The Chinquapin Story
Chinquapin is a 2,000-acre, private and gated community located about 10 minutes from Cashiers, North Carolina. Chinquapin is not just a development, but also a land pursuit in its own right. It’s a true story of one family’s reverence for the environment and the great outdoors.
Through a meticulous land plan and conservation easements totaling more than 700 acres, Chinquapin allows nature to be the guide. The large lots have been carefully designed to minimize impact on the community’s native ecosystems.
Perfectly situated at the heart of the Cashiers-Highlands Plateau, Chinquapin is just ten minutes from downtown Cashiers and a twenty-minute drive to neighboring Highlands. Both are renowned for their array of boutiques and specialty shops featuring antiques, handcrafted furniture, art and more. Local restaurants satisfy every taste, from gourmet to down-home. The Highland NC homes for sale within our inventory are properties you do not want to miss out on.
Adjacent to Chinquapin’s North Carolina homes for sale is 6700 acres of national forest known as Panthertown Valley. A network of hiking trails and numerous waterfalls make for spectacular destinations in your own backyard.
The Waterfront Group Promise
We understand that land is more than just real estate. It’s where you lay down roots and build your dreams. It’s where you make a home and surround yourself with family and friends. For more than 20 years, it’s been our mission to offer the finest properties at the very best values. To help turn your dreams into realities. And it’s our promise to make the entire process a positive experience.
From acquisition and development to sales and post-sale coordination, The Waterfront Group handles everything in-house, ensuring transparency and an overall seamless operation. We’re here for you from start to finish, and beyond. Because we believe the relationship is far more important than the transaction—and because your satisfaction is the most important measure of our success.
Who We Are
Founded in 1994, The Waterfront Group delivers premier properties in well-appointed and stable communities. We are committed to the highest standards of quality in development, as well as preserving the natural beauty of the land. Simply put, it’s our pledge to make improvements that actually do the land justice. By working with professional foresters, land planners, landscape architects and conservation specialists, we’re able to create developments that are both beautiful and environmentally responsible. Finally, we turn the development over to an active property owners’ association, further protects your investment with the assurance that your beautiful property will remain part of a vital community.
Our entire team of professionals is licensed, trained and fully committed to helping you secure the property of your dreams. Our land acquisitioners are the best in the business, with a track record to prove it. They’ve brought in a wealth of beautiful properties for you to choose from; then, our dedicated sales staff and seasoned closing coordinators will take you to the finish line—complete with a General Warranty Deed and a title insurance policy for advance review with your attorney.
How It All Began
The Waterfront Group was founded by brothers Mark and Will Adkins. Born about five minutes apart in Huntington, West Virginia, they’ve chosen a common path through college and career: Both played football at Coastal Carolina University and graduated with Business Administration degrees in 1989. Both went on to gain valuable experience working with the same successful land company—Will in acquisition and development; Mark in sales. In 1994 they decided to form their own company.
The Waterfront Group has become the Southeast’s most successful land development and second-home marketing company. Their team includes experts dedicated to every part of the process, from land acquisition and development to sales and closing. Their acquisitioners obtain the most stunning properties, many directly from the banking and development industries. And Mark and Will are committed to developing thoughtfully and responsibly, always respecting the land, always cooperating and complying with local environmental, planning and zoning authorities.
Outside of the office, Mark and Will continue to share common interests, like competing on local baseball teams, piloting private aircraft and dedication to their ongoing charity work. They have supported animal rescue organizations for many years, and both contribute a significant amount of time to Camp New Hope, the children’s charity they founded and continue to privately own.
Here are just a few of our ongoing projects;
SweetGrass in Blowing Rock, NC – www.sweetgrass.com
Ocean Club on Sunset Beach, NC – www.oceanclubnc.com
The Lodges at Eagles Nest in Banner Elk, NC – www.eaglesnestatbannerelk.com