Why live in the mountains?

 


Recreation & relaxation = mountain lifestyle

 

Scenic Hwy. 209 near Hot Springs

Maybe one of the greatest appeals to living in Madison County
is the lack of traffic, noise, and high rise buildings! 
Madison County consists of the towns of Hot Springs ,
Marshall
(county seat), and Mars Hill (home to Mars Hill University) .
 Nestled in between these towns are numerous communities such as Spring Creek, Trust, and more.

With a population of 600+- people the quaint mountain town of Hot Springs 
 has locally owned restaurants, shops, family owned hardware store, and history!
Within a half hour you can reach Weaverville, and Newport Tennessee where you will find
WalMart, Lowes, and other franchise businesses.

 
Hiking through Hot Springs

Hiking through Hot Springs on the A.T.

 
The town welcomes seasonal visitors for hiking, including many people thru hiking on the
Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.
Hot Springs is the only town in North Carolina that the trail passes through,
so it’s a popular stopping place for hikers to pick-up mail,
and supplies as they continue northbound.
 
Rafting on the French Broad River

Rafting on the French Broad River

 Many people wander over from nearby areas in North Carolina,
and Tennessee for weekend getaways in Hot Springs
Canoeing and rafting on the French Broad River (the 3rd oldest river in the world) are 
popular recreational activities for weekenders, and vacationers.
 
There's history at the spa!

There’s history at the spa!

A visit to the Hot Springs Spas will leave you relaxed and rejuvenated!
Here you can rent a private spring fed and naturally heated hot tub on Spring Creek
or the French Broad River,
 You may also want to indulge in a soothing massage.
Even local residents enjoy a day or evening at the spa!
 
 
Annual civil war re-enactment, festivals, a weekend car show are other events
that locals, and visitors enjoy.
 
Civil war reenactment

Civil war reenactment

                       

   
Located in Madison County… the “jewel of the Blue Ridge

                                                                               Blue Ridge Outdoors

Hot Springs has the distinction of being voted the
“2012 Best Small Mountain Town” 

by readers of Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine

 
GETTING AROUND THE MOUNTAINS
 
Western North Carolina has interstate road systems such as I-40, and I-26.
Other major roads such as  U.S. Hwy. 25/70,  Hwy. 19/23/74, Hwy. 209,
 connect rural areas to cities such as Asheville, Waynesville, &
towns such as Hot Springs, and Marshall.
 
ASHEVILLE MAP (Copy)
 
 Generally in rural areas it takes longer to get from place to place due to
twisting, and steep roads.  
You usually can’t drive at the same speed that you would on an interstate or major highway.  
Driving times to your destination can be somewhat longer than you would expect
due to the terrain.
 
Fall in the mountains

Fall in the mountains

The time spent driving is worth it for the amazing scenery!
 
At Only in the Mountains Realty I take time to familiarize buyers with the area.
As your real estate broker I feel it is important for you to be
well informed about the geography of the area.
 
 
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Carolina in my Mind/James Taylor