Cashiers,Sapphire, Glenville NC List of Communities

Cashiers, Sapphire Valley, Highlands and Lake Glenville NC
Communities, Subdivisions, Gated Communities and New Developments
Elevation 3,487 ft

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Long Range Views of Bald Rock Community

Most Communities in the WNC region, have homesites available from the builder and some resales exist as well. New construction and pre-construction Single Family and Estate Homes offered for purchase either through Developers, or a Real Estate Agent for resale properties.


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Lot Pricing
Pricing ranges from 40K to over 1.4 M for Lots

Single Family Homes
Pricing ranges from $395k - $3.4M for Single Family Homes.

Lot Sizes
Are generally at least 1/2 acre to over 5 acres. Most homesites are 2-3 acres in size.

Cashiers, North Carolina Communities
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Bald Rock Cashiers, NC

Bear Lake Reserve, NC

Buck Knob
Calasaga Club
Catatoga

Cedar Creek Woods-Cashiers, NC

Cedar Creek Racquet Club

Cedar Hill
Chattooga Club, Cashiers
Chiquapin
Cross Creek Preserve
Falcon Ridge
Five Stone
High Hampton, Cashiers
Holley Forest
Lake Toxaway
Lonesome Valley
Mountain Top, Cashiers
Pinchot
River Rock-Cashiers, NC
Round Mountain Falls
Sapphire Lakes
Sapphire Ridge
Sassafras Ridge
Spring Forest

Stonefly
Stoney Ridge
Trillium, Cashiers
The Divide at Bald Rock
The Preserve at Eagle Crest

Trout Creek
Wade Hampton, Cashiers
Water Dance
Whisper Lake
Whitewater Ridge

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Why people are moving from Florida? Where are they going?


Property tax relief is the Florida Legislature’s top priority this spring. And a new package of bills in New Jersey, if approved, would give a tax credit of up to 20 percent to homeowners and cap annual local tax increases at 4 percent — despite the predicted deficit.

“People are reacting to the large increases in assessments that took place over the past few years and looking to cut property taxes,” wrote Iris J. Lav, deputy director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a liberal research and advocacy organization. “If assessments stagnate or decline, however, the cuts could seriously overreach.” Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida is among officials across the country who dismiss that notion, saying that reducing property taxes would fatten consumers’ wallets and dissuade them from leaving the state.


Census data show that fewer people than usual moved into Florida last year. And an abrupt halt in the growth of public school enrollment this year suggests that families are leaving. Despite dropping prices, communities like Naples, Miami and Sarasota still have some of the most overvalued real estate in the nation, according to Global Insight, a research firm in Waltham, Mass.

“People are packing up the equity and moving to North Carolina"

For information on relocating to North Carolina, Homes for sale, Land for sale and new developments, call Rae Shatto 888-277-2006 x2 or email us.

Bald Rock and The Divide at Bald Rock-Cashiers, NC

Mountain View Lot from The Divide at Bald Rock

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Bald Rock Equestrian Community

The Divide at Bald Rock is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Smoky Mountains at the center of the Lake Toxaway, Cashiers and Highland resort areas in Western North Carolina just 2.5 hours north of Atlanta, Ga.

Easily accessible to The Divide mountain properties are the unique communities of Cashiers and Highlands. Both towns offer visitors a variety of dining, lodging, and shopping opportunities. Activities for outdoor enthusiasts included golfing, fly fishing, boating, whitewater rafting, swimming, water skiing, and snow skiing.

The mountain area offers an exceptional opportunity for the golf enthusiast. There are approximately 14 golf courses located in the area, most designed by world-renowned course designers. The Highlands Country Club course was designed by Donald Ross. The Cullasaja Club course was designed by Arnold Palmer; the Wade Hampton Golf Club course was designed by Tom Fazio.


The mountain area is home to an endless supply of lakes and rivers. Lake Glenville is known for being the highest man-made lake on the east coast at an elevation of 3,492 feet. Having more than a dozen species of fish, it offers plenty to challenge the skill of fishermen. It is perfect for boating, and has some of the most coveted shoreline in North Carolina.

