Foreclosure on over 15 acres of land at 201 Candy Mountain Road Murphy NC

This is great foreclosed land, listed at $89,900, on Candy Mountain in Murphy, NC in the Hiwassee Dam Area.  This is excellent acreage for a farm or private estate!  The land is gentle and rolling which makes for a perfect pasture.  There is a HUGE barn already established on the property that provides a great start for your new farm.  It also features multiple creeks, an old farmhouse, and it is partially fenced.  This is a quiet and peaceful piece of property in a great area.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, call us today for more information!

Since foreclosure information changes constantly and links to more pictures and information is only valid for a short period of time, we want to make sure you have the most accurate and up-to-date information possible. If you’d like more details, pictures, or more information on the property, please call or email today and we’ll send it right over.

Contact The Poltrock Team Today – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com

Call us Toll Free Today at 1-866-687-7496

The Hiwassee Dam Hydroelectric Dam in Murphy NC

The Hiwassee Dam is one of my favorite things to see here in Murphy NC. If I’m showing homes or land in the area, I always love to take folks to see it. At 307 feet, Hiwassee Dam is the third tallest dam in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) system. It stretches an 1,376 feet from bank to bank of the river, and I must admit, is an amazing sight to stand at the bottom of and see just how big it really is. It was part of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal to provide work for people and help bring the United States out of the Great Depression.

Named after the Hiwassee River, the dam is responsible for creating Lake Hiwassee and generating an impressive 185 Megawatts of power, which is enough power for roughly 185,000 homes in green power.

History

Construction began on Hiwassee Dam July 15, 1936, and it officially opened for operation on February 8, 1940. At a price tag of 24 million at that time, it was a sizable, and expensive, undertaking. It had dual purposes – to generate power for the region and provide flood control for the Chattanooga area, which is why you see the waters of Lake Hiwassee lower in the colder seasons of the year.

Building the dam required purchasing 24,102 acres. It took 3,836 acres that had to be completely cleared. What’s even more amazing is that it required 261 families, 462 graves, and 25 miles of roads that had to be completely relocated to a new area.

Go See It

So while you’re here in Murphy, you certainly need to go see the Hiwassee Dam. It’s a great area attraction that’s beautiful in its own right.

Directions

To get to it from Murphy, take 64 West. Turn right on 294. Follow to a right on Hiwassee Dam Access Road. Follow it a few miles and you’ll drive right over the dam.

Sources cited: TVA and wikipedia

Cherokee Lake in Murphy NC on Forest Service Land

Cherokee Lake is a beautiful place to have a picnic, fish, relax, and enjoy right here in Murphy NC. It’s largely brought to us by the US Forest Service, who is responsible for maintaining the grounds. On the grounds, you’ll find a great dock to fish from, a large picnic pavilion, picnic tables scattered around with grills you can use, and walking trails so you can venture into the woods and enjoy all that nature has to offer.

It’s located in the Hiwassee Dam community of Murphy right off of 294. To get there, you will take Highway 64 West, make a right on 294. Follow that a couple miles to the entrance to Cherokee Lake on your right hand side. It’s just before the brand new bridge.

Be sure to check it out, have a picnic, and enjoy the outdoors! 😉

**Note on the pictures above** You can click the images to open the full size image so you can actually see it!.

Like the area? Search all the listings for sale in Murphy NC!

John Poltrock – The Poltrock Team at REMAX Mountain Properties in Murphy NC – www.MyMurphy.com – JohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call Toll Free today at 1-866-687-7496

Unrestricted Land Acreage for Sale in Hiwassee Dam Community of Murphy NC – 5 Acres!

Unrestricted Land for Sale in Murphy NCIf you’re looking for a tract of land for sale in Murphy, NC, look no further! This property is a spectacular opportunity with 5.07+/- very private acres in the Hiwassee Dam community of Murphy. If offers what some folks only dream of finding in the mountains of North Carolina! This tract of land is completely unrestricted allowing you to put any type of home you desire. Currently priced in the LOW 30’s you have to see it to believe it!

Be sure to see this property on our website for more pictures, information, and to check the active price.

See ALL our land and home listings for sale in Murphy!

Search The MLS for FREE

I like what I see! Make an Appointment to see this property in person

John Poltrock, Certified Residential Specialist – www.MyMurphy.com – The POLTROCK TEAM at REMAX Mountain Properties in Murphy NC – JohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-687-7496

Great New 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath Log Home for Sale in Murphy NC on Just over 2 Acres of Land!

What a whopping opportunity to buy real estate in Murphy NC! Located at 922 Liberty Circle in the Hiwassee Dam community,  this amazing 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath true log home with custom milled logs and an open floor plan is a spectacular buy – and on just over 2 acres! It’s situated perfectly on top of gentle ridgeline and surrounded by wooded privacy.

