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 Spa at Old Edwards Inn in Highlands NC offers a complimentary Wellness Weekend

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The Old Edwards Inn and Spa is pleased to annouce “In Your Own Skin”, A Complimentary, Hands-On Wellness Weekend. March 24-27, 2011.     The Art, Science and Inner Wisdom of Skin, Beauty and Confidence. True beauty begins with joy and confidence, being comfortable in your own skin. Embark on a journey of true joy and beauty through self-discovery. Find out what options …

Highlands NC Relay for Life already in the planning stages

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The 2011 American Cancer Society Relay for Life for Highlands NC will be held on Friday, August 19th at the Highlands Rec Park. The Relay celebrates those who are fighting or have survived cancer and remembers those who have lost the battle against this devastating disease. Relay got its start in 1985 when a Tacoma, WA surgeon ran and walked …

Highlands NC Real Estate, Second Home Sales on Rise Across Country

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Highlands real estate will hopefully prosper from the growing trend of increased second home sales across the country.  A recent article from the Wall Street Journal demonstrated how second home and vacation communities across the country experienced increase in sales volume throughout 2010.  The uptick in second home sales is attributed to the bargains that exist, as well as the …

France Coming Highlands NC This Weekend

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France is coming to Highlands NC this weekend.  French food, art, music, wine, language and more will be celebrated in Highlands at the Old Edwards in and Spa for the Vive La France weekend that will take place this Friday through Sunday, January 21 through 23.  The full immersion experience will be led by Jane Smithers, the Old Edwards artist …

Great Time To Buy Vacation Rental in Highlands NC

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It’s a great time to buy a vacation rental property in Highlands NC.  While real estate may bump along the bottom for a while, all signs point to a looming recovery, which means now is a great time to take advantage of affordable Highlands real estate.  Low mortgage rates, high inventories and declining home values have combined to create an ideal …

Some Reasons to Rent Your Highlands or Cashiers Vacation Home

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If you have a vacation home that you had hoped to retire to some day but have since changed your mind, don’t jump to sell it…consider renting it out instead. For many, it seemed like a great idea to buy that vacation home or condo 20 years ago. The plan was to vacation in the mountains as often as possible, then …

Highlands NC’s The Bascom Holiday Classes are for All Ages

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has scheduled holiday related classes for next month that you will not want to miss.  In addition to the Gingerbread Building class from Nov 27-28 on how to make creative gingerbread houses, students will be able to enter their Gingerbread structures into a contest that is judged from Dec 1-11, with winners being announced on Dec 12th.  From Dec 4-5th, …

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 …