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Spruce Pine is located in Mitchell County, which is bounded on the north by Tennessee and on the south by the Pisgah National Forest. Mitchell was created in 1861 from portions of Burke, Caldwell, McDowell, Watauga, and Yancey counties, and is the second-smallest county in the state by total area and the fourteenth-smallest county by population. Though Bakersville is the county seat, Spruce Pine is the biggest town, with a population of over 2,100.

Spruce Pine sits on the North Toe River and in the center of the Spruce Pine Mining District, a 25-mile strip running through Yancey, Mitchell, and Avery counties that was created 380 million years ago when Africa and North America collided. The area is rich in gems and minerals and has been long renowned for its mica, kaolin, feldspar, and quartz. The quartz that is mined from this district is some of the purest in the world, which makes it particularly useful in the manufacture of computer chips. In fact, most of the world’s computer chips are created from Spruce Pine quartz to this day.

The town of Spruce Pine was established in 1907 when the Clinchfield Railroad arrived from Erwin, Tennessee, and quickly became the cultural and commercial hub of the Toe River Valley, not just Mitchell County. Many of the brick buildings that define the look of the two main strips that run through town were erected in the first decades of the century and continue to influence Spruce Pine’s unique aesthetic. Though the town continues to refer to itself as “The Mineral City of the World,” the decline of the railroad and increasing automation within the industry has led to decrease in the number of mining jobs in the town, resulting in some difficult times for the mountain community.

Recently, however, Spruce Pine has looked to embrace its history as a mining community while also branching out to new opportunities and has become a major destination for tourists. Visitors to Spruce Pine aren’t just history buffs or amateur gem miners. They are also attracted to events like the NC Mineral & Gem Festival; Fire on the Mountain (a blacksmithing celebration); Troutacular; Spruce Pine BBQ & Bluegrass; S.P.A.C.E (the Spruce Pine Alien Conference & Expo); and more. The growing tourism industry has also brought in new restaurants, shops, and residents, including artisans and artists lured in by the pristine mountain air. The town is also home to several public art projects.

Situated midway between Asheville and Boone, Spruce Pine is also just a few miles from tons of outdoor activities and several other unique mountain communities like Little Switzerland and Penland. Penland is home to the Penland School of Crafts, a center for craft education that attracts artisans from around the nation. Spruce Pine is also just a short drive to the Roan Mountain Rhododendron Gardens, which sits on the Tennessee-North Carolina border. It’s also just north of the Blue Ridge Parkway, which offers some of the most majestic views of the area’s mountains and the valleys.

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 190 Jakes Rock Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
190 Jakes Rock Road Spruce Pine, NC 28777
$934,000
5 Beds 5 | 1 Baths 5,662 SqFtListing No. 3906937Property Type: Housecamera Virtual Tourcamera (48)
Details
 862 Mullin Hill Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
862 Mullin Hill Road Spruce Pine, NC 28777
$725,000
3 Beds 4 Baths 2,870 SqFtListing No. 3882907Property Type: Housecamera (33)
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 64 Rock Cellar Lane, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
64 Rock Cellar Lane Spruce Pine, NC 28777
$649,000
2 Beds 2 Baths 1,200 SqFtListing No. 3796365Property Type: Housecamera (42)
Details
 160 Hickory Hill Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
160 Hickory Hill Drive Spruce Pine, NC 28777
$525,000
3 Beds 4 Baths 2,640 SqFtListing No. 3935275Property Type: Housecamera (48)
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 262 Red Bird Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
262 Red Bird Road Spruce Pine, NC 28777
$440,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 2,961 SqFtListing No. 3905424Property Type: Housecamera (48)
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 675 Harris Street, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
675 Harris Street Spruce Pine, NC 28777
$439,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 2,000 SqFtListing No. 3880075Property Type: Housecamera (42)
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 2097 Swiss Pine Lake Drive #9, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
2097 Swiss Pine Lake Drive #9 Spruce Pine, NC 28777
$429,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 2,468 SqFtListing No. 3918206Property Type: Housecamera (33)
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 10 Blue Clay Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
10 Blue Clay Road Spruce Pine, NC 28777
$425,000
2 Beds 2 Baths 2,060 SqFtListing No. 3924769Property Type: Housecamera (48)
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 104 Azalea Lane, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
104 Azalea Lane Spruce Pine, NC 28777
$410,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 3,089 SqFtListing No. 3936985Property Type: Housecamera (17)
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 44 Hemlock Avenue, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
44 Hemlock Avenue Spruce Pine, NC 28777
$349,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 2,736 SqFtListing No. 3927409Property Type: Housecamera (36)
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 12348 US Hwy 19 Highway E, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
12348 US Hwy 19 Highway E Spruce Pine, NC 28777
$348,000
- 0 | 2 Baths 3,280 SqFtListing No. 3690804Property Type: Housecamera (21)
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 157 Rockledge Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
157 Rockledge Road Spruce Pine, NC 28777
$339,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 1,900 SqFtListing No. 3913911Property Type: Housecamera (39)
Details
 190 Jakes Rock Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
camera VIRTUAL TOURcamera (48)
price

