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Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains, Wilkes County North Carolina is minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, one half hour from Boone and Blowing Rock, NC, forty-five minutes from Hickory, NC, one hour from Winston-Salem, NC, one and one half hours from Charlotte, NC and Greensboro, NC and two and one half hours from Raleigh, NC.
Our major amenities include: Wilkes Regional Hospital, the Wellness Center, an airport with a jet landing strip, Wilkes Community College, new elementary, middle, and high schools, Appalachian State University (just 1/2 hour away in Boone, NC) and a low property tax rate.
Recreational amenities include: Oakwoods Country Club and Golf Course, W. Kerr Scott Lake, Stone Mountain State Park, Rendezvous Mountain State Park, Yadkin River Greenway, a new YMCA, soccer fields, ball fields, a BMX park, Yadkin River, the Roaring River and the New River. We are located just over an hour's drive from three popular NASCAR tracks - Lowes Motors Speedway, Martinsville and Bristol Motor Speedway and a short ride to the ski mountains - Appalachian, Beech and Sugar.
The many and varied cultural art and heritage amenities include: the Walker Center, Art Gallery, MerleFest, and the Wilkes Playmakers.