If you have a sense of adventure and have an interest in geology, rocks, gems and minerals and think of yourself as a rockhound then the area around Franklin, NC is the place for you own your primary residence or a vacation home .
With such a unique geology in the Franklin and nearby areas you have almost unlimited resources to keep you interested and active. Did you know that Tiffany and Co., mined here in the early 1900’s for precious Rubies, Sapphires and the exquisite Rhodolite Garnet? There are many locations in the surrounding mountains where you can still today find; rubies, sapphires, garnets, emeralds, aquamarine, moonstone, kyanite, and staurolite (faery crosses) to name a few. Overall there are more than 300 types of minerals to be found in North Carolina, which is more than any other state in the USA. North Carolina was also the first state where gold was found and there are creek locations right nearby Franklin where you can still pan today.
It’s an amazing place of natural beauty. If I’ve piqued your interest in some fashion and you’d like to know more about living and home ownership in the Franklin, and Macon County surrounding areas in North Carolina, allow me to be your gateway to your ‘dream home in a dream location’ within the Great Smoky Mountains.