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Autumn Fun in Murphy and Carolina Mountain Homes

Carolina Mountain Homes is looking forward to the beautiful cool weather.  With so many activities going on around this time of the year Murphy, NC and north Georgia are the places you want to visit or make that big move.


Our team of professionals are ready to help you and get you excited about a new home or rental.

Please visit or call us at 828.837.7322 to talk with someone on our team.

Local Resources

For most of us who are involved in the middle of a move, “Local Resources” aren’t at the forefront of our minds.  But eventually, we must ask ourselves, as well as others, about local resources.  Things such as where to vote, where to take our trash, where to get or renew our driver’s license and which electricity, phone, water, and internet should we choose, are all very important things to know.  These days, you can find most anything you need on the internet and this is true of local resources also.  Here at ERA Carolina Mountain Homes, we have thought of everything the new (or not so new) homeowner might need- including a list of resources right at your fingertips!  So this week, our blog will address an issue every home buyer will eventually face.  Here is a partial list of important resources you, as a home buyer, will need once you get settled, or even before.  You can find the complete list of links to all this and more on our website and be sure to stop by the office at 5530 Hwy 64 West in Murphy, NC to pick up an Area Resource Guide!   While you’re in our office, our friendly staff will be glad to assist you with all your realty and relocating needs.

  • Local Colleges and Schools
    • Tri-County Community College
    • Western Carolina University
    • Young Harris College
    • Cherokee County Schools
  • Local Organizations
    • Andrews Chamber of Commerce
    • Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
    • Visit Cherokee County
    • Heritage Partners of Cherokee County
    • North Carolina Cooperative Extension Office
  • State Government
    • State of North Carolina
    • Department of Revenue
    • Department of Transportation
    • Division of Motor Vehicles
    • State Library
  • Utilities
    • Power
      • Blue Ridge Mountain Electric Membership Corporation
      • Tri-State
      • Murphy Power Board
      • Duke Energy
    • TV/Cable/Internet
      • Blue Ridge Mountain EMC
      • The Cable Company
      • Sky Tech
    • Phone
      • Blue Ridge Mountain EMC
      • Frontier
    • Water
      • Murphy
      • Andrews

Local Resources

Murphy, NC local resources

Resources in Murphy, NC


Community….it’s what we’re here for. Are you looking for a community to belong to? Here in the mountains, we know what it means to be a community. We are a close knit family here in the Murphy and Cherokee County area. We work together, worship together, play sports, hang out, and eat together. Family functions are a regular thing and family doesn’t just mean your relatives. Here, neighbors become like family, co-workers become like family, the people in our churches become like family. We know how to care for each other and we know how to give people their space. A trip to the grocery store or to Walmart becomes a meet & greet and a time to catch up with those you’ve not seen in a while. If you need a helping hand, someone in your circle has got your back. The shop keepers, business owners and store clerks smile when you enter their store. They ask about your family and say a friendly, “Come again!” and “Have a nice day!” as you leave. Are you looking for something different? Maybe a slower pace of life? Then maybe Murphy, North Carolina is the place for you! We are proud of what we have to offer and we’re not ashamed to tell you so. To us, it’s important to slow down and take time for our neighbors, friends and family. And it’s important to us to take time to get to know those that are new in our area. I know from experience, you just can’t put a price tag on some things; having good neighbors is one of them! Our neighbors took the time to get to know us when we moved in to the area and for that, I am grateful –I love my neighbors! They are friendly and kind and are glad to have us in their community. I wouldn’t trade it for the world –community is important and our neighbors are special here in the mountains of this wonderful little Western North Carolina town!

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Getting to know Downtown Murphy

In our current series, we want to introduce our downtown and around neighbors. A few weeks ago we introduced you to one of our agents and last week you met Darcy Bristol from Infinity Salon and Spa. This week we’d like to introduce you to another friend of ours- Nancy Lane. Nancy has been in business for 26 years in various roles here in Murphy. She’s been in banking, real estate and with the Chamber of Commerce. For the last two years, she’s been the manager of the Murphy and Andrews Visitor’s Center. Her background in real estate gave her the perfect opportunity to promote Cherokee County when she was fortunate enough to be chosen as manager of the Murphy Visitor’s Center. Her realtor experience helped her greatly in welcoming visitors and providing area information. And now at the Murphy Visitor’s Center, not only does she meet and greet visitors, but she also promotes the area with a terrific website, Facebook page, Trip Advisor and other social media. Nancy says the favorite part of her job is watching people fall in love with both of our unique towns and hearing them talk about all of the fun things to do here and especially, seeing how friendly the people are. Nancy and her husband Dannie, came to Murphy from Florida and as they drove through and stopped to check their motor home, they had three people stop to see if they needed help. In Nancy’s own words, “Everyone was so friendly, the area is breathtakingly beautiful and we ended up buying the 3rd piece of property we looked at. Took a few years to move permanently but we absolutely love this area and can’t imagine living anywhere else.” Her favorite part of Murphy is her farm, the friends they’ve made over the years and the absolute beauty of the area.” She says that “…while we don’t have shopping malls, we do have everything you could possibly need so come check out Cherokee County, North Carolina and while you’re at it, check out our website and Like us on Facebook!”

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