Branded Collection of Residential Properties — Marked by Charm, Taste and Southern Spirit — Offer Consumers a New Way to Shop for a Home

Lake Hartwell, Toccoa, GA (March 13, 2014) – Currahee Club, the stunning mountain and lake community in North Georgia, has been selected as a founding member of the newly launched Southern Living Inspired Communities, a distinctive collection of residential developments featuring seven founding members across five southern states that exemplify the Southern Living lifestyle.

Hand-picked by the Southern Living editors, Southern Living Inspired Communities are neighborhoods marked by charm, taste, and southern spirit that embody a distinctive pride of place. They embrace the natural beauty of the southern landscape, display the best of Southern Living inspired architecture and contain environments that foster communal gatherings.

Southern Living Inspired Communities shows our pride of place in bricks and mortar,” said Southern Living Editor in Chief Lindsay Bierman, who is also a trained architect and previously worked for New York's renowned firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects. “The program builds on our legacy of southern style and brings to life the timeless design principles we advocate and celebrate through multimedia content. We’re proud to offer a new level of consumer service that will radically simplify the process of finding the perfect home in the best neighborhood.”

Perched on high ground overlooking Lake Hartwell and framed by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Currahee Club is a 1,200-acre gated community defined by its inspired land plan, graceful mountain homes and national-class amenities, including a highly decorated golf course, a striking 48,000 sq. ft. clubhouse and a new five-acre Amenity Campus and Sports Club.

Currahee Club’s relationship with Southern Living began last year as it opened the 2013 Southern Living Showcase Home by Dillard Jones Builders, an inviting four-bedroom residence overlooking the signature #17 “Quarry Hole” on the community’s golf course. A Southern Living Inspired Community Home has now broken ground at Currahee, designed by Simmons Fouts Fichtel Architecture and Design (SFFAD) and is under construction with Kokopelli Builders, and is due to open for public tours in late May this year.

“It is with unimaginable pride that the Currahee family embraces its designation as a founding member of Southern Living Inspired Communities,” said Currahee Club Managing Director Andrew Ward. “The culture at Currahee has always been to espouse the quality virtues, culture and sense of home common only to the South.”

The long-term vision is to bring the Southern Living brand to life at Currahee Club in a thoughtful, differentiated way by offering consumers a complete Southern Living experience, including the option of attending Southern Living branded events, such as on-site classes in cooking, interior design, organic gardening and landscape design.

Other founding members in the Southern Living Inspired Communities are Old Town (Columbus, Ga.), Habersham (Beaufort, S.C.), Cloudland Station (Chattanooga, Tenn.), Bluffs of Southwood and Windsor Terrace (Tallahassee, Fla.) and Whisper Mountain (Asheville, N.C.).

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About Currahee Club
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, atop the shores of Lake Hartwell, the private, gated community of Currahee Club is bringing mountain living to a whole new level. Drawing upon its rich local heritage and picturesque landscape, Currahee – a Cherokee word meaning ?stands alone? – truly is one of a kind. Residents and members at Currahee Club enjoy a perfect blend of golf, mountain, lake and club. And an extensive collection of amenities, including a 48,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, complemented by a comprehensive new Amenity Center Campus. Residential offerings at Currahee Club are varied and include beautiful mountain Manor homes and charming Cotswold-style cottages. Homes range in price from $400,000 to over $1 million. Currahee Club is part of the Arendale Holdings portfolio of properties.

About Southern Living
Southern Living recognized by editors of Adweek as ?The Best Home Magazine of 2013. The brand also received the Readers’ Choice award in the same category, as voted by the general public. Southern Living celebrates the essence of life in the South, covering the best in Southern food, home, garden, and travel. Reaching more than 16 million people each month, Southern Living connects consumers with the region’s rich culture through a variety of print, digital, mobile, tablet and event platforms. Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, the rapidly expanding Southern Living brand is part of Time Inc., one of the largest content companies in the world and the largest publisher in the U.S.

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