Lured By Luxury Deals, Diehard New Yorkers Are Moving South

Why People from All Over the Country are Moving South

Deciding to make a move from a place you have called home for many years is a difficult decision, yet more and more people are choosing to leave the hustle and bustle of The Big Apple behind in search of a better quality of life in the South. Let’s find out why. 

Why are they moving South? 

To put it simply, moving South is an excellent investment in luxury real estate. In major cities, the cost of living can be quite high, while the larger price tag doesn’t come with much space or luxury amenities. Yet, the same budget can be stretched much further in up and coming, mid-sized cities in other parts of the country. 

Co-founder of Maison Real Estate, Mary Lou Wertz, comments that the people who are moving South “are wealthy people in their 30s and 40s with no ties to the South who want a different lifestyle for their families. They have new flexibility to work from anywhere and love the low property taxes, great weather, and many attractions.” 

Where exactly are they moving? 

One of the areas of the country that has seen the highest population growth is the South Eastern United States. Cities such as Nashville, Charlotte, and Charleston are all becoming attractive options for luxury home buyers looking to escape crowded metro areas. In the last year, two communities have seen exceptional growth –– Kiawah Island and The Cliffs. 

Located just 21 miles south of Charleston, Kiawah Island is a private island community with luxury properties that boast spectacular views of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Through their club membership, members have the opportunity to golf on two private courses, access the Sasanqua Spa, and enjoy The Beach Club. There are also tennis, swimming, dining and social facilities all available to members. 

Another popular option for those looking to relocate has been The Cliffs. This private community is comprised of seven smaller communities –– each designed to fit a particular way of life. With both mountain and lake-front properties, you can choose exactly what you want from your home. The best part being that when you become a club member, you have access to all seven communities and their facilities, so you don’t have to miss out on any part of mountain living.

Why move to The Cliffs? 

Surrounded by the priceless beauty of the mountains, moving South to The Cliffs is guaranteed to improve your life. Let’s take a closer look at exactly why you should consider making the move and become a member of our luxury community in the Carolinas. 

1. Moderate Climate and All Four Seasons

Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina are fortunate enough to experience four distinct seasons –– making it the perfect place to appreciate the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. During the fall months, the mountains are sprinkled with bright reds, oranges, and yellows that attract visitors from all over the U.S. to appreciate the change. Winters are mild, with lows averaging at around 30º and snowfall averaging 16” annually. In the summer, the hottest days rarely exceed 90ºF, making it the perfect climate to enjoy the outdoors year-round. 

2. Proximity to Major Cities 

The Cliffs communities have easy access to some of the South’s urban hubs: Charlotte and Atlanta. In particular, Charlotte has been named among the top ten cities in the United States for homebuyers looking to move to a different metro area. With an abundance of museums, fine dining options, sporting events, and nightlife venues, Atlanta and Charlotte add a level of urban amenities to mountain and lake living. Not to mention, both have international airports that are convenient, especially if you are an avid traveler.  

Other nearby mountain towns add charm to the experience of calling the Blue Ridge Mountains home. A few perfect day-trips from The Cliffs include Asheville, Greenville, Hendersonville, and Clemson

3. Countless Outdoor Activities 

Being located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains comes with one major perk –– access to countless outdoor activities. Many state parks are located just a short distance from our gates, so our members can easily enjoy the hiking and mountain biking trails in the area. During the winter months, ski resorts in the area are a fun way to enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains covered by a blanket of snow. 

4. Exclusive Member Amenities 

To make the most of your new home, a club membership at The Cliffs is a must! It is your ticket to all seven communities and their facilities. Take a look at what this exclusive membership grants you access to. 

Golf Courses

Whether you’re a golf enthusiast or play simply to unwind after a long day, our golf experience at The Cliffs is first class. With seven distinct golf courses, all designed by some of the biggest names in the sport, you can choose whether you want to play a round at the top of Glassy Mountain or try your luck along the shores of Lake Keowee. For those looking to improve all areas of their game, our golf facilities are also equipped with practice areas ideal for perfecting your putts, chips and drives. 

Wellness Centers

Staying physically active is a fundamental part of our community –– and our state-of-the-art wellness centers are ideal for those looking to live an active lifestyle. Here, members have access to top-of-the-line cardio and weight machines, free weights, Olympic-sized swimming pools, tennis courts and more. For those looking for a custom-tailored fitness plan, our personal trainers are able to provide their expertise to help you reach your goals. There are also group fitness classes that can make training a fun social event as well.  

Private Social Clubs

Moving South can be daunting, especially if you have no friends or family in the area. But, at The Cliffs, staying socially connected to other members of the community is much easier thanks to our hundreds of private social clubs. They allow our members to connect with others who share a similar interest and passion. From books to wine, there is a social club for everyone here at The Cliffs. 

Come Home to The Carolinas 

If you are looking to improve your quality of life and invest in luxury real estate, there is no better time than now! At The Cliffs, we have a number of different ways you can find your dream home in the Carolinas. 

A popular option is purchasing a turn-key property. This simplifies the home buying process, allowing you to start enjoying the luxury amenities our community has to offer. Another option is to build your custom mountain or lake home with the help of our Cliff Builders or Prefered Builders Program. These builders have been vetted by our team to ensure the highest quality work, from start to finish. The first step is finding your perfect homesite, then the fun begins! 

Ready to make the move down our charming corner of the Carolinas? Our experienced Real Estate and Sales Team will be able to help you get started. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to request an in-person visit to discover the splendor of The Cliffs firsthand. 

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