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Home Sweet High Country Home

Discover Your Place in the Mountains 

By Julie Matthews

Only about a two-hour drive from Charlotte, North Carolina, and having a fairly close proximity to the East Coast, North Carolina’s High Country is an incredible area to call home. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the region offers a high quality lifestyle in a relaxed mountain setting, brimming with extraordinary views, exceptional outdoor recreation, elevated dining, fun festivals and much more. Whether as a primary residence or a second home, the High Country is an excellent choice.

While the High Country has an appealing rustic mountain retreat feel, it is an active community that remains lively all year long in its charming towns, including Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, West Jefferson and Valle Crucis. From music and art festivals to events celebrating local heritage, these quaint towns offer residents and visitors no shortage of fun activities. One main reason is that the High Country is home to outstanding colleges, Appalachian State University and Lees-McRae College, which offer the community high caliber events, particularly student theatre productions. 

And then there’s the High Country’s stunning natural scenery. From overlooks and waterfalls to rivers and trails—and numerous family-friendly attractions—it is no wonder why longtime visitors are increasingly putting down more permanent roots by buying a home here. In the winter, outdoor enthusiasts flock to Beech and Sugar Mountain to ski, snowboard and snow tube; and in spring, summer and fall, trails stay busy with hikers and bikers, and its waterways, including the Nolichucky and Watauga Rivers, fill with water sports and anglers.

New construction communities, such as Silver Springs Farm Estates, offering luxurious modern mountain style homes, are a tremendous opportunity for potential home buyers. Located within one mile of the Town of Banner Elk, Silver Springs Farm Estates is a beautiful gated community with breathtaking views and is minutes from all the High Country has to offer for all four seasons. Home buyers will fall in love with welcoming mountain communities such as this, where they can have access to it all—beautiful homes, thriving communities, marvelous natural landscapes, countless activities and the list goes on! Come discover your new home in the High Country!

For more information on current availability, please contact Jackie Smith at 704-773-6575 or jackie@cltsfinest.com.

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