Blowing Rock is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,233 people and just one neighborhood, Blowing Rock is the 373rd largest community in North Carolina.
Real Estate Prices
Blowing Rock home prices are not only among the most expensive in North Carolina, but Blowing Rock real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Blowing Rock is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Blowing Rock is a town of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Blowing Rock who work in management occupations (17.96%), sales jobs (17.77%) and teaching (13.61%).
A relatively large number of people in Blowing Rock telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.91% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Blowing Rock is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Blowing Rock’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Blowing Rock has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Blowing Rock a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the benefits of Blowing Rock is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.44 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small town, Blowing Rock doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.