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With easily accessible locations in both Avery County and Mitchell County, Toe River Health caters to all people in the High Country. We look forward to seeing you at one of our locations for your next appointment.

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Avery County is the newest of North Carolina’s 100 counties–can you believe it? Nestled in our picturesque landscape of North Carolina, offers residents a unique blend of natural beauty and community warmth that truly sets it apart. Known for its stunning mountain vistas and outdoor recreational opportunities, Avery County is a haven for nature enthusiasts. With its pristine forests, hiking trails, and the awe-inspiring Grandfather Mountain, residents have endless opportunities to connect with the great outdoors. Avery county also boasts a rich cultural heritage, celebrating its Appalachian roots through festivals, crafts, and music. Avery County’s friendly communities foster a strong sense of belonging, and its educational institutions are committed to nurturing young minds. With a low crime rate and a focus on healthcare services, Avery County is a safe and healthy place to call home. Whether you seek adventure in the mountains or a tight-knit community, Avery County offers a quality of life that is truly special. Toe River Health District loves serving the community of Avery.

Fast Facts

  • Established in 1911
  • Population: 17,864 (2021 census)
  • County Seat: Newland
  • Land Area in Sq. Miles: 247.3
  • Median Age: 45.4
  • Population with Veteran Status: 5.9%

Mitchell County, in North Carolina offers residents a uniquely charming and tranquil living experience. Known for its scenic beauty, this county (½ of the counties Toe River serves) boasts the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains as its backdrop, providing breathtaking views and countless outdoor adventures. With numerous hiking trails, waterfalls, and the iconic Roan Mountain, Mitchell County is a paradise for nature lovers. The county’s rich cultural heritage is on full display through its vibrant arts scene, including local artisans and craft festivals. Mitchell County is characterized by tight-knit communities that embrace their Appalachian roots, fostering a strong sense of belonging among its residents. The county’s commitment to education, healthcare, and a low crime rate ensures a safe and nurturing environment for families. Mitchell County’s blend of natural splendor, cultural heritage, and community spirit makes it a truly exceptional place to call home, offering residents a quality of life that is second to none. Toe River Health District is happy to be a part of those making Mitchell County a better, safer, healthier community.

Fast Facts:

  • Established in 1861
  • Population: 14,963 (2021 census)
  • County Seat: Bakersville
  • Land Area in Sq. Miles: 221.25
  • Median Age: 7.2
  • Population with Veteran Status: 7.9%