The Four Distinct Seasons of Franklin NC!

One of the highlights of life in Franklin NC is enjoying the four mild but distinct seasons!

It’s February and we’ve just experienced our first snow of the WINTER!  You know this isn’t an everyday occurance because there are kids playing outside everywhere, snowmen in the yards all over town… and the grocery store is packed – as if these flurries in the sky might become a blizzard!

View a video of our first snow of the year HERE!

Come SPRING the bulbs will be in bloom.  The Town of Franklin plants gorgeous daffodils at many of our intersections… and you’re sure to enjoy the flower displays in yards all over Macon County!  The dogwoods, pear trees, azaleas and mountain laurel will keep you smiling!

Spring in Franklin NC, Cherry Blossoms Franklin NC, Springtime in the Mountains, Photo Courtesy of Delainey Golightly

Produce is king in the SUMMER!  Garden plots abound in Franklin, as our rich clay soil is perfect for those veggies.  And if you don’t have a green thumb, there are plenty of produce stands and u-pick farms such as Tallent’s Produce and J.W. Mitchell’s U-Pick.

Summer Garden in Franklin NC, The Four Seasons of Franklin, Life in Franklin NC

Of course, we are are famous for our spectacular FALL foliage!  We’re quite a busy town in October, when the leaves are at their peak!  You’ll enjoy the hayrides, bonfires, hot apple cider… maybe even a trip to a corn maze

Fall in Franklin North Carolina, Farm in Franklin NC, Fall Foliage in Carolinas, Mountain View in Franklin NC

Yes, life is good here in Franklin NC!  We’d love to have you here with us!

View Franklin NC home listings by price HERE!

Until next time,

John Becker the “Bald Head”

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Newest listings in the Cartoogechaye Township of Franklin NC as of February 4th 2013

Below you will find the newest listings in the township of CARTOOGECHAYE in Franklin North Carolina as of February 4 2013. The Cartoogechaye Township is located in Franklin NC towards the WESTERN part of town in Macon County NC. T…Read more

Newest Listings in Holly Springs Area of Franklin NC as of Jan 29th, 2013

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Newest Listings in the Burningtown Township of Franklin NC as of Jan 23rd 2013

Below you will find the newest listings in the township of Burningtown in Franklin North Carolina: Burningtown Township is located in Franklin NC towards the North Western quadrant of Macon County NC. Burningtown is a mountainous township surro…Read more

6604 Upper Burningtown Road Franklin NC – Cottage for Sale

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Bald Head Realty Franklin NC

Macon County NC Real Estate with Specialty in Franklin & Otto

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Your gateway to Paradise in the Smokey Mountains of Franklin, NC.John Becker / Bald Head, provides a superior level of informed, professional real estate service to Buyers and Sellers. You can obtain any information you require in order to make an informed purchase regarding Franklin NC Homes for Sale and Franklin NC Properties for Sale with John Becker at Bald Head Realty. Call 828-506-3719.

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Getting to Know Macon County North Carolina

Getting to Know Macon County North Carolina…

If you're lucky enough to live in Macon County, you're lucky enough!

Macon County NC is home to the beautiful towns of Franklin, Otto, Highlands and Nantahala North Carolina.  Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it has a lush terrain with rolling hillsides, rivers, streams and many amazing waterfalls.  There are so many things to do… enjoy kayaking/fishing/tubing, whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River, gem-mining, mountain biking, hiking, and viewing waterfalls.  If you like shopping, you're also in luck.  When you need a break from all the activities, enjoy one of many great local restaurants!

Macon County is known for it's many festivals throughout the year.  It is also home to a beautiful state-of-the-art performing arts center, featuring many local, national and international entertainers.

Click HERE to go to the Macon County NC Government website for many great resources and public service information.
 

Welcome to Macon County North Carolina!

 

Did you know…

– Macon County is one of the fastest growing counties in North Carolina!
– Macon County boasts an airport with landing facilities, plane rentals and flight lessons!
– The Cowee Township area was the center stage on which would determine the future of two nations!
– The famous potter Josiah Wedgwood used several tons of clay taken from Macon County in 1767 to use in his pottery!

 

 

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Newest Listings in the Cowee Township of Franklin NC Dec 18th 2012

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Newest Listings in the Cartoogechaye Township of Franklin NC Dec 16th 2012

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John Becker Keller Williams
Macon County NC Real Estate with Specialty in Franklin & Otto
"Offering Solutions to My Clients"
Your gateway to Paradise in the Smokey Mountains of Franklin, NC.
John Becker / Bald Head, provides a superior level of informed, professional real estate service to Buyers and Sellers. You can obtain any information you require in order to make an informed purchase regarding Franklin NC Homes for Sale and Franklin NC Properties for Sale with John Becker at Keller Williams Realty. Call 828-506-3719.

 Google Me John Becker the Bald Head Franklin NC Real Estate

Why I Love Living in Franklin NC

Why I Love Living in Franklin NC

By
John Becker/Bald Head

Franklin NC Town Center

Actually, it would take much more time and space to write about the reasons I love living in Franklin NC than this space will allow. Consequently, I am going to give you a couple things to wet your whistle and hopefully convince you to come to Franklin NC and enjoy this wonderful people friendly destination. 

The Town of Franklin's website puts it this way, "Franklin is a small mountain town surrounded by beautiful streams, waterfalls, mountains, hills and valleys. The people are friendly and organize lots of activities, including festivals and arts and crafts shows. There are plenty of trails for hiking and the views are breathtaking. There is also plenty of fishing, hunting, rafting and kayaking available. The Franklin area is the Gem Capitol of the World, so if you try your hand at mining you are bound to find many beautiful and sometimes very valuable stones."  These things are all true, but there are some attributes that Franklin NC has that may escape your notice if not told… So allow me a few lines to express my love for this town..

First, Franklin is surrounded almost 75% of the way or more by US Forest Service land. Now, at first thought that may not mean much to you. The benefit of this "natural fence"  is that FRANKLIN can not sprawl and the result is a community that has limited growth propensities and more stable home pricing. A second benefit of this "natural fence" is that because Franklin can't "sprawl" our population growth is limited which in turn will not provide "mega national chain franchises" the demographic footprint they need in order to facilitate business in our area. This is a wonderful benefit because we don't have all those chain stores mucking up our beautiful area. However, should you want to patronize those type stores they are located in surrounding communities only minutes away.

Map of Franklin NC

 

Second, Franklin NC has some of the friendliest people on the planet! I challenge you to go into any store, shop, or restaurant and see how you are treated (LIKE FAMILY!)  When I first came here from Fort Lauderdale in 1993, I misinterpreted this friendliness for weirdess! Now I understand that I was weird and the Franklinites were friendly. This is why most of us need to come to Franklin to "DETOX" from the big city life, the hustle and bustle, the honking horns and the over populated fast paced life styles with the miles and miles of asphalt and buildings!  I will be posting more about why I love living in Franklin NC soon. But if you're like me and you can't wait… visit my website www.baldheadtherealtor.com.   In the mean time here's a link to some good Franklin NC Videos… enjoy! 

Fun in Franklin NC

John  Becker Keller Williams
Macon County NC Real Estate with Specialty in Franklin & Otto
"Offering Solutions to My Clients"
Your gateway to Paradise in the Smokey Mountains of Franklin, NC.
John Becker / Bald Head, provides a superior level of informed, professional real estate service to Buyers and Sellers. You can obtain any information you require in order to make an informed purchase regarding Franklin NC Homes for Sale and Franklin NC Properties for Sale with John Becker at Keller Williams Realty. Call 828-506-3719.