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A major component of Silver Creeks approach to providing top-notch customer service can be found within the pages of our website and blog. Weve taken North Carolina real estate NATIONAL. Buyers from the sunny shores of Florida to the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and beyond are able to search our list of available properties on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau online, as well as learn all about the amazing communities and subdivisions in which these properties are located. Visitors to the Silver Creek website can compile a list of favorites and receive automatic updates with regard to changes in price or availability. Buyers and sellers alike are encouraged to keep an eye on our blog for upcoming events on the Plateau, helpful advice on buying or selling a home, and weekly area home sales updates. We keep an eye on local market conditions and national trends, so you dont have to! To learn more about Silver Creek Real Estate Group and all we have to offer, visit us online at www.ncliving.com. When youre ready to view properties up close and in person, or list your current Western North Carolina home, give us a call at <a href="tel:+18287431999">828.743.1999</a> or drop by our offices conveniently located just west of the Cashiers Crossroads. We look forward to meeting you, and learning how best we can help!

FiveStone Appoints New Marketing Partner Silver Creek Real Estate Group!

 

View from FiveStone in Sapphire Valley NC

View from FiveStone in Sapphire Valley NC

 

Silver Creek is proud to announce their recent appointment as FiveStone Communities new Exclusive Sales Agent. We're very excited about this new relationship, explains Silver Creek owner and senior broker, Jochen Lucke. We feel FiveStone is a quintessential Western North Carolina community amazing mountain views, water features throughout, and trees as far as the eye can see. Its a nature lovers paradise!

First unveiled in 2007, the gated Cashiers development is comprised of 53-acres and is perched at 4,000 feet above sea level affording FiveStone homeowners some of the finest climates and most breathtaking panoramas available in the area. Adjacent to the stunning Panthertown Valley National Forest, with Whiteside and Chimney Top Mountains as its backdrop, FiveStone provides the best that nature has to offer all within close proximity to the dining, shopping and culture of the historic resort village of Cashiers. Carefully subdivided into 18 lots of 2+ to 5 acres this very special community is an ideal choice of locations for any custom built dream home! Almost as exciting as the views is the fact that residents of FiveStone have access to Sapphire Valley Resorts amenities.

To arrange to view any one of the 14 remaining homesites, drop by Silver Creeks offices located just west of Cashiers Crossroads, call us at <a href="tel:+18287431999">828.743.1999</a>, or visit us online at www.ncliving.com.

Your Ideal Mountain Home Awaits You in Western North Carolina

No Need to Climb Every Mountain

At elevations stretching 3,000 to over 5,000 feet above sea level and breathtaking vistas as far as the eye can see, the mountains of Western North Carolina are the stuff of legend. For hundreds of years, families from Georgia, Florida, the coastal Carolinas and beyond have sought refuge from the heat during the summer months and a picturesque change of seasons during the fall and winter months in the hills and valleys of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.

A land as rich in history as it is in natural beauty, the historic villages of Cashiers and Highlands are renowned resort destinations featuring distinctive communities, fine dining, eclectic shopping and a major emphasis on the arts and culture. Many communities in Cashiers and Highlands are highly sought-after as word of this incredible slice of Heaven spreads. Must-see neighborhoods in Cashiers from low-maintenance condominiums offering a wide variety of amenities, to quaint cottages tucked inside an ancient forest, to grand estates overlooking the mountain range include: Arrowhead, Big Sheepcliff, Cedar Creek, Chattooga Club, Chattooga Ridge, Chinquapin, Cullasaja Club, High Hampton, High Hampton Inn & Country Club, High Meadows, Little Terrapin, Lonesome Valley, Mountaintop Lake & Golf Club, Pinchot, Sheepcliff Crossing & Sheepcliff Woods, Spring Forest, Wade Hampton Golf Club and Wildcat Cliffs Country Club. Highlands features the following luxury gated communities: Highlands Country Club, Highland Falls Country Club, Lake Osseroga, Lake Sequoyah and Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove.

