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Tarheel is one of Cherokee County’s most desirable developments in North Carolina! - 03/31/10 09:10 PM
Welcome to Tarheel in Murphy, North Carolina! Tarheel is one of Cherokee County’s most desirable developments. Since its just minutes into downtown Murphy without paying any city taxes this is a huge plus. All the conveniences of living in town yet have the feel of way out mountain top living. Tarheel offers everything from wooded lots, seasonal mountain views and views of Lake Hiwassee and USFS lands. Traditional and Log homes ranging from get-away cabins to exceptional Chalets with views on all three levels. The Tarheel development is divided into Tarheel North, Tarheel South, Tarheel West and Lover’s Leap. Light restrictions (4 comments)
Doyle's Cedar Hill Restaurant in Murphy, NC - 03/31/10 08:04 PM
Doyle’s Cedar Hill Restaurant is set in an old farm house with separate dining rooms. Doyle’s offers quiet formal dining with a very relaxed feel. They have a casual-formal dining inside for both lunch and dinner and for the outdoor experience the Patio is open for lunch and dinner as well, with live music most nights, and a list of performers you won't want to miss. The huge covered Patio is nestled in the pines with a tiki bar, stage, and kid friendly atmosphere until 9 pm. On our most recent visit to Doyle’s for lunch of course we always (5 comments)
Andrews, NC - Just Another Great Reason to Live in Cherokee County, NC. - 03/30/10 10:03 PM
There are so many great reasons to move to Cherokee County, NC, but another area to move to is Andrews, NC. Just about 25 minutes east of Murphy on Hwy 74 is a great little town where you can enjoy a more leisurely pace of life to settle down in. You won’t find any condos or townhomes here, but this small town atmosphere with its tree lined streets are just the thing that attracts new residents to this lifestyle in the mountains. Whether you’re wanting a home in town, down along Junaluska Creek, Lake Nantahala or up on the mountain, Andrews, (3 comments)
We attended the open house for the new Murphy Medical Center Urgent Care Center from 2-4 p.m. today. Tuesday, March 30, 2010 will be the official first day open! The new facility is not only gorgeous, but offers much more space for the walk-in emergencies, x-rays, labs and the family practice facility with Murphy Group Practice relocating from Medical Park Lane. Dr. Glendon P. Rougeou, a board-certified family medicine practitioner, will hold office hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Family nurse practitioner Kay Hayes works with him. A second doctor, Dr. Dana Conner, will also be (6 comments)
EXCEPTIONAL MOUNTAIN CHALET! You'll enjoy the many upgrades in this three level home. The main level has a spacious dining & kitchen area with upgraded appliances, large pantry, stone fireplace with gas logs, hardwood floors and T&G ceiling, a bedroom and bath. Get ready for outdoor entertaining and BBQ’s on the 3 sided wrap around decking and covered areas. The oversized master on the upper level is enclosed with glass doors to enjoy the view upstairs and your cozy sitting area, yet offer you extra privacy. The finished basement features another gas log fireplace, bath, office/overflow guest space, storage and (4 comments)
Murphy, NC Offers True Mountain Living in Wolf Mountain Estates - 03/29/10 08:02 PM
Murphy NC has many great subdivisions, but if you’re looking for true mountain living then Wolf Mountain Estates is the place to live. Wolf Mountain Estates is a prestigious mountaintop community featuring home sites and acreage with breathtaking scenic views at up to 3,000 feet. Spectacular views abound throughout the development, from the mountains to rushing streams flowing between towering hardwood trees. Wolf Mountain Estates is conveniently located just 20 minutes west of Murphy, NC in the westernmost tip of North Carolina among some of the largest yet most secluded and untouched mountains in the southern Appalachians. Residents are able (2 comments)
The signs of Spring are showing up in Downtown Murphy, NC! After this winter all of Cherokee County and the surrounding communities in GA and TN we’re all ready for some steady sunshine, getting our gardens going and all the great outdoor activities. Two of the sure signs in Murphy, NC that Spring is officially here can be found as you drive through the downtown main streets. Sign #1: The Sweet Tooth has opened and we’ve missed those twisty cones and banana splits and are ready to hit the drive-thru for a sweet treat. Sign #2: All along downtown Murphy (10 comments)
