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Plans Underway for the First Ever Cashiers Mountain Music Festival

An undercurrent of excitement is running through the town of Cashiers in anticipation of the debut of The Cashiers Mountain Music Festival on July 4, 2009. Developed by the dedicated team at the Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce, this inaugural Independence Day event will be hosted at the Village Green and will benefit local area Youth Musical Education.

Recently named as Festival Director, Mark Wise a local resident and veteran entertainment producer has long dreamed of a world-class music festival in Cashiers. Wise has produced shows for Walt Disney World Entertainment and Universal Studios Florida, and understands the careful planning required for such a special event. The festival will include performances by The Isaacs with their eclectic blend of bluegrass, gospel and country music and will culminate in a breathtaking fireworks display. Additional performers will be announced at a later date. Event parking and admission for children five and under will be free. Children aged 6 -12 will be admitted for $5, and general admission for adults will be $20.

Mark your calendars and plan to join your neighbors for a great day that promises music and fun for the whole family!

Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust Celebrates 100 Years of Saving Special Places

An exciting series of centennial events will take place in 2009 to pay homage to Highlands-Cashiers Land Trusts (HCLT) rich history and illuminate the community to its very bright future. HCLT is the oldest land trust in all of North Carolina and among the first 20 in the United States. Like most things, HCLT began very simply the concept of a handful of concerned citizens who didnt wish to see the face of a mountain transformed by another hilltop hotel. The group, created in 1883 under the name of The Highlands Improvement Society, set out to protect, preserve and promote the natural beauty of Highlands. They slowly realized their vision by building trails and planting trees, and in 1909 had raised $500 to purchase 56 acres at the summit of Satulah Mountain. From these humble beginnings, Highlands Improvement Society has grown into the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust, a 501(c)3 organization that currently protects 1,160 acres along the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.

The June schedule of events includes a presentation from the 2009 Village Series titled 100 Years of Conservation at Jennings Barn at Lonesome Valley on June 24 at 6:30 p.m. Ran Shaffner, Dr. Gary Wein and Rosemary Stiefel will be on hand to discuss the past and the future of HCLT, and the new logo for the organization will be unveiled. Other centennial events in June include:

June 6 Celebrate Land Trust Day! Show your support for the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust by shopping and dining at some of your favorite local merchants. A portion of the proceeds benefits HCLT.

June 6 Highlands Improvement Society Social hosted by the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust Take a step back in time to learn what life was like on the Plateau in 1909 during this very special Centennial Event. Enjoy a picnic dinner, take part in a cakewalk, toss some horseshoes and dance to live music set against the backdrop of scenic Whiteside Cove Road. Terrific opportunity to learn more about the history of the land trust, its founding members and its first purchase of land the summit of Satulah Mountain. Period costumes are optional, but encouraged. Festivities begin at 6 p.m.

June 7 Where It All Began hosted by the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust Enjoy high tea on the summit of Satulah Mountain the site of the Highlands Improvement Societys first land purchase one hundred years ago. Afternoon includes a skit by Highlands Historical Society president, Elaine Whitehurst and the music of bag piper, David Landis. Period costumes and kilts are optional, but encouraged. Event begins at 4:00 p.m.

June 26-28 Walk in the Park with the Highlands Historical Society Features portrayals of past Highlands leaders, the formation of the Highlands Improvement Society and the founding of the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust. Tickets are $15 students admitted free. June 26 and 27 6-7:30 p.m. Highlands Memorial Cemetery (shuttle from Recreation Park); June 28 4 p.m. Performing Arts Center on Chestnut Street.

The Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust has always relied upon the generosity of its community to thrive. We hope you will consider showing your support by attending these events with your friends and family, or by donating your time, land or monetary gifts to this wonderful cause. Together, we can help preserve the natural beauty of our home on the Plateau!

For more information about HCLT and ways you can help, visit www.hicashlt.org or call 828.526.1111.

Fall in Love With Lake Glenville

Lake Glenville Home Sales 2008 to 2009

Do you believe in love at first sight? If youve ever seen the sun setting over beautiful Lake Glenville and the majestic mountains just beyond were sure you do! However, were talking about a love that will last for future generations. In terms of investment property, Lake Glenville homes have a proven track record making this area a popular spot for legacy properties homes that are passed down, from generation to generation.

We invite you to view the sales list below for lakefront homes in Glenville sold throughout 2008 and the first quarter of 2009. Now may just be the perfect time to buy or build your dream home, and we think Lake Glenville may just be the perfect place. To begin the quest for your ideal mountain lake home, we invite you to call Silver Creek Real Estate Groups brokers Jochen Lucke or Elaine Zachary at <a href="tel:+18287431999">828-743-1999</a>, or e-mail them at either jlucke@ncliving.com or elaine@ncliving.com. They look forward to meeting you and helping you find a home you and your family will love for years to come.

