Section of the Appalachian Mountains, eastern U.S. The range extends southward from Carlisle, Pa., through parts of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina to Mt. Oglethorpe in Georgia. The highest peaks are in the Black Mountains of North Carolina; the average elevation is 2,000–4,000 ft (600–1,200 m). The scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, established in 1936 and administered by the National Park Service, runs 469 mi (755 km) along the crest.
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.9 square miles (20.5 km²), of which, 7.9 square miles (20.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.88%) is water.
There were 511 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 0.0% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.5% were non-families. 13.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.84.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 21.0% from 25 to 44, 37.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $73,162, and the median income for a family was $83,320. Males had a median income of $60,625 versus $37,875 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $32,774. None of the families and 1.1% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.