What to Do on the Perfect Day out in Sylva, NC

Sylva’s tree-lined streetscape, dotted with benches, provides visitors with an afternoon of easy walking. And the vibrant downtown boasts an assortment of art galleries, bookstores, farm-to-table restaurants, craft breweries, and coffee shops. Best of all, this bustling mountain town is surrounded by nature, offering a plethora of outdoor adventure opportunities.  Ready to spend an amazing […]

Have You Seen These Homes with Game Rooms for Sale?

Do you, your family, and your guests need a mid-afternoon refuge from the late summer heat? We know just which room in your home makes the perfect retreat! You can call it a game room, rec room, bonus room, or your new happy place. In any case, it’s the room where afternoons are spent with […]

Open Your Imagination at City Lights Bookstore

On a quiet hill overlooking Main Street in Sylva is City Lights Bookstore. In the distance are numerous mountain ridges cradling the small, picturesque town. Inside the beloved shop, there are numerous bookshelves, each nurturing the hearts and minds of this community. “Even before I owned City Lights, I’d been a bookseller most of my […]

Local Schools are Building Tomorrow: Education is a Top Priority in WNC

One of the most important things to consider when you’re thinking about moving is the quality of the schools. The schools around a home affect its value and its appeal to potential future buyers. Even if you don’t have children or they are out of the nest, you want to be aware of the quality […]

48 Hours in Sylva: Everything You Need to Know for a Perfect Weekend

When many Western North Carolina residents think of Sylva, NC, they first think of the town’s iconic historic courthouse building sitting atop 107 steps. Visitors from out of town recognize the “all American” mainstreet from the 2018 Oscar-nominated movie “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”. But from its verdant outdoors opportunities to its innovative craft brewing […]

5 Ways to Live Abundantly in Bear Lake Reserve

It is hard to believe, but there are places deep inside the Blue Ridge Mountains that inspire wonder. Places where it’s still possible to get outside and experience everything that nature has to offer. With miles of lake frontage fringed by beautiful mountains, Bear Lake Reserve is more than just an escape from the daily […]

How to Describe Cashiers, NC in 3 Key Words

What three words would you use to describe the high-altitude village of Cashiers, NC? Cashiers (pronounced CASH-ers) is a tiny mountain community of just 1.1 square miles and 2,000 full-time residents. And yet it may be one of the most precious gems hidden within the Blue Ridge Mountains.  There are many words you could use […]

3 Historic Buildings in Sylva You Need to Visit

Sylva is in many ways one of the best kept secrets in the Western North Carolina mountains. Nestled between the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sylva’s thriving downtown boasts shops, restaurants, and beautiful historic architecture. Here at Beverly-Hanks, we think it’s always interesting to see how our mountain towns can change […]

Help Us Choose the Best Porch in WNC: Championship Round

Which Home has the Best Porch? Your Favorite will be Our April Home of the Month! Click the button below your favorite porch to vote now. Click the photo to see the listing. About the Homes: The homes featured in this week’s contest showcase the best of the many options available to local home buyers […]