Glenville resides in the southwestern part of North Carolina and is thirty minutes west of Lake Toxaway. The area is most well-known for having the highest lake, at 3,494 feet above sea level, east of the Mississippi River, Lake Glenville. The area is popular for boating, paddling, tubing, skiing, swimming, fishing and waterfall scenery.

Glenville features country clubs, gated neighborhoods and farming areas.


What to Love

  • 1,462 acres of beautiful, elevated lake
  • Nearby multiple National Forests and State Parks
  • Average summer temperature between 75F and 55F
  • Average winter temperature 51F and 27F
  • 8 miles to Cashiers
  • Multiple waterfalls
  • 26 miles of shoreline
  • Abundance of water sport activities

People & Lifestyle

Residents of Lake Glenville have the best of both mountain life and lake life. Spending days hiking in National Forests, cozying up on their porch watching the wildlife, walking barefoot on sandy lake beaches, and boating with friends and family; life in Glenville North Carolina is where people go to live their dreams. Western North Carolina – comprising of Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Toxaway, Lake Glenville, and Sapphire - has won many accolades for its beauty, diversity, activities, and quality of life, and is one of the top destinations in the United States for retirees. 


Things to Do

Spending time on the 1,462-acres of the lake is a favorite among the locals. The lake offers boating and fishing enthusiasts a place to spend the beautiful summer days, averaging 75F,  with friends and family. Known locally as the preeminent destination for water activities: boating, fishing, kayaking, paddleboard, skiing, waterfall gazing, and even relaxing on a white sandy beach. It’s all at your fingertips.       

Just a short drive from Cashiers Valley and Highlands Plateau, you'll have easy access to a multitude of shopping and dining options. 

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