The nearby town of Sapphire offers the sprawling vacation destination of Wyndham Resort at Fairfields Sapphire Valley. The resorts guests and nearby residents are afforded access to its many acclaimed amenities: the 50-acre Sapphire Lake, the 18-hole PGA Sapphire National Golf Course, 9-hole golf course, one indoor and two outdoor swimming pools, ten tennis courts, health club with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, boating and fishing on the lake, horseback riding, game room, massage services, miniature golf and more. Many of Sapphires amazing communities share amenities with Fairfield's Sapphire Valley including: Bald Rock, Cedar Hill, Country Club Estates, Deer Run, Eagle Ridge, Falcon Ridge, FiveStone, Fox Run Ridge, Golf Club Estates, Holly Forest, Round Hill, Sapphire High, Stonecreek Crossing, The Divide at Bald Rock and Whisper Lake.

If youre having trouble deciding whether to build or buy your dream home high atop a mountain or beside the peaceful waters of a beautiful lake look no further. Western North Carolinas Lake Toxaway and Lake Glenville offer you both options in one. After spending an unforgettable day on the lake, you and your family can watch the sun set over the mountains in the distance. You wont want to miss Lake Toxaways Bear Wallow Springs, Catatoga, Lake Toxaway Estates or Toxaway Views. Lake Glenville offers future residents plenty of remarkable options with its 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.

Now is the perfect time to buy! For more information on any of the communities along the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, or to schedule your visit to this unique corner of the world to view your future community or home site, contact the talented team at Silver Creek Real Estate Group a full-service brokerage firm of seasoned professionals, representing luxury properties along the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. Our listings feature some of the very best views North Carolina has to offer. We are dedicated to helping you make informed decisions regarding your real estate investment. We invite you to learn more about us by visiting our website at www.ncliving.com.

When youre prepared to begin your quest for your ideal primary residence, vacation home or lot on which to build your dream home a Silver Creek broker is ready to help you. Contact us today by calling <a href="tel:+18287431999">828.743.1999</a> or drop by our offices located in the Shoppes at CreekSide, just west of the Cashiers Crossroads. We look forward to meeting you and learning all about your vision. What are you waiting for? Your future home, award winning golf courses, quaint shopping villages, scenic hiking trails and endless days of fly fishing await you.

* Climb Every Mountain (The Sound of Music) Music and Lyrics by Rodgers and Hammerstein

Holly Forest in Sapphire Valley N.C. Country Club Living Minus the Country Club Price

By far the largest master-planned community in Sapphire, North Carolina Holly Forest is a collection of thirteen subdivisions featuring affordable mountain homes, home sites, and condominiums. Boasting country club living minus the country club price, residents of Holly Forest are granted access to the many amenities of Wyndham Resort at Fairfields Sapphire Valley. These amenities include: the 50-acre Sapphire Lake, the 18-hole PGA Sapphire National Golf Course, 9-hole golf course, one indoor and two outdoor swimming pools, ten tennis courts, health club with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, boating and fishing on the lake, horseback riding, game room, massage services, miniature golf and so much more.

 

Fairfield Lake

Fairfield Lake

 

Holly Forest is nestled between Sapphire and the resort village of Cashiers providing residents with a short, yet picturesque drive to all the unique shops, excellent dining, and distinctive culture that the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau has to offer. To view the homes and home sites available in any one of Holly Forests distinctive subdivisions, contact the knowledgeable team at Silver Creek Real Estate Group today at <a href="tel:+18287431999">828-743-1999</a>, email us at info@ncliving.com, or drop by our offices located just west of Cashiers Crossroads or fill out our online contact form. We are eager to introduce you and your family to this extraordinary, vibrant single-family community located in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.

Home Sweet Highlands North Carolina!

Many a visitor to this colorful historical village has come to call Highlands, North Carolina home. Whether they mean to or not once they breathe the crisp, clean mountain air and view the awe-inspiring panoramas of the mountains beyond and the valley below they become captive to her charms. Highlands, along with many of the other quaint towns and villages that dot the landscape of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau have been beckoning visitors far and near for centuries. Summer vacationers come in droves to escape the heat and rushed pace of the lower elevations, nature lovers visit year-round to witness the transformation of the mountains from season to season, families make the short drive up on weekends to enjoy one another along with a cornucopia of resort-quality amenities, restaurants and shopping, and couples make an escape for a romantic get-away where they might stroll through the woods to a seemingly magical waterfall or snuggle up close by the warmth of a fire on a cool evening. For many of these visitors, one visit simply isnt enough!

