The crime rate is about half the national average.
Blowing Rock Hospital serves the town, and there are other facilities in Boone and Lenoir. For specialists and more serious matters Asheville or Charlotte are a considerable drive away.
The closest airport is Tri-Cities Regional Airport 77 miles away in Blountville, Tennessee; the nearest international airport is in Charlotte, about 90 miles away.
What people are saying about Blowing Rock
|If you have a snake phobia, you should get help. Regardless, snakes are not an issue for Blowing Rock or NC in general. For one, black snakes are great to have around as they provide rodent control and also tend to drive off any venomous copperheads (which themselves are very non-aggressive). However, my wife was born and raised less than an hour from Blowing Rock. We have visited Blowing Rock often and have vacationed there several times. We have lived in NC for more than 60 years on average. We used to backpack through all these mountain areas. I have never seen any snake in Blowing Rock. We seldom ever see snakes of any kind anywhere in NC. That is not to say they are not here. We are fortunate enough to have several black snakes living under our decks. We have also had passing encounters with various snakes (a few venomous), but have never found them to be a problem. I\'m an observant person and I don\'t miss much that goes occurs around me. If I haven\'t seen many snakes, then you can be guaranteed that they are not \"EVERYWHERE\" in Blowing Rock or any part of NC. Certainly they exist, but hardly to excess.|
|Posted by richlife on June 25, 2015|
|I have friends that live in NC and they always go on and on about the black snakes. They post pictures of snakes EVERYWHERE. I cannot deal with a bunch of snakes! This town SOUNDS wonderful and right up our alley, but I need to know if it has the same onslaught of snakes I\'ve heard about.|
|Posted by jststric on June 24, 2015|
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