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Cashiers contains some of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Western North Carolina, with distinctive homes amid rich forests, sparkling lakes and expansive mountain views. We invite you to visit Cas ...

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You will never forget the sight of your first sunset over Lake Glenville and the mountains beyond. The highest major lake in the eastern US at 3,500 feet above sea level, Lake Glenville offers five wa ...

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If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that a little fresh air can provide a big mood boost. Add some soothing scenery and eye-popping views, and you're fully in the zone for a pure mountain high. S ...

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With roots in the mining industry and a rebirth as a resort destination, Sapphire, North Carolina truly is a jewel on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. This is the land of rushing water, drawing wate ...

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The Allen Tate Highlands-Downtown office is located at 295 Dillard Road, just off Main Street in downtown Highlands, with convenient parking. The historic home was built in 1939 and was once known as the “Old Red House.” The office is home to more than 15 experienced Realtors serving clients in Highlands, Cashiers, Sapphire and surrounding areas.


Community Profile

Nestled in the southwestern corner of Western North Carolina, the Highlands/Cashiers region is one of the top second/vacation home destinations in the U.S. 


Highlands is a mountain resort town in Macon County with an elevation of more than 4,000 ft. that has reinvented itself as year-round getaway. Situated on a plateau in the southern Appalachian Mountains, within the Nantahala National Forest, Highlands boasts astounding natural beauty, a thriving culinary scene, and a quaint downtown with antique dealers, shops, inns, theaters and visual and performing arts venues. Homes in Highlands range from rustic bungalows to sprawling mountain estates to golf club community luxury homes.


A romantic mountain village with an elevation of 3,500 ft. about 10 miles from Highlands, Cashiers offers well-preserved natural surroundings including lush forests, rivers and waterfalls. Its lovely local culture that attracts many second/vacation home buyers who enjoy golf, tennis, fishing, hiking, cycling and more. The Cashiers area has an impressive art and music scene and points of interest including the Village Green, a 12-acre park with outdoor sculpture area and gardens. 


The precious gem of the Appalachian Mountains, the family-friendly community of Sapphire is home to world-class resorts, top golf facilities, and a breathtaking natural landscape for year-round recreation. Whether you enjoy skiing, hiking, tubing, zip lining or just relaxing, Sapphire is a fun-filled destination where you’ll find outstanding restaurants, lively pubs and a host of activities. Second/vacation homes in Sapphire range from secluded mountain cabins to well-appointed luxury residences.