 

Aerial view of Highlands North Carolina

Aerial view of Highlands North Carolina

 

The same was true for a couple of visionaries in the late 19th century. Founded in 1875 by Kansas developers, Samuel Truman Kelsey and Clinton Carter Hutchinson Highlands did not live up to original expectations. Legend has it the two men drew lines on a map from Chicago to Savannah and from New Orleans to New York, in the hopes that the area where the lines intersected would become a commercial crossroads and major trading center in the South. What the two did not realize was the rough terrain soaring to over 4,000 feet above sea level was virtually impassable for early steam engines and intimidating for heavily loaded mule- and horse-drawn carriages. Awe-struck by the beauty of the region, the two purchased 839 acres and named it Kelseys Plateau. Their dream evolved to the development of a health and summer resort which quickly grew in popularity with wealthy planters from coastal South Carolina and Atlanta as they sought to escape the oppressive heat of the low lands during the summer months. At some point along her journey through the ages, the quaint Southern villages name was changed to Highlands. Years later, Highlands became widely acclaimed among the golf community when famed golfer Bobby Jones frequented the Highlands Country Club during the 1930s.

With more than 60 structures in and around Highlands listed on the National Register of Historic Places, its easy to see that this is a place as rich in history as it is in beauty. Central to it all is the historic downtown district home to The Highlands Inn (circa 1880), Central House The Old Edwards Inn (circa 1878), First Presbyterian Church (circa 1885) and Episcopal Church of the Incarnation (circa 1896) all located along Main Street. Main Street is also home to many upscale shops and exquisite restaurants that continue to draw visitors here. The very active Highlands Historical Society seeks to preserve more than 80 additional structures of historic significance. The Historical Society is housed within the Historic Village on North 4th Street in downtown Highlands in the House-Trapier-Wright Home (also known as The Prince House). Built in 1877, it is considered to be Highlands oldest existing structure and serves as a living history museum. The Historic Village also features Bug Hill Cottage an open-air cubicle that once housed patients ill with tuberculosis during the early 1900s. Under the care of renowned specialist, Dr. Mary E. Lapham whose TB sanatorium was one of the first in North Carolina many citizens of Highlands were saved from a fate suffered by many during the outbreak of a disease that ravaged North America during the early 20th Century. Early photographic and written records of life in Highlands are thanks to John Bundy who took stills of the region, its people and structures in 1883 and R. Henry Scadin who took photos and kept a meticulous diary of his experiences on the Plateau from 1889 to 1920. A true testament to the Appalachian culture, a charming series of historic log cabins can be found throughout Highlands. Constructed by builder Joe Webb during the 1920s and 1930s without the use of power tools or architectural plans, each structure is entirely unique.

 

Aerial view of Highlands Country Club

Aerial view of Highlands North Carolina

 

Today, the collection of country clubs and upscale communities in the Highlands area is as widely varied as the collection of lush foliage. Thoughtfully-designed golf courses abound, coexisting beautifully with the natural splendor that is synonymous with the area. Many of Highlands luxury cottages and mountain estates complement the natural setting on which they are constructed featuring heavy timber and stone accents and offering breathtaking views of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Year-round residents of Highlands live at an easier pace they know when to pause and take a gander at a beautiful sunset or to stop and smell the wildflowers.

We invite you to slow down long enough to experience the Highlands way of life. Contact Silver Creek Real Estate Group today for a personalized tour of some of the villages most exciting communities and subdivisions including Cullasaja Country Club, Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove, Highlands Country Club, Highlands Falls Country Club, Lake Osseroga, Lake Sequoyah, and Wildcat Cliffs Country Club. Whether seeking your vacation home or forever home in the beautiful and historic Highlands area, you will find a local real estate expert in your Silver Creek broker. For more information about Highlands and the surrounding Plateau, we welcome you to visit our helpful website at https://www.ncliving.com/ which includes fine points about the individual communities, as well as photos and descriptions for available property and home sites therein. Call us at <a href="tel:+18287431999">828-743-1999</a> to schedule your special day in Highlands, e-mail us at info@ncliving.com or feel free todrop by Silver Creeks office located just west of the Cashiers Crossroads in the Shoppes at CreekSide. We look forward to the opportunity to introduce you and your family to this very special village community in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

Captivating Cashiers!

