Surrounded by breathtaking beauty, the Highlands is a proud little city in the Appalachian Mountains, not far from the Georgia border. At 4,118 feet, it is one of the highest cities east of the Mississippi. And while the permanent population is just under a thousand, this is a summer getaway for many Southerners, so the population during the summer swells to around 15,000.
Rent an apartment in the Highlands and enjoy mountain streams, waterfalls, soaring peaks, and lush valleys. And while the landscape is ideal for fishing, hiking, camping, parasailing, and other outdoor adventures, Highlands features a charming downtown village with unique shops and restaurants. The small city may seem rural, but this mountain hideaway attracts artists, photographers, authors, and other creative individuals, making this a unique, dynamic community.
From theaters and art galleries to museums and musical venues, Highlands has it all. Enjoy the creations of local artisans, stop in at the ice cream parlor, stroll the streets in the evening and enjoy a latte at the Coffee House or stop in at the pub. And when the mountains are calling, enjoy whitewater rafting, canoeing, backpacking, camping, and even golfing.