When Custom Building your Cashiers or Highlands NC home, Consider the Mountain-Style

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When building your custom home in Western North Carolina, including Cashiers and Highlands, keep in mind the beauty of the ‘mountain motif’ architecture which has stunned and delighted home owners for years.  In this mountain living style, steep pitched roofs, native stonework, and timber frame gables are all part of the area’s most used aesthetic preferences, as well as earthy …

Mark your Calendar for these Upcoming Parades in Cashiers and Highlands NC

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Stay tuned for Holiday festivities in the Cashiers/Highlands NC area this year.  Throughout the region parades will be the center of attraction and you’ll want to mark your calendar for these special events.  The Jackson County NC parades begin on November 29th with Franklin NC’s “Christmas in the Mountains;” this event will be on Highlands Road and participants are directed …

Birdwatching in Cashiers and Highlands North Carolina

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For the wildlife enthusiast, living in Cashiers or Highlands North Carolina is a perpetual vacation.  Especially for the avid birdwatcher, the natural wildlife that exists in the North Carolina landscape will keep you engaged; with approximately 139 different species of birds as identified by the Carolina Bird Club, bird watchers will find observing and identifying both challenging and fun.  The …

The 441 Corridor Plan to be Carefully put into action

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On July 6th the Jackson County Board of Commissioners held its final public hearing relating to the U.S. 441 “Gateway” Corridor ordinance.  The proposed ordinance concerns the plan for new developments on the five-lane corridor that serves as an entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Cherokee; with this area still quite rural, the addition of water and sewer …

Things to do at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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The Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina bring in approximately 9 million visitors each year.  As the most visited national park, the Great Smokies make a wonderful vacation spot for individuals, couples, and families alike. On your vacation to do list, add some of these great activities and sites: Camping, bicycling, fishing, hiking, picnicking, and horseback riding are just some …