Fall in the mountains this year was amazing!  This gorgeous shot was taken 10/12/2012  in Otto, NC on Shope Creek.   As I was taking photos of an adjoining development, Beech Hollow, that I just listed, all I could hear was the beautiful sound of rushing water.  Being curious, I had to find the source.   Away I went down an embankment and there, nestled among the mountain laurel and native rhododendrum was this beautiful waterfall.  It was well worth the hike and became reason number 2,438 of why I love these Mountains! 

Shope Creek Waterfall Otto, NC

It's that time again----

 Remember to set your clocks back one hour November 4, 2012 and enjoy an extra hour of sleep!

Move your clocks back one hour

What's there to do in this area? 

With over 51% of Macon County designated United States Forest Service, it is a haven for hiking, kayaking, fishing, tubing, hunting and a myriad of outdoor activities.  Love to shop?   This area has a wonderful variety of antique shops, including the Whistle Stop Mall, North Carolina's largest antique mall.  Furnishing your mountain getaway?  You'll find great Rustic Furniture at Watauga Creek Furniture.

Pumpkinfest 2012

The 16th Annual Pumpkinfest was held October 20th in Franklin, NC.   The town was bustling with costumes, crafters, music and wonderful food!  The highlight....as always....was the Great Pumpkin Roll down Frogtown Hill.  Hold on to your bladders as you'll laugh until you cry watching the video of this amazing event!

Pumkinfest 2012

Franklin and Otto Home Sales 2012

Franklin and Otto was alive with Buyers and Sellers exchanging Real Estate this autumn.  From the beginning of the year through October 29, 2012, 278 homes were sold as compared to 267 in 2011.   Home prices are showing a slight upswing.  The average 2012 price is $128,622 versus $126,913 for 2011.  There are currently 657 homes on the market in Franklin and Otto. 

Wonder what your home or property is worth in this area?  Give me a call for a Free Market Analysis:  828-226-1074 or visit my website www.FreeFranklinSearch.com and send me an email. I'd love to see your mountain property. 

Thanksgiving Week Events

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Candlelight Service:   Friday,  November 23rd, 7:00 PM

Cookies with Santa:  Saturday, November 24th, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Cookies with Santa

Annual Franklin Christmas Parade:  Sunday, November 25th, 3:00 pm

Your friendship is truly appreciated.  Enjoy your day.  See you next month!