$934,000

beds

5 5 Beds

baths

5 | 1 5 | 1 Baths

lot size

5,662 SqFt 5,662 SqFt

listing no.

3906937Listing No. 3906937

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

virtual tour

camera VIRTUAL TOUR

gallery photos

camera (48)

 862 Mullin Hill Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
camera (33)
price

$725,000

beds

3 3 Beds

baths

4 4 Baths

lot size

2,870 SqFt 2,870 SqFt

listing no.

3882907Listing No. 3882907

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (33)

 64 Rock Cellar Lane, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
camera (42)
price

$649,000

beds

2 2 Beds

baths

2 2 Baths

lot size

1,200 SqFt 1,200 SqFt

listing no.

3796365Listing No. 3796365

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (42)

 160 Hickory Hill Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
camera (48)
price

$525,000

beds

3 3 Beds

baths

4 4 Baths

lot size

2,640 SqFt 2,640 SqFt

listing no.

3935275Listing No. 3935275

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (48)

 262 Red Bird Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
camera (48)
price

$440,000

beds

3 3 Beds

baths

2 2 Baths

lot size

2,961 SqFt 2,961 SqFt

listing no.

3905424Listing No. 3905424

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (48)

 675 Harris Street, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
camera (42)
price

$439,000

beds

3 3 Beds

baths

2 2 Baths

lot size

2,000 SqFt 2,000 SqFt

listing no.

3880075Listing No. 3880075

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (42)

 2097 Swiss Pine Lake Drive #9, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
camera (33)
price

$429,000

beds

3 3 Beds

baths

3 3 Baths

lot size

2,468 SqFt 2,468 SqFt

listing no.

3918206Listing No. 3918206

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (33)

 10 Blue Clay Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
camera (48)
price

$425,000

beds

2 2 Beds

baths

2 2 Baths

lot size

2,060 SqFt 2,060 SqFt

listing no.

3924769Listing No. 3924769

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (48)

 104 Azalea Lane, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
camera (17)
price

$410,000

beds

3 3 Beds

baths

3 3 Baths

lot size

3,089 SqFt 3,089 SqFt

listing no.

3936985Listing No. 3936985

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (17)

 44 Hemlock Avenue, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
camera (36)
price

$349,000

beds

3 3 Beds

baths

2 2 Baths

lot size

2,736 SqFt 2,736 SqFt

listing no.

3927409Listing No. 3927409

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (36)

 12348 US Hwy 19 Highway E, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
camera (21)
price

$348,000

beds

- -

baths

0 | 2 0 | 2 Baths

lot size

3,280 SqFt 3,280 SqFt

listing no.

3690804Listing No. 3690804

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (21)

 157 Rockledge Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
camera (39)
price

$339,000

beds

3 3 Beds

baths

3 3 Baths

lot size

1,900 SqFt 1,900 SqFt

listing no.

3913911Listing No. 3913911

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (39)

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