Communities of Highlands
Apple Mountain is a peaceful neighborhood located just minutes from downtown Highlands, offering beautiful views of Whiteside and Shortoff Mountains. The close proximity to Highlands make it easy for residents to stop in town for a cup of coffee, have dinner at one of Highlands’ excellent restaurants, or do some shopping.
Wildcat Cliffs Country Club
Nestled at the base of the north face of Whiteside Mountain, Wildcat Cliffs Country Club was built to accommodate those with both discerning taste and a love of the natural splendor found on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. Situated between the resort villages of Cashiers and Highlands, Wildcat Cliffs has a wide variety of activities and amenities to keep residents entertained within the gates of this private membership club. Built on the highest elevation of the Plateau and designed by noted golf course architect George W. Cobb, the Wildcat Cliffs Golf Course offers plenty of challenges, as well as incredible views. The beautiful regulation-size croquet court offers another enjoyable option for casual or competitve outdoor play.
Central to the community, the 21,000 square foot clubhouse features a fabulous dining room with cathedral ceilings, lounge and bar area, outdoor terrace overlooking the putting green and pro golf shop. Other amenities include an indoor pool kept at a comfortable 84 degrees, a 12-foot-wide stacked stone hot tub strategically placed next to a roaring fire in the cooler months, a fully staffed and equipped Fitness and Activity Center, a lakeside pavilion and picnic area, three Har-Tru tennis courts, and the exclusive Glenville Lake Club.
Wildcat Cliffs provides a family-friendly environment to all of its residents and promotes camaraderie amongst its Club members. It is everything a country club should be – “a club based on personal relationships and shared affinities.”
The Birches at Wildcat Cliffs Country Club
The free-standing and multi-family condos in The Birches were designed in the same fashion as the homes at Old Highlands Park, with the same architectural integrity. Located within the security of Wildcat Cliffs Country Club, The Birches offers access to great hiking, a state of the art fitness center and an indoor lap pool. The immaculate landscaping, accentuated by The Birches’ placement in the lush forest midway between Highlands and Cashiers, gives residents a sense of seclusion and peace.
This gated mountain community offers desirable privacy, while being located inside town limits with the amenities and activities of Highlands close at hand. Many of the properties here offer amazing views of Blue Valley, Whiteside and Satulah Mountains. Brushy Face’s exquisite mountain homes on estate sized lots, combined with its close proximity to Highlands, set it apart from the rest.
Situated in the mountains between Highlands and Cashiers at 4,250 feet above sea level, Cullasaja Club combines luxury living and the ultimate in leisure for a truly one-of-a-kind community. At the heart of this exclusive gated enclave lies a par 72, 18-hole Arnold Palmer golf course, as well as a clubhouse with mixed grill and formal dining room. Cullasaja Club also boasts one hard surface and five lighted clay tennis courts, state-of-the-art fully-staffed fitness and activity center, and canoeing, kayaking or fishing on fully-stocked Lake Ravenal.
Resting on the plateau of Owl Gap Mountain is the premier gated community of Highgate, a private oasis reminiscent of historical Adirondack mountain communities. Home sites were developed with carefully selected guidelines and unsurpassed architectural style, setting the tone of mountain elegance and ensuring visual harmony. Throughout the community are homes of distinction constructed with a variety of materials, including cedar shake, bark siding, metal, native stone, rough-sawn clapboard and reclaimed barn wood. Every effort was made to preserve the natural beauty of the mountain by choosing a variety of native plants and trees for landscaping throughout the development.
Highgate is divided into two sections, Grayrocks and The Hemlocks. Grayrocks has only eight luxurious homes poised at the summit of Highgate at an impressive elevation of 4,500 feet. The name was inspired by the massive outcropping of moss-covered rock seen at the entry. The Hemlocks is located in the center of Highgate. The road winds through mature trees to 13 distinctive homes, with each property backing up to a winding road, rock wall and spring fed pond. The area is landscaped for both privacy and aesthetics. Highgate homeowners enjoy beauitful vistas in a close knit neighborhood, perfect for year round living or seasonal living.
Conveniently located on the Atlanta side of Highlands, the private community of Highland Gap features flowing streams, sparkling waterfalls and gorgeous mountain views. Each parcel of land is required to be at least three acres, keeping the environment of this beautiful community as natural as possible. Highland Gap is spread on the top of a mountain ridge and has some elevations up to 4,000 feet, assuring privacy and cool temperatures. Friendly neighbors and an authentic North Carolina mountain feel make Highland Gap a very special place to call home.
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