Ranger and Hiwassee Dam are located in Cherokee County with a population of around 26,570 - so what makes this such a desirable area to move to? - 03/27/10 10:17 PM
Okay, so Murphy, NC is just a small town located in Cherokee County with a population of around 26,570 - so what makes this such a desirable area to move to? Sure we’ve got great golf courses, good restaurants and lower taxes then the “big cities,” but here are a few more reasons to live in the Ranger and Hiwassee Dam communities… Outdoor enthusiasts want to move from the congested larger cities to a simpler, less hectic way of life. Just west of Murphy, NC in the Ranger and Hiwassee Dam communities you can choose from two great Lakes. Surrounded by (1 comments)
The fun starts now at Chevelles in downtown Murphy, NC! Chevelles is a great Bar and Restaurant and also offers a small apparel selection to their patrons. They have daily specials and are opened for lunch and dinner. You can’t miss Chevelles, especially at the dinner hour because the parking along the street in front, side and in the bank parking lot next to Chevelles is always packed full. In fact, business is so great they have opened another Chevelles 69 over in Hayesville, NC so Clay County has yet another great spot to dine! Here are some of their (8 comments)
Brasstown, NC Located in Clay County – Small Town Community with True Community Living in the Mountains! - 03/25/10 10:55 PM
If you’re looking for that small town feel with open fields of pasture, rushing creeks and endless mountain views to settle down in or have a get-away spot then the Brasstown, NC area is just for you. From small cabins, log homes, or a place along Brasstown Creek you’ll find the lifestyle you’re looking for. One of the big attractions in Brasstown, NC is the John C. Campbell Folk School. They provide non-competitive learning that is joyful and enlivening. The Folk School offers year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography (2 comments)
We enjoyed the official First Day of Spring here in Murphy, NC with some great weather and plenty of needed sunshine. Cherokee County, NC has had quite a winter – just like all of the country and we’re all looking forward to everything blooming and getting our gardens started. This was a lovely site to find as we took advantage of this beautiful day out walking in Wolf Mountain.
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Murphy, NC - 03/17/10 01:16 PM
We’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Murphy, NC with a very traditional “green lunch.” Corn beef & Cabbage, parsley potatoes, a fresh rye roll and a great piece of cake to top it off is what our office at Appalachian Land Company is having delivered in today. What a great way to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day and help put our local Homeless Shelter. All proceeds from this great $5.00 "green lunch" will go to the Hurlbert Johnson Friendship House and they are in dire need for funds. We are truly blessed to have so many people volunteer and support this project. (6 comments)
Tickets are $25 Event begins March 20, 2010 at 5 pm.Location:Olive Dame Campbell Dining Hall First, select a handcrafted bowl from a collection donated by area potters. Next, fill your bowl with a hearty meal of soup, salad, bread and dessert. Enjoy live entertainment and the company of new and old friends. Take your bowl home with you to keep as a reminder of hunger in our local and global communities. Tickets are on (3 comments)
Is the Cherokee Casino Finally Coming to Cherokee County, NC ? - 03/12/10 08:47 PM
This week The Cherokee Scout announced the latest on Cherokee County, NC having a chance at a Class II gaming facility that covers several types of gambling including lotto, pull-tabs, bingo and some types of card games. The Eastern Band owns property in Andrews, Marble, near the Western Carolina Regional Airport, just northeast of Murphy, and a large portion between Hanging Dog Road and Joe Brown Highway for a total of 5,367 acres in Cherokee County. A gaming facility on tribal land could sell alcohol if it desires, even in the unincorporated portion of the county. Like many other counties (0 comments)
The Cherokee Legend of Why the Possum's Tail is Bare - 03/11/10 07:29 PM
Why the Possum's Tail is Bare Possum once had a very long busy tail. He was so proud of it that he combed it out every morning and he always sang about it at the dances. Rabbit used to have a long busy tail too, but he lost his in the frozen lake. Rabbit was jealous of Possum's tail, so he decided to play a trick on Possum. A great council meeting and dance was to be held; all the animals were invited to attend. It was Rabbit's job to spread the news. Passing Possum's place, he stopped to ask (5 comments)
