Dozens of years ago, my grandparents were looking for an escape from the brutal, summer heat of southern Florida.
Like many others who had heard about a gorgeous, cool mountain community in western North Carolina, they made their way to Highlands for a vacation. And over the course of their stay, they fell in love with the area and promptly purchased real estate.
It was a decision that would effect their lives, their children’s lives as well as the lives of their grandchildren and even great-grandchildren.
Over the course of the years, my dad and his brothers vacationed in Highlands and spent their summers in an area camp for boys. They swam, fished, and canoed in the sparkling lakes and played in the streams and rivers. My dad and uncles hiked the hills and peaks and had many adventures around campfires.
The soft, ancient Appalachian mountains were hypnotic.
Nearly 50 years ago when my dad was seeking a place to start a business and his family, he immediately decided upon Highlands. He wanted to experience the joys of his boyhood summers on a daily basis for the rest of his life.
It seemed that Highlands still held his heart and soul captive.
When you hear how others first found Highlands and why they continue to return, the stories tend to sound very similar. There is just something about the place, even greater than its beauty, that beckons them. Highlands’ residents and visitors make the community what it is — an extended family. Of course, there is also the mystique and magic of the small town perched upon a plateau at 4,118 feet above sea level.
The mystique and magic that is Highlands.
This blog will take you on a journey — one that will introduce you to Highlands and help you get to know the community. I will help you discover the secrets and special insights that insiders know.
And when you find yourself falling in love with Highlands like so many before you, I will help you understand the Highlands real estate market and how to make the best real estate investment decisions possible.
Welcome to Highlands, NC!