Tarheel Subdivision – a Mountain Community in Murphy NC – The perfect place to buy and sell real estate!

The Tarheel Subdivision in Murphy, North Carolina is of of Cherokee County’s most established developments. With a a variety of different homes and land for sale in this community, it provides many options to buyers and sellers alike. Not only that, it’s the home of The Poltrock Team at REMAX!



One of the most well know phrases in real estate is, “location, location, location.” Without a doubt, Tarheel’s location is one of its greatest assets. I tis located behind the Murphy Fire Department in downtown off of Talc Mine Road. Owners are able to enjoy the extremely close proximity to downtown without having to pay any Murphy City taxes.

When you speak with folks who live in Tarheel, you’ll notice that almost everyone mentions how you “feel like you’re in the woods and minutes from town.” Most of the residents can be in downtown Murphy in five minutes or less, depending on what section they are in.

The Entrance Sign into Tarheel North in Murphy NC
The Entrance Sign into Tarheel North in Murphy NC


Tarheel is divided into several sections:

  • Tarheel North
  • Tarheel West
  • Tarheel South
  • Lover’s Leap


Tarheel conisists of a great group of folks. It boasts lots of full time residents (including The Poltrock Team! 🙂 With everything from attorneys to teachers to excavators, you get a great mix of folks. There are also a number of part time vacation homes in the mix.


One my favorite things about Tarheel is the fact that is bordered on one side by Murphy City Limits and by US Forest Service and Lake Hiwassee on the other. This prevents Tarheel from growing into a sprawling subdivision and keeps it what it is today.


Almost every land parcel in Tarheel is restricted preventing things such as mobile homes, random farm animals, junk, and more. Learn more about Deed Restrictions and how they work in Murphy NC. Many people looking to buy in Murphy like this fact as they do not have to worry about an undesireable home/junk being next to them.

Real Estate

Tarheel offers lots of options when it comes to buying real estate. When choosing land for sale, you have choices on everything from land tracts for sale to improved lots. Homes are also readily for sale beginning in the low 100’s all the way up to the 600+ range. There are some great oppotunities to find mountain real estate! Since Tarheel is not a “searchable” field in the Mountain Lakes MLS Search, email me at JohnPoltrock@gmail.com with “Tarheel” in the subject line and we’ll send you everything available for sale in Tarheel. We’re here for you! You can also see Our Listings to find those for sale in Tarheel.

John Poltrock – The Poltrock Team at REMAX Mountain Properties – Murphy NC Real Estate – www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call us toll free today at 1-866-687-7496

New 2/2 Home for Sale in Tarheel North of Murphy NC!

We always love it when a new home comes up for sale on the market – especially an affordable home in a great neighborhood! Tarheel North is one of Murphy’s favorites! At less than $150,000, this ranch styled home is maintained perfectly and is one of the homes you feel comfortable in immediately. It features all the appliances, rock fireplace with gas logs, a full basement this is perfect for storage or to finish off for more living area, a private screened in porch to enjoy summer days and watch the many deer and turkey that frequent the area.

And in real estate, it’s always location, location, location and Tarheel North has it! Click, Call, Email, Smoke Signal, anything you need to do to get in touch with us about this one!

John Poltrock – The POLTROCK TEAM – www.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-687-7496 today!

Overview of Murphy, North Carolina – The Location, Population, People, Real Estate, History, and Facts

One of the Entry Signs to Murphy NC City Limits
One of the Entry Signs to Murphy NC City Limits

Murphy is the westernmost town in North Carolina. Nestled in the Blue Ridge and Mountains, Murphy is the county seat of Cherokee County. The city limits of Murphy are actually quite small with a landmass of approximately 1,702.88 acres. On the same token, the “area” of Murphy is quite large. It comprises the entire zip code 28906.


Murphy’s downtown square is located at Longitude/Latitude N 35 05.267 W 84 02.060. It is located where the Valley River and Hiwassee River come together. Highways 64, 74, and 19/129 are the major roadways.

Directions to Murphy from internet sources such as Rand McNally and MapQuest tend to be down curvy routes.  Although the distance may be shorter, they tend not to be the best – especially coming from our South. You can get the best directions to Murphy NC here.


The city limits of Murphy have a mere 1,568 people. Albeit a small number, if you were to step back and look at the entire area referred to as Murphy (the entire zip code 28906), it has 16,454 people who call these mountains home. All of Cherokee County NC has a total population of 24,298.

The People of Murphy

When you’re looking to move to Murphy or buy an investment and/or second home property, it’s very important to know what to expect from the folks in Murphy.  Locals are some of the kindest and most generous people you’ll meet. They are open to newcomers and don’t shun people. Being in the heart of the Bible Belt, a large portion of people are religious and attend a wide variety of churches with varying denominations. The bottom line is, you’ll meet a lot of people who will become lifelong friends before you know it!


A Bird’s Eye View of Downtown Murphy, NC

Downtown Murphy has tons to offer! It’s one of the few downtowns that is walkable and full of great shops! You can easily park your car downtown and walk to every store downtown has to offer. There are many great options that include, and are certainly not limited to, a bakery, quilting shop, auto parts store, hardware and supply, shoe repair and shoe shop, antiques, sporting goods, women’s botique, coffee shop, book store, candy store, furniture store, drug store, and much more. You’ll enjoy it!


As of the census in 2000, Murphy was made up of 89.60% white, 5.48% African American, 1.28% Native American, 1.34% Asian, 1.15% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.87% of the population.

Real Estate

Real estate is one thing The POLTROCK TEAM knows well! View many of the common types of real estate for sale here. If you would like for us to search for specific property for you, let us know! You can call toll free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 or email me at JohnPoltrock@gmail.com . You are also welcome to use our online Contact Us forms.


Murphy was named for the North Carolina Politician, Archibald Murphey. Murphy originally started along the trading path known as the Unicoi Turnpike which connected the Cherokee lands east of the mountains with the “Overhill Towns” of Tennessee. Once the Indians were removed in 1836 across the Trail of Tears, the US Army built Fort Butler in what is today Murphy. Fort Butler was used as the main collection point for the Cherokee on the eastern side of the mountains. They were moved from Fort Butler, across the Unicoi Turnpike, and then to Fort Cass (which is now Charleston, Tennessee). Today, the Unicoi Turnpike is better known as Joe Brown Highway.

The site where Murphy is now located at along the Hiwassee River was known to the Cherokee Indians as Tlanusi-yi, which translates to the Leech Place. This name originated from a legend about a giant leech name Tlanusi that lived in the river.

Neat Facts

Murphy is closer to the capitals of six other states than it is its own state capital in Raleigh. The capitals of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky, and West Virginia are all closer than Raleigh.

Eric Rudolph, the fugitive who was responsible for the 1996 Olympic bombing in Atlanta, GA was arrested in Murphy by the Murphy Police Department after a futile, extensive FBI search. He was found behind Save-a-Lot grocery store.

Murphy, NC is rated by Forbes in the Top 10 list of up and coming vacation home markets.

There’s a rumor, albeit unsubstantiated, that President Lincoln’s Father is buried at the old Harshaw Chapel.

Mark Deweese, All-American Cross Country and Track athlete was both born and played at Murphy High School.

Carl Pickens, legendary football star, is a Murphy prodigy of years past.

Visit the Town of Murphy NC’s Official Website

Written By: John Poltrock, Certified Residential Specialistwww.MyMurphy.comJohnPoltrock@gmail.com – Call us Toll-Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496

References and Sources
Cherokee County Mapping Department
The 2000 U.S. Census