Lake Glenville

Lakefront living close to Cashiers

When you envision your ideal lifestyle in western North Carolina, does the picture in your mind include evenings watching the sunset over the Blue Ridge behind a pristine mountain lake? If so, put Lake Glenville on your list.

With over 26 miles of shoreline, Lake Glenville is perfectly situated for recreation. Live along this lake, and you’ll get to enjoy swimming, boating, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing as part of your normal day-to-day. Homes and homesites offer panoramic views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, diverse wildlife, and three easy-to-access waterfalls: Norton Falls, Mill Creek Falls, and Hurricane Falls.

About Lake Glenville

Families prepare to pontoon Lake Glenville from the local marina.

Families prepare to pontoon Lake Glenville from the local marina.

At 3,494 feet, Lake Glenville is the highest lake east of the Mississippi River. Originally named Thorpe Reservoir, the 1,450 acre lake was constructed in 1940 by the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA), along with Thorpe Dam to power a factory built to answer the wartime demands. The resulting reservoir soon turned the Glenville community from agriculture grounds to lakefront property. Lake Glenville’s 360-degree views are perhaps best appreciated in the autumn, when the leaves turn brilliant hues of red, gold, and auburn.

Nearby activities

In addition to being a water sports mecca, Lake Glenville is ideal as a home base for any outdoor enthusiast, arts and crafts aficionado, or foodie. If the lifestyle you want includes hiking, camping, or even shopping and dining, Lake Glenville is just 7 miles or so from Cashiers Crossroads, you will love living here.

Lake Glenville, NC Map & Location