Automatic Extension for North Carolina Building Permits, up to 3 years!!! - 03/09/10 04:23 PM
The General Assembly of North Carolina has passed Senate Bill 831, “An act to extend certain government approvals affecting the development of real property within the state". Realizing that as “a result of the crisis in the real estate finance sector of the economy, real estate developers and redevelopers, including home builders, and commercial, office, and industrial developers, have experienced an industry‑wide decline, including reduced demand, cancelled orders, declining sales and rentals, price reductions, increased inventory, fewer buyers who qualify to purchase homes, layoffs, and scaled back growth plans.” They have extended many improvement permits for a period of up to 3 years, (4 comments)
A friend of ours just sent us this music video and we enjoyed it and thought we'd share a little bit of Nashville, TN with you too. Thanks Walter! If you're searching for a get-away cabin, land, investment property, or to make that move into your dream home, let us show you what the beautiful Western North Carolina, North Georgia and Eastern Tennessee mountains have to offer.Visit Lee & Carol Barbour at www.MountainLivingTeam.com (4 comments)
The family fireplace stack and old split-rail fence is all that remains of this homestead in Murphy, North Carolina. Humble it still stands as a memory today on this family’s land located in Cherokee County, NC. You can also see a few more at Memories Around the Fireplace If you're searching for a get-away cabin, land, investment property, or to make that move into your dream home, let us show you what the beautiful Western North Carolina, North Georgia and Eastern Tennessee mountains have to offer. Visit Lee & Carol Barbour at www.MountainLivingTeam.com (11 comments)
Never give up on your dreams of living in these serene mountains! If you're searching for a get-away cabin, land, investment property, or to make that move into your dream home, let us show you what the beautiful Western North Carolina, North Georgia and Eastern Tennessee mountains have to offer. We made that move and have been enjoying this lifestyle since 1997 and it’s our desire to help make that reality come true for you too. Visit us at www.MountainLivingTeam.com (6 comments)
Bless My Stitches Quilt Shop in Historic Downtown Murphy, NC - 03/03/10 08:59 PM
Murphy, NC has a real gem in Bless My Stitches Quilt Shop, located in historic, downtown Murphy. You’ll love their ever changing and constantly expand selection of 100% heirloom quality cotton fabrics, quilting tools, notions, patterns, books and inspirational displays. Owner, Karen Hopple, opened Bless My Stitches Quilt Shop in November of 2005. It had been her long-time dream to open a quilt shop and after a career in education as an elementary school teacher and an E.S.O.L. (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Administrator for 23 years in the state of Florida, she was blessed to be able to realize that dream (8 comments)
Cherokee County, NC Residential Real Estate Market Report for February 2010 Residential New listings were 85, for a total of 979 Active, 18 Pending and 17 Sold. Average sales price was $137,393. Average days on market - DOM was 281 days. All statistical information used to create this report was obtained from the Mountain Lakes Board of Realtors MLS. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
Memories From Around The North Carolina Fireplace… - 03/01/10 11:41 AM
As you drive along some of the back roads in the Murphy, NC and surrounding mountains every once in a while you’ll see a testament of stone, brick or river rock. What stories and memories have these lone sentinels out along the North Carolina mountainside pastures and fields have from year’s gone by? How many generations were raised in these modest dwellings where mornings started before the first glimpse of light and fresh coffee brewing announced the beginning of a hard day’s work and evening suppers where children’s laughter filled the evening air? These are the memories of our heritage here (5 comments)
Author Bio: Lee and Carol Barbour - The Mountain Living Team are Realtors in the Murphy, NC mountains and live, play and sell real estate in Murphy and Hayesville NC and Hiawassee, Blairsville and Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN. Follow our blog to see the scenery, outdoor activities, homes, land and mountain lifestyle we love.
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