Because of its proximity to the Blue Ridge Mountains, Wilkes County offers a wealth of quiet beauty without the rush, the concrete, the noise and the traffic of larger, metropolitan communities.
Just 80 miles from Charlotte, 45 miles from Winston-Salem, 45 miles from Hickory and 35 minutes from Boone, Wilkes County is an ideal location for those looking to escape the fast paced world of city living, yet close enough to commute for upscale dining, shopping and healthcare opportunities.
Wilkes and surrounding counties are famous for an abundance of North Carolina christmas tree farms, hiking, canoeing, fishing, swimming, mountain biking, motorcycle riding, skiing, golf, horseback riding, and of course, Merlefest.
For many residents in this area, choosing the right place to live depends on more than the rolling landscape and the mountain views – it also depends upon the caliber of the North Carolina mountain weather and the amenities of the surrounding community.
Many of the most recent transplants have chosen Wilkes County, NC to escape the ravaging hurricanes they experienced with beachfront property ownership, or maybe the harsh winters of the northeast. Cool summer breezes and a temperate climate are of particular importance to homeowners from the Southern and Northern states.
Wilkes County, Wilkesboro, and North Wilkesboro, NC have four distinct seasons. While there are a few hot days in the depths of summer and a few snowy days in the clutches of winter, for the most part each of the four seasons can be considered mild in temperature, wind and rain.
Wilkes County, NC is geographically centrally located. Nearby is a major university — Appalachian State in Boone, NC. and a fine community college, WCC. Those that live here also experience a convenient drive to shopping and dining in Winston-Salem, NC; a short ride to the ski mountains — Appalachian Ski Mountain, Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain; and just over an hour’s drive from three popular NASCAR tracks — Lowes Motors Speedway, Martinsville and Bristol Motor Speedway.