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Summer is one of our favorite times of the year. Not only is North Carolina a great place to visit in the summer, but it’s also a favorite time for locals because there are so many things to do in the summer in North Carolina. The flowers are blooming, and it’s easier to appreciate nature’s simple pleasures. The elevation in Western North Carolina means summers are cooler on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau and outdoor activities like hiking and gardening are more tolerable.

When it comes to summer in the Carolinas, there are a variety of things to do in the summer in North Carolina. We recommend:

  •          Relaxing outside and enjoying the weather
  •          Go hiking and take in the natural landscape
  •          Gardening
  •          Visiting
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10 ways to enjoy downtown highlands north carolina

Downtown Highlands, North Carolina is one of those special mountain towns full of charm and rustic flair, quiet peaceful nights and some of the most impressive views around. It’s a place you just have to experience and feel.

Downtown Highlands, North Carolina is an unincorporated area in Western North Carolina on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. It’s been a popular place to call home, whether it’s your dream home, second home or investment property, for centuries because of its location on the Plateau and Nantahala National Forest. Locals love living here for:

  •         Its impressive scenery
  •         Charming shops and restaurants
  •         Outdoor activities
  •         Living in a mountain paradise

This guide to visiting and living

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how to move to north carolina

Moving to a new state, whether it’s next door or across the country, can seem overwhelming. Some people are moving for work, to be closer to family, to live in a more scenic environment, and for a variety of other reasons. To have a seamless move to your next rustic mountain paradise, you need to know how to move to North Carolina, the laws before moving to NC, how to find the perfect mountain home and more.

Moving to North Carolina appeals to people because of its charming locales, mountains, forests, natural settings, and so much more. Moving to a new state is a big decision and you’ll need to know how to move to North Carolina in the most productive, stress-free way. You’ll need to know the advantages of living in North Carolina so you can make

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 where are the best places to retire in north carolina

Deciding to retire is one of the most exciting and lucrative choices you’ll make in your lifetime. It means you have more freedom and you can do things you may not have been able to do before, like move to a different state and look for your dream retirement home. If a place with mountains and rustic charm is calling your name, this guide will tell you all you need to know about some of the best places to retire in North Carolina

North Carolina is a popular destination for retirees, but which part is for you? Some of the best places to retire in North Carolina are in Western North Carolina on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. The Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Glenville, Sapphire Valley and Lake Toxaway areas are known for natural beauty, hiking,

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 western north carolina relocation guide

Where we live, retire and raise a family are among the most important decisions in our lives. So you have decided it’s time for a change, but you’re still figuring out your possibilities. Perhaps you have accepted a new job in the area, or you would like to raise your family in a more outdoor setting, or you have acquired a remote job that allows you to work from anywhere. Landmark’s North Carolina Relocation Guide will help you get started so you can decide if moving to North Carolina is the right decision for you.

With the decision to move to North Carolina made, the next step is to determine the best place to live and put down roots that agree with your other determining factors. Western North Carolina relocation may be for you if you’re

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 summer home maintenance tips

Nothing says summer in North Carolina like perfect temps for hiking and being outside, chasing waterfalls, eating mouthwatering meals outside at area restaurants—and summer home maintenance. Home maintenance should be done on a regular basis each year and summer is an ideal time to get your hands dirty and accomplish tasks when the weather is more agreeable.

When it’s time to start making a yearly maintenance schedule for your home, it’s best to divide the tasks up by each season. Summer home maintenance tips for your North Carolina home include things like cleaning the patio and deck, garage, drains and gutters, chimney, sealing leaks, painting the exterior, routine maintenance and more.

Read on to learn about these North Carolina summer home

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 mountain home interior design ideas landmark realty group

Mountain home interior design ideas are popular in regions like Western North Carolina, which is home to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you just bought a mountain home, or you’re giving your current home a makeover, you’ll need some tips to help you achieve the look you want. Whether you live in the mountains or not, you can still incorporate some of these elements. This guide will show you how so you can make your house a home and never get tired of showing it off and sharing it with your family and friends.

Using these mountain home interior design ideas, you can turn your home into the perfect mountain retreat. Incorporate natural elements, wood, textures, rustic elements, and colors like brown, green, white and beige to create the ambience

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 Essentials for Living in the Mountains to Make Life Easier

Many people move to the Western North Carolina area to live a simpler life in the mountains and knowing the right essentials for living in the mountains will help you do just that. There are many advantages of living in the mountains. The scenery and natural landscape are beautiful and perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors, there are health benefits to living in the mountains and mountain living is generally more peaceful. Learn about the mountain towns on the Cashiers Highlands Plateau and what locals love about living here.

There are many benefits to living to the mountains. Many people move to the mountains for the climate, scenery and simplicity and there are some essentials for living in the mountains that will make your life easier.

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 cashiers highlands plateau real estate landmark

The greater Cashiers-Highlands area of Western North Carolina is warmly referred to as the Plateau. Its residents and seasonal visitors have known about this hidden gem for decades and word is getting out that the Cashiers Highlands Plateau is a great place to live, work from home (if that’s your setup), retire and raise a family.

There are plenty of real estate opportunities on the Cashiers Highlands Plateau and you need a professional real estate agent to help you navigate the home buying process and the local area. A dedicated team of professionals can show you the neighborhoods, restaurants, things to do and more in these 5 places on the Cashiers Highlands Plateau:

  1.      Cashiers
  2.      Highlands
  3.      Sapphire
  4.      Lake Glenville
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best places to live in western north carolina

You know that saying, “We live where you vacation”? That doesn’t even begin to do Western North Carolina justice. The Highlands-Cashiers Plateau is a popular place to vacation, especially in the summer months. But many visit once—or maybe a handful of times—before they decide they want to live here forever. There is something about these five locations that bring the magic and rustic allure of North Carolina to life, making them some of the best places to live in Western North Carolina. Wake up to majestic views every day. You’ll feel like you’re on vacation at first, but breathe in the fresh mountain air because this is where you belong.

There are many reasons why people decide to put down roots in North Carolina and call it home. Here are some of

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