West Jefferson – Gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains

West Jefferson, NC is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the northwestern region of the state. It was incorporated as a city in 1909, and it is the second – oldest incorporated town in Ashe County.     

 For many decades West Jefferson, NC was served by the Norfolk and Western Railroad, better known as the "Virginia Creeper". The railroad was the primary reason for the creation of West Jefferson, as the town became a major stop on the railway. With the decline of the railroad and the loss of textile and factory jobs to foreign markets, West Jefferson's economy is increasingly becoming devoted to the tourism industry.

West Jefferson has the distinction of having the only cheese factory in the south-eastern United States. There are many things to do in Ashe County NC and especially the downtown area of West Jefferson. The town has many quaint and exquisite shops that line the streets. Visit the art galleries that exhibit the art of many local talented artists throughout our town. The town has no shortage of great restaurants, whether it's just a sandwich or a full course meal. Come see the many murals painted on sides of local businesses throughout West Jefferson, NC.

The town's location in the Appalachian Mountains has led to a large number of tourists visiting the area each year, and many out-of-state tourists have begun to build cabins and housing developments around the town. A-1 Mountain Realty is real estate company located right in the middle of downtown West Jefferson, NC. Let our local Ashe County Realtors assist you with any of your real estate needs. They can help you find any Ashe County Real Estate, Watauga Real Estate, Blowing Rock Real Estate, or Wilkes County Real Estate or any North Carolina Real Estate.