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Looking out onto Wise County from the High Knob Observation Tower will grant you some of the most scenic views in the Appalachian Mountains. Located in the heart of Powell Valley, Wise County, VA land and farms pair beautiful mountain views with temperate valley weather. Wise County is a great place to grow up, offering diverse schooling opportunities to meet students’ needs. Wise County Public Schools maintain 5 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 3 high schools, and a vocational-technical school. Adults have plenty of opportunities too: Wise County is a center of industry for the manufacturing, medical, and educational industries, with major employers including Pepsi Cola, Southwest Beverage Co., and the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. Available land and farms in Wise County, VA include estates of all sizes and price ranges, ranchland, farmland, commercial land, and clear and forested acreages.
There’s plenty to do for residents of Wise County, VA land and farms. History enthusiasts will love exploring the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park, the Derby Historical District, or 20 other nationally registered historic places. Theater-lovers can enjoy annual performances of The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (Virginia’s official outdoor drama) or a variety of theatrical, musical, and fine-arts events by the Pro-Art Association in Wise. If you’re itching to get outside, you can head out to the Jefferson National Forest for a day of hunting, birdwatching, fishing, or hiking along one of the many routes connecting Wise County to the Appalachian Trail. UVa-Wise hosts a variety of NCAA Division II games, with sports fans turning out for their teams at baseball, basketball, football, softball, and lacrosse games. After a long day of activity, residents can retire to one of Wise County’s many restaurants or eateries, or even try a wine tasting at local wineries like Mountainrose Vineyards.