Conservation areas continue to rank high for vacation homeowners. At Balsam Mountain Preserve in Sylva, North Carolina, almost 100 single-family custom homes have been finished with 23 cottages on the drawing board, and 50 home sites are still available. When complete, there will be 354 homes of various sizes and styles. The proof of the love for the mountains is that 3,400 acres will remain permanently preserved for enjoyment. The result will be one of the least dense master planned communities in the country, not just the Southeast. To read more click here.