In front of glorious Bald Rock Mountain sits 55-acre Fairfield Lake. Experience the entire lake along its surrounding hiking trail. There is a sandy beach for sunning and swimming, two docks, a boathouse and a boat rental with good fishing. Whitewater rafting will oblige the brave of heart. With this exhilarating sport, as well as for kayaking, the Nantahala River is known to be one of the best in Blue Ridge Mountain area. For the more sedate water activist, the passive French Broad River is a wonderful alternative.



The Divide and Bald Rock-Cashiers, NC


Mountain property ownership at The Divide entitles residents to all the year-round amenities of Sapphire Valley Resort for a nominal fee. Sapphire Valley amenities include indoor/outdoor swimming pools, 18-hole championship mountain golf course, tennis center, exercise facilities, miniature golf, boat rental on 55-acre Lake Fairfield, winter skiing and much more. The Divide’s neighboring mountain community of Bald Rock shares amenities including an equestrian center with acres of lush pastureland, stables and miles of hiking, biking and riding trails which offers access to multiple waterfalls and a rare highland bog.


The Divide community features a covered pavilion for family occasions and community celebrations. This open-air, rustic facility is flanked by two fireplaces and includes a full-service kitchen.
Adjacent to The Divide lays the magnificent Panthertown Valley. Owned by the U.S. Forest Service, this remarkable 6,700-acre preserve nicknamed the “Yosemite of the East” must be experienced to be appreciated. Meandering streams and intricate waterfall systems make Panthertown Valley a haven for horseback riders, hikers, riders, and nature lovers.

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Market Growth in Cashiers, North Carolina



Real Estate January 5, 2007, 12:01AM EST

Luxury Real Estate Snapshot: North Carolina

With its hearty economy, varied landscape, and ideal climate, North Carolina has rapidly become a magnet for wealthy homeowners
by Maya Roney

Ask a North Carolinian about the housing bubble bust, and you might get a quizzical look. Bubble? What bubble? It never happened here. In any conversation about local real estate, they will, however, be happy to tell you about "half-backers." Not a football player, but a name for affluent professionals and retirees who move from the Northeast to Florida and halfway back again, to North Carolina.

This migration pattern has contributed to the state's recent population boom and continued home sales growth, even as the U.S. housing market gets whacked due to years of speculation. North Carolina has moved past New Jersey as the 10th most populous state as its population grew 2% in 2006 to 8.8 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In 20 years, it is expected to be the country's seventh most populous state.

The influx seems to be keeping North Carolina's housing market afloat. Existing home sales in the state were up 4% year to date as of November, 2006, vs. a 4.4% year-to-date decline nationwide. Compared to November, 2005, North Carolina home sales slipped 4% in November, 2006, while U.S. sales fell 10.7% in the same period.

Business Bait
"[The population growth] bodes well for real estate, both for real estate investors and practitioners," says Tim Kent, executive vice-president of the North Carolina Association of Realtors (NCAR). "We have every indication that 2006 was the sixth straight record year for home sales in North Carolina."

There's something addictive about North Carolina, the site of the first English colony in the Americas. And it's not the state's abundant tobacco crop. North Carolina's strong economy might have something to do with the recent population boom (and vice-versa). In the 2005-06 fiscal year (July 1 to June 30), the state's gross domestic product grew 3.9%, outpacing the country's 3.5% growth. North Carolina also added 120,000 jobs in 2006. Roughly 20,000 were in construction, and about 10,000 were in financial services at firms like Wachovia (WB) and Bank of America (BAC), both based in Charlotte.

"We have a migration of people, profitable banks, a good university system, and a strong military presence," says Harry Davis, chairholder and economist for the North Carolina Bankers Association. "When you put all those factors together, it creates a good economic environment, and a strong real estate sector."

