Cashiers, North Carolina

Discover why we love living in Cashiers

What is most important to you when it comes to creating your ideal mountain lifestyle? Great food and shopping? World class golf? Stunning scenery and peaceful seclusion? How about opportunities to mingle with other folks living in the area? If you answer yes to any or all of these questions, we have an answer for you: Cashiers.

Known as the “Heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains,” the town of Cashiers is situated ideally on the Cashiers Plateau, about 3,400 feet above sea level. With dramatic peaks, peaceful valleys, and lush hardwood forests embracing this friendly village, Cashiers residents enjoy cool summers (up to 20°F cooler than most of the southeastern US), breathtakingly beautiful autumns, and quiet, winter wonderlands.

Cashiers NC aerial photograph

Cashiers, NC: Our beautiful home in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Highlights of living in Cashiers

The Cashiers area is an amazing place for many reasons, not the least of which is the incredible array of outdoor sporting opportunities. With a vibrant community, historic buildings, and the perfect mountain setting, Cashiers truly has it all for visitors and residents alike.

Fabulous Dining & Shopping

Coming to a small mountain town does not have to mean sacrificing excellent dining options. Cashiers boasts a wide selection of restaurants and cafes, including the landmark Cornucopia, where you can enjoy an innovative, locally sourced menu on the breezy front port, and the Orchard, whose Southern fine dining has been recognized by Fodor’s Travel as one of NC’s best. And these are just the beginning.

Our vibrant yet relaxed village has all you need to enjoy your mountain lifestyle, from boutique clothing to garden supplies.

Vibrant Arts & Culture

While there is always something going on in Cashiers, the town comes alive in the summer, when our many seasonal residents return to their mountain homes. Gather with your friends for Friday night concerts on the Village Commons, immerse yourself in local folk arts and crafts at the Rotary Club Arts & Crafts Fairs, or reignite your green thumb at the Joy Garden Tour.

Cashiers annual Christmas parade

The Annual Christmas Parade is a highlight of the Cashiers town calendar.

Outstanding Golf

Many people come here for the fantastic mountain golf. With 11 different area courses totaling over 45 miles of fairway, the Highlands-Cashiers-Toxaway plateau can satisfy anyone’s taste for world-class mountain golf. Just a few of your options for golfing around Cashiers:

Hiking, Fishing & Outdoor Recreation

Golf is just the beginning of what there is to offer. Surrounding by the Nantahala National Forest, with the Pisgah National Forest to the East and the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests to the south and west, Cashiers is a nature-lover’s paradise, on a national or even international scale when it comes to recreational opportunities in the great outdoors.

Fishing enthusiasts will appreciate Lake Glenville, located just 5 miles outside of Cashiers, as well as angling opportunities on the Tuckaseegee River. Whether you enjoy the outdoors on two feet, two wheels, or on the water, living in Cashiers you will never run out of options.

Mountain & road bicycling:

State and national forests & parks within an hour’s drive of Cashiers:

  • Nantahala National Forest (116,442 acres)
  • Pisgah National Forest (155,881 acres)
  • Sumter National Forest (79,000 acres Mountain Region)
  • Great Smoky National Park (521,490 acres)
  • Gorges State Park (10,000 acres)
  • DuPont State Park (10,000 acres)

Hiking & fishing resources near Cashiers:

Cashiers Map & Location