One of the best and most overlooked assets to Murphy, North Carolina is the people who live here. After having lived here for almost 10 years, they become the “norm.” It is easy to get used to them as the status quo and to forget how truly wonderful and unique every person is.
My parents came up for a week just recently and there were several occasions where my dad drove my personal truck. One day, he told me, “I’ve been waved at by more people on the way over here than I think I know in my hometown!” That statement alone made me realize just how much of a blessing it is to know all the people I do and to have as many friends and family as I’ve come to know right here in Murphy, NC.
One thing I can assure you about Murphy is that you get both the small town feel and the wonderful people. If you decide to move here or come here for a little R&R, you will find you will meet all of these wonderful people who are your neighbors, your folks from church, the clerk at the grocery store or at Wal-Mart, and just about anyone else you bump in to downtown will instantly be friendly and potentially become a friend.
So go ahead, search for that dream home, rent a vacation home, or just come and camp so you may enjoy the great atmosphere I have come to know, love, and even get so used to that it seems like the entire world is this way. Although the entire world is far from being like Murphy, here you know you have a great safe haven where you can always expect folks to wave at you as you drive down the road.