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Old 06-27-2011, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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Hello everyone, I am considering buying a second home in the mountains and I saw a house online at Seven Devils that I like. I plan on visiting and see the house and area in couple weeks, but wanted to get the expert feedback and thoughts on the area. I liked Boone very much and would consider something around it. Would a house with views in Seven Devils be a good winter or summer rental? thoughts and ideas please. Thank you in advance
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:48 PM
 
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I think it's a great area. As you say, it's just minutes from Boone/Blowing Rock, and it's a very popular area for vacationers (both summer and winter) if you're looking to rent your property.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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Thank you LovesMountains and Arby for the feedback. I am looking for something with a really nice view but still close to a small city (town). Boone is the smallest that I can handle . I grow up in a big city and lived in big cities all my life, so going smaller than Boone will be really hard for me. I have been to Lansing, West Jefferson and Jefferson, very nice little towns but I won't fit there. I also need to be close to healthcare facilities and this is another big factor that made me think of the area around Boone. Please let me know if you know of other areas that could fit this description. I am new to NC (been here only 2.5 years) and I will take all the advice I can get.
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Western NC
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Since you mention 7-Devils specifically -- one thing to consider (for rentability, etc.) is proximity to ski/golf areas.* There are only a handful, so being close to one would be relevant I would think, in many ways (especially winter activity).

*Sugar Mtn., Ski Beech, Hawksnest (if it's open)...

Good luck!
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Back in Winston-Salem
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You should think carefully about buying property on Seven Devils if you are depending on rental income. Talk to rental agents in the area. Hawksnest is now tubing-only. I wouldn't think the tubing clientele is as destination-oriented as skiing. The skiing was closed several years ago. I'm not sure when they closed the golf course, but it appears to be gone as well. That's sad. I have happy memories of hubby and me playing there a lot of evenings after work when we lived in Foscoe 20 years ago.

On a map, Seven Devils appears to be in the middle of everything in the High Country, but IMO it is a bit out of the way.


P.S. One other thing to think about is that winter views generally = difficult access in rough weather.
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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I would rent in several of the NC Mountain areas before settling on a spot. You may find some areas too crowded, touristy, remote,lower in elevation, etc. for your personality.
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:19 PM
 
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I would rent in several of the NC Mountain areas before settling on a spot. You may find some areas too crowded, touristy, remote,lower in elevation, etc. for your personality.
I agree. It would not be my first choice in the High Country. I would definitely rent first and then decide.
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