Living and Visiting with Pets in Highlands and Cashiers North Carolina

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  Highlands is a well known “dog friendly” town.   It is not unusual to go to the shops on Main Street in Highlands and meet their “shop dog”.   We have our own “office dog” here at Meadows Mountain Realty.   In addition, many of the rental homes in the area are pet friendly and it is possible you will want to travel …

Enjoying the winter in Highlands North Carolina

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Highlands, North Carolina offers four distinct seasons, each one as special as the next.   Although the months of January, February, and March tend to be somewhat quiet and are the perfect time to curl up by the fire with a good book, those months also give locals and visitors great outdoor activities to enjoy. During the winter months, our elevation …

The Best Buyer’s Market in Highlands and Cashiers North Carolina

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Should We Wait or Buy Now? A buyer’s market should be just that – a buyer’s market.  It’s not a fence sitting, procrastination, vacillating, wavering, hesitating, pausing market.  It’s a buyer’s market.  By the very name it means buyers should be doing one thing and one thing only – Buying.  So why aren’t we buying? The incredible irony of this …

The Bear Facts for Living with Bears in Highlands or Cashiers North Carolina

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Last article in a series about living with bears in the mountains of western North Carolina TRUE or FALSE? 1.       A bear that stands on its hind legs is preparing to charge. FALSE:  A bear that is standing on its hind legs is usually trying to identify you by scent or sight.  Bears rarely attack, but when they do it is …

Incredible Mountain Views at this King Mountain Club Home near Highlands North Carolina

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Appropriately named, “Wild Blue Yonder”, this magnificent home located in the gated community of King Mountain Club is just minutes from Highlands in Scaly Mountain, North Carolina.  Lovingly renovated in 2001 and boasting amazing long range mountain views, warm wood floors and rich earth tones greet you at the door of the main house. Featuring an open floor plan with …

MEADOWS MOUNTAIN REALTY SELECTED AS A MEMBER OF LEADING REAL ESTATE COMPANIES OF THE WORLD

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MEADOWS MOUNTAIN REALTY, a prominent real estate company serving the Highlands, Cashiers and Glenville area, has joined Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the WorldTM, Judy Michaud announced recently. Meadows Mountain Realty joins over 700 real estate companies from across the United States and internationally in Leading Real Estate Companies of the WorldTM, the largest network of leading residential firms, with 170,000 …

Entertaining in Style in Your Highlands or Cashiers Mountain Home

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I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with family and friends.  That time of year can be very stressful with shopping, cooking plus the added planning of impending guests coming to visit.  It is the ideal time to fill your Highlands/Cashiers mountain home with the sights and sounds of family and friends.   One of the great pleasures of owning a …

Mountain Cabin in Scenic Horse Cove at Highlands North Carolina

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Need a get-away in the mountains of Western North Carolina without spending a fortune?   If so, you need to see this quaint cabin in Horse Cove.   The Horse Cove area of Highlands has its own unique, serene ambience and peaceful surroundings – often it seems to even have its own ecosystem with temperatures almost identical to those on the Highlands …

Take Advantage of Buyers Market in Highlands and Cashiers North Carolina

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Are you ready to take advantage of the buyers market in the mountains of western North Carolina and buy the perfect second home or retirement home for sale in Highlands, Cashiers or Lake Glenville?   Or is now the time to gamble, roll the dice and ‘let it ride’?     Almost everyone enjoys going to Las Vegas, even if you are not …

BEAR ENCOUNTERS – SEEING AND AVOIDING BEARS

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(Second in a three part series on bears in the mountains)  If you spend much time outdoors in Western North Carolina either hiking, visiting waterfalls, fishing or nature walking the chances of encountering a black bear are very good.  Watching bears in their natural environment from a safe, respectable distance is very exhilarating.  Positive experiences by visitors and residents of The Highlands …