Something for Everyone...That's My Alleghany County! By: Peggy Cooper

No matter what your lifestyle, Alleghany County has something to offer. You can have a farm or pasture land with grand mountain views, a peaceful, secluded riverfront retreat, a house in Sparta, where vintage small town living and accessibility puts you within walking distance to shopping, recreation, and dining. Or, you can choose the country club lifestyle, with all the amenities it includes, like golf, swimming, tennis, and a full calendar of social activities. This is the lifestyle I have chosen in High Meadows, a golf and country club community in Roaring Gap, just south of Sparta.

From my home base in High Meadows, I can hike the local trails of Grandfather Mountain, travel the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, stop by an artist studio to watch the creative process, or take a kayak trip down the New River, then come home to High Meadows, hop on my golf cart, visit my friends, and meet a group for dinner at the clubhouse where there is gourmet dining and personal attention from the management and staff.

This makes my location a perfect setting for visiting family and friends, especially in the summer when the low humidity and mild temperatures draw the city dwellers up the mountain! My grandchildren love our community pool, but are just as excited to ride the gold cart in search of wildlife, and their favorite, the albino deer.

Our George Cobb designed golf course is in pristine condition and you can find a partner whether you’re a scratch golfer or just love the sunshine, exercise, and camaraderie of fellow players. Our Club calendar includes road trips, wine dinners, and other social activities, but it’s just as much fun to drive ten minutes into Sparta where the charm of small town life is ever present. With a full calendar of music events, monthly I can stop for a meal in one of the many restaurants or just walk Main Street and enjoy an ice cream cone, a great cup of coffee, and enough shopping to make those trips “down the mountain” few and far between.

Although my Roaring Gap location is in a secluded mountain setting, I can leave my home in High Meadows, turn left for Sparta, or turn right and be on Interstate 77 in 20 minutes, in Winston-Salem within the hour, and reach Charlotte in 90 minutes. This is what makes Alleghany County the best of both worlds for me.

Written By: Peggy Cooper, Realtor & Resident of High Meadows Golf & Country Club