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If so, it’s one of the biggest financial and emotional decisions you’ll ever make…

So why not get help from the best in the business?

Let’s face it… If you’re a residential and commercial real estate buyer and seller you already know that you’re competing in an overcrowded marketplace. You also recognize that purchasing or selling a home, property or building on your own, is time-consuming, stressful and not cost-effective in the end.

However, if you’re like most people, you may be less certain about the types of tools, information and services you need to make sure you find or sell your home or property quickly and headache-free. 

But that’s where we come in… You see, for over two decades our experts have successfully helped many people – just like you –  find their dream mountain homes, cabins and condos; purchase commercial buildings and properties; and make wise real estate investments in/around Cashiers, Highlands, Glenville, Sapphire, and Toxaway, NC.

Why Should I Trust Mountain Lake Stream Realty to Handle the Sale or Purchase of My Glenville, NC Real Estate?

Simply put, our outstanding track record of success is based on the following core principles, commitments and actions:

  • Buying or selling homes, buildings and/or properties should not take forever. As such, we use state-of-the-art technology and streamlined business and strategic marketing systems designed to shorten the process.
  • Sellers want to sell for more & pay less in fees. That’s why our commissions – 3.99% for residential listings and 5.99% for land & commercial listings – are the lowest in western North Carolina.
  • We live and work in the area. Given this, we can provide you with a deeper understanding of Glenville and neighboring communities, insights into short- and long-term investment values, and up-to-the-minute information on recently sold homes and properties.
  • We do it all. Our experts will help you buy or sell new or resale homes or construction; acreage or lots; and commercial or investment property.
  • You talk. We listen. We don’t use one-size-fits-all real estate solutions. Rather, we listen carefully to your unique location, design aesthetics, property or home type, budget requirements, and more and then match those to the right buyers or ideal properties.

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Glenville, North Carolina

A Beautiful Community with a Rich Heritage

Glenville is Located in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains about 60 miles west of Asheville and 20 miles from Western Carolina University and Southwest Community College in Sylva, NC. Lake Glenville (aka Thorpe Reservoir) – the hub of this small community – boasts 26 miles of winding shoreline, spans 1,500 acres, and is fed by five main tributaries and dozens of springs and creeks.

Lake Glenville DamThe lake sits 3,542 feet above sea level, and is the highest manmade lake east of the Mississippi River. This elevation means that summers are cool (average daily temperatures in July are 83 degrees), making it a perfect and popular – refuge for residents of Georgia, Florida, Texas and other southern states.

And because Glenville is a temperate rainforest area (i.e. it gets 80-100 inches of rain per year) it is home to a myriad of rare and delicate plant life, which makes it perfect for plant enthusiasts.

Like Cashiers, Sapphire Valley, Highlands, NC Glenville teems with recreational activity opportunities including swimming, boating, water skiing, kayaking and canoeing, and fishing. In fact, the lake is famous for it’s abundant smallmouth bass, trout, bream, perch, and catfish populations.

A Brief History

Originally named Hamburg Township, Glenville Community was settled in 1827. As with most communities, Hamburg suffered during the Civil War years but was rebuilt, and by the late 1880s was a thriving community with industries such as lumbering, tanning and mining. In January of 1891 the town was renamed Glenville.

World War II placed huge demands on America’s aluminum supplies, needed to supply electricity for the war effort. Water in large quantities was required to increase the electrical supplies. To that end, Nantahala Power and Light, then owned by ALCOA (Aluminum Company of America), was contracted to construct a dam and manmade lake in Glenville.

In 1940, homes, roads, schools, businesses and farmlands were flooded (approximately 300 feet deep) and Lake Glenville was created. The only remaining remnants of the town were its church and graveyard, which were moved not too far from today’s shoreline.

Check out our Glenville Area Listings if you’d like more information on homes and properties for sale in Glenville and other featured western North Carolina towns such as Highlands, Cashiers and Sapphire Valley.