Only one word can define what's so compelling about living in the mountains of Northeast Georgia and Western North Carolina- LIFESTYLE. If you are tired of the rat race, escape to the mountains. Life in the Smokey Mountains brings along a slow pace and a casual lifestyle. Mountain lifestyle is defined not only by the stunning natural environment, but also by a strong sense of community. Unlike most places in America, the mountains of Northeast Georgia and Western North Carolina continue to be the quiet communities like the communities most of us grew up in. While the natural beauty and freedom of wide open space have lured many to visit, it has been the LIFESTYLE that they found or made for themselves that has kept them coming back to the mountains.