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  • Highlands

    Why you'd want to live in Highlands

    A mere two-hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, GA, Asheville, NC, and Greenville, SC is the idyllic mountain town known as Highlands, NC. At an elevation of over 4,000 feet, this quiet mountain community is located at the southern tip of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is surrounded by national forest. It straddles the Eastern Continental Divide and seems just a few steps from Heaven’s door. This mountain oasis had its humble beginning back in 1875, when, as legend has it, two Kansas developers drew intersecting lines on a map from New York to New Orleans and from Chicago to Savannah. They theorized that the point where these lines met would one day be a great trade center and the hub of commerce. Fortunately, they missed the mark by approximately 120 miles (Atlanta) and this rich and fertile mountain village was able to develop as a health and summer resort town on the highest plateau of the Southern Appalachian Mountains in Western North Carolina. The year round population of the Highlands area is about 4,500, but the summertime temperatures draw visitors from all over who come to enjoy the cool days and brisk mountain evenings. Unlike most resort towns, the majority of our summer visitors are also homeowners and the town has created a community of concerned citizens and cultural organizations with many diverse activities. Within the 4 blocks of Main Street and adjacent streets that make up the center of town, Highlands offers cultural amenities including professional theatre, chamber music concerts, art exhibits, galleries, a fine art center and other special events. For the nature lover, take a long walk or an invigorating hike to a nearby waterfall; go mountain biking or stroll the sidewalks of Main Street. There is championship golf, tennis, swimming, fly-fishing, boating, kayaking, and canoeing, in rivers and lakes nearby. Spring, summer, fall and winter each offer its own unique set of outdoor adventures that attract you to revel in the magnificent splendors of the mountains.

    Highlands North Carolina

    Highlands Market Report

    $1,052,879

    AVERAGE PRICE OF 153 HOMES

    $1,949,818

    AVERAGE PRICE OF 53 MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOMES

    $1,280,182

    AVERAGE PRICE OF 11 NEWLY BUILT HOMES

    $492,500

    AVERAGE PRICE OF 2 REDUCED PRICE HOMES

    Average Home

    Average Price $1,052,879
    Avg Bedrooms 3.13 beds
    Avg Bathrooms 2.97 baths

    Average Price by Bedrooms

    1 bedroom $465,750
    2 bedrooms $520,980
    3 bedrooms $928,237
    4 bedrooms $1,758,029
    5 bedrooms $1,599,500
    Highlands Home Price Trends
      12/2020 11/2020 10/2020 9/2020 8/2020
    Total Listings 192 215 242 268 274
    Average Price $1,029,567 $1,065,671 $1,059,350 $1,022,687 $974,182
    Avg Price Change -3.51% +0.60% +3.58% +4.98% +5.83%
    Median Price $718,483 $731,978 $722,441 $730,295 $687,716
    Med Price Change -1.88% +1.32% -1.09% +6.19% +5.08%
    Avg Bedrooms 3.25 beds 3.33 beds 3.35 beds 3.34 beds 3.31 beds
    Avg Bathrooms 3 baths 3.08 baths 3.12 baths 3.12 baths 3.08 baths
    Home Price by House Size
    Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Site
    All Homes 153 $1,052,879 179 days
    Multi-Million Dollar Homes 53 $1,949,818 198 days
    Newly Built Homes 11 $1,280,182 283 days
    Reduced Price Homes 2 $492,500 119 days