Murphy, NC Real Estate News

By Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
(Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA)
A Cherokee Legend: Grandmother Spider Steals the Sun In the beginning there was only blackness, and nobody could see anything. People kept bumping into each other and groping blindly. They said: "What this world needs is light." Fox said he knew some people on the other side of the world who had plenty of light, but they were too greedy to share it with others. Possum said he would be glad to steal a little of it. "I have a bushy tail," he said. "I can hide the light inside all that fur." Then he set out for the other side of the world. There he found the sun hanging in a tree and lighting everything up. He sneaked over to the sun, picked out a tiny piece of light, and stuffed it into his tail. But the light was hot and burned all the fur off. The people discovered his theft and took ba...
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By Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
(Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA)
  If you’re interested in the western NC, north GA or eastern TN Mountains please visit our web site at www.LeeAndCarol.com  You’ll find FREE MLS SEARCHES,  Area Resource Links and Outdoor Activities. We also have a new 32 page color brochure of over 600 properties that we’d be glad to share with you. Start enjoying true Mountain Living now!  
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By Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
(Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA)
  Doyle's has just announced their May Music Specials! You'll love the food, music and company here at Doyle's so make sure you come join us any day of the week for all their special events and celebrations. See you there... Doyle’s Music for MayFriday, April 30- Ramblin Soul Classic southern rock and roll Saturday, May 1- Parker Brothers Old time Blue Grass Wednesday, May 5- Cinco De Mayo Party! Free buffet, $3 Margaritas, $3 XX drafts, prizes Friday, May 7- The Frieght Hoppers Old Time String Band Saturday, May 8- SAMMY ENSLEY!!  Appalachian Rock Sunday, May 9- Mothers Day Brunch (12 - 5) It's her day, pamper her Wednesday, May 12- 95.1 Live Broadcast  Prizes and giveaways Thursday, May 13- Dance Party With the Mad Hatter DJ Friday, May 14- Relay for Life fund raiser Live Blues Saturd...
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By Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
(Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA)
  Eat out today and support fundraiser for the "PRINCESS CLOSET" sponsored by Business Women of Cherokee County. This year the Princess Closet has incurred a lot of expenses in the relocation, building of the dressing room, dry cleaning and dress repair bills, and Brother's Restaurant has graciously allowed us to have a community night fundraiser and they will donate a percentage of the evening’s food sales to our cause.  So come have dinner with all your family and friends to start the week off and help support our community. Just come to Brother's in Murphy, NC and eat dinner on Monday April 26th between 4:30 and 8:30pm. That's it - that’s all you have to do! They will have several models attending that will be showcasing some of the dresses and information about Princess Closet and T...
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By Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
(Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA)
  If you are looking for a real estate team that can help you sell your home, or find the perfect place to live, then you’ve come to the right place. As former Floridians that made the move to the mountains, we want to serve you in finding and making your dreams a reality, too. It would be our pleasure to help you with all your real estate needs. If you're searching for a get-away cabin, land, investment property, or to make that move into your dream home, let the Mountain Living Team show you what the beautiful Western North Carolina, North Georgia and Eastern Tennessee mountains have to offer.  www.LeeAndCarol.com
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By Kate Wheeler, CCIM - Murphy NC Real Estate for Sale
(Country Homes and Land Murphy NC Realtor )
                                  Help Wanted Fairy Godparents needed to work magic on Monday, April 26.  Apply at Brother's Restaurant in Murphy, North Carolina Is there a little girl who hasn't imagined growing up and dancing the night away with her Prince Charming in an elegant formal gown?  In today's tough economic times however, spending money on a dress that will only be worn on one special night is a luxury many hard working parents can't afford to provide. The Business Women of Cherokee County have stepped in to make dreams come true for some lucky young women of Murphy, North Carolina - and you can help.  The Princess Closet, a community service project operated by the Business Women of Cherokee County,  offers formal wear to needy Cherokee County middle and high school studen...
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By Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
(Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA)
Come Live the Good Life in Scenic Western NC at Overlook Martins Creek - where no details in planning this Mountain Community were overlooked! Located near Murphy, North Carolina, this beautiful upscale community offers custom log, timber frame & craftsman homes nestled in a natural setting with outstanding views from nearly every lot. The North Carolina Mountains offer some of the most beautiful and prime mountain real estate in the country at some very attractive price points. Western North Carolina mountain land is rapidly becoming one of the country's most sought after real estate property markets because of the unsurpassed natural beauty, wonderful quality of life, and seemingly limitless wealth of culture and outdoor activities. This Private Mountain Community was handcrafted to p...
