Maggie Valley, North Carolina

Incorporated 1907 | Elevation 3,020' | Population 607

Maggie Valley The Valley was named after Miss Maggie, the young daughter of the town’s first postmaster. Those were the days of mail delivery by horseback and it was a long ride into Waynesville.

But times have changed and it is a short drive from Waynesville into Maggie Valley along US Hwy. 19. People do search out Maggie Valley because of its’ unsurpassed natural beauty, cool summer temperatures, high mountains and deep valleys that give it so much unique character.

What you’ll also find in the valley are:
• craft shops,
• upscale neighborhoods,
• golf course and country clubs,
• Ghost Town in the Sky,
• the Festival Grounds,
• Cataloochee Ski Area,
• an assortment of mountain music venues,
• a great place to take an evening walk under the stars along the sidewalk.

Restaurants in the valley serve a variety of local cuisine and offer alcohol by the drink – one of the few areas in the mountains where that is available.

Lodging facilities can accommodate all budgets with over 1000 beds in the Valley.

Maggie Valley is famed as the ‘Elk Capital of North Carolina’. The elk release re-established these rugged animals into the Cataloochee Valley wilderness land just north of Maggie Valley which is part of the Great Smoky National Park. The isolation of this region of the park offered a natural protective habitat for these large animals to survive and increase the herds. Sunrise and sunset are the best times to view the elk. It is a good drive so plan to stay a while, take a picnic and plenty of water – there are no stores any where nearby, The Cataloochie Valley is also a preserved historical mountain community. It offers simple camping facilities and plenty of hiking, mountain biking, exploring old buildings, and playing in the mountain stream – the types of mountain vacation activities many of us search for.
The diversity of Maggie Valley keeps people coming back and there is always plenty to do!
If you are interested in owning a piece of the valley, please call Lynda Bennett at Realty World – Heritage Realty to show you the special finds.

Real Estate in Maggie

The Valley was historically a farming community. With the construction of Ghost Town in the Sky that began to change. The evolution has led Maggie Valley to become a resort and second home market.

• The area offers some of the best mountain views on the East Coast.
• The native hardwoods change color in the autumn creating a natural show that draws visitors from all over.
• The abundance of fresh streams and trout fishing creeks attracts many people.
• The availability of city water and in some cases city sewer makes it convenient for out of town purchasers to build here.
• Easy access by four lane highway within a days drive to many major population centers on the east coast also benefit the area.
• The nearly perfect climate with four seasons and very comfortable year around temperatures beckons to folks from the Deep South as well as snow birds who no longer want the long cold winters.
• All these factors have led to Maggie valley becoming the premier resort and second home destination it is today.

Folks who consider purchasing a home or land in Maggie Valley appreciate that there is plenty to do. Keeping their guests and themselves busy for many days is an important factor. Many dream of relocating here after retirement or sooner – to raise the family.

Some people initially purchase a piece of land or a lot, and then trade up. Many people are interested in a rental program to manage their property while they are not in residence. See the “Rental Denominator for the American Dream” in this publication for ideas on rental ownership and discover the rental properties with

Since most of the buyers are from out of town a high level of professionalism is required on the part of the real estate agent who stays on top of the details for closing. Contact Lynda Bennett for information about real estate in Maggie Valley and surrounding areas.