute the areas low unemployment rate.

Endless outdoor adventures including golf, fly fishing, and hiking make Watauga county a desirable place to call home. There is also a major ski resort, Appalachian Ski Mtn., to keep you busy in the snowy winter months. Many residential communities are based around the outdoor activities that draw home buyers to the area. Check out Twin Rivers, a fly fishing community, and Seven Devils, home to Hawksnest Ski Resort.

The rural historic community of Valle Crucis offers a true mountain living experience, complete with an authentic original store. The town of Blowing Rock provides a more upscale approach to mountain living - it is home to many of the areas luxury communities.
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