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The Highlands are homes located to the south of Carmel, past Point Lobos.  Within a ten minute drive to Carmel you will be transfixed by the expansive ocean views available. Homes range from cottages to drop dead gorgeous ocean-front estates.  These homes are some of the most expensive in the United States and loved by celebrities for the privacy they are allowed. There are also landmark homes and locations- (think Clint Eastwood and Jessica Lange in “Play Misty for Me”, which was filmed in the Highlands.) The Highlands are not essentially known for its activities but it does have some special places to visit. Enjoy exceptional dining and views at the Highlands Inn, hike Point Lobos or just take a picnic and watch for whales. Or you can take a quick drive north or south and visit Big Sur or Carmel amenities.