Highlands, NC “Easy to View” Waterfalls

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On my way to work in Highlands, NC, I pass at least three waterfalls. I say “at least” because there are probably a few more out there that I can’t see from the road. True, one is more of a wet weather-dependent waterfall, but with the rain we’ve had lately it is currently a wonderful a sight to see. Waterfalls …

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 …

Magnificent Views from this Home Between Highlands and Cashiers

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Formerly known as The Sunledge when it was the summer home of its previous owners, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Goodyear, Jr of Albany Georgia, this now 60-year-old cottage has been enjoyed by Dr. and Mrs. Ferrell Harper and their family of Blakely, and St Simon’s Island, GA for many years.   A magazine article describing this historic house was published in the …

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, …

Buying a Foreclosed Home in Highlands NC or Cashiers NC? Top Problem Areas to Look Out For

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Today’s real estate landscape offers some great buys for savvy real estate consumers, especially when it comes to foreclosure properties. Unfortunately, even though there are already a large number of foreclosures on the market, analysts are predicting that yet another wave of distressed properties will crop up in the coming months. We’ve consulted with many clients seeking to capitalize on …

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, …