|Our Private Mountain Community was handcrafted to preserve and enhance the land and it's natural surroundings. Nestled in the Western North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains, you'll find acres of green space, stocked fish pond, hiking trails, flowing streams and gentle MOUNTAIN VIEW LOTS create the perfect setting for your WESTERN NC MOUNTAIN HOME.
Overlook Martins Creek is located on the tip of Western North Carolina near the picturesque town of MURPHY NC and about 15 minutes away from the NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAIN towns of Blairsville and Blue Ridge. From the moment you arrive at the property, you are struck by the level of detail present in everything from the massive timber frame pavilion and custom built stone mail kiosk to the HANDCRAFTED LOG CABIN HOMES. The breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains create the perfect setting for your mountain retreat. This NC mountain land is composed of fertile valleys, high mountain ranges and clear rushing streams defined by the Unicoi and Snowbird Mountain land to the North, the Cheoah Mountain land to the East, the Valley River Mountains to the Northeast, and the majestic BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS which continue to North Georgia's memorable Brasstown Bald. With some of the highest mountain peaks in the Eastern United State, Western North Carolina's section of the Blue Ridge Mountains offers inspiring views and endless outdoor activities.
Begin with America's most visited National Park, the Great Smoky Mountains, add two national forests, Nantahala and Pisgah, and you will find everything from climbing to hiking to rafting to mountain biking. If you are seeking something more leisurely, the Western North Carolina Mountains boast the incomparable NC BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY which winds through 250 breathtaking miles of North Carolina Mountain lands. But even the length of the parkway doesn't cover the full extent of the NC Blue Ridge Mountain experience.
|On the Western edge of NC in Cherokee and Clay counties, gem mines and water falls make for fun filled day adventures. Cherokee county consists of over 100,000 acres of national forest and the Ocoee River to the West has world class rafting and kayaking and was the site of competitions in the 1996 Olympic Games. Lake Hiwassee boasts first class fishing and boating and is one of the most pristine and natural lakes in the Western North Carolina Mountains as it is almost entirely surrounded by 163 miles of Forest Service land.
The Unicoi and Snowbird Mountains define the region with their towering presence. This mountainous land is the back door to the Blue Ridge Smoky Mountains including a very old trade route used by the WESTERN NC CHEROKEE INDIANS. For centuries, native americans used a footpath in the Western North Carolina Mountains to travel through the APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS RANGE passing through Murphy NC.
The route stretched across the width of the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains from South Carolina to the Tennessee Valley and dipped down to the NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAINS land. The Unicoi Mountains of Western NC stretch between the Little Tennessee River and the Hiwassee River. Most of the mountain range is protected as national forest including the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests on the Western North Carolina border with Tennessee. The Unicoi Blue Ridge Mountains remain one of the less developed areas in the Eastern United States. The Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest land is home to one of the last remaining old growth cove hardwood forest lands in Western North Carolina and the entire United States. The oldest trees in the forest are over 400 years old. The name "Unicoi" comes from the Cherokee word "Unega" which means white. It refers to the low lying clouds and fog that often drape the Southern Appalachian Mountain lands in the morning.