Yancey County NC - Mitchell County NC
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Little Switzerland NC

Communities of Yancey County NC and Mitchell County NC

Misty Mountain Land Company offers and represents a wide range of North Carolina Mountain Real Estate. For over 25 years, we have helped hundreds of people buy and sell property in Yancey County NC and Mitchell County NC. We invite you to browse the detailed information we have provided on the unique towns in our pristine area of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and contact us today to turn your dreams of mountain real estate into reality. We also have extensive experience facilitating relocation to Yancey County and Mitchell County North Carolina. Please visit our relocation page for important information on Mitchell County NC Schools, Mitchell County Hospital, Yancey County NC Schools and other important community information. Come discover the phenomenal real estate and lifestyle found in Yancey County and Mitchell County NC.

Yancey County
Known as the “Gateway to Mount Mitchell,” Yancey County NC was carved out of Buncombe and Burke Counties in 1833. Yancey County is located in the Appalachian Highlands area of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With Mt Mitchell State Park and the Black Mountain Range to the south, intersected by the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west and traversed by the North and South Toe Rivers, Yancey County is a beautiful area at the highest average elevation of any county in North Carolina. Attractions like the Blue Ridge Parkway NC, Mount Mitchell and the Appalachian Trail call Yancey County home and perfectly compliment the unique and outdoor characteristics of this region.

Burnsville NC is the Yancey County seat and home of the highest peak in the eastern United States, Mount Mitchell. Surrounded by 32,000 acres of undeveloped, pristine National and State forest lands, Burnsville features abundant wildlife, natural resources, and crystal clear streams. The Blue Ridge Parkway NC meanders through Yancey County NC and the Appalachian Trail rims the southern boundary, creating some great spots to hike, mountain bike, and enjoy the clean mountain air. The Toe River also crosses Yancey County, providing for spectacular NC Whitewater Rafting and NC Fly Fishing. Visitors travel from all over the country to retreat here and enjoy the crisp mountain air and phenomenal mountain temperatures in the warmer months. Come discover the charm of Burnsville NC and take a look at the Burnsville NC Real Estate offered through Misty Mountain.

Mitchell County
Like Yancey County, Mitchell County was formed from parts of the neighboring counties in 1861. Mitchell County NC was named after Elisha Mitchell, a renowned UNC professor who first documented Mount Mitchell's height, thus giving the mountain its namesake. Elisha was a professor of mathematics, chemistry, geology and mineralogy and was first to argue that Mount Mitchell was the highest point east of the Mississippi. Mitchell County today is a thriving community with two towns, Spruce Pine, NC and Bakersville, NC.

Want to get away from the everyday stresses of suburban life? Spruce Pine North Carolina is an escape from the ordinary amidst tranquil relaxation, abundant arts and culture and spectacular scenery. Spruce Pine has a population of just over 2,000 and is located 8 miles north of Little Switzerland NC, which straddles the McDowell and Mitchell County lines. This tiny gem of a community is the Christmas Tree Capital of the World and the Gem and Mineral Capital of North America. Historically, Spruce Pine has provided the White House with its beautiful Fraser Fir Christmas tree. The Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Farms NC in the area produce Fraser Firs and other varieties for families to come and choose their tree prior to or during the Christmas season. Spruce Pine is also known for its NC Gem Mining attractions. Founded in 1907 due to the activity spurred by the Clinchfield Railroad and mining industry, Spruce Pine became the largest town in the Toe River Valley at the beginning of the 20th century. Today, Spruce Pine's economy is centered on tourism. Located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Mitchell County, Spruce Pine NC offers endless outdoor activities, mountain vistas and easy access to the neighboring communities of Linville NC and Little Switzerland NC. Spruce Pine was recently named a "Mountain Heritage Trout City” due to the fertile, unspoiled waters of Grassy Creek and the North Toe River where NC Fly Fishing and Trout Fishing in NC are hugely popular. The combination of fishing, NC Gem Mining, proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Blue Ridge Escarpment make Spruce Pine Real Estate NC extremely desirable.

Ten miles further north of Spruce Pine NC is the small town of Bakersville NC. If you are looking for a quaint mountain town affording vacation relaxation at a slower pace, than Bakersville NC may be the perfect destination for you. Bakersville NC is the Mitchell County seat and center of commerce with just over 350 people! Bakersville was founded in the mid 1800s and is beloved for its picturesque landscapes and abundant recreational opportunities on the Toe River and Cane Creek. In fact, some of the best NC Fly Fishing can be found in Bakersville NC. Like the rest of our North Carolina Mountain Real Estate, homes in Bakersville North Carolina enjoys a phenomenal climate with the best of all four seasons. Like Spruce Pine, Bakersville NC is home to numerous artists and crafts people. Visitors and residents of Bakersville enjoy lively galleries and studios and the internationally recognized Penland School of Crafts. Other famous attractions like Roan Mountain and Dellinger Grist Mill are located near Bakersville.

Wonderful location, climate, attractions and activities are just a few of the amenities awaiting you in Mitchell County and Yancey County NC. As the expert on Spruce Pine Real Estate NC, Burnsville NC Real Estate and Little Switzerland North Carolina Real Estate, Misty Mountain is ready to facilitate your North Carolina Mountain Real Estate dreams.

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