This log home boasts a roughly 66′ long front porch with tongue and groove ceilings, and if you step inside, you’ll see a very nice stone gas log fireplace, supersized laundry room and pantry, a full bonus room that can be an office or just about anything you like! You’ll also find a tongue and groove interior giving it that warm, woodsy feel while still being bright and open.

The kitchen is great with lots of room, gorgeous cabinetry with lots of storage, an island, and so much more! The master suite is separated and to itself giving it privacy from the other bedrooms. In it, you will find his and hers closets, a private bathroom with a large tile shower, and much more. It has a full metal roof and a 16×20 storage shed outside that will be great for storage, a workshop, or just about anything!

CLICK HERE for more pictures and the current price of this log cabin for sale in Murphy NC. It’s truly amazing!

Call The Poltrock Team Today! Toll Free 1-866-687-7496

Enjoying the Water on Hiwassee Lake in Murphy NC This Weekend!

This weekend turned out to be bright and gorgeous! After a long day of showing real estate to some prospective buyers on Saturday, it really was a treat to get out boating on Lake Hiwassee this Sunday.

We put in the boat at the Hanging Dog Forest Service area here in Murphy and then rode all the way to the Hiwassee Dam.

This year is exceptionally beautiful because Hiwassee is practically full! After a couple of years with low rainfall and low water levels on Hiwassee, it’s genuinely a treat to see it that full. It’s beautiful with all the Forest Service it has surrounding it, and yesterday was no exception. It’s great to ride for miles and only see nature around. Natural shoreline is certainly the majority on Hiwassee since it’s only 7% developed and Forest Service owns the rest.

If you’ve not been fishing or skiing on Hiwassee, you should! Much of the water is like glass since the channels are long, slender, and blocked from wind by the mountains. You can find a cove and just enjoy yourself and likely not see another person in your cove!

For real estate in the mountains of Murphy NC or to find out what is for sale on Lake Hiwassee, call The POLTROCK TEAM at REMAX Mountain Properties toll free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – JohnPoltrock@gmail.com – www.iLoveMurphy.com

Bear Paw Resort in the Hiwassee Dam Community of Murphy, NC

 

It is quite an amazing area that leaves fond memories in the minds of children and adults. It is surprisingly common to have a middle-aged person come who spent their summers as a kid in Bear Paw and want to purchase a property so they can continue to enjoy and prolong those great memories that have captivated them for years. We’ve spoken to and worked with many people who have fit this exact statement.

Being in Bear Paw alone is a wonderful experience. It features lots of things to do in the community areas such as a swimming pool, convention center, pond, guarded entrance, playground, basketball court, marina, and many other amenities. Property owners come from all over the United States just to be part of this exclusive mountain community. Surrounded by U.S. Forest Service and TVA land, the community is completely to itself and likely will never loose its natural mountain and lake views. It is on Lake Hiwassee, and the lake itself houses approximately 6,090 acres to fish, boat, water ski, or whatever you please.

The History of Bear Paw

Tucked in among the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, bathed by a 6,000 acre Lake Hiwassee and virtually surrounded by 500,000 acres of the Nantahala National Forest, there is a place called Bear Paw. This information summary will help you understand why we think you may come to spend a day and wish to remain a lifetime.

The history of Bear Paw begins with a decision to build a series of dams, Hiwassee and Chatuge Dams on the Hiwassee River and Nottley Dam on the Nottley River, a tributary to the Hiwassee River. All three dams are operated as a unit for the purpose of flood control, navigation and power generation. Hiwassee Dam is one of 51 dams in the TVA, Tennessee Valley Authority, water control systems that provide flood regulation in the Tennessee, lower Ohio and Mississippi Valleys. This system also creates a navigation channel on the Tennessee River and provides hydroelectric power. Construction on the Hiwassee Dam began in July 1936 and was completed in May 1956.

After the site of the dam was chosen, the first task undertaken by the TVA was the development of access roads to the site. The only roads available were winding mountain roads, unsurfaced and impassable during wet weather. Consideration was given to building a rail spur to the dam site. However, after the job was completed the spur would be abandoned and a good highway would have to be constructed as a permanent part of the development. It was decided to locate the job railhead at Turtletown, Tennessee, and to build a highway from there to the job site. Today the road is TN Highway 123 to NC Highway 294 to Hiwassee Dam Road.

