I can't speak for what happens on Beech Mountain, but suffice to say I don't think they have a problem either. Why? Because there are far more churches than bars, and the Banner Elk PD is really on top of things. They patrol our neighborhood in the oft chance anything is happening, and so is hasn't and doesn't.
Sadly, we're leaving the area to be close to our extended family. As far as heating costs, we have two large wood burning fireplaces. The electric baseboard heaters can be a little expensive in the winter, but it's offset by the fact that you never need A/C at all in the summer, and there's practically no humidity.
Other residents' attitudes? There isn't, since a number of residents have come from elsewhere. There's a good mix of natives and others. The average age is skewed by college kids and older part-time residents that find the area and can afford to live there later in life.
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BUT one incident I do recall......someone broke into a doctorâ€™s residence near us and by-passed ALL the expensive electronics he had â€“ and stole.......ALL of their bed coverings & blankets!! Albeit â€“ it WAS a very COLD WINTER.....Doc said only â€œwell â€“ I hope it kept them warmâ€!
I hope you will come for a visit â€“ and I would like to ask if you would allow me to show you the area and help you find that special home for you and your family! Check out my recommendations here on Trulia!
As for CRIME? VERY, VERY VERY Minimal.....and especially here on Beech Mountain...eastern America's Highest Town!! I've lived here year'round for 12 years and sold properties in the high country for about as long.......and I love helping folks find just THE right home and at the very BEST Price!
PLEASE contact me via my ad here on TRULIA â€“ youâ€™ll be Happy you did! THANKS MUCH and I look forward to having you and your family come to live our Beautiful Mountain Country!