Spanning 615 miles from Carlisle, Pennsylvania in the north to Mount Oglethorpe, Georgia in the south, running through parts of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina & Tennessee, the Blue Ridge has a somewhat narrow range of 5 to 65 miles wide with the average heights ranging from 2,000 to 4,000 feet, the highest peak resting in Mt. Mitchell, North Carolina at 6,684 feet. The whole region is intertwined with various small streams, three large Virginia rivers; the Potomac, the James and the Roanoke that have carved gaps throughout.
The Blue Ridge has two scenic motorways, the Skyline Drive winds through the Shenandoah National Park and then joins up with the Blue Ridge Parkway at Rockfish Gap, Virginia which winds through to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There are 6 National forests within the Blue Ridge mountains, the George Washington, Jefferson, Cherokee, Chattahoochee, Pisgah and the Nantahala.
The Blue Ridge Mountains offer natural beauty and seclusion, and the area is rich in farming, culture and the arts. The Blue Ridge Mountains are the home of Bluegrass Music and many local events are centered around bluegrass and old time music.
The Blue Ridge Mountains offer breathtaking views, where you will experience some of the oldest mountains in the world, the New River which is the oldest river in North America, the Whitewater Falls is the uppermost waterfall found east of the Rockies, Mount Mitchell has the highest peak found in the entire eastern part of the United States and the Linville Gorge is the deepest gorge that lies east of the Grand Canyon.
The Blue Ridge Mountain area offers countless opportunities for natural recreation and traditional activities in a beautiful mountain setting, including:
- Hunting & Fishing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Sightseeing & Birding
Choosing your home, vacation home and/or land in the Blue Ridge mountains lends to exceptional opportunities for business and living. At The Blue Ridge Real Estate Guide, we not only ensure that you have at your disposal the latest, cutting edge technology to assist you in finding the real estate you desire, you will also find only the best of the best agents and real estate companies to work with you and help you to make your home buying experience the very best that it can be, whether you’re buying or selling!
Wishing the best experience possible,
Your Blue Ridge Real Estate Guide Team