Cedar Creek Racquet Club -Tennis Destination and Residential Community

In the 1920’s Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lupton, from Chattanooga purchased 730 acres of land in Cashiers, NC. Mrs. Lupton wanted to build a summer home on the east side of Highway 64 near Rochester Creek. The clearing had begun for the damming of the stream and for construction of the house, but at the last minute, Mr. Lupton decided he wanted the main house which is where the well known Cedar Creek Racquet Club is now located.

Visit the Cedar Creek Racquet Club Website for information on Tennis and Social Memberships

The Cedar Creek Racquet Club

The inspiration is to provide a private club for active families who prefer tennis over golf. Cedar Creek Racquet Club is the premier tennis destination in Western North Carolina with finely manicured clay courts partnered with a full-service pro shop providing tennis apparel and supplies, game arranging, racquet stringing, and on-site tennis professional. Cedar Creek also has a brand new fitness center, hiking trails, racquetball, fishing, canoeing, swimming, and many other activities.

The club is located on a magnificent 43 acre site which was part of a large private estate. The beautiful Horsepasture River bisects the property and empties into Lake Lupton, which is in direct view of the clubhouse. The River was designated by Congress as one of the "Wild & Scenic Rivers". Throughout the entire site are uninterrupted views of surrounding mountains, dense areas of natural vegetation, introduced apple orchards and grassy field areas.

Cedar Creek Woods, the residential neighbor of the Racquet Club, is contained within the 150 acres once known as “Sleepy Valley”. I'm realizing why the town was called Sleepy Valley. When you first arrive, the altitude has an effect on you that makes you sleepy, comfortable, and relaxed.

If you are considering building a home in Cashiers, Nc a limited number of lots are available for purchase and range in price from 75K for 1 acre to 180K for a 2.77 Acre Lot. Looking for an estate sized lot? Combine two lots for over 4 acres. The lots offer a wonderful view of the Horsepasture River, and the Mountains in the background.

There are only four homes listed for sale in in the exclusive neighborhood of Cedar Creek Woods ranging in price from 725K to 1,195,000.

If you are looking to live amongst million dollar homes and have access to the Cedar Creek Racquet Club... this is the perfect location. The Cedar Creek community is close to the crossroads of Cashiers, NC, Shopping, Restaurants and the popular travel destination and Historical Town of Highlands, NC. If you are considering a move to the area, this is an established community you won’t want to miss.

To receive further information regarding Real Estate, Land and Lots for sale in Cedar Creek Woods mailto:info@carolinapg.com or call toll free at 888-277-2006 x2

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Bear Lake Reserve-Centex Homes-Cashiers/Glenville NC

Located near Cashiers, NC at 44 Slippery Rock Drive, Tuckasegee, NC in a gated Resort Community on Bear Lake. This was developed by Centex Destination Properties.

This is just how you imagined it would be.

Early morning canoe rides. Hiking through Panthertown Valley or the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests.

Casting your fly in a perfect arc into a clear stream, waiting patiently for the trout to jump.

Hitting a tee shot in mountain air so clear and fresh you can see the ball travel all the way to the green.

Or you can sit back and enjoy the breathtaking views provided to you by the mountains of Western North Carolina. Here are the many amenities for you and your family to enjoy at Bear Lake Reserve®:

Taking in a concert at The Amphitheater at Golden Farm.
Intimate dinners at the Lake Club.
Learning how to tie flies at The Fishing Village, then perfecting your cast in some of the country's best fly-fishing streams.
An annual family reunion at The Mill Pond Pavilion.
Hiking over suspension bridges to discover beautiful waterfalls at Bear Creek Park.

Looking for a Vacation Home Cottage? Here are two adorable homes in Bear Lake Reserve.

