Communities in Lake Glenville, North Carolina

You will never forget the sight of your first sunset over Lake Glenville and the mountains beyond. The highest major lake in the eastern US at 3,500 feet above sea level, Lake Glenville offers five waterfalls, pristine white sandy beaches, and clean, cool, high quality water, as well as the opportunity for boating, water sports, swimming and fishing. With real estate properties ranging from lake cabins to luxury homes, Lake Glenville has something for everyone. It is also within easy reach of the array of fine public and private golf courses and country clubs in the Highlands-Cashiers area.

Silver Creek Real Estate Group has included below a list of some of Lake Glenville's most exciting communities and subdivisions. To find your ideal mountain lake home, contact Silver Creek Real Estate Group. Our experienced brokers are authorities on the local market, and know where the very best views and fishing holes on Lake Glenville can be found.

Big Ridge

Offering some of the most breathtaking vistas of Western North Carolina's mountains and valley below, the Big Ridge community is an eclectic blend of family farms and multi-million dollar estates. Local Christmas tree farms add to the mystique and character of this special community. Nearby Lake Glenville and the resort village of Cashiers offer many opportunities for fun to residents of Big Ridge. Lake Glenville is a fully recreational lake, affording many prospects for boating, water sports, swimming and fishing for residents and visitors to the area. The lake is 1,400 acres in size with 26 miles of natural shoreline for sunbathing and picnicking. Lake Glenville is the highest lake east of the Mississippi River and has three public boat launches and one marina. For the urban adventurer, the town of Cashiers is widely known for its cultural arts, unique shopping village and upscale dining establishments.

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Bridge Creek

The 155 lush, unspoiled acres that Bridge Creek is built upon was acquired from descendents of the original owners of the 1872 Land Grant – the Choate, Buchanan and Long families. This unique community invites its residents to enjoy a lifetime of special memories on the mountain, memories that will be passed down from generation to generation just as the land on which the community lies was shared. Entryway to Bridge Creek is through a rustic covered bridge over gentle Norton Creek, immediately giving one the sense of history and wonder and the feeling of taking a step back in time. Three trout streams wind their way through the community, offering plenty of opportunities to splash in the cool water, rest in the warmth of the sun-soaked shore, or grab a pole and go fishin' for supper. Miles of hiking trails abound for the explorer. Picnicking in the Spring House Pavilion, swapping tall tales by the fire at the Buchanan Chimney Garden, and playing games with friends and neighbors at the Family Sports Garden are all wonderful examples of activities that hearken back to a simpler time and amenities that coexist beautifully with nature. Homesites in Bridge Creek range in size from one to five acres, offering panoramic views of Lake Glenville or miles of mountain ranges. A short drive from the historic village of Cashiers, Bridge Creek is founded on the belief in paying homage to the past through its Great Camp style home designs and honoring the gifts of nature.

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Buck Knob Island

Located at the heart of Lake Glenville, Buck Knob Island consists of just 19 private luxury home sites of approximately an acre in size – 16 along the shoreline and 3 on the interior of this serene, tree-lined island. Residents of the island may park their cars under covered parking or dock their boats at Buck Knob Landing on the mainland, and take a water taxi to their truly exclusive island home. Golf cart paths wind through the island making travel throughout the property not only convenient, but fun. Boat docks are also permitted in front of each lakefront residence. The Island HOA maintains a full-time Resident Caretaker to assist with concierge services and prepare the homes for the residents' arrival.

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Buck Knob Landing

Resting on the east end of Lake Glenville, this incredible lakefront community is perfectly positioned for amazing views of the sun setting over the lake and mountains in the distance. With fully recreational Lake Glenville as the heart and soul of Buck Knob Landing, the "Landing" refers to the bustling community dock which is open to all residents.

