Lake Hiwassee Information – Located in Cherokee County by Murphy NC

The Hiwassee Dam began construction on July 15, 1936. being 1376 feet long, it is quite an impressive structure. You can actually drive over the dam itself on Hiwassee Dam Access Road (off of Highway 294). Now over 70 years later, the Hiwassee Lake has become the gorgeous lake that we all now know. This article has some great “technical” information about the lake that is sometimes hard to find all in one place.

Impounded in 1940, Hiwassee was originally known as “Fowler Bend.” The name was later changed to reflect the name of the river which it is located on.

According to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), it is 6,090 acres and located close to the center of Cherokee County, North Carolina (according to the Cherokee County Mapping Department, the actual lake 5,635.28 acres. With less than a 500 acre variation, that could be attributed to shoreline variations, etc.). From end to end, it is roughly 22 miles long and has over 163 miles of shoreline. There are many sections that are more than 200 feet deep! It’s quite a large lake with plenty of room to enjoy for boating and fishing. One of the most unique things about the lake is that only 7% of it has development! During the summer, the TVA targets to have the lake levels at 1515 to 1521 feet. On January 1, they shoot for around 1460. They try to maintain recreational levels from June 1st to August ST, with the exceptions of emergencies.

The lake is used primarily for power generation and regional flood control. Because of the flood control component, this is why the water level fluctuates. The TVA aims to have peak water level from June 1st through August 1st. It’s during the off season you see the water level drop 30-40 feet for flood control purposes. What’s amazing is it has an approximate flood water capacity of 3.6 billion gallons of water. One of the interesting things about the dam itself is that it has the ability to reverse flow and pump water back into the lake.

With only 7% of the land being developed, there is very little on the lake other than nature itself. The TVA transferred most of its original holdings to the U.S. Forest Service for it to be part of the Nantahala Forest, but kept lands in the Hiwassee Dam Reservation, the Micken branch area, and some land in Murphy. The majority of development on the lake is in Bear Paw Resort.

The TVA owns rights in one form or another up to the 1532 elevation, which means before you can do anything on the shoreline (dock, etc.) you must approve it with them.

For recreation, you have lots of options! There are four main marinas on Lake Hiwassee – Shooks, Dukes, Mountain View, and Harbor Cove. They provide boat rentals, fishing supplies, snacks, fuel, and much more. Not only that, the Hanging Dog Campground area has the best boat ramp on the lake. The US Forest Service offers several other boat launches that are completely free to use. Nice!

To get more information, contact the Hiwassee Watershed Team located at 221 Old Ranger Road; Murphy, NC 28906. You can call them at 828-837-7395

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Chatuge Lake Information

Lake Chatuge is one of the gorgeous mountain lakes. In fact, it is likely one of the most visited in our local area. According to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), it is their 4th most developed lake in their system with 42% developed in some form. It is situated in Clay County North Carolina and Towns County Georgia. It was impounded in 1942 and is 13 miles long. With over 130 miles of shoreline and consisting of over 7,000 acres.

It is primarily used by the TVA for power generation and flood control, which is why the water table fluctuates throughout the year. During the summer, it is targeted to have between 1923 and 1927 feet.  The TVA tries to have  the water table to "recreational levels" on June 1st and maintain that through August 1st.

Something interesting is that the TVA owns land or land rights in some form to the 1933 elevation around the entire lake. If you would like to alter the shoreline at all, the TVA MUST approve it. The TVA Hiwassee Watershed Team is available to do any kind of permitting or any of the sort at 221 Old Ranger Road in Murphy North Carolina. You can call them at (828) 837-7395.

Approximately half of the land is owned by a government entity – The US Forest Service, the TVA, and various county land. For example, 44 acres of property consists of the Georgia Mountain State Fairgrounds.

More information about much of this can be obtained directly from the TVA by calling 1-800-TVA-LAND.

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Great Mountain Top View Home – 4 Beds, 2 Baths, & a 2 Car Garage!

