The Crown of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Serving as the only full-service town on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock is the perfect stopping point for travelers passing through or people in need of a getaway vacation.
The Crown of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Demographics

0-10 miles 0-30 miles 0-45 miles 0-60 miles
Population 49,350 333,810 929,938 1,717,049
Households 19,666 136,233 380,747 698,197
Families 9,241 87,853 348,124 466,512
Median Age 30.0 46.2 43.5 43.9
Average Household Income $63,250 $60,378 $61,151 $65,755

An outdoor tourist mecca

Outdoor activities

Outdoor activities

are abundant in the area including hiking, biking, horseback riding, fly fishing, and skiing

550 guest rooms

550 guest rooms

available for lodging in the area

Visitors spend

Visitors spend

a total of $147,776 each day on average

$284.73 million in revenue

$284.73 million in revenue

solely from tourism in 2019

The

The "Perfect Mountain Town Escape"

(Southern Living)

Home to the oldest travel attraction

Home to the oldest travel attraction

in North Carolina—Blowing Rock

A Top U.S. National Park

Top Area Employers

Tanger Outlets Blowing Rock Top Area Employers

Among lowest unemployment rates in the Southeast