Because Hiwassee Dam was built in a sparsely settled and isolated region, there was a shortage of available residential labor and a lack of housing facilities for the imported labor. These conditions necessitated building a complete construction village as a self-contained community unit. The village consisted of 42 permanent houses, 73 temporary houses, five men’s dormitories, one women’s dormitory, a cafeteria, hospital, a community building, personnel office, and a school for those children in the village that were in the higher grammar school grades. In addition, there were nine group garage buildings, a service station, bowling alley, and an observation building.

Estimates of the personnel requirement for the construction of the dam showed that housing facilities at the dam would be required for 1,100 people. Also, because of the remoteness of the site, it was important to not only provide housing for those who were building the dam, but also those who would eventually operate the dam and power plant. The site of the village was to be within walking distance, about 1,500 feet, from the construction site.

1959 – “Hiwassee Lake Resort Village” was organized to own land in Cherokee County. The tract of land described in the deed came from the United States of America acting through the Tennessee Valley Authority. The land recorded on February 17, 1959 included the Hiwassee Dam construction and operating village.

1963 – The property was known as “Hiwassee Lake Estates Subdivision.” It was divided into “Hiwassee Resort Village” and “Hiwassee Lake Estates.” Hiwassee Resort Village consisted of mainly a clubhouse, rental cottages and beach. Hiwassee Lake Estates consisted of subdivided lots for the construction of private homes.

One of the first sales offices was located in Atlanta, Georgia. Those who were interested were invited to the Peachtree Office Building for a buffet supper. Displays were presented depicting the property. Those interested were invited to the resort for a two-day stay at no cost. The adults and children explored the lake resort and subdivision.

By mid-year 1963, 210 home sites were sold. Three miles of road were constructed throughout Sections I, II and III. Before that, property was shown by boat and by horseback. The first new water well was completed and tied in with the original water storage and treatment system. Three estate homes had been completed and there were plans for twelve more. Work began on the parks in Sections I and II. The original Clubhouse facilities were for the exclusive use of the property owners and their guests were completed in April that year.

Later that same year, the first 12 cottages were offered for sale. They were located on the right side of Village Road starting near the social pavilion and extending to the entrance of Hiwassee Lake Estates. That entrance was near the intersection of Village Road and Highland Road. You can still see the “Bear Paw” at the intersection, imbedded in the rock face. It’s quite the landmark!

1965 – 589 home sites bad been sold, more than 50% of the available lots. Steps in the development were being finalized to make it a year-round resort. The first phase of the security system was put into effect. Sixteen homes were completed. A model home was constructed at the intersection of Village Road and Lonesome Pine. It is the gray house on the southeast comer. Another model is farther east on Village Road, the “A-frame” cottage on the top of the hill to the left.January 23, 1973 – The resort community became known as “Bear Paw” under the ownership of Dr. Robert Bretches, Errell Steele, Jr., and First Georgia Investment Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cousins Properties. They wanted to provide for the preservation of the values and amenities of the “Resort” and “Common” properties. “Common properties” were then known as the “Class A Residential Area,” which included the security gates, open spaces, roads and similar facilities. “Resort properties,” included a timber and fieldstone lodge, a gym and a snack shop. Surrounding the lodge were the tennis courts, swimming pool, ice skating rink, and playgrounds. Recreational facilities also included a sled slope, stables, and marina.

 

 

Bear Paw of Today

 

 

Bear Paw was 1,000 acres of woodland, of which 469 acres were exclusively devoted to privately owned permanent homes. Two hundred and 30 acres were designated specifically for condominiums. December 19, 1973, the lodge burned to the ground and was. subsequently replaced by the present-day clubhouse/office facility.

Today, the Bear Paw community consists of 1,090 lots, over 200 homes, 42 cottages, 23 condominiums and Mountain View Marina. More and more of the friendly people at Bear Paw are permanent residents. They choose to enjoy the services provided year-round, such as security, well-maintained roads and grounds, as well as hiking, fishing and boating. They also enjoy the summer months that are best for swimming and tennis.The Bear Paw community consists of the “Bear Paw Service District,” a special service district ratified by the State of North Carolina, that serves the common properties and the majority of the property owners. A small number of property owners are excluded and are members of the “Hiwassee Lakefront Property Owners Association.” The “Cottage Owners” and the “Condominium Owners” Associations are also excluded. However, both are under contract with the Service District to provide most of the services like security, roads and recreational facilities.

 

 

The benefit of the “Bear Paw Service District” is that as a special service district ratified by the State of North Carolina, it levies taxes based on the assessed value of property and homes in the district. A seven member board that is elected by the property owners in the Service District administers the income from the taxes collected by Cherokee County for the Bear Paw Service District. These monies are used exclusively to provide the services of security, roads, grounds and recreation. The Service District helps insure that every property owner shares fairly in keeping Bear Paw, on Lake Hiwassee, a premier private living and vacation community in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.

