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    Cyburbian jmello's avatar
    Mar 2005
    Clayobyrne, CB

    Highlands, NC (no 56k)

    Small resort town, built as a resort town atop mountains. I was gonna do "Guess the Region," as I imagined myself in CO or somewhere in the Rockies...

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    Cyburbian Zoning Goddess's avatar
    Sep 1999
    400 miles from Orlando
    I don't remember the town, but I remember going to the area a couple times as a kid and staying at a really nice resort on a mountain. My mom can't remember the name and I can't either. It was great fun for kids from the flatlands of Florida!

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    Apr 2006
    Canton, Michigan
    Nice pics, looks like a cute little town.

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    Cyburbian biscuit's avatar
    Nov 2002
    Paris of Appalachia
    My hometown is just 30 miles south of Highlands so I have spent a lot of time in and around the town over the years. I enjoyed many a weekend hiking in the surrounding woods, and taking dates up for a day of walking around and visiting ice cream shops and secluded scenic overlooks. Highlands is a beautiful town that at first served as a place for many of the well-heeled from the South Carolina Lowcountry to spend the summer but has now been inundated with masses of wealthy Atlantans.

    Some Highlands trivia:
    - At around 4500 ft. Highlands is supposedly the highest (or is it second highest?) incorporated town in the Eastern US

    - There is a marker off of the main drag that claims to be the location of one of Hernando DeSoto's camps during his exploration of America in the 1500's.

    - My tiny high school's basketball team almost always played against Highland's even tinier high school during homecoming so we could guarantee a win.

    - I have taken a leak off the rock where jmello took the first picture in the thread.
    Last edited by biscuit; 05 Jun 2006 at 4:56 PM.

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