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Highlands North Carolina Real Estate & Information

Very few places in the United States possess the natural beauty that is found in North Carolina. One of the most idyllic mountain communities situated at the southern tip of the Blue Ridge Mountains is Highlands, North Carolina. It rests within the confines of a national forest and offers residents the perfect blend of both city and country. The unique community features an amazing location to escape from the harried lifestyle found in bigger cities. The real estate in this community of diverse cultures appeals to those seeking a quiet place to retire or families interested in living in a small town that offers a wide array of community services.

Most of the residents of Highlands are homeowners who enjoy an abundance of outdoor activities including the opportunity to take advantage of the cool summers and mild winters. The homes here are well crafted to suit the needs of just about any lifestyle. The homeowners in the exclusive residential community of Ravenel enjoy extra-large lots that share a natural green space common area.

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Hikers and bikers delight in the scenic atmosphere that includes lush greenery and a natural waterfall.

During the time from August to November of 2014, the median sale price for a single-family home was approximately $450,000. The value of homes in Highlands has seen a substantial improvement over the past five years with the outlook for 2015 showing a continued trend. Even though sellers are receiving great prices for their properties, buyers can also expect to get more for their money. Many first-time buyers can take advantage of lower interest rates and creative financing opportunities. The homes in this delightful mountain community will continue to hold their appeal and value for years to come.

Franklin is another quiet, laid-back community located nearby in this picturesque setting. It is the perfect location for a vacation or for establishing a permanent home. The median sale price for single-family properties in Franklin, North Carolina averaged $140,000 during the months of August through November of this year. The value of real estate properties in the Franklin area has increased in the last five years. This small community offers the ideal location for raising a family or living a unique lifestyle in a beautiful scenic setting.