Bridge Creek

The Lake Glenville community in Western North Carolina

The Town of Glenville.........Western North Carolinas Best Kept Secret

Originally named Hamburgh (and later Hamburg), it is believed that the Glenville community in the mountains of Western North Carolina was initially settled in 1827 as a frontier fort to protect early settlers from attacks by the native Cherokee Indians. In time, the fledgling town grew and thrived due to the wealth of natural resources in the area and the industries of lumbering, mining and tanning. Incorporated as Glenville in 1891, unlike some of the other communities along the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, it was not originally known as a resort destination as the lake itself did not exist until the early 1940s. Over the course of 14 months during 1940 and 1941, Nantahala Power and Light constructed a hydroelectric dam on the Tuskegee River to form Lake Glenville and supply their company with more power to produce much-needed aluminum to build warplanes during World War II. On a fateful day in October 1941, the creation of the dam and filling of the lake nearly destroyed the town by flooding many of the schools, churches, farms, homes and businesses in the town to a depth of 300 feet.


Lake Glenville in the Fall

Lake Glenville in the Fall


Today, new life has returned to the town of Glenville thanks in large part to the lake that once threatened to bury her forever. Now considered by many to be the heart of the Glenville community at 3,942 feet above sea level Lake Glenville is the highest lake east of the Mississippi. Fed by five tributaries and a network of creeks and streams, the lake offers 26 miles of stunning shoreline, a pristine water surface area of over 1,400 acres, and glorious scenery all around. The high elevation provides pleasant climates year round, as well as incredible views of the lake, mountains, forest and waterfalls that are common in the region. Whether fishing, boating or swimming in this extraordinary lake, once you set foot in Lake Glenville, gently stirring her glassy surface, you'll feel a stirring in your own heart. This feeling keeps visitors returning year after year, as they continue to build upon their special memories of days spent at the lake. Lake Glenville serves as a major draw for visitors from all over the Southeast, as well as vacation homeowners and year-round residents of this beautiful mountain and lake community.

Lake Glenville is located in close proximity to the historic resort village of Cashiers, providing its residents with an opportunity to shop and dine to their heart's content. Homes on Lake Glenville offer a perfect balance for dream home seekers who cant decide between a waterfront home and a mountain retreat. A handful of Glenville communities provide a country club environment, all of which celebrate the natural beauty of the region. Some of Glenvilles unique communities include Bear Lake Reserve, Big Ridge, Bridge Creek, Buck Knob Island, Buck Knob Landing, Cullowhee Forest, Glen Laurel, Glenshore, Sims Valley, Stonebridge, Stone Point, Summer Cove, Summer Hill and Trillium (click here to read more about Trillium).

This time of year, as thoughts turn to the holidays visitors may be pleased to learn that Glenville is also famous (at least in these parts) for its Christmas Tree Farms. The breeze up here is fragrant with the scent of Frasier Firs from growers such as Tom Sawyers Christmas Tree Farms and Hutchs Mountain Trees. A steady stream of cars can be seen driving through town and down the mountain with a freshly cut tree mounted to the roof. Consider making the drive up to Glenville to see this very special community firsthand, tour some homes with the talented team of brokers at Silver Creek Real Estate Group and drive back down the mountain with a perfectly picked Christmas tree of your own. Were fairly certain youll have more than sugarplums dancing through your head at days end. To add something very special to your holiday wish list, view available property and homes for sale in Glenville by clicking here. For more information or to schedule a personalized tour of Glenville, contact Silver Creek at 828-743-1999.

Dan Allen Joins Silver Creek Real Estate Group in Cashiers NC

Growing Cashiers-based Brokerage Firm Welcomes New Team Member

Silver Creek Real Estate Group founder and owner, Jochen Lucke, was proud to announce the addition of Dan Allen to the growing Cashiers, NC brokerage firms ranks. Dans arrival will serve to further enhance an already strong team of real estate professionals. Over the last year alone, Silver Creek has grown both its client share and its reputation by leaps and bounds. The word is out that Silver Creek Real Estate Group is a company of seasoned professionals who care about our clients every bit as much as we care about our unique corner of the world, insists Lucke. Dan brings with him a fresh approach and an amazing attitude to the team. Were delighted to have him.


Home exclusively marketed by Dan Allen with Silver Creek Real Estate Group

Cedar Hill home exclusively marketed by Dan Allen with Silver Creek


Dan Allens bio reads much like many of the experienced brokers who grace the halls of Silver Creeks offices. Raised in Cary, North Carolina Dan fulfilled a lifelong dream of living in the mountains of Western North Carolina when he moved to Cashiers with his family 16 years ago. It is here that he has built a solid career and lasting reputation as a real estate professional. He understands what draws people to the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, just as he was personally drawn here. Cashiers is a special place, says Dan. Our natural surroundings are incredible and theres a real sense of community. We are the perfect example of what a small mountain town should be. A major advocate for animals and the environment, Dan is deeply involved in his community, is a board member of The Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society, and a member of The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, The Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust, and The Nature Conservancy. Always seeking new ways to better himself professionally as well as the industry he loves, Dan is also an active member of the following real estate organizations: Highlands-Cashiers Board of Realtors, North Carolina Board of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors. He is SFR-certified, and has become quite the expert in dealing with short sales, foreclosures and REOs. Dan lives with his family on their mountaintop farm, and when hes not helping other families realize their dreams of living in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina he spends much of his time off with his own family, from working on their property to relaxing at the lake. We make our own adventures, explains Dan. What gives me the most enjoyment is introducing my little girl to what I fell in love with as a child. Turning over rocks in the stream, climbing trees, building forts, and exploring mountain sides. Very few kids have access to these simple pleasures. Im so lucky and thankful that mine do. Its great to live in Cashiers.