2 bedroom/3 bath home in South Tater Knob sold for $729,000. 3 bedroom/3 bath home in Tater Knob sold for $735,000. 3 bedroom/3 bath home in Tahala Shores sold for $850,000. 2 bedroom/3 bath home in Woudes Mountain Village sold for $1,050,000. 3 bedroom/2 bath home in Lakewood Shores sold for $975,000. 3 bedroom/4 bath home in Lakewood Shores sold for $1,150,000. 3 bedroom/3.5 bath home in Buck Knob Landing sold for $1,200,000. 4 bedroom/4.5 bath home in Summer Cove sold for $1,550,000. 4 bedroom/3.5 bath home on Buck Knob Island sold for $1,775,000. 4 bedroom/4.5 bath home in Summer Cove sold for $1,600,000.

Pinchot A Western North Carolina Natural Treasure

Created in the spirit of the lifes work of famed conservationist, Gifford Pinchot, this unique 350 acre community is a self-proclaimed Mountain Meadowland. Dedicated to preserving the timeless natural beauty that has become synonymous with Western North Carolina, Pinchot was master planned by renowned Carolina designers Seamon Whiteside + Associates the same green approach developers responsible for such groundbreaking communities as the award-winning IOn in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. At an elevation of 4,100 feet above sea level, nature lovers will revel in Pinchots peaceful surroundings and the magnificent vistas that abound throughout the community blue skies, green trees and the graceful rolling hillsides of the Blue Ridge Mountains as far as the eye can see.

 

Pinchot

Pinchot

 

Conveniently located just off Highway 107 north of the Cashiers Crossroads, Pinchot offers its residents striking multi-million dollar residences designed to complement the beautiful natural setting as well as estate-sized home sites ranging in size from two tofourteen acres. This highly sought after gated development features several meadows, tennis facilities and a common outdoor fireplace with simply stunning views of thevillage of Cashiers and the surrounding mountains. Pinchots Whiteside Overlook serves as a popular community summerhouse overlooking beautiful Whiteside Mountain the perfect spot for a summer barbeque or a marshmallow roast under a starry sky. The community provides easy access to boating and water sports at Lake Glenville, and many properties in Pinchot include membership at Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club (upon applicant approval).

Silver Creek Real Estate Group is proud to announce that we are now highlighting several incredible homes and amazing lots available for purchase in Pinchot on our website. We are currently showcasing a 6-acre homesite offering breathtaking views of not one, but two valleys, in addition toa meadow below the house site for $595,000. For photo tours and more information please use these Homes For Sale in Pinchot and Lots For Sale in Pinchotlinks. When youre ready to buy or build the home of your dreams, contact one of the talented brokers at Silver Creek by calling us at (828) 743-1999, dropping by our offices located just west of the Cashiers Crossroads in The Shoppes at CreekSide, or by filling out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to one of Cashiers most unique communities.

Lonesome Valley: Where Life is Simplified, and Living is Embraced

 

The rock face at Lonesome Valley

The rock face at Lonesome Valley

With a history dating back to 1895, Lonesome Valley has served as a bastion to the great outdoors ever since Pittsburg entrepreneur and visionary E.H. Jennings first acquired 35,000 acres near the sleepy village of Cashiers. While Mr. Jennings is responsible for developing one of Western North Carolinas most popular resort destinations, he chose to preserve Lonesome Valley as a special place to share with his friends and family. Gracefully spanning the valley floor of the largest box canyon east of the Rockies, Lonesome Valley is said by many to be the place where Heaven and Earth meet. For more than a century, the Jennings family has continued to take great care to maintain the history and natural beauty of this unique mountain treasure.

 

Carefully developed in accordance with the Jennings familys wishes, amenities and homes within this stunning community complement the natural beauty of the area. Lonesome Valley has quickly become one of Cashiers most sought after developments. Cottage and home designs pay homage to the Southern Appalachian farmhouses of a bygone era. Dining within the community highlights Southern cuisine made with fresh produce grown in the Valley. The Canyon Kitchen is currently open for the season on Thursdays through Sundays, and features the culinary talents of Chef John Fleer (formerly of the renowned Blackberry Farm in Tennessee). The Canyon Kitchen is located inside Jennings Barn at the heart of the Lonesome Valley community, and reservations are recommended.

