Large, beautiful double lot (44 & 45 Shelby Ct) in Shelby Place, Highlands (0.38 acres/16,553 sq ft), ready to build, gently rolling, elevation 3,711, in-town, limited winter views, public sewer hookup, public water, paved street, existing lot survey. The lot is in a non-flood zone (X), on a quiet street, and has a community-owned natural preserve behind it which protects its privacy, peace, and views. This is one of the largest lots in Shelby Place. The lot shape is almost perfectly rectangular, ensuring a maximum buildable area. The street frontage is a generous 163', the sides are 103' & 124' and the back is 128' (set backs on the sides & back are 10' and the street set back is 25'). The road is located at the high end of the lot, making the driveway & garage in the front of the lot easy and porches in the back private and facing the view and natural preserve. Until 2021, the 2 lots were deeded separately, and only at the beginning of 2022, the 2 lots were combined and it should be possible to separate them again. Each lot should be individually buildable: build on one, sell the other (please verify with Macon County and the Town of Highlands). Shelby Place is a beautifully landscaped & maintained, friendly & active, non-gated & HOA managed neighborhood in Highlands with both year-round and seasonal residents and its own set of tennis/pickle ball courts. Roads in the community are paved and gently sloped. The community requires new homes to have a minimum of 1,600 heated sq ft and an attached garage. Recent homes in Shelby Place have sold for more than $1 million. The lot is in the Town of Highlands R1 zoning and R1 zoning restrictions apply. Highlands, NC was recently ranked in the 10 Best Small Towns for Shopping (2022 USA TODAY 10 Best Readers' Choice travel award) and has a picturesque downtown with boutiques, wonderful restaurants, and an active cultural and arts community (performing arts, art galleries, music in the park, festivals & events).