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Cross Creek Preserve

Cross Creek Preserve is comprised of 95 acres of estate sized lots. This gated enclave is located in the Norton community, centrally located between Lake Glenville, Cashiers and Highlands. Elevations in Cross Creek Preserve soar to about 4,300 feet, with views of rolling pastures, waterfalls, and Whiteside, Yellow and Shortoff Mountains.

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Cullowhee Forest

Located in a part of Western North Carolina that is extremely proud of its waterfalls, Cullowhee Forest is named for the stunning cascades that can be found throughout the region. Set along the spectacular Tuckasegee River, home sites in Cullowhee Forest encompass beautiful natural settings with some of the most awe-inspiring views of the river and Blue Ridge Mountains beyond. Wildlife abounds in this remote rural community – deer, rabbits, squirrels, native birds and more can be found roaming freely. Homes in Cullowhee Forest range in style from traditional to contemporary, but all adhere to strict architectural guidelines and honor the beauty of the natural environment. While this unique community provides its residents with the peace and quiet of rustic mountain life, the shops, restaurants and entertainment of the resort village of Cashiers are just 10 short miles away.

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Glen Laurel

Located a short 30-minute drive from Cashiers, Cullowhee and Franklin, North Carolina, the lovely Glen Laurel community lies at the north end of Lake Glenville. Residents of Glen Laurel have easy access to all of the pleasures that Lake Glenville has to offer – boating, waterskiing, jet skiing, swimming, fishing and more. The community offers amazing views of the lake and surrounding mountains.

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Glen Pointe

Glen Pointe is a small development of only 14 lots located on the southern shores of Lake Glenville. Lake Glenville is the highest major lake in the eastern US at 3,500 feet above sea level with 26 miles of shoreline, offering the rare combination of cool summer temperatures and water for recreation. This community features a private gated entry, tennis court and underground utilities. There are six lakefront lots and eight off-lake lots; all off-lake lots have access to a new 10-slip marina. With more slips than lots, there is no worry about a spot for your boat or other watercraft. Glen Pointe offers big views looking down the length of the lake and only a five-mile drive to the wonderful restaurants and shopping of Cashiers.

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Greycliff is a picturesque gated community located on the west side of Lake Glenville, where Mill Creek Falls cascades into the lake. Elevations of up to 4,200 feet afford spectacular views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. The community is comprised of 50 home sites and has private access to Lake Glenville.

Holden's Subdivision

The Holden ancestors acquired this land in the original Land Grants of the early 1800s. Until the construction of Lake Glenville in 1940, these lands were hunted and farmed by the family. Some of these original lands are now under the waters of Lake Glenville and some are still farmed by the Holden family. However, the area now known as Holden's Subdivision is a smattering of lakefront, lake view, and wooded lots. Early homes here were constructed solely for summer residents, but now many of the newer homes are occupied year round. A little more than four miles from the Cashiers crossroads, this community offers easy access to shopping and restaurants.

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The Lake Club

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At the end of a winding country road with a myriad of cabins and cottages, this small community of lake and mountain view homes is an oasis called Leawood. Perched on top of the world, the homes here have breathtaking mountain and lake views with layers that go on forever.

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Sims Valley

At the turn of the 20th century, Willis and Laura Sims settled in a high valley with clear 40-mile vistas of the Great Smoky Mountains in the west. They built a rustic mountain home, lived off the land and raised their six children here. Today, the valley is home to Sims Valley – a unique mountain community built in the same spirit as the Sims family homestead. It is a place of beauty, a place for families, a place where residents live in harmony with the nature that surrounds them.

Located between the historic towns of Cullowhee and Cashiers, Sims Valley provides their homeowners with the feeling of living within a national park, rather than a resort community. Intersected by winding nature trails, designed by Trail Dynamics (who often design for the National Park Service), Sims Valley offers many opportunities to let their residents' spirits soar with the natural splendor that is housed within this one-of-a-kind property. The peaceful sound of cascading waterfalls, the exotic fragrance of mountain laurel and native wildflowers and the awe-inspiring sight of the Smokies blend together for an exceptional outdoor experience. Go shopping or dining in Cashiers or Highlands, explore Nantahala National Forest, take a boat ride on Lake Glenville or enjoy the many amenities that Sims Valley has to offer.