Exclusive home in Bridge Creek offered for sale by Dan Allen with Silver Creek Real Estate Group

Cedar Hill home exclusively marketed by Dan Allen with Silver Creek


Dan joins Silver Creek Team Members Lesley Howard and Elaine Zachary. Lesley is a South Carolina native who graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a continuing education in interior design. Often proving herself to be a top (if not #1) real estate agent in both sales and listings over the past two decades, Lesley also has a history working with the renowned architectural design firm Greene & Associates, among others. Her solid background in interior design, architecture and real estate paired with her zeal for helping others find their own little slice of Heaven along the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau make her a key team member. One of Silver Creeks original team members, Elaine offers her clients more than 30 years real estate expertise and an intimate knowledge of Western North Carolina. The Zachary name can be found on street signs and historic homes throughout the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. The family's rich history and roots to the area run deep all beginning in the early 1800's when Colonel John A. Zachary first settled near Wade Hampton and High Hampton on a homestead with his family in what would later become Cashiers. Elaine Zachary has made it both her business and her passion to help other families settle here in the beautiful mountains of WNC. Elaine specializes in luxury home sales, with an emphasis on lakefront properties on Bear Lake and Lake Glenville.

Besides being owner and founder of Silver Creek Real Estate Group, Jochen Lucke is also a skilled broker. He has a firm grasp on the local real estate market, while always keeping an eye on national trends. He has an innate understanding of the practice of purchasing and selling properties, both as a broker and a developer. He attributes much of his success to his tenacity, and has negotiated and closed deals that others might have walked away from. He is devoted to the Silver Creek credo of "Building Relationships, Delivering Dreams". Jochen truly enjoys real estate and development, and finds great rewards in the accomplishment of discovering the perfect home for his clients.

Im excited to be working with such a close-knit family of professional realtors, says Dan. The sentiment is shared throughout the Silver Creek office. Please join Elaine, Lesley and Jochen in welcoming Dan to the Silver Creek team. Whether you are looking for your vacation home, your primary residence or your dream home, Jochen and his brokers are committed to finding the ideal home to fit your vision. For more information about Silver Creeks talented brokers and the company itself, visit To begin the search for your dream home in the mountains of Western North Carolina or to speak with someone regarding selling your home to move on to lifes next great adventure, contact Silver Creek by phone at <a href="tel:+18287431999">828-743-1999</a> or by e-mail at As always, feel free to drop by their offices conveniently located at the Cashiers Crossroads in The Shoppes at CreekSide. Jochen, Elaine, Lesley and Dan look forward to meeting you and learning how best they might serve your needs!

Weekly Real Estate Sales Update for the Cashiers, Sapphire, and Highlands Plateau in North Carolina

Why wait any longer to reach for the home of your dreams? Silver Creek Real Estate Group invites you to join the growing number of families and investors who have discovered the natural beauty of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, as well as the lasting value of homes and property in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. If you currently own a home in Cashiers, Highlands, Sapphire, Glenville or Lake Toxaway and are considering making a move to another corner of the world we encourage you to select Silver Creek as your listing partner. We take great pride in successfully matching buyers with sellers and dreamers with dream homes.

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of this weeks home and land sales. Property sales for the week of January 9, 2012:

A 4 bedroom/4.5 bath home in Riverwalk sold for $1,100,000 A 4 bedroom/4.5 bath home in Sagee Mountain sold for $685,000 A 3 bedroom/4.5 bath home in Burlingame sold for $425,000 A 3 bedroom/2 bath home on Highway 107 South sold for $355,000 73+ acres on Salt Rock Road sold for $600,000 Lot 46 in Bridge Creek sold for $75,000 Lot 70 in Bridge Creek sold for $50,000 Lot 41 in Bridge Creek sold for $40,000 Lot 45 in Bridge Creek sold for $40,000 Lot C-1 in Walnut Gap sold for $40,000 A 3 bedroom/2 bath unit in VZ Top sold for $188,500 A commercial unit on Cabe Place sold for $80,000

Whether you are looking for your familys vacation home or primary residence, Silver Creek Real Estate Group welcomes the opportunity to help you find the ideal home to fit your vision. If you wish to place your Highlands-Cashiers Plateau property on the market, we invite you to contact Silver Creek and speak with one of our talented and experienced brokers. To get started as quickly as TODAY, simply call us at <a href="tel:+18287431999">828-743-1999</a>, drop by our offices at the Shoppes at CreekSide near the Cashiers Crossroads, fill out an online contact form at or e-mail your questions directly to us at We look forward to discussing how Silver Creek Real Estate Group might best serve you and your family!