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Build Your Dream Mountain Home

Picture Your Next Home in the High Country

By Julie Matthews

North Carolina’s High Country is an exceptional place to be, not just during the summer and winter months but all four seasons. From popular winter sports on the slopes of Beech and Sugar Mountains to spring, summer and fall hikes on trails off the Blue Ridge Parkway with scenic views and waterfalls to the countless water activities in the region’s rivers, the High Country has something for everybody.

“For years, many visited in the summer months and some to enjoy the winter activities, but now, we are seeing a transition to buyers making the NC mountains their year-round more permanent homes,” says Jackie Smith, REALTOR® and Broker, RE/MAX Executive of Carolinas’ Finest Properties. “There are so many fun activities and beauty to experience throughout the High Country during the year.”

Growing up, Smith spent a lot of time on Beech Mountain, and she has felt connected to the High Country ever since due to its countless activities, welcoming environment and access to other areas as well. “Charlotte is just a couple of hours away and can even be a day trip if desired plus the High Country is easily accessible to other areas in NC and the East Coast,” says Smith.

Silver Springs Farm Estates, a newer construction community in Banner Elk, is a one-of-a-kind real estate opportunity for Buyers interested in making the High Country their primary residence or second home. According to Smith, “It is a private, gated neighborhood with majestic views from every direction and is accessible to all of the wonderful activities in this area.” She describes the style of Silver Springs Farm Estates as “modern mountain” and full of “quaintness.” Buyers can build a NC mountain custom home of their dreams with amazing views of both Grandfather and Beech Mountains.

Silver Springs Farm Estates’ central location is truly remarkable. Located just one mile from the Town of Banner Elk, residents appreciate the proximity to excellent restaurants, golf courses, ziplining, shopping and more! The community is also close to the area’s colleges, Appalachian State University and Lees-McRae College, to even take in a local sporting event plus all of the remarkable outdoor activities that the region’s mountains, parks and waterways provide, including whitewater rafting, fly fishing, hiking, biking, snow skiing, snow tubing and so much more!

Smith appreciates how the High Country is so balanced when it comes to the seasons and its truly being a year-round destination. “The High Country has nice weather where you can actually enjoy the beauty of all four seasons,” says Smith. 

For more information on current availability or to build your dream mountain home, please contact Jackie Smith at 704-773-6575 or jackie@cltsfinest.com.

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