Each 3 Bedrooms/2.5 Baths of 1850 air conditioned Square feet with a 1.5+ acres wooded lot. Call for special pricing
The 1.5+ acre lot alone is worth $350,000+. There is an outdoor custom fireplace on the huge 324 square foot screened-in deck facing the mountains and with an outdoor ceiling fan. Under the deck is a large area for storage or for a future basement addition.

The Cottage is ensured privacy/being built on the wooded lot which overlooks the mountains, has a stream on it, has a Nature Preserve/hiking trails behind it, and is only 2 minutes from the Lake Clubhouse and 1+ minutes from the Jack Nicklaus designed Mountain Golf Course/Golf Clubhouse.

Timberframe style clubhouse at Bear Lake Reserve

We also have a lake front lot at Bear Lake Reserve of 1.57 acres with boat dock & ramp


select subdivision tab and type in Bear Lake Reserve

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Average WNC Home Sale Price is Up- July 2007

Average Western North Carolina home sale price is up
Oringinally published at http://www.blueridgenow.com/

By Jim Wooldridge Special to Friday Homes Preview

Entrance to The Preserve at Eagle Crest-Lake Glenville, NC

Home sales in Henderson, Buncombe, Transylvania and Haywood counties, plus an average for the 10 surrounding counties. In the first six months of 2007, the Henderson County real estate market looked like an island in an ocean of declining sales and slow movement.

The local market stood out in comparison to the 10 counties in this region of the state, including Buncombe, Transylvania and Haywood.

"Unit sales were off 3.5 percent here compared to the first half of 2006," noted Judd Richardson, president of the Hendersonville Board of Realtors, "but remember that 2006 was our second best year ever. Only 2005 was better."

He said it's possible for this season to become the third best, which would be outstanding in comparison to most markets around the nation.

Records of home sales are released monthly by the Multiple Listing Service of the Hendersonville Board of Realtors, which keeps computer data for other realty boards in the region.

Average price is up

A special feature of the first six months here was the stable price level, as shown by the ratio of the listing price to the actual closing price. In Henderson County, the average closing price was 97 percent of the price when the property was listed for sale.

Over the 10 county region, this ratio dropped 19 percent from 2006, led mainly by price cuts in Buncombe County.

Despite some price cutting after listing, the average home sold in Western North Carolina cost more than the average home sold six months ago. The average price increase over the region was 6 percent, with a 6.7 increase in Henderson and a 9.8 increase in Transylvania.

"I think the price increase in Transylvania was caused by more sales of upscale properties in the Highlands and Cashiers communities," Richardson said. "It's important that prices were higher in all counties because it shows owners are unwilling to cut prices to move their property, even in a slow market.

The main weakness in the local market was the increase in time between listing and selling. The number of days on the market increased 33 percent to 92 days in Henderson County, more than twice the increase in the region, where the average wait was 103 days.

National market is down
Hendersonville's market has remained stronger generally than the national market, which weakened significantly last year. Although unit sales fell slightly here near year end, the drop was not as severe as it was across the country.

"National sales have an effect here, because there are people who want to buy locally but can't afford to until they sell the house they are leaving," Richardson said.

How the Florida Market Effects Western North Carolina
"This is especially true of the Florida market where a lot of people sell before moving to this county," he said. "We hear improvement there is coming slowly because of the large number of listings hanging over the market."

Richardson said Florida recently passed changes to its property tax system, limiting assessment increases to 3 percent per year regardless of changes in market value.

"Compare that to our increase of 37 percent in four years, which is 9.2 percent per year," he said, adding that the local adjustment in the tax rate did not fully compensate for the increased assessment.

For more information regarding Listing or Buying Real Estate, Communities in the area, and Lots for sale mailto:info@carolinapg.com or call 888-277-2006 x2

The Preserve at Eagle Crest-Cashiers, Lake Glenville NC

Aerial View of The Preserve at Eagle Crest Development

The Preserve at Eagle Crest is a proposed 44 - 48 Estate Home Site community with an average of two acre lots located in the Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountains of Lake Glenville, North Carolina. The views are 360-degrees of the lake, Blue Ridge Parkway, Balsam Mountains, Snowbird Mountains, Whiteside Mountain and long range views into bordering states.

