Communities in Highlands, North Carolina

Highlands is known for its quaint inns, upscale shops and renowned eateries, as well as its excellent private golf and country clubs, which include Cullasaja Club, Highlands Country Club, Highlands Falls Country Club, Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove, and Wildcat Cliffs Country Club. Read more about golf courses and country clubs on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.

Silver Creek Real Estate Group has included below a list of some of Highlands' most exciting communities and subdivisions. Whether you're seeking your vacation home or forever home in the beautiful and historic Highlands area, you will find a local real estate expert in your Silver Creek broker. Contact us today!

Apple Mountain

Apple Mountain is a peaceful neighborhood located just minutes from downtown Highlands, offering beautiful views of Whiteside and Shortoff Mountains. The close proximity to Highlands make it easy for residents to stop in town for a cup of coffee, have dinner at one of Highlands' excellent restaurants, or do some shopping.

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The Birches at Wildcat Cliffs Country Club

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Brushy Face

This gated mountain community offers desirable privacy, while being located inside town limits with the amenities and activities of Highlands close at hand. Many of the properties here offer amazing views of Blue Valley, Whiteside and Satulah Mountains. Brushy Face's exquisite mountain homes on estate sized lots, combined with its close proximity to Highlands, set it apart from the rest.

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Cold Springs

A well-established equestrian neighborhood located just minutes from Highlands, Cold Springs features a community barn with stables, fenced pasture and riding trails, along with a stocked 10-acre fishing lake, tennis courts and hiking trails. Home to Cold Springs Saddle and Tennis Club, Cold Springs is a wonderful place to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds community is known for its outstanding long range mountain views overlooking Nantahala National Forest lands. This is an upscale community consisting of estate sized lots with elevations of up to 4,200 feet.

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Cowee Ridge

Cowee Ridge is a private gated community situated midway between Cashiers and Highlands. The crossroads in Cashiers and Main Street in Highlands are both less than 10 minutes away. There are 35 home sites in Cowee Ridge, offering homeowners some of the best long-range mountain views in the area, with elevations up to 4,500 feet.

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Cullasaja Club

Situated in the mountains between Highlands and Cashiers at 4,250 feet above sea level, Cullasaja Club combines luxury living and the ultimate in leisure for a truly one-of-a-kind community. At the heart of this exclusive gated enclave lies a par 72, 18-hole Arnold Palmer golf course, as well as a clubhouse with mixed grill and formal dining room. Cullasaja Club also boasts one hard surface and five lighted clay tennis courts, state-of-the-art fully-staffed fitness and activity center, and canoeing, kayaking or fishing on fully-stocked Lake Ravenal.

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Cullasaja Heights

Cullasaja Heights is located in the highly desirable Mirror Lake area of Highlands, just a short walk from the lake and its abundant wildlife. The close proximity to downtown Highlands make this a perfect community for both year round and summer residents.

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Hemlock Ridge

This private community is nestled on the outskirts of Highlands. The gentle rolling landscape provides easy building sites, with nearby streams and hiking trails.

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Resting on the plateau of Owl Gap Mountain is the premier gated community of Highgate, a private oasis reminiscent of historical Adirondack mountain communities. Home sites were developed with carefully selected guidelines and unsurpassed architectural style, setting the tone of mountain elegance and ensuring visual harmony. Throughout the community are homes of distinction constructed with a variety of materials, including cedar shake, bark siding, metal, native stone, rough-sawn clapboard and reclaimed barn wood. Every effort was made to preserve the natural beauty of the mountain by choosing a variety of native plants and trees for landscaping throughout the development.

Highgate is divided into two sections, Grayrocks and The Hemlocks. Grayrocks has only eight luxurious homes poised at the summit of Highgate at an impressive elevation of 4,500 feet. The name was inspired by the massive outcropping of moss-covered rock seen at the entry. The Hemlocks is located in the center of Highgate. The road winds through mature trees to 13 distinctive homes, with each property backing up to a winding road, rock wall and spring fed pond. The area is landscaped for both privacy and aesthetics. Highgate homeowners enjoy beauitful vistas in a close knit neighborhood, perfect for year round living or seasonal living.

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Highland Gap

Conveniently located on the Atlanta side of Highlands, the private community of Highland Gap features flowing streams, sparkling waterfalls and gorgeous mountain views. Each parcel of land is required to be at least three acres, keeping the environment of this beautiful community as natural as possible. Highland Gap is spread on the top of a mountain ridge and has some elevations up to 4,000 feet, assuring privacy and cool temperatures. Friendly neighbors and an authentic North Carolina mountain feel make Highland Gap a very special place to call home.

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Highlands Country Club

As the oldest and most established country club in the Highlands area, Highlands Country Club is steeped in tradition. Set foot on the links of its 18-hole championship golf course and come to the realization that you are teeing off where the legendary golfer Bobby Jones once played. Designed during the Golden Era of Golf by golf course architect Donald Ross, the course is believed to be one of the most challenging along the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. Membership amenities include an elegant clubhouse with a pro shop and 19th Hole Grill overlooking the course, two Har-Tru tennis courts and a heated pool. Located within Highlands city limits, Highlands Country Club is within walking distance of the quaint shops and restaurants that line the highly popular Main Street district.