A Treasure of Historic Proportions in the Mountains of Western North Carolina

For nearly two hundred years, the charming village of Cashiers, North Carolina has been captivating visitors from all over the Southeast and beyond. Brimming with history, the names of Cashiers early settlers can be found painted on street signs and engraved on buildings throughout the quaint historic community. Colonel John A. Zachary reportedly first explored the ancient forests and lush landscape of the mountains of Western North Carolina with his oldest son in 1832. They returned the following spring from their home over 200 miles away to become the first permanent homesteaders on the Plateau. Their ancestors still live here today (including Silver Creek Real Estate Groups very own Elaine Zachary!) One of Colonel Zacharys sons, Mordecai a skilled carpenter built what is now known as the Zachary-Tolbert house as a wedding gift for his young bride, Elvira Keener, in 1852. The Tolbert Family owned the home for most of the 20th century. The house still stands in the heart of Cashiers, and what once served as a summer retreat and inn now houses the Cashiers Historical Society. It opened as a public museum in 2001, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and showcases much of the original furniture crafted by Mordecai Zachary himself.

 

Welcome to Cashiers North Carolina

Welcome to Cashiers North Carolina

 

Not long after the Zacharys arrival to the area, the McKinney Family of Pickens, South Carolina followed suit. James McKinney and his family bought 600 acres in a valley on The Plateau in 1835. They kept cattle and horses on their newly acquired land from spring to late fall, and then headed south to coastal South Carolina for the winter months. Anecdotal in nature, one story of how Cashiers got its name relates back to James McKinney and his prized stallion, Cash. As the story goes, Cash was lost during a drive south one winter. When the family returned to their valley the following spring, they found Cash alive and well. According to legend, they called their home, Cashs Valley from henceforth.

One of Cashiers most prominent citizens, Brigadier General Wade Hampton III (1818-1902), was also enraptured by the beauty of the region. His family was very wealthy having built their fortune from cotton plantations in Charleston and Columbia and although he could choose to build a mountain lodge anywhere he wished, he chose The Plateau for his beloved summer retreat. He purchased land from Mordecai Zachary and built the Hampton Hunting Lodge. He gained a great deal of fame for his service and valor during the Civil War, and it is said that he received word that he had won the title of Governor of South Carolina while rocking on the front porch of his Cashiers mountain home. He went on to serve in the U.S. Senate for thirteen years, and was appointed US Railroad Commissioner by President Grover Cleveland in 1892. Another story of the origin of Cashiers name has become the stuff of local lore. According to the legend, the Hamptons owned two prized bulls named Brutus and Cashius. Cashius wandered away and became entangled in a thicket. He died in the valley, which was thereafter named Cashius Valley. Apparently, time and local dialect molded the name to Cashiers (Cashers) Valley. The land once owned by the Hampton Family is now home to two of Cashiers most affluent communities, High Hampton Inn & Country Club and Wade Hampton Golf Club.

Prominent Pittsburg entrepreneur E.H. Jennings was drawn to the area in the late 19th century and felt it would serve as an amazing resort area to the affluent citizens of the South. He purchased 35,000 acres near what is known today as the town of Cashiers. Jennings was truly a visionary countless visitors have selected Cashiers as their vacation spot of choice and keep returning, year-after-year! More than a century later, Cashiers continues to draw families from all over the Southeast to its breathtaking landscape, relaxed pace, wide variety of leisure activities and amazing resort communities.

For those who live here year-round awe-inspiring views of the Blue Ridge Mountains continue to astound, the scents of wildflowers and mountain laurel blended together on a cool mountain breeze continue to inspire, and the activities of a stroll through an ancient forest or the time-honored tradition of a day of fly fishing continue to delight. In fact, Cashiers was recently listed as one of Outside Magazines Best Towns in 2004. Since its inception, the Cashiers community has been based largely upon a foundation of Southern Hospitality in celebration of natures splendor.

