Living the mountain life

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker High Country Realty 229433

Valley RiverHi, I moved from West Palm Beach ,Florida to the mountains of Murphy NC in 2000. It has been quite a change!

I went from a sparkling Infinti Qx4 to a mud covered  4 wheel Nissan pathfinder.( There is no point in washing it, as I live 3 miles down a gravel road)

I started growing my own vegetables instead of shopping at Publix...( no Publix here!) I learned how to can!

I actually catch my own fish, rather than going to the local fish store.

I swim in the lake or river, instead of the health club pool.

No one locks their car, no one knows where the house key is located.

I found that the mountain lifestyle has its own pace.

In Florida, it seems they are always in a hurry.In Murphy,they do it when they get around to it. When I first moved here, it frustrated the heck out of me. But I have learned patience here.I too, have slowed down to stop and examine that wildflower, or watch that hummingbird.

The people here are very religious and very friendly...(once, they get to know you). I believe that God speaks to us all the time, but here, we slow down and actually hear him sometimes!

A walk down the street in Murphy, will come with many "hellos" and smiles. People really care about each other.Your walk may be delayed, as people stop and ask how you and your family are doing. You make friends here, rather than just aquaintances.

You can find out what your kids are actually doing by asking around. Everybody knows everybody.

I am a real estate agent for Century 21 Foxfire Realty. If you too are looking for a different, slower, paced lifestyle, or even a vacation getaway...consider making an appointment with me to see some of our mountain,river or lake properties.And of course, I am never too busy for your referrals!

We might stop a few times to admire the mountains, or watch a hummingbird...I don't think you'll mind.

If you would like a short tour of Murphy NC go to

PS I hope I blogged ok.... first time. By the way, I am NEVER going back to Florida


Keith Goodman
Keith Goodman - Merced, CA

Lisa I could imagine the relief of stress that there must be on your shoulders being out there in the mountains. What a great idea! Make it a great weekend! Thanks, Keith

Aug 07, 2008 06:41 AM
Lisa Pursel ....REALTOR
Coldwell Banker High Country Realty - Murphy, NC

Oh, we still have stress....Where do you hail from Keith?

Aug 07, 2008 06:45 AM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Lisa,  A good friend of mine also went to the mountains and really likes it.  Much slower pace - just what she and her family needed.

Aug 07, 2008 06:50 AM
Lisa Pursel ....REALTOR
Coldwell Banker High Country Realty - Murphy, NC

Just because the lifestyle is different DOES not mean I dont work hard for my clients.... Send them up form Florida. I can get them rental cabins and show them around. I am never too busy for your referrals.

Aug 07, 2008 07:00 AM