Overview for Lake Properties, NC

11,456 people live in Lake Properties, where the median age is 24 and the average individual income is $15,523.16. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • MEDIAN AGE - 24 years

Welcome to The Lake Glenville Properties

Idyllic waterfront communities in the Great Smoky Mountains


The lakefront properties around Lake Glenville in North Carolina are rustic, diverse, and embody the true spirit of the south. The area is surrounded by temperate forests and is in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. Summers are warm and ideal, while winters are cool with powdery snow. These lakefront properties are rural and removed from major cities. Residents enjoy the privacy and feel a world apart from the dense, busy city.

Homeowners enjoy the quiet, idyllic lifestyle of lakefront living. There’s plenty of recreation in Lake Glenville, from fishing to hiking to motorbiking. Highland and Cashiers, two quaint towns in the quiet lakeside mountains, provide peaceful stops to stock up on any supplies, such as food or fishing gear, for a trip out on the lake.

What to Love

  • A myriad of recreational activities
  • Lakefront living and boating 
  • The idyllic and laidback lifestyle
  • Relaxed, rural community


Residents of the Lake Glenville area enjoy phenomenal food, gorgeous nature, and excellent company. They are drawn to the area by the majestic mountains and hiking trails to see the breathtaking views from peaks during summer and fall. Residents enjoy swimming in the lake or trying their hand at catching the largest bass. When the snow blankets the mountains, residents enjoy winter sports and cups of hot chocolate by the fireplaces of their cozy cabins and lovely estates.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The lake properties around Lake Glenville are beautiful and rich in nature, activities, and history. There is even history in the food. Happ’s Place is a decades-old barn and grill. Revitalized and modernized to serve fine food cooked in a wood-fired oven, it has an atmosphere of camaraderie and reflection. They serve upscale southern food with a great selection of drinks to go with it, and they also host a concert series.

Another culturally rich establishment is the Cornucopia Restaurant in scenic Cashiers. Just a 10-minute drive from the lake, this restaurant has a long history as a general store, a school, a post office, and now a restaurant. “The Corn,” as locals call it, serves excellent soup, southern dishes, and vegetarian food made with the freshest vegetables. 

Signal Ridge Marina has rentals ranging from casual cruising boats to exhilarating water sports, in case you would like to try before you buy. Of course, one can’t forget their fishing gear when going out on the lake. Stock up on what you need at Brookings Anglers. They have everything to enjoy an entire day on the lake. Try your hand at fly fishing, too, with their up-to-date knowledge and gear.

Things to Do

Residents around Lake Glenville have plenty of things to do every season. Residents and visitors gather for the 4th of July Fireworks each summer. Sail out in your watercraft or hunker down in a cozy spot on land and watch this annual celebration of America’s independence. Not even rain can stop this beautiful display. 

Another great seasonal event is the Lake Glenville Dam Releases. When the dam opens up into the Tuskegee River, it creates thrilling class-five rapids. Watch the breathtaking power of mother nature or experience the power firsthand in a raft. 

Lake Glenville’s four hidden waterfalls are unique because they are only accessible by boat. Visit in the summer for cool, misty falls that break the heat or in the winter for frozen cliffs that seem impossible.


The Jackson County School District serves the area of the Glenville Lake properties. Noteworthy schools in the area include: