When you move permanently to a new place, you will more than likely be interested in the types of schools and hospitals in the area, especially if you have children or are older or have specific needs. Watauga County serves as a central hub for the Blue Ridge Mountain region that surrounds the area and the hospital and schools in the county are considered to be some of the best in the region. This small and close-knit region prides itself on recruiting outstanding teachers, many of whom are trained at Appalachian State University, a nationally recognized education and teacher training university located in town. Appalachian began as a state teachers’ school back in the late 1800s, and that tradition remains as the school turns out quite a few education majors that seek to teach the area’s students. As a consequence, the schools in the area routinely perform higher than average on national testing analysis and Watauga High School has an excellent graduation rate.

The main hospital in the county is Watauga Memorial Hospital. Watauga Memorial is a part of the larger Appalachian Regional Healthcare System that manages and oversees the business operations of several hospitals in this mountain region. Blowing Rock Hospital is also a hospital located in the county. However, Watauga Memorial Hospital provides most of the healthcare services and emergency services in the area, although Blowing Rock Hospital does have a small emergency center. Watauga Memorial Hospital is the largest hospital in Watauga, Ashe and, Alleghany Counties and is also one of the top employers in the town of Boone. It has 117 beds and includes newly renovated wings and special areas such as the Seby B Jones Regional Cancer Center, the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, the Scott Mallard Kidney Dialysis Center, and the Sanger Cardiology Clinic. Your healthcare will be in very good hands when you trust the doctors and professional staff at Watauga Memorial Hospital.

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Area Hospitals

Watauga Medical Center

336 Deerfield Road
Boone, NC 28607-5008

Area Schools

Bethel Elementary
138 Bethel School Road
Sugar Grove, NC 28679

Blowing Rock Elementary
Sunset Drive
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Cove Creek Elementary
930 Vanderpool Road
Vilas, NC 28692

Green Valley Elementary
189 Big Hill Road
Boone, NC 28607

Hardin Park Elementary
361 Jefferson Road
Boone, NC 28607

Mabel Elementary
404 Mabel School Road
Zionville, NC 28698

Parkway Elementary
160 Parkway School Drive
Boone, NC 28607

Valle Crucis Elementary
2998 Broadstone Road
Sugar Grove, NC 28679

Watauga High School
400 High School Drive
Boone, NC 28607