Blowing Rock, North Carolina is a picturesque town located in the Appalachian Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina about two hours north of Charlotte. The town features a quaint pedestrian-friendly downtown lined with shops, galleries and restaurants. The real estate market in Blowing Rock is one of the more upscale in the mountains of North Carolina.
It is easily accessible to Charlotte, Greensboro and Winston-Salem via US Highway 421 and 321, both of which now offer four lanes to town. With that has come a great deal of growth in the past twenty years as people come to enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains and travel the Blue Ridge Parkway and climbing nearby Grandfather Mountain.
It is nice to be close to such a town as Blowing Rock, but to have a retreat property, one must be a few miles out of town. A retreat property is synonymous with the term survival property or prepper property. Mountain survival properties are properties located out of sight from major thoroughfares that offer their owners safety in times of crises. Additionally, prepper properties and retreat properties provide abundant natural resources to help one live off the grid if necessary. These survival properties will feature stands of timber as a fuel source, surface water and ponds, land for agriculture and possibly orchards.
Prepper Properties in Boone & Blowing Rock
The Appalachian Mountains around Blowing Rock offer many such properties. They can be found within a few miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway, downtown Boone and Appalachian State University. Proximity to Boone and Blowing Rock is beneficial for convenience, yet being far enough out of town on a retreat property allows one to be out of sight from prying eyes.
Once you have the land, the homestead should be built somewhere back off the road, ideally out of sight. A non-descript driveway or farm gate is all that should identify the property from the public road. Placing the homestead on the edge of a field, backing up to a stand of forest provides a good line of sight to see who may be approaching the house from the road.
Blowing Rock survival property can easily be found with the assistance of Retreat Realty real estate. We are headquartered in nearby Black Mountain just on the other side of the Mountains and know the area well. The areas dotting around the Appalachian Mountains and Blue Ridge mountains offer many opportunities for ideal survival properties.