Highlands Hits Its Stride – Atlanta Magazine

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No longer just a summer retreat for wealthy retirees and their families, Highlands, North Carolina, has become a year-round destination for the young and upwardly mobile. Dubbed the Aspen of the East, the small mountaintop town charms visitors who come to shop the high-end boutiques and galleries, dine at white-tablecloth restaurants, and stroll picture-perfect Main Street. Even former naysayers have …

The American Chestnut – Returning to the Highlands Plateau?

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In the late 1920s in the mountains of western North Carolina, a blight on the American Chestnut tree, caused by an Asian fungus first discovered in New York City, wiped out this amazing species.   Before the blight, the chestnut tree had been a valuable resource for its plentiful crop of chestnuts, providing a food source for wildlife in the area …

Ferns in the Mountains

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Ferns are beautiful, lacy, green, delicate, natural… pick your adjective.     Many are native to our Highlands Cashiers Plateau and can provide a great natural addition to your landscape. They are said to impart a calm grace, yet they are tough, durable and adaptable. I became fascinated with ferns after moving to North Carolina from California in 1998, and must confess that …

The Bears are Up from Their Winter Sleep in Highlands

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My daughter Tricia and her husband Bryan have been entertaining friends from New York City all this week at their home in Highlands Falls Country Club. Their friends, Joe and Liz, were awed by the beauty of our area, especially now while most of our trees are budding out with fresh light green growth,  the hostas are full and lush, cinnamon …

Welcome Spring to Your Property in Highlands or Cashiers NC

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Even though we had a minor blast of cold air this week dipping our overnight temperatures close to freezing, we are officially a couple of weeks into spring.   Just as you did when you left Highlands or Cashiers for the season, you’ll want to welcome the spring season with a bit of property maintenance and some minor adjustments (and repairs, …

The Performing Arts Center in Highlands NC

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For the fourth straight year, the Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center (PAC) Youth Theater  will perform for audiences at the end of April.     The Youth Theater is open to all area students in grades 7 through 12.    They began rehearsals in February for this year’s play “Anne Frank and Me” by Cheri Bennett. After almost eight weeks of learning and …

There will be a Yappy Hour in Cashiers NC on Thursday April 7, 2011

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If you are a pet owner and want to put a smile on your face, visit the Woof Gang  Bakery  in downtown Cashiers. Perhaps you’ve seen the ads on TV featuring smiling dogs…well, the products offered by the Martin Family will put smiles on your dogs’ faces too! This coming Thursday, April 7 from 4 pm to 6pm,  Dan and Janet …

Great Deal on a Sapphire NC estate property

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Located in prestigious Bald Rock is where you’ll find this wonderful  4 bedroom, 3 and a half bath home with a 1 bedroom, 1 bath guest cottage.   You’ll have plenty of privacy on 4.92 acres which is very suitable for a pasture and barn. In addition, there is also a small creek running through the property.   This home features soaring ceilings, …

Spring has arrived in Highlands NC – Hooray!!!

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It’s that time of year in Highlands when the buds come out on the trees, the sun comes out in earnest and we roll out the sidewalks! The sleepy town we know in winter starts to stretch, opens it’s eyes and throws back the covers to see the loveliness that is Springtime in the mountains. Restaurants like Wolfgangs, On The …

Meadows Mountain Realty has a New Home in Highlands NC

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We’ve moved!!! Although we  loved our location at 450 N. 4th Street for many years, we decided that a change was in order. Over this past weekend, we moved to Main Street.   Our new address is 535B Main Street, Highlands. Our phone numbers and email address will remain the same. The goal of this move was to gain better exposure …