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When searching for homes for sale in Lake Glenville, NC in the Western North Carolina Mountains, one will ultimately be faced with the age-old question that has perplexed locals for decades. Do I want a home with lake views or mountain views? With a mountain view, you can just picture yourself curled up on a cozy porch with a cup of coffee, dimly lit fire by your side and a plushy throw blanket on your lap, gazing at the remarkable sunset over the vista in front of you. On the other hand, you can also visualize yourself walking barefoot onto your wooden dock, glass of wine in hand, settling in, surrounded by spring-fed water and mineral sparkling lakebeds, soothed by the sound of waterfalls nearby, followed by the best star watching imaginable.
What to do? Well, with a waterfront home in Glenville, NC you’ll get both! Sitting at a high elevation of 3,494 feet, Lake Glenville has the distinction of being the highest lake east of the Mississippi River and offers some of the most desired waterfront property on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. Known locally as the preeminent destination for water activities: boating, fishing, kayaking, paddleboard, skiing, waterfall gazing and even relaxing on a white sandy beach. It’s all at your fingertips.
Properties in this truly breathtaking setting include everything from quaint cabins to luxurious estate homes. Or, with vacant waterfront land still available, build your own dream mountain getaway. Located just a short drive from the picturesque towns of Cashiers and Highlands, you’ll be just moments away from top-class shopping and five-star dining.
So, what are you waiting for? Come and get everything you ever imagined at your new mountain home in Lake Glenville, NC.
Before it was incorporated in 1891, Glenville was named Hamburg, and it was used as a fort to shield against potential attacks from the native Cherokee Indians.
Lake Glenville also has interesting ties to patriotism and World War II. It was developed in 1941 to be a hydroelectric facility’s reservoir. Aluminum needed to be manufactured immediately for WWII bombers, and that required a power plant.
In 1951, the plant was named after the President of Nantahala Power and Light Company (Duke Power), John Edward Sterling Thorpe. However, none of it would have been possible if 1,500 Western North Carolina residents didn’t work around the clock to complete the lake and dam.
In the early 1940s, the inhabitants Glenville and their homes, schools, businesses, churches and even graveyards, had to be moved up the sides of the mountains, leaving the entire valley filled with water to a depth reaching up to 125 feet.
This lake is officially named Thorpe Reservoir but within the last several decades has become known as Lake Glenville.
Today Lake Glenville still serves as a source of hydroelectric power but has become even more well-known as a source of endless watersport entertainment.
When you visit Lake Glenville, you’ll feel the magic in the air. Life just seems easier here, and you can’t go wrong with the spectacular views. Browse our selection of Lake Glenville, NC homes for sale, and let us know if you see something you like. We specialize in buying, selling and renting homes in Western North Carolina. We live here, too. So, no one knows the ins and outs of Lake Glenville, NC homes for sale like we do.
Our homes come in all different shapes, sizes and colors. Let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll do our best to find you your next dream home. You’ll love lakeside living. We can’t wait to welcome you!
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Listing information last updated on May 21st, 2022 at 9:09am EDT.