Elk's small-town charm supports a population of
about 1,000 people, including the students of
Lees-McRae College. The town is embellished with
lovely gated communities that exemplify class
and sophistication in the High Country.
Banner Elk is virtually a playground for outdoor
enthusiasts. Winter months in Banner Elk NC are
famous for great skiing and snowboarding
opportunities among the four resorts that are
close by. Spring and summer
months are most enjoyable in the North Carolina High Country
due to the pleasing climate with an average
temperature of 58 degrees. Most outdoor
activities take place during these months and
range from hiking and biking, to fishing and golfing. Fall
is a spectacular sight in the Blue Ridge as
various hues of reds, oranges and yellows
surround the town of Banner Elk North Carolina.
The village of Banner Elk offers visitors and
residents unbeatable dining and shopping
opportunities. Banner Elk NC has a plethora of
antique galleries and showrooms to please
collectors in search of old world European
imports. Dining in Banner Elk is always popular, as
you'll find everything from
casual delis to fine cuisine.
Banner Elk is located in Avery County North
a prestigious school system in the heart of the
Blue Ridge Mountains. Because Appalachian State
is located in our neighboring county, we have
the privilege of offering you some of the best
teachers in the state, as ASU was formally a
teachers college. Avery County NC offers 6
elementary schools, 2 middle schools and one
high school, Avery County High. Avery County
prides themselves on their small class size
that allows teachers to encourage individual
growth on a more personal basis.
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