Trade is an unincorporated community in Johnson County, and it is the highest community in the state at 3133 feet elevation.  It is also the oldest and the eastern most community in the state.  In the 18th century, a trading outpost known as “The Trade Gap” was established for Native Americans, pioneers and fur traders. This area was later named Trade.

The Trade area is the closet community to the North Carolina High Country, since it is situated on the border of North Carolina.  There are different types of properties available in this community including existing homes, lots for new construction and parcels of land for both residential and commercial development.