Echota Honored Among Best of Winners in 2010 Mountain Homes Awards

Boone, NC, July 10, 2010 --( Echota (, a community of elegantly crafted, Adirondack-style homes located in North Carolina’s High Country between Boone, Banner Elk and Blowing Rock, has been named to Pinnacle Living Mountain Homes Southern Style’s elite 2010 Best of the Mountains list. Echota won in the Silver: Best for Family Gatherings category, and is featured in the publication’s Early Summer 2010 Annual Guide issue.

“It is an honor to have Echota named on Mountain Homes Southern Style’s 2010 Best of the Mountains list,” said Will Sears, director of sales and vice president of development. “Everyone at Echota has worked hard to create a one-of-a-kind community that epitomizes mountain living, so it is a privilege to be recognized as a great place for family gatherings.”

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- Now in its seventh year, Mountain Homes answers the need for a regional relocation guide. The publication also serves as a selection tool for potential homebuyers.

- A shelter publication devoted to promoting the unique lifestyle of the southern mountains, Mountain Homes focuses on upscale communities in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland, Georgia and Alabama. The publication is a product of 35-year-old Leisure Publishing in Roanoke, Va., which also produces The Roanoker, Blue Ridge Country and Virginia Is For Lovers.

About Echota:
Echota is a community of elegantly crafted, Adirondack-style homes centrally located in North Carolina’s High Country between Boone, Banner Elk, and Blowing Rock. Translated as “a peaceful heaven” in the Cherokee language, Echota serves as home for more than 450 families who enjoy the maintenance-free, lock-and-leave luxury of the community with ridgeline views of Grandfather Mountain or the Watauga River Valley. The 264-acre development offers a variety of resort-style amenities, including two private clubhouses, indoor/outdoor swimming pools, two fitness centers, hiking trails, stocked fishing ponds and a riverfront park. Varied spacious floor plans are offered for mountain estate home sites, homes, townhomes and condominiums, all priced from $199,990. Echota is the fastest selling mountain home community of all time along the Blue Ridge Parkway and has been named the High Country’s Best Planned Community for two years in a row. For more information, visit or call (828) 963-7600 or (800) 333-7601.

Jill Mastrangelo
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600

Patty Briguglio