5 Reasons Why Life is Better in the Blue Ridge Mountains

If you are thinking of finally building a home in the mountains to live a life surrounded by stunning natural beauty, boundless outdoor recreation, and rustic luxury, there’s no better place to live than the Blue Ridge Mountains! There are so many places to explore in this expansive range that covers five eastern states including Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Whether you are relocating to be closer to family, business, or just to escape the busyness of the daily grind, take a look at why life is better in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

Outdoor Recreation

From hiking and mountain biking to trout fishing and horseback riding, there's no shortage of ways to enjoy the great outdoors in these beautiful, blue-tinged mountains. Pick your landscape — mountains, forests, lakes, rivers, or waterfalls — and enjoy just about every form of outdoor recreation there is. Here are a few of our favorites:

Hiking: The Appalachian Trail or the Benton MacKaye Trail

Waterfall Chasing:

North Carolina: Crabtree Falls, Linville Falls, Cullasaja Falls, Dry Falls

Georgia: Amicalola Falls, DeSoto Falls, Helton Creek Falls, Anna Ruby Falls, Tallulah Falls

There are also a whole host of other ways to enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains in this last stretch of summer!

Lakes in the Blue Ridge Mountains

#LakeLife may seem like an unattainable lifestyle that’s only for the well-to-do, but anyone can enjoy the beautiful lakes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. For fishing, swimming, boating, or just lounging on the shore and soaking up the vibes, here are a few of our favorites:

North Carolina: Lake Santeetlah, Fontana Lake

South Carolina: Lake Hartwell, Lake Keowee

Tennessee: Lake Douglas

Georgia: Lake Rabun, Lake Oconee, Lake Lanier, Carters Lake

Read more about the Best in Southern Lake and River Living!

Sleepy Mountain Towns

The Blue Ridge Mountains are dotted by quaint towns that all offer something unique. Take your pick as you drive along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, or enter driving directions into your GPS for Helen, GA, a replica of a Bavarian village in the Alps; Brevard, NC, featuring historic buildings and close proximity to several waterfalls; or Henderson, NC, which is known for its bountiful apple orchids.

Big City Access

When you live in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, you may be surrounded by peace and quiet, but you're never too far from the South's most thriving cities. Depending on where you build your new home, Nashville, Atlanta, Charleston, Raleigh, or Charlotte can be just a short drive away. Whether you have family close by or business in the city, or you just enjoy an occasional night out on the town, getting there is never a hassle!

Southern Hospitality

From north Georgia to North Carolina, whenever you see neighbors outside there's always a smile and an invitation to "knock if you need anything!" This is part of the southern charm that makes the Blue Ridge Mountains such a special place to live.

If you are interested in building a new mountain home in north Georgia, western North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee, give us a call and we’ll be happy to set up an appointment at one of our conveniently-located new home design studios. No land yet? No problem! We can help you there, too. Just contact us to get started — we can’t wait to welcome you to your new home in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

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