The development is located amongst the highest mountains in the Eastern United States and the area boosts the most waterfalls in North Carolina, exclusive shopping in Highlands & Cashiers, has two of the top five golf courses in North Carolina, public and private lakes, some of the best weather in the Eastern United States. Because of the close proximity to 3 major airports and several smaller ones, the area has doubled in size over the last 10 years. The area continues to see growth in golf courses, lake front property, shopping centers, residents of Fortune 100 companies and some of the top restaurants in the state.

The Preserve at Eagle Crest will be located 8 miles from Cashiers, 7 miles from Highlands, and 55 miles from Asheville. The site is found off Hwy 107 North to Pine Creek Road and right on Cullowhee Mountain Road.

The proposed entrance to the community will feature stone pillars having an automated Iron Gate and signature Copper Eagle sculptures on the pillars. The drive up the 16-foot wide paved road is a slight grade with minimal lighting and side drainage for making access to this community one of the most attractive entrances around. At the top you will come to the Community Pavilion on your right which is present and will be enhanced with a 360-degree stone deck equipped with benches, chairs, fire pits and outdoor fireplace, outdoor kitchen, table and chairs, enhanced indoor kitchen with cooking island for catered events, large tables for entertaining. The Pavilion has an automated 8 over sized “garage” door system that rolls into the ceiling for 360-degree viewing. The thought for the Pavilion is will be used for private parties, weddings, special events, anniversaries, community “block” parties, and many other uses.

The current 2-story Carriage House will be converted to a fitness center, sauna, bathroom facilities, and showers. The fitness center will also provide restroom facilities for the future pool complex featuring an Infinity Heated Pool with full lake views from the edge and Mother Nature. This pool is intended to be upscale with the edge of the pool allowing for the 360-degree views.

Walking trails are proposed to be developed throughout the community.

The 2-story Guest House is intended for hospitality and on site sales office. This current guest home will be enhanced with the full lower level becoming a master suite utilizing the large windows overlooking the mountains. The upper level is superior to many current builder standards and features a full kitchen, great room, full wraparound deck, and will be furnished. The home will be a 2 bedroom-2 bath when completed. The use of this home could be used as a hospitality home for potential buyers and their families.

Visit The Preserve at Eagle Crest for more information on this exicitng new development

For more information regarding Real Estate, and Lots for sale in the Lake Glenville Area info@carolinapg.com or call 888-277-2006

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Welcome to the Chattooga Club, the American capital of world-class croquet-Cashiers, NC

Croquet, Anyone? 02/01/2006
[Real Estate]
Lawn games rule at the Chattooga Club in North Carolina.
text by:Bill Whitman

Just off Route 107, a rural highway near Cashiers, N.C., a side road spirals up toward two flawlessly groomed lawns where people crouch intently over brightly colored balls. Welcome to the Chattooga Club, the American capital of world-class croquet. Enthusiasts arrive at this gated community from across the United States and Europe to don their whites and compete on Chattooga’s lawns, which many experts consider the best in the world.

Aside from big-league croquet and an idyllic setting, this gated community offers its 200 members, their families and a handful of guests a world of relaxed elegance. “We wanted Chattooga to be a mountain retreat in the Blue Ridge where families could come together to build lifelong memories,” says Charleston businessman John Rivers, who founded Chattooga in 1988. Those memories will surely include Chattooga’s full menu of activities, which include tennis, hiking and annual concerts by the Charleston Symphony. The club also offers a state-of-the-art spa and fitness facility and four new three-bedroom, three-bath spa cottages priced around $1 million.

