Alleghany County, NC

Gorgeous views from the Blue Ridge Parkway in Alleghany County, NC.
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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, this heightened elevation means Alleghany County enjoys cooler and quite beautiful summers, with temperatures rarely climbing above 90 degrees.

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 Choose Alleghany County?

Great Place To Live

Alleghany offers clean mountain air and water with a temperate climate and cool summers. This makes for a great place to live or vacation. The area is abundant with natural beauty, parks, and unique small businesses.

Notable attractions & events:

  • Blue Ridge Parkway & Cumberland Knob: One of the most scenic drives in the country, this historic parkway runs through Alleghany County. A notable stop on the parkway is the Cumberland Knob Visitor’s Center, featuring bird and wildlife watching, hiking trails, and more.
  • Stone Mountain State Park: This park is home to the 600-foot granite dome that is a designated National Natural Landmark and the historic Hutchinson Homestead, a restored mid-19th-century farm situated at the mountain base.
  • Short drive to over 25 local & state parks: There are a variety of local & state parks with fun activities like disc golf, picnic areas, hikes, and more in the county.
  • New River State Park: This state park covers seven accesses along the New River for launching kayaks and inner tubes to paddle or float along the shallow, gentle river.

Great Place To Build

Alleghany County offers plenty of large acreage land that is perfect for subdivision, building your dream getaway, hunting cabins, farms and more. The terrain consists of rolling hills and a flatter low valley in part of the county. As well, the county offers a low cost of living and low property taxes (see market report for more information).

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