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West Jefferson is an amazing place to live or own a vacation home in the mountains of Western North Carolina. This wonderfully scenic area is convenient to places like the High Country areas of Boone and Blowing Rock and it is very close to the state lines of Tennessee and Virginia. The amazing wildlife and scenery that abounds in the Blue Ridge Mountains is found all around West Jefferson and as such, this area is a noted place to buy cabins, homes, and land on which to build a mountain retreat. Those lucky enough to own property here enjoy the adorable little downtown region with its historic areas and shops, the unique mountain culture of the locals of the region, and the fact that the community enjoys a low crime rate and a close-knit atmosphere. Read on to find out about the fantastic opportunities for getting out and enjoying the best of the mountains around Ashe County.


The town of West Jefferson sits at the base of one many peaks in the Blue Ridge, Mt Jefferson. It rests in the drainage area between the north and south forks of the New River and creates some of the best hiking, mountain biking, and photo-worthy areas in the county. A low lying mountain, Mt Jefferson only rises to about 5,100 feet above sea level, but because the base town of West Jefferson is so flat, the mountain rises more than 1,600 feet above the town, towering over the area. The Blue Ridge Parkway also passes by the city and is a great place to enjoy your favorite outdoor activities. You can hike the well marked trails, snap pictures at the well maintained overlooks, and enjoy a host of other types of activities like rock climbing, cycling and even fishing.


Another popular recreational activity in West Jefferson is golf. Many residents hail from other areas where golf is a big pastime and as such, West Jefferson has grown to include two great golf courses. Mountain Aire Golf Club is open to the public and is a spectacular mountain course to play should you get the chance. Also nearby in the county is the golf club at Jefferson Landing on the New River. Golf memberships are available to those that do not own a home here. However, there are several tracts and lots available for sale.


Art is also very popular here and artists from around the world come to these lands to be inspired. The result is a close-knit community of talented artists and skilled craftsmen that create numerous works that enhance and enliven the community. The West Jefferson Arts District is a neat area filled with galleries and craft shops that people can tour and browse through on any given day.

Explore all there is to do and see in West Jefferson and you will find out what makes this mountain town so unique and fascinating. Whether you are a single person moving to town because of a career move, a family searching for your first home, retirees looking for the perfect spot to relax, or someone looking for a mountain retreat to call his or her own home away from home, Here you can rest well, knowing that your children will be attending safe schools, and your every need will be met should you require hospital and healthcare assistance. West Jefferson is a wonderful place to call home or own a vacation property!