Own a Piece of Highlands History

TBD Horse Cove RoadHighlandsNC28741
MLS# 87027
Lot Size
20.81 acres

$895,000

IT’S TIME TO BUILD YOUR DREAM VIEW HOME on this Highlands property that has been lovingly owned and cared for by one family for 3 generations, own a piece of Highlands History. A 20+/-acre parcel that tracks along the Horse Cove road with a portion backing directly into the National Forest. With three peaceful streams that intertwine through the lush foliage and undergrowth, babbling along mossy rocks and forested land. There are several marked hiking trails to explore. Large granite outcroppings dot the landscape, which includes an exceptionally stunning and equally large granite back drop with hiking trail above. Perfectly tucked into the top portion of the Horse Cove Road, this lush forested Highlands property offers privacy & views all within 2 miles of downtown Highlands,NC. This unique property is perfect for your dream home and outdoor movie night under the stars, rappelling, or a large campfire. Zoned R-1 which is a residential designation for this district of Highlands, which allows residences a lot size of .75 acres each.

Lot Size
20.81 acres
  • Exterior Features

    • Adjoins National Forest
    • Close to Town
    • Streams
    • Views

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Highlands NC

A mere two hour drive from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia; Asheville, North Carolina; and Greenville, South Carolina is the idyllic mountain town known as Highlands, North Carolina. At a pristine elevation of over 4,000 feet, this quiet rustic mountain community is located at the southern tip of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is surrounded by national Forest. It straddles the Eastern Continental Divide and still seems to the first time visitor like just a few steps from Heaven’s door.

This picture perfect mountain oasis, so reminiscent of a Norman Rockwell painting, had its humble beginning back in 1875, when as legend has it, two Kansas developers drew intersecting lines on a map from New York to New Orleans and from Chicago to Savannah. They theorized that the point where these lines met would one day be a great trade center and the hub of commerce. Fortunately, they missed their calculations by approximately 120 miles (Atlanta Georgia) and this rich and fertile mountain village was able to develop as a health and summer resort town on the highest plateau of the Southern Appalachian Mountains in Western North Carolina. The year round population of the Highlands area is about 4,500, but the summertime temperatures draw visitors from around the southeast who come to enjoy the cool days and brisk mountain evenings.

Unlike most resort towns, the majority of our summer visitors are also homeowners and the town has created a community of concerned citizens and cultural organizations with many diverse activities. This community atmosphere makes for an ideal relocation to Highlands. Within the four blocks of Main Street and adjacent streets that make up the center of town, Highlands is a delightful blend of country and city cultures. Rarely is it possible for such a small town to offer the array of services found in Highlands. Medical needs are met with a full-service hospital and a staff of general practitioners and specialists.

The cultural amenities include professional theatre, chamber music concerts, cabarets, art exhibits, galleries, a fine art center and other special events. A variety of educational classes and informative seminars are also available. Highlands gives you a range of choices and somehow manages to nurture your spirit at the same time.

For those who possess a more adventuresome spirit, nature is always calling and beckons you to spend time away from the harried cares of your world. Take a long walk or an invigorating hike to a nearby waterfall; go mountain biking or stroll the sidewalks of Main Street. There is championship golf, tennis, swimming, fly-fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, and even whitewater rafting in the rivers nearby. Spring, summer, fall and winter each of the seasons offers its own unique set of outdoor adventures that attract residents and visitors alike to revel in the magnificent splendors of the mountains.

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Andrea Gabbard
A native of Saratoga, New York, Andrea has delighted in the warm personalities and warm weather of the South. She has often remarked, “I moved here as quickly as I could”. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York... Read more

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