With a population of only 76 people occupying 1.34 square miles, Glenville is a census designated place (CDP) located 8 miles north of Cashiers, NC. The pristine Lake Glenville, a reservoir built in the 1940s, lies to the west of town.
The current count of permanent residents marks an 80% drop in the town’s population since 2010. While the median age of residents then was 61, it’s safe to assume that mortality had something to do with the declining population.
However, with nearly 200 available properties currently for sale in Glenville – even more than the 2010 population count of 110 – the disproportionate number of homes for sale compared to the number of residents indicates a shift in the profile of home buyers. Today, many of those who buy property in Glenville are investors or second home buyers. For both types, the town is a dream getaway – with spectacular views, verdant mountaintops, a temperate clime because it sits 3,600 feet above sea level, an overall feeling of serenity, and plenty of ways to commune with the great outdoors.
Nature and fun
The town itself is sometimes referred to as New Glenville because the old town now lies 80 feet under the waters of the lake. Residents of the old town moved out when a dam was built in the 1940s to increase the power supply of a factory that supplied aluminum to the war effort. Building the dam meant the town would permanently go under.
It’s hard to believe a once thriving town sits 80 feet under the placid waters of Lake Glenville. Spanning 1,452 acres, the lake today serves every recreational water activity. Go fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, canoeing, and paddle-boarding.
If you’re a picnic fan, the idyllic beach located in the area is a great backdrop and magnificent waterfalls nearby at Mill Creek, Hurricane, Norton, and High will lend a certain serenity to your outing. The first three are accessible by boat, while the last is accessible by foot on a hiking trail.
Also nearby is the Ralph J. Andrews County Park which offers camping, hiking, and even greater picnic spots. Located in the middle of the woods, the lakeside park it’s a great way disconnect, escape the lowland heat during summer, and chill with the kids. There’s access to the beach a short kayak away and when it comes to service, the staff is on hand 24/7.
The Cashiers Farmers Market less than 10 minutes away, is a popular go-to store for fresh produce, provisions, and their barbecue ribs and Cuban sandwiches.
Homes for sale in Glenville, NC
There are many real estate options in Glenville. Each offers remarkable views of beautiful trees and mountains, for example, as well as great privacy and solitude.
The communities of Glenville include
- The Village on Highway 107
- Cedar Creek/Bee Tree
- Big Ridge
- Trout Creek
- Pine Creek
- Yellow Mountain
White Oak Realty Group also offers empty lots that allow you to build your dream home in the mountains. Some of the single-family homes for sale even have views of Lake Glenville, so you can look out your window and see the gorgeous water beckoning.
For more lavish living, we can help there, too. Our estate-type properties feature every available amenity to accommodate larger families. Farmhouse-style homes sit on gently rolling, wooded lots for utmost privacy. You can also opt for a rustic-modern cabin made from antique logs and overlooking an heirloom apple orchard, wildflower meadows, a pond, and mountain views.
For more information about Glenville and how you can find your perfect home, reach out to the team at White Oak Realty Group today for more information! Call us today at 828.782.0472 or email pat(at)whiteoakrg(dotted)com.
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