Highlands, NC Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 1,674 housing units in Highlands. This represents a 4.9% growth from 1,596 in 1990.

Of those housing units, none were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 1,674 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Highlands is about 75.8%. Highlands's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 73.3%. Average household size is 2.02 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Highlands were built after 1972.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type0.70%
One Bedroom12.70%
Two Bedrooms28.60%
Three Bedrooms41.80%
Four Bedrooms11.20%
Five Bedrooms or more5%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.11
Median year structure was built1973
Median Value of occupied units$220,600
Median Price asked for vacant units$291,700

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size1.73
Median year structure was built1958
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$542

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage1.80%
Home Equity Loan9.10%
Simple Mortgage38.20%
Debt Free50.90%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs17.3%