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Highlands Falls Country Club

As suggested by its name, nature plays a central role at Highlands Falls Country Club. In fact, the Club's moniker is derived from a magnificent waterfall that is the highlight of the 15th hole on the club's 18-hole golf course. Designed by golf course architect Joe Lee, the course and waterfall have been featured in Golf Digest, Golf Course Management and Carolinas Green Magazine. The cascade feeds into the Cullasaja River, which winds throughout most of the property providing for a lush landscape throughout the Country Club. Tucked behind an elegant gated entryway, the course, amenities and surrounding neighborhood rest on nearly 550 acres of beautiful natural landscape.

Amenities include an active community tennis program on any one of four Har-Tru courts, large heated swimming pool, fully equipped fitness center with a staff of personal trainers and massage therapists, six ponds stocked with bass and trout for year round fishing, and gourmet dining and dancing at the Clubhouse. The neighborhood is made up of approximately 350 classic mountain home sites and is located just two miles from the upscale shopping and dining establishments of downtown Highlands.

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Highlands Mountain Club

Highlands Mountain Club is made up of 80 two and three bedroom condominium units, located just a short distance from the fine dining and shopping of downtown Highlands. The community features stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, walking and biking trails, picnic area and a clubhouse for social gatherings.

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King Mountain Club

Established in 1969, King Mountain Club is a quiet gated community located on the Atlanta side of Highlands, less than 15 minutes from Main Street. With elevations up to 4,320 feet, it offers residents amazing mountain views. Amenities of King Mountain Club include a clubhouse, swimming pool, pond and tennis court.

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Lake Osseroga

An intimate enclave of just 30 home sites, Lake Osseroga is located in the midst of the Nantahala National Forest between the historic mountain towns of Cashiers and Highlands. This gated, lakefront community is perched at 4,100 feet above sea level and bordered on either side by Wildcat Cliffs Country Club and Cullasaja Club. A great deal of care has been given to preserving the natural beauty of this heavily wooded community, and each home is designed to complement the scenery that surrounds it. At the heart of the community lies the lake, with plenty of opportunities for fly fishing for trout and smallmouth bass, and a lakefront boathouse perfect for neighborhood picnics and special family gatherings. Other water features that can be found in the Lake Osseroga community include streams and waterfalls surrounded by a sea of native wildflowers. This community is an ideal fit for nature lovers craving the peace and quiet of upscale mountain living.

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Lake Sequoyah

Lake Sequoyah – the largest body of water in the Highlands area – was formed in 1927 when a dam was constructed on the Cullasaja River. Today, lovely lakefront homes and vintage cottages line her shores. The historic Highlands Country Club borders a portion of Lake Sequoyah, and Highlands' famed On the Verandah restaurant (originally a speakeasy built in 1937) offers amazing cuisine along with incredible views of this tranquil lake. The dam at Lake Sequoyah forms a stunning waterfall, offering a picturesque setting for any family picnic. A handful of home sites are still available at Lake Sequoyah.

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Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove

At a vantage point of 4,700 feet above sea level, homeowners at Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove will feel as though they're on top of the world. Situated between the historic mountain villages of Cashiers and Highlands, this master-planned gated community houses 440 acres of some of Western North Carolina's most stunning terrain. Whether you're searching for the perfect home site to building that dream home, or considering the easy maintenance of a luxury condominium, Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove may just be the answer.

Central to Old Edwards' amenities are the superbly manicured par 71 championship courses of the Highland 9 and the Cove 9. PGA professional instructors are available for private lessons to help residents up their game. The full-service, 15,000 square foot clubhouse at Old Edwards Club complements the spa and fitness center beautifully. Both the clubhouse and the golf course at Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove have undergone extensive renovations. To round out the experience, a swim complex has also been completed. Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove offers their homeowners a trifecta of nature, leisure and luxury living.

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Old Highlands Park

The luxurious condominiums of Old Highlands Park offer carefree living in the heart of downtown Highlands, with fine finishes, thoughtful floor plans and lush landscaping. Located just a block from the renowned dining and shopping of Highlands' famous Main Street, the residences of this lovely community sit next to a scenic park overlooking Harris Lake, complete with picnic tables and a cozy fire pit. Enjoy the best of Highlands with the come-and-go ease of condominium ownership.

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The Ridges of Highlands

Located a short distance from downtown Highlands on Buck Creek Road, this picturesque gated community with underground utilities offers big views and the tranquility of being surrounded by National Forest. Come through a beautiful stone entry and pass by a stocked pond and picnic shelter with a large stone fireplace. This gathering place provides an enchanting spot for contemplation and relaxation. A hiking trail winds along the small creek feeding the pond.

The large private lots feature mature hardwoods, views in every direction and an unusual abundance of flora and fauna, including uncommon buckeye trees and lush trillium covering the forest floor. In addition to its close proximity to downtown Highlands, this community is only minutes from Franklin, which offers an even larger assortment of shopping and restaurants.

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Just minutes from downtown Highlands, this exceptional gated community is situated along the banks of the beautiful Cullasaja River. The mountain rustic residences embrace what many year round and seasonal residents are seeking in their mountain homes. The river offers the best of the outdoors, with trout fishing, canoeing, kayaking and more.

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Shelby Place

This in-town neighborhood is comprised of both homes and condominiums, with easy access to all of the amenities of downtown Highlands. The community clubhouse provides a great spot for gathering with family and friends.

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Wildcat Cliffs Country Club

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