Forget Florida
Another feature attracting masses to the Tar Heel State? Value. Whether you are relocating for your job or purchasing a second home, as a general rule, you can buy more house in North Carolina than you can in Palm Beach. And you'll still get the ocean view.

"I see a lot of people saying, 'As soon as I can get my home in Florida sold I'll move [to North Carolina],'" says Pat Handley, a realtor with McKee Properties in Cashiers.

The Outer Banks, with its 100 miles of beaches, has always been a popular destination for homeowners and vacationers from the Northeast. The climate is more temperate than in coastal areas further south, and the houses, though costly, are not unattainable. The most expensive beach homes on the market will run you about $5 million. In the case of our featured house in Wilmington, that price buys seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms on the ocean.

The New Aspen
As half-backers make their way to the undervalued mid-Atlantic, another kind of migration is going on within North Carolina—homeowners are fleeing the hurricanes and sweltering summers of the coast, and taking refuge in the mild weather of the western mountains.

Cashiers, a tiny resort community in the Blue Ridge Mountains, was settled about 200 years ago by pioneers from the south looking to escape the summer heat. Today, it still has four livable seasons and some stunning luxury homes. Cashiers also has plenty to do recreationally, with golf courses, streams for kayaking and canoeing, miles of unspoiled forest for hiking, and even skiing.


"Our area has been likened to Aspen as it was in the '50s, before it was developed," says McKee Properties' Pat Handley, who is marketing one of the community's highest-priced properties—a private mountaintop estate with valley and mountain views from every room—for $4.48 million.


Growing Market
Homes over $5 million are still a rarity in North Carolina, especially when you leave the secluded mountains or the coveted coast.

"Emerging is a good word for it," says Ed Willard, an agent with York Simpson Underwood, who has a 10,000-sq.-ft. home on the market for $3.895 million in one of Raleigh's most desirable neighborhoods. The average house in Raleigh, a burgeoning business center, goes for about $250,000, Willard estimates.

The relative inexpensiveness of North Carolina homes can make selling at the highest end a challenge. "The high-end market down here is a little rough," says realtor Martha Bick, whose 15,000-sq.-ft. chateau-style listing near Durham, at $7.763 million, is the second most expensive property in the state. "But it might be $20 million in New York," she adds.


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Why people are investing in North Carolina

HAVENS Highlands and Cashiers, N.C.; On the Blue Ridge, Twin Towns Draw a Younger Crowd
By DENISE KIERNAN


HIGHWAY 64 rises on the one-hour drive from Asheville, N.C., to the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau in the Blue Ridge Mountains. As it climbs, the cool mountain air and the wide expanse of sky offer a sense of refuge for those arriving from hot, sticky cities like Atlanta and Charleston.


That sense of refuge has drawn Southerners to homes in the twin towns of Highlands and Cashiers for well over a century. But now, with more and more part-time residents staying beyond the summer and a younger, more active set of homeowners over all, it may no longer be true to say that Highlands-Cashiers is one of the best-kept second-home secrets in the nation.


Once, the towns' trademark feature was their several golf communities for retirees, said Ann McKee Austin, a local real estate agent. But now, she said, you're likelier to see ''the S.U.V. with the Labrador in the back and the kayak on top.'' Or, as Cathy Garren, another real estate agent, put it: ''It used to be retirees from Florida. Now it's working people from Atlanta.''


They come for the mild weather and for the lush forests and waterfalls set amid stunning mountain silhouettes. But despite the climate and the setting, relative distance from big cities has helped to keep real estate prices from skyrocketing; local agents say that in the last five years, prices have increased from 12 to 20 percent. ''This is not a boom or bust area, where you have windfall years and then slack years,'' Ms. Austin said. ''It's consistent and steady. We like it that way. It's not some kind of new, made-up town on the coast of Florida.''


