We are a Father/Daughter team with over 40 years of combined real estate experience. We specialize in the Highlands/Cashiers/Bear Lake Reserve areas of Western, NC. We are the real estate professionals for you.
Wick Ashburn has been a leader in real estate in the Highlands, NC and Cashiers, NC area since 1985. He is very knowledgeable about the area and specializes in second homes, lots and commercial sales.
Highlands is a plateau town surrounded by National Forest and features several golf clubs including Highlands Falls Country Club, Highlands Country Club, Wildcat Cliffs Country Club, Cullasaja Club and the Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove. With an easy to navigate Main Street full of boutique shops and fine dining, this town makes a great place to have a vacation home in the mountains. Highlands has a wonderful school, a great hospital complex and plenty of job opportunities, which also make it a great place to relocate to. Wick raised his 5 daughters here in Highlands and can give personal testimony to the beauty of this small town.
Cashiers is located at a slightly lower elevation and is the home of the Crossroads where dining and shopping come together. Cashiers has several golf communities as well including Mountain Top, High Hampton, Sapphire Valley and the prestigious Wade Hampton Golf Club. Cashiers is also home to Lake Glenville, a 1400 acre lake with 26 miles of shoreline and some of the clearest water you will find in this area.
Contact Wick or Leslie for more information on a second home in Highlands, NC or Cashiers, NC.
About Wick Ashburn
Wick and his family moved to Highlands full time in 1985, when he began his real estate career here. Having been a real estate attorney in his native Savannah, GA for twelve years, he and his wife Margie decided to make Highlands home and have since raised their 5 daughters here. In 1987 Wick started and owned his own real estate company, Coldwell Banker Ashburn Real Estate for 22 years, and enjoyed a very successful career earning the company’s highest awards during that time. Wick is a member of Christ Church of the Valley, Highlands Falls Country Club, The Savannah Golf Club, and also serves as a Trustee for his alma mater, Newberry College. Wick’s background in real estate law and his vast knowledge of the area allow him to provide a smooth and enjoyable experience to his clients.
About Leslie Cook
Leslie was raised in Highlands and graduated from Newberry College in 2005 with a degree in Math Education. She then earned her Brokers license and went to work as a real estate broker for her father, Wick Ashburn. She has served in many capacities on the Highlands-Cashiers Board of Realtors, most currently as Treasurer and is an alumnus of the Leadership Highlands program. Leslie and her husband, Adam Cook, live in Highlands and are excited to be raising their son, Grant, in such a wonderful community.
We had a truly enjoyable experience with you; exploring, dreaming and discovering what could be possible for Mike and I and our girls. It is hard for me to explain how easy you made it for us to see and look at what was a true cross section of homes and cottages. We felt like we were visiting a friend and just looking around. Thank you.Mike and Debbie
Gus and I cannot begin to express our appreciation to you and Leslie for all that you did for us during this prolonged and extremely problematic closing. We can't wait to get back up there!Gus and Jan