The Preserve at Rock Creek Offers Upscale Mountain Living with a Unique Environmental Touch

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CASHIERS, N.C. – (June 5, 2007) –

The Preserve at Rock Creek, a 281-acre community with 200 acres permanently protected from development by a conservation easement, offers residents the best of both worlds: attractive home sites surrounded by lush natural forest.

Exclusively represented by Landmark Realty Group, The Preserve at Rock Creek is a private, gated mountain community with 16 five-acre home sites surrounded by serene natural forest. Eleven lots remain available, including two that feature their own weekend shelter, or guest house. Prices range from $325,000-745,000.

“For me, mountain living means less is always more,” said Tim Bright, Owner and Developer of The Preserve at Rock Creek. “I fell in love with this area as a child and when I returned as a developer, I wanted to maintain the unique beauty and natural state that I had grown up with. That is why I set aside 200 acres as a conservation easement, to ensure that it will never be developed.”

Bright set aside the conservation easement following an environmental assessment that identified more than 100 wildlife species at Rock Creek, including white-tailed deer, foxes, hawks, grouse, owls and native trout. In addition, nine endangered, threatened, rare or watch list species were also found, which include the Appalachian Bewick’s Wren, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Southern Appalachian Salamander.

The Preserve at Rock Creek features an eight-acre naturalized wildflower meadow, which Bright restored after acquiring the property. Other community features include hiking and ATV trails, a stocked trout pond, rock outcroppings, cliffs, caves, natural springs, stunning waterfalls and Rock Creek, which runs almost the entire length of the property. The lots also offer gorgeous mountain and lake views.

“The Preserve at Rock Creek is a controlled development with many unique natural aspects,” said Jane Ebberts, Broker-in-Charge and Owner of Landmark Realty Group, the exclusive representative of The Preserve at Rock Creek. “This community really brings together the best of both worlds by providing residents with an upscale lifestyle as well as the natural peace and beauty of mountain living. It is truly a rare combination.”

Surrounding areas offer 30 waterfalls, including Whitewater Falls, the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi River, as well as Lake Glenville and Lake Toxaway. Nearby Panthertown Valley, 6,700 acres of lush national forest, offers hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and pristine waterfalls. With average temperatures during the winter months ranging from the 30s to mid 40s and a summer ambient temperature of 72 degrees, this region is the perfect place for year-round outdoor activities.

Located in Sapphire, and just eight miles from Cashiers, The Preserve at Rock Creek is also in close proximity to fine dining, lodging and unique antique and upscale shopping. The community is also a short drive from some of the world’s best golf courses, including Wade Hampton Golf Club, Chattooga Club and High Hampton.

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