Blowing Rock, North Carolina 

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Population

1,292

3% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.0%

Median Income

$49,438

Avg. Home Price

$308,200

Best Places to Live in Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Small-town complex - Western North Carolina half way between Winston-Salem and Asheville
Pros
-Nearby mountains
-Cost of living
-Small-town feel
Cons
-Employment
-Arts and culture
-Low ethnic diversity

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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.


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 5.0% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Blowing Rock jobs have increased by 2.16%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Blowing Rock's cost of living is 21.90% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Blowing Rock's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Blowing Rock's population is 1,292 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 2.78%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Blowing Rock is $308,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -1.79%. 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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Blowing Rock

It's a good time to buy in Blowing Rock. Home Appreciation is up 3.0% in the last 12 months. Browse Blowing Rock Real Estate.

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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
great in the summer, but very cold in the... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN BLOWING ROCK, NORTH CAROLINA
28605