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The Blue Ridge Parkway Ranked Top US Drive by The Weather Channel

When was the last time you took a cruise on the Blue Ridge Parkway for sightseeing? With the recent ranking by The Weather Channel placing the Parkway at the top of the list of top 10 scenic drives, it may be time to take another look.

Capture fall foliage photos from the Blue Ridge Parkway

Capture fall foliage photos from the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Top 10 List includes Sonoma and Napa Valleys and the Red Rock Scenic byway. The Blue Ridge Parkway, the longest of the drives, stretches 469 miles, through the Southern Appalachian Mountains. The Parkway history is worth a glance as well, as much of the work was done by workers previously unemployed due to the Great Depression. Construction on the parkway, which links Virginia's Shenandoah National Park with NC's Great Smoky Mountain National Park, began in 1935 and wasn't completed until 1983.

A recent Greybeard Rentals blog talked about the multi-seasonal aspect of the Parkway. While often seen as a leaf-peeking conduit, the Parkway really does offer much more including spring wildflowers. The majestic beauty of the Parkway is one more example of what makes western NC such a special place to live. If you're thinking of relocating to the area, take a drive along the most scenic drive in America. And then contact Greybeard Realty to start searching for your new home.