The Scene
Highlands and Cashiers (pronounced CASH-ers) are equally affluent fraternal twins, nestled in the midst of the Nantahala National Forest. The area has been used as a summer retreat since the mid-1800's, when wealthy families from the Low Country of South Carolina began putting up summer cottages and modest Greek Revival houses there. The town of Highlands was founded in 1875 by Kansas developers who, the story goes, drew two lines on a map, one from Chicago to Savannah, the other from New York City to New Orleans, believing that the intersection would be ideal for trade.

Today, if there is a difference between the two towns, it is that Cashiers is a little bit country, Highlands a little bit country club. Highlands, fittingly, is also higher, at an elevation of 4,113 feet to Cashiers's 3,500 feet. New homes in both towns tend to be large houses located either in gated communities or on estate lots of five acres or more.

Highlands has a proper Main Street, which draws strolling day-trippers in khakis and polo shirts. But both towns offer plenty of boutique shopping and local crafts. For activities, there's a lot to do, from pampering to playing in the rugged outdoors. You can indulge in a massage at the spa of the Old Edwards Inn on Main Street in Highlands or play croquet on the lawn of the Chattooga Club in Cashiers. Or you can climb the sheer face of Whiteside Mountain, hike to the 411-foot-tall Whitewater Falls or fish on Lake Glenville.

Mike Hays, who owns an insurance agency in Sarasota, Fla., lived between the two towns for five years and is buying a new home in Cashiers. ''I like living in Cashiers and going to Highlands,'' said Mr. Hays, a 36-year-old father of two young children. ''We've got a mountain double-jog-stroller, and we take the kids hiking with us. We go out for ice cream, We play in the yard. We're at home.'' Mr. Hays's family comes back to the area in the fall for the colors and at Thanksgiving.

Sue Gail, originally from England, lives most of the year in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and found herself at Highlands Falls Country Club in 2001, after her husband, a developer, began working on projects in the area. Ms. Gail, 60, started the Highlands Film Festival, which just completed its second year. She and her husband spend several months in Highlands in the summer; she says many residents she knows are spending more and more time there. ''It's beautiful,'' she said. ''People are so wonderful up here. It's a rejuvenating getaway.''


Pros
Property taxes vary but are relatively low (an example: $1,485 a year for 6.94 acres). Views are long, summers are mild and breezy, and fall features a mind-boggling palette of colors.


There are many golf courses of distinction in the area. Bobby Jones spent several summers at the Highlands Country Club, and he still holds the course record. The Wade Hampton Club, designed by a golf course guru and area resident, Tom Fazio, was ranked 17th in the United States by Golf Digest in 2005.

Outdoor Magazine ranked Cashiers one of America's ''top dream towns'' in 2004.
If exerting yourself is not a priority, there are plenty of shops and restaurants in both towns, or you can hop into your car and go for a scenic drive.


Cons
Anything that travels to the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau takes the same twisting drive, and getting stuck behind a land-yacht can add time and nausea to your trip.
Unincorporated Cashiers is dry, though brown-bagging is permitted practically everywhere. Alcohol can be bought in Highlands, which is incorporated, but laws there are complicated (some restaurants can serve wine, but not beer). Nevertheless, many club communities have stocked bars and restaurants, and private restaurant clubs (membership fees range from a dollar a year to more than $100) have full permits.

Some of the restaurants and shops shut down during the winter, and even in summer, things close early. ''We do have some great restaurants,'' said Debi Dickson, an Atlanta resident who spends four months a year in Highlands. ''Just don't expect to eat at them at 10 p.m.''


The Real Estate Market
Expect to spend at least $700,000 to buy into one of the high-end, full-amenity gated communities. (Many of the club amenities in those communities close in the winter.) Houses at that price will probably not include a view or a fancy kitchen. At about $900,000, you can begin to have a house with everything: views, granite countertops, extensive decks, three bedrooms, an acre of land. Styles vary, but variations on Adirondack, Shingle-style and English cottage are popular.

