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Welcome to Paradise

Welcome to the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. Sunalei is located in Northern Watauga County on the slopes of Snake Mountain. Here the community is tucked away from all the traffic and gives you the most serene and beautiful setting for your mountain retreat. Enjoy gorgeous views of the surrounding peaks at some of the highest residential elevations with some of the most serene and unspoiled landscapes away from the beaten path.

Discover Boone, NC

Boone, North Carolina, a gem in the Blue Ridge Mountains and neighbor to Sunalei, epitomizes Appalachian living with its scenic landscapes and community warmth. Just a short drive from Sunalei, Boone is the perfect blend of mountain tranquility and vibrant town life. Home to Appalachian State University, it radiates a youthful yet traditional mountain energy. The town offers an array of activities, from outdoor adventures to cultural pursuits. Its charming downtown area is a haven for unique shopping, diverse dining, and local arts. Boone’s inviting atmosphere, combined with its proximity to Sunalei, makes it an integral part of the mountain experience.


Local attractions

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All roads lead to Sunalei

Airports & Travel:

  • Tri-Cities Airport (TRI) - Blountville, TN (53 miles)

  • Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) - Fletcher, NC (60 miles)

  • Charlotte Douglas International (CLT) - Charlotte, NC (100 miles)

  • McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) - Knoxville, TN (130 miles)


Major Shopping Areas:

  • Tanger Outlets Blowing Rock - Blowing Rock, NC (16 miles)

  • Boone Mall - Boone, NC (11 miles)

  • Downtown Boone  - Boone, NC (11 miles)

  • Valley Hills Mall - Hickory, NC (50 miles)

  • The Shops at Shadowline - Boone, NC (11 miles)

  • New Market Centre - Boone, NC (11 miles)

  • The Crossings at Twin Oaks - Johnson City, TN (45 miles)


Other Major Features:

  • Appalachian State University - Boone, NC (11 miles)

  • Blue Ridge Parkway - closest access (15 miles)

  • Sugar Mountain Resort - Sugar Mountain, NC (18 miles)

  • Grandfather Mountain - Linville, NC (20 miles)

  • Watauga Lake - Butler, TN (30 miles)

Towns & Cities:

  • Boone, NC (11 miles)

  • Blowing Rock, NC (15 miles)

  • Banner Elk, NC (19 miles)

  • Asheville, NC (75 miles)

  • Charlotte, NC (100 miles)

  • Knoxville, TN (130 miles)

  • Greenville, SC (130 miles)

  • Johnson City, TN (40 miles)

  • Kingsport, TN (60 miles)

  • Bristol, TN/VA (70 miles)

  • Winston-Salem, NC (85 miles)

  • Greensboro, NC (100 miles)

  • Hickory, NC (50 miles)

  • Morganton, NC (55 miles)

  • Lenoir, NC (35 miles)

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Interested in Sunalei? Take the next step.

The best way to experience Sunalei is to come and visit us. We're just a short drive from Boone, and one of our agents would be happy to show you around. To plan your visit, click the link below. If you would like to learn more and get updates on the community, join our VIP list. Also, ask about our special financing options.

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