Bakersville NC Area Information
Bakersville is a beautiful city that is also the county seat of Mitchell County. It has become a popular location for a mountain getaway, a second home, or a home away from the hustle and bustle of “metro” lifestyles. Its spectacular views of the mountains, quiet and peaceful lifestyle, and community activities make for quality of life unsurpassed practically anywhere in America.
Bakersville NC and the surrounding area is generally recognized as one of the top art communities of the nation. It is also home to the North Carolina Rhododendron Festival (the second oldest festival in the state) when each June the world’s largest natural rhododendron gardens, atop The Roan, are celebrated.
The Avery-Mitchell-Yancey regional library is located in the downtown area.
Area Educational Information
Gouge Primary School and Bowman Middle School are located within the city of Bakersville. Mitchell High School is 5 miles South of Bakersville and Mayland Community College is located in Spruce Pine (10 miles South) with plans to have a satellite campus in Bakersville. Appalachian State University (ASU), (ASU has 45 distinct graduate programs at the master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels), and East Tennessee State University (ETSU) , including 14 different master’s degrees, the specialist degree (EdS), and six doctoral degrees. Students pursuing the MD degree and residency programs at ETSU’s James H. Quillen College of Medicine are within an hours drive from Bakersville.
Bakersville has excellent health services. The Bakersville Community Medical Clinic is located in downtown Bakersville. It has a team of five, board certified physicians, a chiropractor, a psychologist, a midwife, and a physician’s assistant. It is affiliated with nearby Spruce Pine Community Hospital and Mission St. Joseph Hospital in Asheville. Two dental practices and a modern, full service pharmacy are also located in town.
Shopping and Additional Information
The major shopping centers of Asheville, Boone, and Johnson City, Tennessee are within an hour’s drive. Skiing, horseback riding, white-water rafting, fishing, and golf are just a few of the favorite year-round activities that are available. The Blue Ridge Parkway, Mt. Mitchell (the highest peak east of the Rockies), Grandfather Mountain, and The Roan are a few of the attractions that make Bakersville NC a popular vacation and home location.
Asheville Regional Airport and Tri-cities airport are an hour away. Interstates 40 and 26 are 30 miles from Bakersville NC.
Climate second to none!
The climate in Bakersville is ideal with cool summers that make air conditioning unnecessary. Mild winters are the rule. Temperatures rarely rise above 85 degrees in the Summer or below 20 degrees in the winter. A Spectacular leaf season in the fall are reminiscent of New England autumns.