Chattooga’s spacious public rooms and guest suites remind visitors of a classic English country house that has somehow materialized in western North Carolina: stone fireplaces, Audubon prints, antiques and colorful kilims on gleaming hardwood floors. The dining room has the look and feel of a 1910 hunting lodge. Think Lady Astor meets Teddy Roosevelt. Members can also dine in the spacious open-air pavilion, where they look out to the crests of the Blue Ridge.

Chattooga is home to 70 families who enjoy custom-designed homes of bark and stone that blend seamlessly into the hillsides and woodlands. Their residences, most with cathedral-ceiling great rooms, range in price from about $1 million for a 1,800-square-foot cottage to around $7 million for a 10,000-square-foot mansion. Lots range in size from one to six acres and are priced between $600,000 and $3 million.

The pleasures of living at Chattooga expanded last November when the club opened the Sanctuary, a separate 37-acre gated enclave that Rivers calls “a special part of our club, with some of the most beautiful land anywhere.” The Sanctuary’s nine lots, one of which comes with a 40-foot waterfall, vary in size from two-and-a-half to five-and-a-half acres and are being offered at prices starting at $1.2 million.

Croquet season at Chattooga runs from May through October and includes two major tournaments, the mid-June Mount Laurel Invitational and the Autumn Leaves Invitational in October.

Membership in the Chattooga Club is by invitation only. Prospective members should contact the membership committee at Chattooga Club, P.O. Box 1886, Cashiers, NC 28717.

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Highlands Cove Golf Club

Highlands Cove Golf Club

Each week the Citizen-Times will profile a Western North Carolina course that provides a true test and is fun to play.

Location: 688 Highlands Cove Road off U.S. 64 West in Cashiers, about 70 minutes from Asheville.

Status: Public.
Phone: 828-526-8044.
Tee times: Required.

Practice area: Full-service range with putting green and chipping green.

Fees: $100, $85 for age $65 and older, $44 for 17 and younger; $66 sundown rate in season 3:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Food/drink: Beverage cart, Peregrine at the Cove restaurant 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Playability: Incredible views and quality golf are the highlights of this Tom Jackson design. Two very distinctively different nines share some common traits - the beauty of the natural shrubbery and majestic views of the Great Smoky Mountains along with some incredible rock work by local craftsmen.
The Highlands nine opens play and features those stunning views and some severe but playable mountain holes. Hit it straight, or you'll lose your golf ball down the ridge. This problem comes into play more than once, but there are several holes you will long remember.

The Cove nine is flatter and more traditional and ranks among the best nines around. The par-4 second includes a tree-lined fairway and approach shot to an island green tucked back into a cove and is a great hole.

The par-5 sixth hole is perfectly routed and includes a sheer rock wall in the middle of the fairway, forcing players from some tees to either lay up or go long with a carry of more than 200 yards.

The price tag is hefty but worth it for all who want to experience mountain golf in a peaceful and beautiful setting.

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888-277-2006 x2

Bald Rock's 4th of July Gathering-Cashiers, NC

Every year residence gather from The Divide and Bald Rock at The Divide for their 4th of July Pavilion Party. This was my first year attending the event which was catered by The Library Club Restaurant in the Sapphire Valley area of Cashiers, NC. The food was great as always.

The spread from the Library Club Restaurant

Everyone was so friendly there you are sure to feel welcome! People that come here to the mountains to live are not here to snob hob or talk about their new Mercedes SUV. They are here to relax, and enjoy the beauty that this wonderful private mountain community has to offer.

Bald Rock, and The Divide at Bald Rock has been recognized as one of the most beautifully picturesque communities on the Eastern Continental Divide. The development backs up to the US Forest Service’s 6,296 acre Panthertown Valley Preserve, assuring you privacy while providing a multitude of recreational opportunities.

To see what life is about at Bald Rock and The Divide at Bald Rock, stop by or contact us for more information. Limited home sites still available. Long Range View lots, Cabin Lots, and Spec Homes.

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and Lots for sale mailto:info@carolinapg.com
or call 888-277-2006 x2