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Alleghany County

Welcome to Alleghany County

Centered around the town of Sparta on the northern border of North Carolina and Virginia, Alleghany County is a breathtaking slice of rural beauty, perched high in the Appalachian Mountains region of North Carolina. Most of the county is located atop a rolling plateau with elevations over 2,500 feet, though the southern portion is located in the Foothills region at only 1,500 feet above sea level. This heightened elevation means Alleghany County enjoys cooler and quite beautiful summers, with temperatures rarely climbing above 90 degrees. Winters are often cold and snowy, which means plenty of mountain winter fun to be found.

Throughout the county, you’ll find areas of beautiful rolling hills, lush fields, fertile farmlands, thick woods, and majestic mountain peaks. It’s truly a spectacular place for owning property, whether it’s residential, recreational, or commercial farmland.

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Why Do Residents Choose Alleghany County?


Parks & Recreation

With hundreds of acres of undeveloped land and preserved parks, Alleghany County is an outstanding place for those who love the great outdoors. At Stone Mountain State Park, you’ll find over 18 miles of trails and 20 miles of trout waters, perfect for hiking, fishing, paddling, horseback riding, camping, or picnicking. At New River State Park, a designated National Wild and Scenic River, you can enjoy paddling, camping, and fishing along the New River.

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Whether you’re looking for a charming country home in the town of Sparta, a wide-open tract of land for farming or raising horses, or a piece of undeveloped property on which to build your dream home from the ground up, you’ll find more than enough options in Alleghany County, NC.

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Public Schools

Alleghany County is served by Alleghany County Schools. The district is comprised of four schools, the Sparta School, Glade Creek School, Piney Creek School, and Alleghany High School. The district offers a wide range of academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs to students of all ages to ensure that each unique individual receives the education and support required to prepare them for life and citizenship after graduation.

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Mountain Location

Alleghany County may not be surrounded by the fast-paced, amenity-filled life of big-city living, but that’s the way many of the county’s residents like it. Rolling rural lands, lush woods, open meadows, and beautiful mountain views are a way of life around here.

Alleghany County at a Glance

Travel & Commute

Mt Airy, NC: 50 min (37 miles)
Wilkesboro, NC: 50 min (37 miles)
Winston-Salem, NC: 1hr 20 min (72 miles)
Piedmont Triad Airport: 1hr 30 min (94 miles)

Quick Facts

Population: 11,155
Area: 237 sq mi
Average Home Price: $229,900

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