 

The Village Green in Cashiers NC

Welcome to Cashiers North Carolina

 

You are welcome to enjoy an outdoor concert on the Village Green, explore the gift shops that line the streets of Cashiers downtown area, or just sit back, relax and breathe in the unforgettable sights and sounds that surround you. Cashiers contains some of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Western North Carolina, representing some of the most distinctive architectural designs. We invite you to visit Cashiers and fall in love with this one-of-a-kind community as so many families have done before you. Silver Creek Real Estate Group welcomes the opportunity to introduce you and your family to some of Cashiers most exciting communities and subdivisions, including Arrowhead, Big Sheep Cliff, Cedar Creek Woods, Cedar Hill, Chattooga Club, Chinquapin, Cullasaja Club, High Meadow of Cashiers, Little Terrapin, Lonesome Valley, Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club, Pinchot, Sheep Cliff Crossing, Spring Forest, Wade Hampton Golf Club. To start laying the foundation for your very own mountain homestead, call the talented team at Silver Creek at <a href="tel:+18287431999">828-743-1999</a> or e-mail us at info@ncliving.com. Feel free to learn more about the communities listed above and the properties available for purchase by visiting our website at https://www.ncliving.com/ or pop by our offices located just west of Cashiers Crossroads in the Shoppes at CreekSide. We look forward to the opportunity to help you begin your quest for the perfect vacation home, real estate investment or your heirloom dream home a home that will be passed down from generation to generation, in the spirit of the pioneers who first settled here.

Information courtesy of the Cashiers Historical Society https://www.cashiershistoricalsociety.org/ and The Chattooga Conservancy https://chattoogariver.org/.

Wildcat Cliffs Country Club in Western North Carolina

Everything a Country Club Should Be Wildcat Cliffs Country Club in Western North Carolina

Perfectly perched at the base of the north face of Whiteside Mountain in Western North Carolina, Wildcat Cliffs Country Club is designed to accommodate those with a discerning taste, a passion for nature and a love of community. Providing a family-friendly environment paired with community-based ambiance, Wildcat Cliffs promotes camaraderie amongst its Club members through planned activities and events such as the 20-year summer tradition of Camp Wildcat. Established in 1961, Wildcat Cliffs is everything a country club should be and touts itself as "a club based on personal relationships and shared affinities."

 

Wildcat Cliffs Country Club in Highlands NC

Wildcat Cliffs Country Club in Highlands NC

 

Situated between the historic resort villages of Cashiers and Highlands, there are plenty of pursuits and pastimes to keep residents within the gates of this private membership club. Built on the highest elevation of the Plateau, the Wildcat Cliffs Golf Course designed by prominent golf course architect, George W. Cobb offers an abundance of challenges, as well as simply breathtaking views. Central to the community, the 21,000 square foot clubhouse features a fabulous dining room with cathedral ceilings, lounge and bar area, outdoor terrace overlooking the putting green and pro golf shop. Other amenities include an indoor pool kept at a comfortable 84 degrees year round, a 12-foot-wide stacked stone hot tub strategically placed next to a roaring fire in the cooler months, a fully staffed and equipped Fitness and Activity Centre, a lakeside pavilion and picnic area, three Har-Tru tennis courts, and exclusive Glenville Lake Club.

Homes within the Clubs gates offer mountain living at its very best and range from easy maintenance condos to quaint mountain villas to lavish estates boasting golf course frontage. Just a handful of home sites remain, offering heavily wooded lots and lovely mountain views you could begin building your dream home right away! For more information about Wildcat Cliffs or to schedule a personalized tour of this one-of-a-kind community contact the experienced team of brokers at Silver Creek Real Estate Group at <a href="tel:+18287431999">828-743-1999</a>, via e-mail at info@ncliving.comor drop by their offices in the Shoppes at CreekSide Village located just west of the Cashiers Crossroads. To view available listings and learn more about Silver Creek, visit them online at www.ncliving.com.

Chinquapin Community of Western North Carolina

Life as it was Meant to be Lived Naturally

With a credo touting "Life as it was meant to be lived ... Naturally," the extraordinary 2,000-acre community of Chinquapin takes their charge very seriously. Nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina, homes in Chinquapin are architecturally designed to appear as one with the stunning natural landscape for a perfect blend of rustic elegance. Life at Chinquapin includes planned community activities, a regulation-length walking golf course, fly-fishing for native brook trout, journeys on horseback with the riding club and the amazing Chinquapin Lodge. Residents of Chinquapin are also entitled to all the benefits of her sister property, Trillium Links & Lake Club, including an 18-hole championship golf course, fitness center, indoor tennis courts, aerobics classes, massage studio and croquet courts. Chinquapin's sprawling backyard includes 6,600 acres of Panthertown Valley National Forest, featuring miles of winding hiking trails leading to at least eight major waterfalls, and sandy beaches beautifully framed by trees for a relaxing respite by a clear mountain pool. The developments close proximity to Cashiers gives residents front row seats to all the wonderful restaurants, eclectic shops and fine arts & culture for which this historic resort village has become renowned.