Amazing View on the top of Sunset Mountain!!!
4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, and a 2 car garage
981 Sunset Lane
Murphy, NC 28906
$259,850Ready for the grocery list of features in this home? Here we go: Tip top of the mountain, paved roads that ARE NOT steep at all, two tiers of deck to enjoy the tremendous view, the property “controls” the view, lots of parking area, chalet styled exterior and floor plan, (going inside) wood floors, tile (not vinyl) throughout baths and basement, stainless steel Frigidaire appliances, granite tile counter tops, gas fireplace, private loft area that can be closed off by the French door, circulating hot water system (a.k.a. instant hot), tongue and groove ceiling, American Home Shield Select Home Warranty, 3 year old home, and more! Want to see it in person?  call and DEMAND THE POLTROCK TEAM at (866)687-7496

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Introduction to the BEATING THE STREET Segment!

New segment to our blog! Beat the Street! There’s always a time lapse between a new “listing” and when the property hits the open market. Want to be on the leading edge of what’s hitting the market before it hits the market? Than this segment is for you! Whether it be land or a new home, find your property quick, fast, and in a hurry right here!

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Whoa – The POLTROCK TEAM just beat the market!

As unlikely as it sounds, we just beat the market average! We just sold a home in 7 days – a record that has not been beaten this year! Here’s a picture of this beautiful home:
Here’s the details on the home:
2 bedroom, 2 bath, full unfinished basement plumbed for an additional bath. Both bedrooms were “suites” with their own bath. Large Living Room, Rock fireplace, gas logs, oversized 10′ deck, located in the Crest (which is very close to the town of Murphy in Skyview Acres) on a top-notch acre lot. Hickory cabinets, hand scraped oak floors, dark stained doors, double pane windows (with that nifty cleaning feature where both flip in for easy cleaning), tile in the baths and laundry room, and more!
Now that I have bored you to tears with details on the home, the most important thing is how we did it! We would love to share with you how we can achieve Outstanding Results for you, too! Call us or email us today to receive a free copy of our Prelisting Packet. It gives you a great overview of what we do, what to expect, and more!
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Home for Sale on Orton Road!

896 Orton Road
Murphy, North Carolina 28906
Home for Sale
3 bedrooms, 2 baths

Features of this great family home:
-Brand new deck to enjoy!
-Concrete Driveway
-Two Car Garage
-Both a den and a living Room!
-Extra Large Bathrooms
-Large Bedrooms
-Low Maintenance
-Great Neighborhood
-Energy efficient!
-Close to both Murphy and Blue Ridge GA
-Handicap Friendly
-and Much more!

We’re sorry. This listing is no longer available. Please check out our website for all the current homes and land for sale here in Murphy NC.

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Mountain View Lot SOLD!

Two Unrestricted Lots in Murphy North Carolina
SOLD! We got them SOLD!

Property Features:
-Just over 1/2 Acre
-Septic Permits
-Amazing View on both front and Back
-Located on Friendship Church Road
-State Road Paved Frontage

North Lot SOLD Price: $39,000
South Lot SOLD Price: $39,000

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Beautiful Mountain Chalet in Murphy NC for Sale on OVER 3 Acres!

654 Mossy Creek Trail
Murphy, North Carolina 28906
Angelico Gap Mountain Community

-Perfectly Nestled and Private
-Paved Roads!
-Close to town
-Underground Utilities
-High Speed Internet Available!
-Gorgeous Masonry Fireplace – and it’s wood burning!
-3.22 Acres
-Paved Roads
-Underground Utilities for clean living
-Stainless Steel Appliances
-and much more! Click the picture to see the current price.

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Tragedy for a Fellow Realtor

Another real estate agent outside of our office just had a mind blowing event take place in his life – his son was shot. Included below is the link to see a picture of him before and after – its unbelievable and hard to take. Frank – our support is with you and your family through this hard time. We will pray for you.

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