Highlands, North Carolina 

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Population

984

+9.7% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.2%

Median Income

$61,713

Median Home Price

$600,500

Median Age

60.2

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.6 / 5.5

summer / winter

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June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Highlands, while January and December are the least comfortable months.


Highlands, NC Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: North Carolina
County: Macon County
Metro Area: Cullowhee Metro Area
Political Ideology: Strongly conservative
City: Highlands
Zip Codes: 28741


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Highlands is 4.2% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Highlands jobs have increased by 1.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Highlands's cost of living is 24.0% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Highlands's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Macon county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 68.5% to 30.0%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Highlands's population is 984 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 9.7%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Highlands is Real Estate: $600,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.0%.

SCHOOLS
Highlands public schools spend $10,209 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.5 students per teacher in Highlands. More Education



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Housing Market in Highlands

It's a good time to buy in Highlands. Home Appreciation is up 17.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Highlands is $600,500.

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Reviews for Highlands   3 Reviews
Used to be a nice town - 9/6/2021
This used to be a quaint, quiet, sweet little town, but it has ballooned into a rich man's Mecca. Fist of all, it's a tiny town... so parking is at a premium and it gets... Read More

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Business Environment - 3/5/2011
I have run two businesses in Highlands. It is a very seasonal business trend. The rents are high and so is the cost of doing business, including labor cost, cost of... Read More

Step up to the high roller's club - 4/15/2007
A beautiful mountain resort area with cool summers, Highlands has become the mecca for Southern High Roller to "summer". Restaurants, country clubs, elite shops, and... Read More


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