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Old 01-04-2021, 04:38 PM
 
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I have only seen old threads on Bakersville. What is it like now? How is the downtown, weather, etc. Thanks so much!
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Old 01-09-2021, 12:34 PM
 
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From my research online it's not the best area. How is Banner Elk area? Looks like it was hopping when we drove to Roan Mountain last month to look over there. Thanks!!
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Old 01-09-2021, 01:05 PM
 
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I have only seen old threads on Bakersville. What is it like now? How is the downtown, weather, etc. Thanks so much!
I wanted to like Bakersville given it's location but unfortunately it hasn't really take advantage in terms of amenities. A bit of a sleeper that I see progressing while still affordable is Spruce Pine, ten miles south of Bakersville. It has an active downtown area on two separate streets and elevations. https://www.romanticasheville.com/spruce_pine.htm
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Old 01-09-2021, 01:08 PM
 
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From my research online it's not the best area. How is Banner Elk area? Looks like it was hopping when we drove to Roan Mountain last month to look over there. Thanks!!
I love Banner Elk, it's a cute town with plenty of amenities/services. Real estate there tends a bit pricier given it's reputation for desirability. Winters can be pretty rough as well, especially in neighboring Boone or Blowing Rock.
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Old 01-09-2021, 06:28 PM
 
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From my research online it's not the best area. How is Banner Elk area? Looks like it was hopping when we drove to Roan Mountain last month to look over there. Thanks!!
Here's what you have to remember about WNC (and Eastern Tn). Just around the next hairpin curve is "not the best area".

There is no sprawl, there is no great expanse of any areas. They (good and bad areas) are constantly found intermingling in every valley, hollow, peak, or river/creek bed.

Banner Elk is both nice and not so nice depending upon which road you follow.

We like all of the WNC personality. You could liken it to an old Clint Eastwood movie.... The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
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Old 01-09-2021, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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^ +1...cogent commentary!
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Old 01-09-2021, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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This is true! Twenty years ago we looked at a cute piece of land tucked back in a holler not too far from Burnsville, but there were feuding brothers with junked up yards on either side of the road leading to it so we had to pass.
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Old 01-10-2021, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Gaston County, N.C.
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TBH, when driving around, I don't feel like I see as much of the old style Appalachia poverty to the left and right as I remember as a kid from the 1970s. Not as many permanently parked travel trailers (cheaper than a "single-wide"), or tires placed on roofs to hold down loose shingles, etc. But I suppose it's still there when you get onto the gravel roads.
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Old 01-10-2021, 08:03 AM
 
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TBH, when driving around, I don't feel like I see as much of the old style Appalachia poverty to the left and right as I remember as a kid from the 1970s. Not as many permanently parked travel trailers (cheaper than a "single-wide"), or tires placed on roofs to hold down loose shingles, etc. But I suppose it's still there when you get onto the gravel roads.
SGMI your description reminds me of the old Globe Rd out of Blowing Rock back in the 70s. It was the dirt back road through Collettsville and into Lenoir.
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Old 01-10-2021, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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getatag, we went down to Edgemont and Coffee's Store about 5 yrs ago. A younger couple runs it now, but it's still about the same, a place out of time.
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