Big Timber Privacy & Creeks

Enjoy the privacy of beautiful big timber and small creeks on 64 acres. Cornering the Nantahala National Forest within 10 minutes of historic downtown Murphy, this property truly gives you the best of both worlds.

Give us a call and Lawrence can help you find your dream home in the mountains of Western North Carolina! 828-837-6611

An Indoor Option

The Ark jokes have reached an all time high and we’ve moved on to time change memes…because at least we’ll lose an hour of rain. If you’re like us, the novelty of this precipitation has worn off completely and we want warm sunshine. Parents, you know immediately at parent pickup if your kids have had indoor recess. They’re like rubber bands, wound up and ready to argue with all the siblings. Sadly, Mother Nature is more stubborn than our youngest daughter so we’ve taken to indoor options.

Silver lining: we have an amazing Fitness Center with an indoor pool. Murphy Health & Fitness is under new ownership and we are loving it! There is a TV on all of the cardio equipment so our girls can bring ear buds to watch cartoons while they expend a little energy after school. When we have more time on the weekends, our girls have loved swimming in the indoor heated pool. We’re anxiously awaiting the warm, sunny weather but until then, we’re grateful for this indoor option. Stop by MHF to visit their Membership Specialist, Tommy Phillips and we’ll see you there!


Thyroid Awareness 5k Run / Walk

As the parents of four daughters, we have been blessed to know many families of our girls’ friends. Our Sofia first met Bella in Kindermusik and they have gone to school together since preschool. She has always been a phenomenal young lady and we are grateful for their friendship. When Bella was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease, she truly amazed me as she handled it all with such grace. 

We hope you will register to participate in this 5k Run / Walk and consider sponsoring to help further promote Thyroid Awareness.

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Bella's letter

Unusual Local Words

If you’re not originally from Western North Carolina like myself, you’ve probably had to correct the way you say “Appalachian” and “Nantahala“. I’m embarrassed to admit how long “Cherohala” was an epic tongue twister for me, but it now rolls off my tongue and I even know the difference between “Hiwassee” and “Hiawassee“.

Stop by our Welcome Center to learn more, get free maps of these places, and plan your adventures throughout the Tri-State Area.

Bonus: Here’s a quick cheat sheet for you to pronounce these and many more regional words like a legit local!

Local Flavor

We always encourage our neighbors and guests to support our awesome local businesses. We’re friends with the owners and know the families that benefit from your support, so before you visit us, explore the directory by category.

If you’re one of our neighbors in need of a reputable business, this Chamber of Commerce Business Directory should be your first stop…you’ll find the business, phone number, website, and facebook page here!

Make The Most of Your Time

We live in an eclectic community, embracing the nostalgia of Appalachian ways while exploring the arts, local flavor, and all things adventure in our small mountain towns. We hope you’ll visit all of our neighbors and make the most of your time whereNCbegins!

p.s. While exploring our Event Calendar, you can share by phone or email to a friend. It’s a great way to plan!

Photo credit: Mountain View Marina

Spring Festival 2019

Last year the newly formed Murphy Business Association started an awesome new thing… the Murphy Spring Festival. It was a huge success and it’s back by popular demand! The festival stage will be packed with local talent, the Beer Garden will boast the best of local breweries and craft beer, vendors will line the streets, and kids of all ages can enjoy the entertainment. If you missed last year, don’t make that mistake this year. Follow our blog for a weekly spotlight of each Brewery and we’ll see you Saturday May 4th!

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