All About Banner Elk!


Did you know...............


1. Is ONLY 2-2&1/2hr drive from downtown Charlotte/Greensboro

2. Our Elevation BEGINs at 3,500 ft and tops out over a Mile High!

3. Summer Temps - Lows 50-60s; High's Rarely over 80-82 degrees

4. LOW HUMIDITY! Unique Micro-climate found only in two small areas east of the Rockies!

5. We're Nestled among 4 SKI RESORTS &

6. 11 Area Golf Courses (5 Signature Courses)

7. We're home to many Specialty Shoppes, Fine Dining, Grocery, ABC stores

8. Our own Local Lees McRae College offers:

  • Award-Winning Performing Arts Dept produce 4 - 10 Productions/year
  • Hosts World's Largest Gathering of the Scottish Clans on Grandfatyher Mtn
  • Library for public use
  • Athletic track & field + Olympic pool for public use
  • Cultural events: ART Festivals - Hiking - Biking - Water
  • Wildcat Lake - local "swimming hole"
  • We host the World's Largest Gathering of the Scottish Clans- The Annual Highland Games
  • Multiple Annual Craft Fairs
  • Hosts the World Famous WOOLEY WORM Festival

Comments (13)

Howard Wilson
Wilson Than Real Estate - Santa Monica, CA

Welcome to Active Rain, Caroline, and congratulations on your first post!

Thank you for the information about Banner Elk.  I'm a displaced Southerner in California now, but still have roots in the Southeast that will never die, so I'm very happy to hear about your area.

I look forward to seeing your future posts!

Jul 30, 2008 09:03 AM
Greg Steffens
Mountain Country Realty - Lake Arrowhead, CA

Hey Caroline - Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post.  Be sure to spend some time looking around at what and how others are blogging here - it is a great education and lots of fun.  Looks like you're off to a great start...keep it up!

Jul 30, 2008 10:26 AM
Stefan Geyer
SOA Realty - Aurora, CO

Great information Caroline.  Welcome to Active Rain, I wish you the best!

Jul 30, 2008 11:24 AM
Tracy Santrock
Santrock Realty Group Inc. , - Cary, NC
Raleigh - Cary Broker

Hi Caroline,

Glad you jumped on board! This network is a wondeful place to learn, share a wealth of information about your community, and build your business.  Feel free to call me regarding uploading pictures, etc!! 

Glad we met at CRS class!



Jul 30, 2008 11:47 AM
Susan McQuaide
Keller Williams - Simpsonville, SC

Welcome to Active Rain! Hope you find this site as informational and entertaining as I have!

Jul 30, 2008 11:55 AM
Kevin Wood,
Keller Williams Southern Arizona - Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ Realtor


Thanks for sharing about Banner Elk!

You're going to love it here! There's a give, give, give, attitude about everyone who's active. I wish you the best of luck and look forward to commenting on your future blogs. I'm interested to hear your opinion/comments as well. So come on by and have a visit . Thanks again!

Jul 30, 2008 12:06 PM
Breanna Ochoa
Metro Realty Partners - Houston, TX
Realtor - Houston, Sugar Land, Pearland

Welcome to Activerain! Good job on your first post.

Jul 30, 2008 03:40 PM
Benjamin Clark
Homebuyer Representation, Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT
Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert

Welcome to Active Rain! For some tips on how to get started here, check out my blog entry at ActiveRain Fast-Start Tips for Quick and Easy Points
Happy blogging and good luck!

Jul 30, 2008 04:14 PM
Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Greenville Upstate - Greenville, SC
Homes For Sale Greenville SC

I just wanted to welcome you to Active Rain! This is a great community for learning as well as sharing.  Join some groups, read some blogs, and write whatever comes to mind.  Sometimes the most effective blogs have nothing to do with our business!

If you ever have need of a high-octane REALTOR(R) in South Carolina, let me know. Again, welcome!

PS - I need to check out the Wooly Worm Festival!

Jul 30, 2008 04:18 PM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello Caroline,

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to ya!


Jul 30, 2008 05:39 PM
Kirk Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC Realtor -Short Sale Expert! - Greenville, SC
Kirk Westervelt, Broker In Charge, Van West Realty - CDPE - Short Sale Agent - Home for Sale - Greenville, Simpsonvil...

Hi, welcome to Active Rain! I hope to see more of your blogs in the future. Learn from others, share your knowledge and experiences and enjoy yourself! Take care! ---Kirk.

Jul 31, 2008 09:17 AM
Caroline Schorr

To all you kind folks welcoming me to Active Rain.......... I send a BIG, BIG,

THANK YOU!  I look forward to visiting ALL your Blog pages......and I hope I'll soon learn how to post

some pictures of my area....... IF you've never been to our Beautiful Carolina Mountains - well,

WHAT Y'All Waitin' For???  Come on round to see us!

THANKS AGAIN for all your encouraging comments << BIG SMILE >>


Aug 04, 2008 10:10 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Hi, Caroline

       We invite you back to ActiveRain.  Log in, leave some comments, write a blog post!

Nov 24, 2017 08:24 PM