The Highlands offers abundant opportunities to get outside and enjoy life in the mountains as it was meant to be lived. Explore miles of natural walking trails. Find your favorite fishing spot on one of two stocked lakes featuring five breeds of fish.  Float away in a canoe or just sit on the dock and breathe in the fresh air.  Connect with friends and family in the timber framed pavilion or open recreational lawn. Come home to The Highlands where nature refreshes your soul.

    Homeowners also enjoy

    • AT&T Gigabit fiber internet service
    • Underground utilities
    • Gated community
    • Golf cart friendly
    • Planned Amenities
      • Clubhouse
      • Children's playground
      • Recreational pool


    The Highlands has joined Southern Living Inspired Communities as a member of it's branded collection of residential neighborhoods marked by charm, taste, and Southern spirit.

    “At Southern Living, we look for communities whose architecture speaks to the region and brings the pages of the magazine to life. The Highlands did just that and more. Homes are tucked into the mountainside and use nature as their guide for colors and design. A truly special place is created by those who honor the land and celebrate the beauty of the south. We are excited to present The Highlands as our top pick for mountain living in Birmingham.”
    — Kristen Payne, Vice President, Meredith Corporation, Licensing

    Hand-picked by the magazine’s editors, Southern Living Inspired Communities are neighborhoods that embody a distinctive pride of place and offer a unique environment that reflects the Southern Living lifestyle. These neighborhoods embrace the natural beauty of Southern landscape, display the best of Southern Living inspired architecture and create environments that foster community through gatherings and celebrations.

    The Southern Living Inspired Communities initiative is the culmination of 50 years of Southern Living’s experience in the homes category. During this time, Southern Living has served as the leading inspiration for neighborhoods in the region, featuring the best ideas and emphasizing the positive aspects about life in the South. In addition to covering homes across the South, the brand sells a successful line of house plans designed by the South’s top architects.

    Southern Living Inspired Communities offer people a way to uniquely live the Southern Living brand on a daily basis.

    photo courtesy of Animal Planet

    Super Spy Treehouse

    The Highlands' developer, David Brogdon, and his wife, Suzanne, loved to watch Treehouse Masters. They often imagined having a treehouse of their own and what it would be like. As a surprise, Suzanne wrote to Pete Nelson asking him to build a treehouse for David. Not only did Pete Nelson agree but their treehouse was also chosen to be produced for television. In early January 2018, Pete Nelson and the Treehouse Masters crew arrived in Chelsea on a mission to build an espionage-themed super spy treehouse complete with gadgets, hidden passageways and a secret room.

    The "Super Spy Treehouse" episode of Treehouse Masters can be found on Animal Planet Season 11 Episode 5.