With a total area of about 8 sq. kms., Blowing Rock is a town of Watagua and Caldwell Counties in North Carolina. Blowing Rock is a part of the Lenoir-Hickory- Morganton MSA. The county of Watagua is a part of BMSA. Situated at an elevated point of about 3570 ft. above the ground level, Blowing Rock is known for its growing tourism industy. Majority part of the local residents are engaged with in this industry. This has further led to the development of a number of shops and restaurants, hotels and food joints in the area, to cater to the growing tourist community. A part of the local population is also involved with the local elementary education sector.