The Sims Family Homestead still stands and now serves as community gathering place. In fact, there is no shortage of places for the community to gather together at Sims Valley. The Mountain Clubhouse contains a fitness center and spa, swimming pool, large great room with fireplace, caterer's kitchen, outdoor grill and two outdoor fireplaces, paired with some of the most amazing views available at the property. The Mountain Chapel – located at the north end of the property – offers an open-air gathering place for Sims Valley residents to enjoy a picnic, a roaring fire in the outdoor fireplace or breathtaking vista of the valley and the mountains beyond.

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Stillpoint is an exclusive gated community on the east side of Lake Glenville. The epitome of luxury mountain and lakefront living, Stillpoint offers its residents a rich blend of pristine natural beauty with modern conveniences, including underground utilities, paved roads, community water and close proximity to the family-friendly amenities, unique shops, fine dining and cultural arts of the popular resort villages of Cashiers and Highlands. This well-established gated community features estate-sized lots and some of Western North Carolina's most distinctive homes, custom-designed by a handful of the area's finest builders. All Stillpoint homes adhere to strict architectural guidelines in order to both complement and preserve the natural splendor that sets this stunning waterfront community apart. In an ongoing effort to safeguard the original character of Stillpoint and protect the land for future generations, the development has taken great care to put certain deed restrictions in place. All homes and home sites in Stillpoint offer lake access, many with lake frontage or lake views. Enjoy awe-inspiring sunsets over the water from the bow of your boat or from rockers on your rear deck for years to come.

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One of Lake Glenville's most exclusive neighborhoods, Stonebridge is comprised of just eight home sites – many offering stunning views of the sun rising over the lake and as much as 300 feet of deep water along the shoreline. This distinctive waterfront enclave contains multi-million dollar custom homes designed by some of the Carolinas' finest architects, each shrouded by a thick canopy of hardwoods for added privacy and truly natural beauty. Whether looking out at the lake from an expansive rear deck, or looking up at the homes of Stonebridge from your boat on the water, the view will not disappoint!

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Stone Pointe

With a tagline that reads, "Imagine – it's not just a dream anymore," Stone Pointe offers the ultimate combination of waterfront and mountain luxury living to its residents. Encompassing just eight remarkable home sites, Stone Pointe seeks to provide each resident with the security of a gated community, the privacy of heavily wooded lots and some of the most amazing vistas that Western North Carolina has become so famous for. Docks are pre-approved along the shoreline and each property offers direct access to beautiful Lake Glenville.

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Summer Cove

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Summer Hill

A prestigious gated community on Lake Glenville, Summer Hill encompasses 76 acres of custom-built luxury homes, heavily forested interior and waterfront lots. Community amenities include a lakefront pavilion, marina and tennis courts. Residents enjoy easy access to all of Lake Glenville's recreational activities, including boating, sailing, waterskiing, jet skiing, swimming and fishing.

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Sunset Cove

Sunset Cove is a small community of lakefront and lake view lots and homes located on the northeast shores of Lake Glenville, the highest major lake in the eastern US. Sunset Cove was so named because all properties face toward the spectacular lake sunsets. Owners of non-lakefront lots have a convenient public boat access area where they can enjoy all of the recreational opportunities offered by this pristine, sparkling lake. This community is nearly built out with only a few building lots remaining.

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Tahala Shores

Tahala Shores is located on Lake Glenville, the highest major lake in the East. With an elevation of 3,500 feet above sea level and 26 miles of scenic shoreline, this beautiful lake offers unlimited recreational opportunities including boating, sailing, waterskiing, jet skiing, swimming and fishing. The community of Tahala Shores features lakefront and lake view properties and is convenient to Cashiers, Franklin and Sylva.

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Trillium Links & Lake Club

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