Silver Creek Real Estate Group is proud to announce that we are now highlighting several incredible homes and amazing lots available for purchase in Lonesome Valley on our website. A handful of new-construction cabins, cottages and homes are available for immediate move-in, or select your own view from a series of incredible home sites currently being offered. For photo tours and more information on Lonesome Valley in Cashiers, North Carolina, click on the following two links: Lonesome Valley land or homes for sale. When youre ready to buy or build the home of your dreams, contact one of the talented brokers at Silver Creek by calling us at (828) 742-1999, dropping by our offices located just west of the Cashiers Crossroads in The Shoppes at CreekSide, or by filling out our online contact form . We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to one of Cashiers most visually stunning communities.

First Annual Mountain Music Festival

July 4, 2009 on The Village Green in Cashiers, NC

Music lovers UNITE! Join your friends, neighbors and families on the Village Green in Cashiers for a day filled with song, fireworks, food and fun! The Festival will feature the unique musical stylings of ten bands on two stages throughout the day. This years feature bands/artists include: The Isaacs, Lizzy Long, Sierra Hull, Mountain Faith Music, Rye Holler Boys, The Heartland Band, High Windy Band, Tuckers Town, The Hims and Sweet Tater. The Rough Creek Cloggers will also be on hand to perform. The day kicks off at 11 a.m. and doesnt end until the last firework fades. Bring your dancing shoes, lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Tickets are available through the Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce and are just $20 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12 and FREE to children under 6. For more information, e-mail the Chamber at cashcham@dnet.net, visit the website at https://www.cashiersareachamber.com/ or call 828.743.5191.

FiveStone Appoints New Marketing Partner Silver Creek Real Estate Group!

 

View from FiveStone in Sapphire Valley NC

View from FiveStone in Sapphire Valley NC

 

Silver Creek is proud to announce their recent appointment as FiveStone Communities new Exclusive Sales Agent. We're very excited about this new relationship, explains Silver Creek owner and senior broker, Jochen Lucke. We feel FiveStone is a quintessential Western North Carolina community amazing mountain views, water features throughout, and trees as far as the eye can see. Its a nature lovers paradise!

First unveiled in 2007, the gated Cashiers development is comprised of 53-acres and is perched at 4,000 feet above sea level affording FiveStone homeowners some of the finest climates and most breathtaking panoramas available in the area. Adjacent to the stunning Panthertown Valley National Forest, with Whiteside and Chimney Top Mountains as its backdrop, FiveStone provides the best that nature has to offer all within close proximity to the dining, shopping and culture of the historic resort village of Cashiers. Carefully subdivided into 18 lots of 2+ to 5 acres this very special community is an ideal choice of locations for any custom built dream home! Almost as exciting as the views is the fact that residents of FiveStone have access to Sapphire Valley Resorts amenities.

To arrange to view any one of the 14 remaining homesites, drop by Silver Creeks offices located just west of Cashiers Crossroads, call us at <a href="tel:+18287431999">828.743.1999</a>, or visit us online at www.ncliving.com.

Become Inspired: Cedar Hill in Western North Carolina

The richness I achieve comes from nature the source of my inspiration. Claude Monet

Silver Creek Real Estate Group invites you to visit Cedar Hill on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, and become INSPIRED by this very special community. A nature lovers paradise with easy access to the exciting shopping, dining and culture of the nearby resort village of Cashiers, North Carolina Cedar Hill offers its residents the very best of both worlds. Nestled among primeval hardwoods, the peaceful calm of breathtaking waterfalls and gently rolling hills offering some of the most splendid long-range views in Western North Carolina Cedar Hill provides the modern convenience of underground utilities to each home site, so as not to mar the lovely natural landscape. This established, gated community presents a rich bounty of the very latest elegant new construction homes and one-of-a-kind estate-sized lots. From magnificent sprawling multi-million dollar estates with extraordinary luxury appointments to meet the standards of the most discerning resident (like the stately home offered for sale by Silver Creek), to a painters canvas of excellently priced home sites where the view and your imagination will determine the size and scope of your dream home in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

 

Cedar Hill

Cedar Hill

 

Homeowners may enjoy the serenity found along walking trails throughout the community, many leading to some of Cashiers most mystic waterfalls or take in amazing views of Bald Rock, Big Sheep Cliff and Whiteside Mountains from their very own backyard. Many residents of Cedar Hill are members of the excusive Country Club of Sapphire Valley which includes a beautiful mountain golf course with breathtaking views from every hole, four Har-Tru tennis courts, a 3,600 sq-ft fitness center and a lovely clubhouse with three dining rooms overlooking the majesty of the mountains or the golf course. Homeowners are also afforded access to all of the amenities and community activities of Fairfields Sapphire Valley. These amenities include the 50-acre Sapphire Lake, the 18-hole PGA Sapphire National Golf Course, 9-hole golf course, one indoor and two outdoor swimming pools, ten tennis courts, health club with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, boating and fishing on the lake, horseback riding, game room, massage services, miniature golf and more. Directly across the street from the community lies the Cedar Creek Racquet Club THE premier tennis club of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau offering even more opportunities for fun for the whole family and just a short drive from Cedar Hills gates, the unique shops and world-class dining of historic Cashiers await. To schedule a tour of the Cedar Hill Community, simply call the team at Silver Creek Real Estate Group at (828) 743-1999, drop by our offices conveniently located just west of Cashiers Crossroads or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to the opportunity to inspire you to become part of this distinctive Cashiers community!