Bargains can still be found in some of the smaller, older cottages in the woods, especially if you're willing to be 10 to 15 miles outside town. With some searching, you can perhaps find a little bungalow, a ranch or an A-frame in the $200,000-to-$400,000 range with two or three bedrooms, depending on the condition and age of the home.

It's not unusual for a house to stay on the market for six months because of the seasonal nature of home sales. Ms. Austin recently sold a three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath, 1,962-square-foot Shingle-style house on 3.47 acres in the Chattooga Club. It had another 1,069 square feet in porches and decks, views and included many antiques. It was listed at $2,295,000 and sold 35 days later for $2,245,000.

Ms. Garren recently sold a 30-year-old three-bedroom, three-bath house on .81 acres in a subdivision for $440,000. It was on the market for 64 days.

There is a good deal of new high-end development in the area, more than 3,000 acres in and around Cashiers alone. But agents suspect that the out-of-the-way location of Highlands-Cashiers, although attractive, keeps prices and development from spiraling out of control.

''We don't want the fudge factories, the T-shirt shops and water slides,'' Ms. Austin said.


LAY OF THE LAND POPULATION -- The Highlands area has about 3,000 year-round residents and about 20,000 in season. The area around Cashiers has 1,700 year-round residents and about 10,000 in season.


LOCATION -- Western North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains, roughly 80 miles southwest of Asheville.


WHO'S BUYING -- Retirees with a love of golf who park themselves there for the summer and wealthy pre-retirees from nearby Atlanta who use their homes throughout the year. Still a favorite of Southerners, but Midwesterners are starting to stop in.


GETTING THERE -- Asheville's airport is the closest at about 60 miles, roughly an hour and a half drive. The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is a two-hour drive away in South Carolina. Atlanta is a two-and-a-half-hour drive away.

WHILE YOU'RE LOOKING -- The Old Edwards Inn and Spa (445 Main Street, 866-526-8008) on Main Street in Highlands offers Swedish massage packages, upscale shops and fine dining in Madison's Restaurant and Wine Garden. Its 30 rooms, suites and cottages start at $235.


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America's Best Kept Secret-Cashiers, NC


COMBINE THE DRASTIC granite dropoffs of the Blue Ridge escarpment with more than 80 inches of rain a year and something dramatic is bound to happen. Around the town of Cashiers (pronounced CASH-ers), perched at 3,500 feet on the Eastern Continental Divide, the jackpot shows up in the form of waterfalls—everything from tiny cliffside seeps to 400-foot-plus cataracts that roar into deep gorges. The downtown is little more than a crossroads, the junction of U.S. 64 and North Carolina 107, and a mile or so radius of antique shops, high-end restaurants, and second-home clusters discreetly tucked into the woods.

OUTDOORS: Hikers can go short, on spur trails to waterfall lookouts, or take on longer segments of the Foothills Trail or the Chattooga River Trail. Fly-fishers and kayakers pilgrimage to the Nantahala, Ocoee, and Chattooga rivers. Panthertown Valley, a 6,700-acre wilderness area, is the closest fat-tire-trail web, and the Tsali Recreation Area, a one-and-a-half-hour drive west, is an off-roader's dream, with more than 40 miles of epic singletrack. The thousand-foot cliffs of Whiteside Mountain provide the kind of hairy, multipitch, huge-exposure climbs that would almost make you swear someone had trucked the place out from Yosemite.

REAL ESTATE: If you can live without a water view or 18 holes, you can find something—an old Appalachian cabin in a hollow, or a two-bedroom condo—for $250,000 or so. But you'll have to comb through humbling rosters of seven-figure properties first.


HANGOUTS: The High Hampton Inn & Country Club, on 1,400 acres, with a lake mirroring Rock Mountain, is all chestnut-rustic, with front-porch rockers (doubles start at $92 per person, including three buffet meals; 800-334-2551, http://www.highhamptoninn.com/).

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Several pricey restaurants have opened around Cashiers: Wolfgang's,
20 minutes away in Highlands, has a menu that bridges New Orleans and Bavaria.

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