 

Bear Paw Downloads

Download the Bear Paw in Murphy NC Current Zoning Ordinance Document (as of 2/9/09)

 

Need to sell your property in Bear Paw?

 

Call or email us! It’s a toll-free call at 1-866-687-7496 or email at JohnPoltrock@gmail.com. You’ll receive aFREEcopy of our Seller’s Guide and a market analysis to find out what your property is worth in today’s market!

 

Want to buy property in Bear Paw?

Call or email us! You can even Search Homes for Sale in Bear Paw right here on our website! It’s a toll-free call at 1-866-687-7496 or email at JohnPoltrock@gmail.com. We’ll immediately send you a list of all the properties in Bear Paw so you can see what is available. We can also notify you the instant new real estate comes available – all for FREE!

 

The Poltrock Team at RE/MAX –www.iLoveMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com – The Poltrock Team – Call usToll Free at 1-866-687-7496for Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team!

 

 

 

 

Owassa Road in Murphy NC

OwassaVery seldom do you see a place in the United States have a unique name. In Murphy, we see many Indian and other names which you’re unlikely to see anywhere else. Today on our way back from visiting family in Pensacola, FL, I noticed a sign I never thought I’d see! I took this picture from my Blackberry driving 70 mph on a highway, and I’m surprised it even came out legible!

Owassa is a road on the Northwestern side of Cherokee County. Although it takes 20-30 minutes to get to from town, there’s some amazing sights there.

The largest attractions around Owassa Road is threefold: US Forest Service / Nantahala Forest land, Lake Appalachia, and privacy.

Owassa Road is in the Hiwassee Dam community of Murphy, North Carolina. It is accessible from the Northern part of Highway 294 and off of Camp Creek Road. It is also the road that leads into one of Lake Appalachia’s few communities with real estate for sale. It leads to Wilderness Lake Estates which offers lake views and lake front on of the most private communities.

John Poltrock – The POLTROCK TEAM at RE/MAX Mountain Properties – www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call 1-866-687-7496 and demand The POLTROCK TEAM!

Fields of the Wood in Murphy NC – The World’s Largest Ten Commandments

Murphy, North Carolina is located in the heart of the Bible Belt – and we’ve even heard it referred to as the “Buckle” of the Bible Belt. As such, it’s only fitting we are home to the World’s Largest Ten Commandments at Fields of the Wood in the Hiwassee Dam Community of Murphy NC.

Located about 18 miles from Murphy on NC Highway 294, the 200 acre Bible theme park features many well known features such as:

  • The All Nations Cross, which has flags from every nation where the Church of God is established
  • Prayer Mountain – on the way to the 80 foot altar, the long stairway has 29 important Bible teachings explained on headstone-like monuments
  • A Gospel Theater
  • a life-size replica of Golgotha
  • A replica of Jesus’s tomb
  • The Baptismal Pond
  • Duck Pond
  • Picnic Spots
  • Nature Trails
  • The Gift Shop
  • Solid Rock Café – featuring American styled food and homemade fudge
  • and more

It was the vision of the Church of God of Prophecy founder Ambrose Jessup Tomlinson. The monument itself was completed in 1945 and has been lovingly cared for by the Church of God of Prophecy ever since.

Fields of the Wood is open all throughout the year and has free admission for everyone. Interestingly enough, it was named the #1 family attraction in the Great Smoky Mountains in 2003.

If you would like more details on Fields of the Wood, call them at 828-494-7855 or visit their website at www.fieldsofthewoodbiblepark.com.

This is a very worthwhile attraction to see while you’re visiting Murphy, NC. I commonly take clients and folks to see Fields of the Wood because no matter what religion or denomination you are, it is a very impressive sight to see!

John and Jessica Poltrock – RE/MAX Mountain Properties in Murphy NC – The POLTROCK TEAM – www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.comCall Toll Free (877) 837-3002 and demand The POLTROCK TEAM!!! – Homes, Land, and Commercial Real Estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Murphy, North Carolina

Holy Cannoli!!! They Sold It 68.5% FASTER Than the Market – AGAIN!!!

Liberty Circle AcreageWow! The POLTROCK TEAM sold this +/- 6.9 Acre tract in the Hiwassee Dam Community in 67 days!!! That’s 68.5% faster than the market’s average of 213 days for land!

Who’d-a-thunk-it???

When you want results, call RE/MAX TODAY toll free (877) 837-3002 and demand the POLTROCK TEAM!!! You’ll receive a FREE full-color 15 page packet on how they get the results you’ve been looking for.

Homes, Land, and Commercial Real Estate in the Mountains of Murphy, North Carolina – www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com – (877) 837-3002