Southwestern North Carolina, on the border of North Georgia, is a region of beauty and serenity. Mountains rise up sharply in the distance everywhere you look while all around rolling green hills and pasture land dominate the landscape. Creeks and rivers flow through the dense forests creating an entirely different environment and ecosystem. Some of these areas are now being recognized as a type of rain forest, and are being closely studied and vehemently protected. Much of the area is a part of the National Forest Service and will therefore remain untouched and pristine. Generally, the people who inhabit these mountains recognize that the Earth’s bounties are to be respected as much as accepted and appreciated. The Cherokee people, who inhabited the area first, passed along some of their knowledge of the land and their beliefs in sustaining & respecting nature.Today, southern heritage is celebrated all throughout the region, sustainability is a prevalent practice in most local restaurants and shops, and creativity of local artisans and crafters has been nurtured and encouraged, so that the atmosphere is unique and alive with beauty, but also peaceful. This part of the world is most definitely wonderful and different in all the right ways. People are generally friendly and will say hello or help out their fellow man when needed. The cool mountain night air, the smell of grass and damp earth, the feeling of icy cold creek water on bare feet all contribute to keeping us all grounded and humble. When you’re surrounded by the perfect harmony of nature, and take part in the many bounties this Earth can offer, it’s much easier to find peace. Come see for yourself how life changing sitting on a porch swing can be, then contact us at Century 21 Scenic Realty. We have the experience and the drive to get to know you personally and we will help you find your perfect place in this perfect place.