Beech Mountain





Beech Mountain Directions

From the Greensboro / Winston-Salem Area
Take US 421 N to Boone. Turn left onto NC 105. Follow 105 for 15 miles and then turn right onto NC 184.
Follow NC 184 to Banner Elk and then turn left onto NC 194/184.
NC 184 will veer to the right and become South Beech Mountain Parkway.
Follow NC 184/Beech Mountain Parkway into Town.

From the Charlotte Area Take I-85 S towards Gastonia.
Take Exit 17, and turn left onto US 321 N.
Follow US 321 to Boone.
In Boone, turn left onto NC 105.
Follow 105 for 15 miles and then turn right onto NC 184.
Follow NC 184 to Banner Elk and then turn left onto NC 194/184.
NC 184 will veer to the right and become South Beech Mountain Parkway.
Follow NC 184/Beech Mountain Parkway into Town of Beech Mountain.

From the Johnson City, TN Area
Travel on I-26 toward Asheville.
Take exit 31 and merge onto US-321 N toward Elizabethton/Milligan College.
Stay on US-321 to Elizabethton.
Turn right at traffic light at US-321 and G Street.
Turn right and next light onto TN-361/Gap Creek Rd. Stay on Gap Creek Rd. until it intersects with US-19E S. Turn right onto US-19E S/Tn-37 S/Veterans memorial Pkwy.
Continue on US-19E S for 17 miles. Turn left onto NC-194/Banner Elk Hwy. Continue on NC-194 for 6.5 miles.
Turn left onto NC-184/Beech Mountain Parkway.
Stay on this road to the Town of Beech Mountain.

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Where is Beech Mountain!

Beech Mountain sceneryLocated within a day's drive of over half of the country's population, Beech Mountain is nestled in the Southern Appalachian Highlands between Roan Mountain, Tennessee, and Boone, North Carolina. Its less than 6 hours from Atlanta, less than 7 from Cincinnati, and only 5 hours from Nashville, Tennessee. The Town of Beech Mountain is located in North Western North Carolina near the North Carolina - Tennessee state line. The Town is situated on the Watauga/Avery County Line at the end of NC 184. NC 184, also known as The Beech Mountain Parkway, is the main road into the town from Banner Elk.


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Beech Mountain Community Profile

Beech Mountain skiingAt an elevation of 5,506 feet Beech Mountain is the highest incorporated town east of the Rockies.
The Town has a full time population of about 310, but the population can swell as high as 12,000 during the winter and 6,000 in the summer.
People flock to Beech Mountain in the winter to ski and snowboard at SkiBeech and in the summer to take advantage of the mild climate and numerous recreational opportunities.
Even though there are only about 310 full time residents on Beech Mountain, there are approximately 2,000 dwelling units on the mountain.
Beech Mountain has become a popular location for vacation and 2nd homes for many people from North Carolina to Florida.


Beech Mountain
General Characteristics

Number

Percent

U.S.

Total population

310

 

 

Male

161

51.9

49.1%

Female

149

48.1

50.9%

Median age (years)

50.8

N/A

35.3

Under 5 years

7

2.3

6.8%

18 years and over

271

87.4

74.3%

65 years and over

71

22.9

12.4%

Household population

310

100.0

97.2%

Average household size

2.14

N/A

2.59

Average family size

2.45

N/A

3.14

Total housing units

1,868

 

 

Vacant housing units

1,723

92.2

9.0%

Beech Mountain
Housing Characteristics

Number

Percent

U.S.

Single-family owner-occupied homes

101

 

 

Median value (dollars)

133,800

(X)

119,600

With a mortgage (dollars)

1,133

(X)

1,088

Not mortgaged (dollars)

305

(X)

295

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Summary File 1 and Summary File 3 - Beech Mountain



Beech Mountain NC Milestones

Beech Mountain celebrated it's 25 Anniversary.