Where to Go for the Best Lake Living in North Carolina

Choosing a new home or even a new destination is exciting, especially if you’re thinking about living on the lake. But with so many options, how do you know which lakefront community is right for you? There are a variety of options, but the best lake living in North Carolina and especially Western North Carolina is truly special.

When it comes to the best lake living in North Carolina, there are a few of the best lake communities in North Carolina:

  •          Lake Lure
  •          Lake Toxaway
  •          Fontana Lake
  •          Lake Glenville
  •          Bear Lake Reserve
  •          High Rock Lake

Lake Glenville and Lake Toxaway in Western North Carolina offer NC residents small town charm, privacy and the type of serenity that only…

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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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 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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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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Easy Winter Crafts to Try at Home

As the cold winter weather approaches, outside activities become a little more difficult. One easy way to stay occupied during this time is to partake in easy winter crafts! As many of us most likely have some sort of emotional and physical drain from the crazy events of 2020, crafts are a great way to de-stress. It is great to spend time releasing creative energy and relaxing and focusing your busy mind on something you’ve made on your own with creativity.

Why Craft?

There are many benefits that come with practicing arts and crafts. One big one is togetherness for all ages. You can always do these activities with others and display them around the house. Not only does it encourage others, especially kids to take pride in their work, but it also…

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Cyber Security Checklist: Best Practices for Real Estate Cyber Threats

Real estate cyber threats are becoming more prevalent to the real estate industry by targeting and scamming homebuyers, sellers, and even the companies they work with. Through these scams, cyber criminals are costing people hundreds and even millions of dollars each year; and it’s on the rise.

For many people, buying or selling a home is one of the biggest transfers of money they will make in their lifetimes. Billions of dollars are exchanged in transactions each year, from down payments, to closing costs, to mortgage payoffs. This is why the real estate market is a huge opportunity for cybercriminals to scam people, and they are becoming more targeted.

Real estate cyber threats can be detrimental for real estate professionals and especially for…

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Antiques

When buying a new house, something that makes it a home is your own personal touch. Antique stores in Western North Carolina are very and a special way to add character into a home is to use unique objects that others may not have, like antiques!

Why Antiques?

For many, decorating with antiques is a way to connect with our past and create a sense of history in the space we live in. We often find ourselves stumbling upon hidden treasure finds that accidentally create a love at first sight type of feel accident, while some people are lucky enough to carry these antiques down through many generations. On the other hand, we also have collectors that dedicate their lives to finding these hidden treasures in order to share them with others.…

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Landscaping Tips for Your Home

When looking for a new home, one might be looking at more than the inside of the property. It is important to see how the outside is utilized as well. We have landscaping tips for your home and we’ll show you how to make the best of your space. During these times of COVID, many people are staying home and finding new hobbies, one of those being landscaping. Whether you are new to landscaping and looking for a hobby, or just wanting to improve your home, we have tips for you!

Benefits of Landscaping Your Home

While learning some of these landscaping tips for your home, you may find there’s a lot of benefits that come along with it, besides providing curb appeal. One of the major benefits that landscaping provides is that it is good for the…

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North Carolina Wild Mushroom Guide

One of the many things that makes Western North Carolina so unique is its flora and fauna, especially our wide variety of mushrooms and fungi. Let us be your North Carolina wild mushroom guide, so you know what’s growing right in your backyard! Western North Carolina has a wide variety of mushrooms including medicinal, edible, and poisonous.

Throughout our North Carolina Wild Mushroom Guide, we mention many edible species local to Western North Carolina. However, while foraging wild mushrooms is very fun, we advise you to use extreme caution and do careful research before consuming any mushrooms that you may find in the wild. There are many species that have dangerous look-a-likes.

Popular Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms in Western North…

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Here in Western North Carolina many people are dedicated to helping others. One of the ways that this is made possible is through the many nonprofits Western North Carolina has to offer. These nonprofit organizations in Highlands and Cashiers help throughout the community by giving back and making things possible for others who may not be able to make things possible for themselves. Nonprofit organizations in Cashiers and Highlands range from environmentally related options to health, networking, making an impact and much more.

If you’re searching for a new place to live and a tight knit community is important to you, you’ll love living here knowing there are a variety of nonprofits in NC that can help you or your neighbors when you need it the…

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