 

Chinquapin in Cashiers NC

Chinquapin in Cashiers NC

 

A wide array of home settings are available in Chinquapin on which you can begin building your dream home, including an amazing 6-acre level building lot featuring simply stunning views of the Cashiers Valley and mountains beyond. Silver Creek is also pleased to showcase a very special 5 bedroom/5.5 bathroom home for sale in this distinctive community. Situated on a little over 3 acres, this 4,400 square foot classic Carolina mountain home features an outdoor fireplace, poplar bark accents, heavy rough hewn timbers, board and batten siding, and custom shutters on the exterior. The spacious interior boasts a spectacular two-story lodge room with stone hearth and hardwood floors, as well as striking views from every window throughout the home. For these and other properties for sale within Chinquapin, contact the experienced team of professional brokers at Silver Creek Real Estate Group. We look forward to the opportunity to answer your questions, and to introduce you and your family to this very special mountain community. To schedule a tour, simply call us at <a href="tel:+18287431999">828-743-1999</a> or drop by our offices located just west of Cashiers Crossroads in the Shoppes at CreekSide. To learn more about Silver Creek, we invite you to visit us online at www.ncliving.com or e-mail your questions to info@ncliving.com. Isnt it time you began living Life as it was Meant to be Lived?

Life is but a Dream on Lake Toxaway, North Carolina

Row, Row, Row Your Boat Life is but a Dream on Lake Toxaway

Visitors to Lake Toxawaybear witness to the beauty and serenity that first drew visionary E.H. Jennings to the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau in Western North Carolina. The Pittsburg entrepreneurs belief in the viability in this region as a resort destination led to the transformation of the rugged terrain associated with the area into a beautiful 614- acre mountain lake. Named by its creator, Lake Toxaway was the first man-made lake built in the Appalachians. Knowing visitors would become as enamored with the area as he was, Jennings built The Toxaway Inn along the lakes shoreline. It quickly became a well-known retreat among the nations most affluent citizens, and early guests of the Inn included Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone.

 

Lake Toxaway in the fall

Lake Toxaway in the fall

 

While on vacation at Lake Toxaway, socialite and Savannah native Lucy Camp Armstrong also fell in love with the area. She bought 40 acres around the lake and built an estate, lavish gardens and riding stables in 1915. Sadly, during heavy rains in the summer of 1916, the area experienced flooding and a dam gave way emptying Lake Toxaway completely. Armstrongs estate and the Inn held fast, but with no lake the area lost its appeal for the vacationing jet set. This event eventually led to the demise of The Toxaway Inn, which stood empty for 30 years before being demolished in 1948. Ms. Armstrong continued to love the area, took up permanent residence at her estate and lived long enough to see her dream realized when the lake was restored to its original beauty in the 1960s. After her death in 1970, Ms. Armstrongs estate was transformed into The Greystone Inn crown jewel of the Lake Toxaway Community.

Situated at 3,014 feet above sea level, Lake Toxaway offers 14 miles of shoreline, mild year round temperatures, beautiful natural settings and a wealth of opportunities for water-themed activities. Providing the best of both worlds by combining amazing views of the mountains and lakefront living, it is now home to some of the areas most sought after and imaginative communities with resort-quality amenities. The lake and developments such as Bear Wallow Springs, Catatoga, Lake Toxaway Estatesand Toxaway Views continue to draw visitors to this unique corner of the world year after year. Silver Creek Real Estate Group welcomes the opportunity to introduce you and your family to this very special spot along the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. To view available homes or property for sale, click here. To schedule an appointment to view this unique lake community up close and personal, drop by our offices located in the heart of Cashiers at The Shoppes at CreekSide or call the talented team at Silver Creek at <a href="tel:+18287431999">828-743-1999</a>. You could be in the mountain-lake home of your dreams in time for the holidays!

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.