Holly Forest

Welcome to one of the largest mountain communities on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. Holly Forest is comprised of 14 sections in Sapphire Valley. In addition to beautiful Holly Forest homes for sale the community offers a fantastic and varied array of family-friendly amenities and activities. There are golf courses, outdoor pools, a year-round indoor pool, gym, putt-putt golf, amusement arcade and indoor games, tennis courts, walking track, playground, private access to Narrows Falls and Fairfield Lake. 

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $1.8M
Lowest Price $102K
Highest Price $11M
Total Listings 349
Avg. Price/SQFT $766

Property Types (active listings)

Holly Forest

Holly Forest Homes for Sale

You can kayak, canoe, sail or swim off the beach and enjoy a picnic at the lake and be just a walk or a short car ride away from home. Seasonally available hiking around the Lake and Bald Rock are also great healthy activities before heading back to your mountain home. Depending on the season, tubing, skiing and ziplining are also available.


If you own a home in Holly Forest, you won't have far to go to the grocery store or a variety of restaurants. Once you've settled into your townhouse, condo or single-family home, you will be able to relax and enjoy your time in the mountains. There are views of the golf course or mountains (or both). You will be able to listen to the sound of streams and creeks or perhaps the Horsepasture River will run through your property. Holly Forest was designed with privacy in mind so there is ample green space and an abundance of trees. There are a number of single-family homes for sale and home sites (lots) for sale in Holly Forest, should you want to consider building your own home - our real estate brokers can introduce you to a variety of local builders. If you only want to enjoy the excellent amenities that Sapphire Valley and Holly Forest has to offer, amenity lots are available to purchase with a low annual fee which allow you and your friends and family to enjoy the amenities if you decide to purchase elsewhere on the Plateau.

Homes for Sale in Holly Forest

Check out our real estate listings at your earliest convenience and let us know if you see a home you want to check out in person. If you plan on building your home, there are plenty of lot sizes available as well. Holly Forest properties for sale are spread out among 14 different areas, so you’re bound to find something to check off all the boxes on your wishlist. Enjoy the views and water activities on the lake. This is mountain living at its very best.

Buy and Sell with Landmark Realty Group

Our agents can help you with all of your real estate needs, whether you’re selling your current home or you need help finding your dream home. Landmark’s real estate agents know the Highlands-Cashiers area well. Who is better prepared to help you with all of your real estate needs in the Western North Carolina area?

Landmark Realty Group Rental Management

There's a reason people vacation in Sapphire Valley. Our homes for rent or for sale are nestled at a cool elevation of between 3,000' and 4,500'. Each community has a variety of amenities to offer - ranging from walking trails, a pond for quiet reflection to a wide variety of family-friendly amenities with seasonal outdoor pools, year-round indoor pool, zip-lining, skiing, motorized and non-motorized lakes for fun, sun and fishing. Some communities offer private access to National Forest Trails in Panthertown Valley. Some of our homes are located outside subdivisions with no restrictions but the majority of our homes are within subdivisions with varying degrees of restrictions on rentals. Depending on the community, some will not permit rentals, others only long-term rentals while others will happily accommodate 2-3 night stays. For accurate and up-to-date information regarding rentals on the Plateau - contact one of our knowledgeable and local real estate brokers or rental manager. We'll give you an overview of our area, happily share our local knowledge and be a resource for you before, during and after your stay - whether it's for a day, a week or a lifetime. If you are interested in purchasing a home in Holly Forest as a rental property, Landmark Realty Group can help you through our white-glove Vacation Rental program. We'll make sure payments are processed and ensure you and your guests are happy. 


We are coaches, mentors, hikers, fundraisers, relief workers and stewards of the lakes and land. We sit on professional association boards, school boards and are animal rescue volunteers. We are husbands, wives, parents, neighbors and friends. We are the brokers and staff of Landmark Real Estate Sales and Vacation Rentals.


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