Jasper Highlands Enters 3rd Phase Of Development

Monday, October 10, 2016
Raulston Falls
Raulston Falls

Jasper Highlands, the residential mountain top community located in Kimball, Tn., is continuing its growth efforts— this time with a tighter focus on creating a sense of community. 

The development —by seasoned developer John “Thunder” Thornton’s Thunder Enterprises—will grow to 700 platted lots as they plan to release phase three this fall. In addition to newly released lots during phase three, Jasper Highlands will soon be home to a new communal and retail area named “The Village,” along with a six-acre community park that will each make modern living conveniences and recreation features only a step away for Highlands’ residents. These additions are the latest in a string of developments over the past several years on Jasper Mountain which have played a significant role in sparking nearly 30 percent of home growth in Marion County.

“The growth we’ve seen at Jasper Highlands is a growth we’re seeing in the area as a whole, which is our ultimate aim here as we work to attract homebuyers from all over the world and in turn help boost Marion County’s overall economic outlook,” said John Thornton, owner and developer of Jasper Highlands and CEO of Thunder Enterprises. “We’re creating a full-service community on Jasper Mountain with the installation of our own water system, roadways, volunteer fire department and high-speed fiber internet, and now we’re offering a range of family-friendly conveniences that will enhance our residents’ way of life that much more.”

Tax information released by the Marion County government acknowledges more than $250,000 can be attributed directly to Jasper Highlands’ property owners that hail from 37 U.S. states, including Hawaii, and international residents who came from as far as Australia. Additionally, with a full buildout capacity of approximately 1,500+/- homes in the Highlands, job creation county-wide is only expected to grow. In October 2016, approximately 250 lots— including new bluff lots— are scheduled to be released as part of Jasper Highlands’ third phase of development. For new and prospective owners, the Jasper Highlands’ sales office will be on-hand with its new design center to assist in the selection of housing details, such as cabinetry, hardware, flooring and more through their Jasper Highlands Homes division.

The focus on amenities is becoming more of a priority now that approximately 40 homes are either built or under construction. Jasper Highlands expects that number to be closer to 100 by end of 2017. The planned “Village” center will feature a market, fitness center, café and bakery, overlook deck and more—all located adjacent to the Pat’s Summitt Pavilion at the community’s entrance. Nearby, fully furnished rental cottages will also be available to house property owners overnight while their homes are under construction. Additionally, home owners will have on-site access to two swimming pools, a dog park, tennis court, climbing wall, among other amenities as part of the upcoming “Inspiration Park” installation. Along with serving as a central gathering point for families and friends, Inspiration Park will include a helipad for emergency transports.

On the western side of Jasper Mountain, the scenic “Raulston Falls” preservation will also offer residents a front row seat to a more than 100-foot waterfall, along with picturesque sunset views. A newly planned fully-stocked community lake added to a 5.95 acre community lot in the River Bluffs section of the development will provide another hot spot for swimming, fishing and water sports year-round.

Jasper Highlands is hosting a sales weekend this weekend. Tours during the weekend (Oct. 14–16) are by appointment, to schedule a tour call 888 777-5758.

For more information about Jasper Highlands, visit TNLand.com

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