We Help You Find Homes And Land For Sale In The Greater Cashiers Highlands Area

Silver Creek Makes Your Home Search or Sale Virtually Pain-Free

A major component of Silver Creeks approach to providing top-notch customer service can be found within the pages of our website and blog. Weve taken North Carolina real estate NATIONAL. Buyers from the sunny shores of Florida to the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and beyond are able to search our list of available properties on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau online, as well as learn all about the amazing communities and subdivisions in which these properties are located. Visitors to the Silver Creek website can compile a list of favorites and receive automatic updates with regard to changes in price or availability. Buyers and sellers alike are encouraged to keep an eye on our blog for upcoming events on the Plateau, helpful advice on buying or selling a home, and weekly area home sales updates. We keep an eye on local market conditions and national trends, so you dont have to! To learn more about Silver Creek Real Estate Group and all we have to offer, visit us online at www.ncliving.com. When youre ready to view properties up close and in person, or list your current Western North Carolina home, give us a call at 828.743.1999 or drop by our offices conveniently located just west of the Cashiers Crossroads. We look forward to meeting you, and learning how best we can help!

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 828.743.1999 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

Captivating Cashiers!

A Treasure of Historic Proportions in the Mountains of Western North Carolina

For nearly two hundred years, the charming village of Cashiers, North Carolina has been captivating visitors from all over the Southeast and beyond. Brimming with history, the names of Cashiers early settlers can be found painted on street signs and engraved on buildings throughout the quaint historic community. Colonel John A. Zachary reportedly first explored the ancient forests and lush landscape of the mountains of Western North Carolina with his oldest son in 1832. They returned the following spring from their home over 200 miles away to become the first permanent homesteaders on the Plateau. Their ancestors still live here today (including Silver Creek Real Estate Groups very own Elaine Zachary!) One of Colonel Zacharys sons, Mordecai a skilled carpenter built what is now known as the Zachary-Tolbert house as a wedding gift for his young bride, Elvira Keener, in 1852. The Tolbert Family owned the home for most of the 20th century. The house still stands in the heart of Cashiers, and what once served as a summer retreat and inn now houses the Cashiers Historical Society. It opened as a public museum in 2001, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and showcases much of the original furniture crafted by Mordecai Zachary himself.

Welcome to Cashiers North Carolina

Welcome to Cashiers North Carolina

Not long after the Zacharys arrival to the area, the McKinney Family of Pickens, South Carolina followed suit. James McKinney and his family bought 600 acres in a valley on The Plateau in 1835. They kept cattle and horses on their newly acquired land from spring to late fall, and then headed south to coastal South Carolina for the winter months. Anecdotal in nature, one story of how Cashiers got its name relates back to James McKinney and his prized stallion, Cash. As the story goes, Cash was lost during a drive south one winter. When the family returned to their valley the following spring, they found Cash alive and well. According to legend, they called their home, Cashs Valley from henceforth.

One of Cashiers most prominent citizens, Brigadier General Wade Hampton III (1818-1902), was also enraptured by the beauty of the region. His family was very wealthy having built their fortune from cotton plantations in Charleston and Columbia and although he could choose to build a mountain lodge anywhere he wished, he chose The Plateau for his beloved summer retreat. He purchased land from Mordecai Zachary and built the Hampton Hunting Lodge. He gained a great deal of fame for his service and valor during the Civil War, and it is said that he received word that he had won the title of Governor of South Carolina while rocking on the front porch of his Cashiers mountain home. He went on to serve in the U.S. Senate for thirteen years, and was appointed US Railroad Commissioner by President Grover Cleveland in 1892. Another story of the origin of Cashiers name has become the stuff of local lore. According to the legend, the Hamptons owned two prized bulls named Brutus and Cashius. Cashius wandered away and became entangled in a thicket. He died in the valley, which was thereafter named Cashius Valley. Apparently, time and local dialect molded the name to Cashiers (Cashers) Valley. The land once owned by the Hampton Family is now home to two of Cashiers most affluent communities, High Hampton Inn & Country Club and Wade Hampton Golf Club.

Prominent Pittsburg entrepreneur E.H. Jennings was drawn to the area in the late 19th century and felt it would serve as an amazing resort area to the affluent citizens of the South. He purchased 35,000 acres near what is known today as the town of Cashiers. Jennings was truly a visionary countless visitors have selected Cashiers as their vacation spot of choice and keep returning, year-after-year! More than a century later, Cashiers continues to draw families from all over the Southeast to its breathtaking landscape, relaxed pace, wide variety of leisure activities and amazing resort communities.

For those who live here year-round awe-inspiring views of the Blue Ridge Mountains continue to astound, the scents of wildflowers and mountain laurel blended together on a cool mountain breeze continue to inspire, and the activities of a stroll through an ancient forest or the time-honored tradition of a day of fly fishing continue to delight. In fact, Cashiers was recently listed as one of Outside Magazines Best Towns in 2004. Since its inception, the Cashiers community has been based largely upon a foundation of Southern Hospitality in celebration of natures splendor.

The Village Green in Cashiers NC

Welcome to Cashiers North Carolina

You are welcome to enjoy an outdoor concert on the Village Green, explore the gift shops that line the streets of Cashiers downtown area, or just sit back, relax and breathe in the unforgettable sights and sounds that surround you. Cashiers contains some of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Western North Carolina, representing some of the most distinctive architectural designs. We invite you to visit Cashiers and fall in love with this one-of-a-kind community as so many families have done before you. Silver Creek Real Estate Group welcomes the opportunity to introduce you and your family to some of Cashiers most exciting communities and subdivisions, including Arrowhead, Big Sheep Cliff, Cedar Creek Woods, Cedar Hill, Chattooga Club, Chinquapin, Cullasaja Club, High Meadow of Cashiers, Little Terrapin, Lonesome Valley, Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club, Pinchot, Sheep Cliff Crossing, Spring Forest, Wade Hampton Golf Club. To start laying the foundation for your very own mountain homestead, call the talented team at Silver Creek at 828-743-1999 or e-mail us at info@ncliving.com. Feel free to learn more about the communities listed above and the properties available for purchase by visiting our website at http://www.ncliving.com/ or pop by our offices located just west of Cashiers Crossroads in the Shoppes at CreekSide. We look forward to the opportunity to help you begin your quest for the perfect vacation home, real estate investment or your heirloom dream home a home that will be passed down from generation to generation, in the spirit of the pioneers who first settled here.

Information courtesy of the Cashiers Historical Society http://www.cashiershistoricalsociety.org/ and The Chattooga Conservancy http://www.chattoogariver.org/.