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By Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
(Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA)
Located in a cozy valley in Murphy, North Carolina where you can do it all, or do nothing all day long at the Cherokee Hills Golf & Country Club. Aside from the abundant recreational opportunities, you'll find a multitude of activities at Cherokee Hills. Relax by the pool, play a game of tennis, or walk the fitness trail. Living this close to the golf course is one of the main attractions here at Cherokee Hills – besides being just minutes to downtown Murphy, Tri-County Community College and the John C. Campbell Folk School. And of course there are some gorgeous homes and townhomes located in Cherokee Hills. Click on MLS Search to see homes in the area. For the family with school aged children, you’re very convenient to the Murphy Elementary, Middle and High Schools that offer great aca...
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By Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
(Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA)
While out driving along Cherokee County, NC you might just see this barn and saying on it. “See Rock City” was once painted on many rural roadside barns as a “country billboard” for travelers on their way through North Carolina to Chattanooga, TN to visit Ruby Falls and Lookout Mountain. You never know what sites you’ll see while out enjoying a great springtime drive in the NC, GA and TN mountains so enjoy one of the great American pastimes and go for a drive with your family and friends and see what interesting sites you'll find too. Lee & Carol Barbour   www.LeeAndCarol.com  
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By Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
(Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA)
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 are in place to protect your investment and further enhance this sought after community. This is a mountain community where you’ll find neighbors becoming great ...
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By Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
(Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA)
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 ask to sit out on the porch and always ask for James as our waiter.  We decided to both have on one of the daily specials that Chef and Owner, Doyle Smith, had prepared; hand made Mushroom Alfredo Tortellini on a bed of spinach and a lovely garden si...
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By Kate Wheeler, CCIM - Murphy NC Real Estate for Sale
(Country Homes and Land Murphy NC Realtor )
Are you ready to escape to a secluded home on a lake in the cool mountains?  Ready for a REAL vacation with no maintenance headaches?  The townhouse condos at Bear Paw Resort on Lake Hiwassee are just what you've been looking for.  These  affordable lakefront homes for sale in the mountains of Murphy, North Carolina offer the ease of condo living in the peace and serenity of the Smokey Mountains.   Your outdoor living area with both covered porch and open deck overlooks miles of US Forest Service on the opposite shore of the lake.  This incredible lake and mountain view will never be disturbed by development.  Bear Paw Lakefront Resort is surrounded by national forest service land, offering a haven for wildlife and a restful retreat from city life. Lakefront condos for sale at Bear Paw...
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By Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
(Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA)
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 joining the practice in the new facility in June. Hours for the new Urgent Care Center will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Look for the new...
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By Kate Wheeler, CCIM - Murphy NC Real Estate for Sale
(Country Homes and Land Murphy NC Realtor )
          Homes for sale in Five Forks subdivision in Murphy, North Carolina have some of the most stunning long range mountain views found anywhere in the southern mountains. With a long, paved entrance road that winds through the countryside, visitors to Five Forks feel the peace and serenity of the mountains from the time they enter the gated development.  Paved roads and  underground utilities are standard for all 129 lots.  Lot sizes range from 1-5 acres, with the majority of the lots being 1-2 acres. About one third of the lots in Five Forks already have homes built on them. Most of the homes for sale in Five Forks are mountain chalets with 2 story Great Rooms, large stone fireplaces and loads of decks and covered porches to enjoy the mild four season climate.  Currently there are...
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By Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
(Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA)
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 the daffodils have popped up everywhere and the beautiful trees look like huge pink bouquets. Welcome Spring!  For more information on Murphy, NC or the surrounding GA and TN areas visit www.LeeAndCarol.com  
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By Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
(Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA)
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 the Nantahala and Cherokee National Forests, Hiwassee and the adjacent Apalachia Lake serve as a rich habitat for deer, wild turkey, and other animals. Below the Hiwassee Dam, a day-use park on Apalachia Reservoir provides access to boating,...
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By Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
(Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA)
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 Specials… Wednesday   Karaoke & 40cent Wings Thursday Night Live   Open Jam & Prime Rib Dinner $15 Friday, March 26th   Live Rock & Roll with “Raven” at 8pm Saturday, March 27th   Live Reggae with Natti Love Joys at 8pm Sunday, March 2...
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By Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
(Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA)
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 and writing. People travel from all over the country to attend the just visit here. You’re never very far from the gardens and orchards, the Blacksmith shop and many other artist studios...
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By Kate Wheeler, CCIM - Murphy NC Real Estate for Sale
(Country Homes and Land Murphy NC Realtor )
        Wildcat Subdivision offers the wonderful long range mountain views that draw people to Murphy, North Carolina from all over the country.  With a mixture of full-time residents and vacation homeowners, this gated community is an established neighborhood only 3 miles from downtown with a variety of home styles on spacious lots of an acre or more.  A wide boulevard lined with Bradford pear trees leads to the gated entrance.  Paved roads wind through the subdivision all the way to the top of the mountain.  With an elevation at the summit of 2172 ft, Wildcat Mountain has some of the most beautiful views of the surrounding countryside you'll ever see.        You can find everything from cozy vacation chalets to large ranch and 2 story homes for full time residents in Wildcat Subdivisi...
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By Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
(Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA)
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.  
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