Your Ideal Mountain Home Awaits You in Western North Carolina

No Need to Climb Every Mountain

At elevations stretching 3,000 to over 5,000 feet above sea level and breathtaking vistas as far as the eye can see, the mountains of Western North Carolina are the stuff of legend. For hundreds of years, families from Georgia, Florida, the coastal Carolinas and beyond have sought refuge from the heat during the summer months and a picturesque change of seasons during the fall and winter months in the hills and valleys of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.

A land as rich in history as it is in natural beauty, the historic villages of Cashiers and Highlands are renowned resort destinations featuring distinctive communities, fine dining, eclectic shopping and a major emphasis on the arts and culture. Many communities in Cashiers and Highlands are highly sought-after as word of this incredible slice of Heaven spreads. Must-see neighborhoods in Cashiers from low-maintenance condominiums offering a wide variety of amenities, to quaint cottages tucked inside an ancient forest, to grand estates overlooking the mountain range include: Arrowhead, Big Sheepcliff, Cedar Creek, Chattooga Club, Chattooga Ridge, Chinquapin, Cullasaja Club, High Hampton, High Hampton Inn & Country Club, High Meadows, Little Terrapin, Lonesome Valley, Mountaintop Lake & Golf Club, Pinchot, Sheepcliff Crossing & Sheepcliff Woods, Spring Forest, Wade Hampton Golf Club and Wildcat Cliffs Country Club. Highlands features the following luxury gated communities: Highlands Country Club, Highland Falls Country Club, Lake Osseroga, Lake Sequoyah and Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove.

The nearby town of Sapphire offers the sprawling vacation destination of Wyndham Resort at Fairfields Sapphire Valley. The resorts guests and nearby residents are afforded access to its many acclaimed amenities: the 50-acre Sapphire Lake, the 18-hole PGA Sapphire National Golf Course, 9-hole golf course, one indoor and two outdoor swimming pools, ten tennis courts, health club with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, boating and fishing on the lake, horseback riding, game room, massage services, miniature golf and more. Many of Sapphires amazing communities share amenities with Fairfield's Sapphire Valley including: Bald Rock, Cedar Hill, Country Club Estates, Deer Run, Eagle Ridge, Falcon Ridge, FiveStone, Fox Run Ridge, Golf Club Estates, Holly Forest, Round Hill, Sapphire High, Stonecreek Crossing, The Divide at Bald Rock and Whisper Lake.

If youre having trouble deciding whether to build or buy your dream home high atop a mountain or beside the peaceful waters of a beautiful lake look no further. Western North Carolinas Lake Toxaway and Lake Glenville offer you both options in one. After spending an unforgettable day on the lake, you and your family can watch the sun set over the mountains in the distance. You wont want to miss Lake Toxaways Bear Wallow Springs, Catatoga, Lake Toxaway Estates or Toxaway Views. Lake Glenville offers future residents plenty of remarkable options with its Bear Lake Reserve, Big Ridge, Bridge Creek, Buck Knob Island, Buck Knob Landing, Cullowhee Forest, Glen Laurel, Glenshore, Sims Valley, Stonebridge, Stone Point, Summer Cove, Summer Hill and Trillium.

Now is the perfect time to buy! For more information on any of the communities along the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, or to schedule your visit to this unique corner of the world to view your future community or home site, contact the talented team at Silver Creek Real Estate Group a full-service brokerage firm of seasoned professionals, representing luxury properties along the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. Our listings feature some of the very best views North Carolina has to offer. We are dedicated to helping you make informed decisions regarding your real estate investment. We invite you to learn more about us by visiting our website at www.ncliving.com.

When youre prepared to begin your quest for your ideal primary residence, vacation home or lot on which to build your dream home a Silver Creek broker is ready to help you. Contact us today by calling <a href="tel:+18287431999">828.743.1999</a> or drop by our offices located in the Shoppes at CreekSide, just west of the Cashiers Crossroads. We look forward to meeting you and learning all about your vision. What are you waiting for? Your future home, award winning golf courses, quaint shopping villages, scenic hiking trails and endless days of fly fishing await you.

* Climb Every Mountain (The Sound of Music) Music and Lyrics by Rodgers and Hammerstein