Cashiers is located ten miles east of Highlands, NC in the Blue Ridge Mountains. With an elevation of 3,487 feet the summer is cool and the fall is spectacular. Part of the Highlands - Cashiers Plateau,the area has hundreds of waterfalls, beautiful lakes, great mountain views and amazingly beautiful forests.
At 5,100 ft. Yellow Mountain is the highest peak in the Cashiers, NC area. This area is spectacularly beautiful, and is unlike any other place in the world. Our elevation coupled with the abundant rainfall combine to create a lush, green rain forest filled with rhododendrons, laurels, mossy rocks, ferns and pine trees. These mountains are some of the oldest in the world and have abundant hiking trails, gorgeous scenery and intriguing legends. All this contributes to the attractiveness of owning a second home in Cashiers, NC. A large majority of the residences in the area are second or retirement homes.
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Located between Cashiers and Sapphire Valley, Cedar Hill is an upscale gated community offering its residents awe-inspiring views and the very best in luxury mountain homes. An easy hike from your backdoor will lead you to the natural splendor of waterfalls set amongst a backdrop of hardwoods. Enjoy the fabulous outdoors and the modern conveniences of underground utilities available to all home sites and a short drive into town.
Residents of Cedar Hill have access to all of the amenities of nearby Wyndham Resort at Fairfield's Sapphire Valley, including golf, swimming, tennis, fitness and much more.
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Created in 1987, Cullasaja Country Club became private in 2000 and was named for the Cullasaja River that runs through it. The club features an Arnold Palmer designed golf course, swimming pools, tennis courts, croquet, hiking, Bridge clubs, Book clubs and rafting on the Chattooga, Nantahala and Ocoee rivers. Membership in not required to own property in the Cullasaja Club.
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Neighboring Cashiers is the community of Glenville. Glenville is the perfect accent to Cashiers and is located just next door, over the ridge top along the Western Continental Divide. Originally, this region of Glenville Township in southern Jackson County was known as Hamburg Township, settled in 1827. The township's name was later changed to Glenville as it is today.
Lake Glenville, also known as Thorpe Reservoir, is the highest man-made lake in the Blue Ridge-Smoky Mountains at 3,492 feet above sea level. The lake's cool, pristine waters are ideal for boating, skiing, swimming, and bass fishing.
Today the area is mostly residential, and vacation homes sit along the lakeside or among the rising mountain slopes, overlooking what was once a visible and accessible valley floor, now covered by the inviting cool waters of Lake Glenville. Some shops, a marina, and other services are located in Glenville along Hwy 107.
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Highlands has been a mountain respite for over a century allowing our visitors to unwind while being treated to the finest amenities. Highlands is one of the highest towns east of the Mississippi River, with an elevation at 4,118 feet. It's also located in one of the few temperate rain forests in North America. While this mountain resort town along scenic drive Highway 64 only has a year-round population of 3,200, it swells to over 18,000 in the summer. It's ten miles from Cashiers.
In addition to a multitude of outdoor activities in the surrounding Nantahala National Forest, Highlands boasts exquisite restaurants, fabulous shopping, and great cultural arts scene. The "postcard" downtown offers plenty of art galleries, antique stores and upscale boutiques. Five of the restaurants have been awarded the coveted Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. In the middle of downtown Highlands is Old Edwards Inn and Spa, a resort consisting of the historic main building, a full-service European–style spa, Madison’s Restaurant and Wine Garden.
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Highlands Country Club was founded in 1928 and is the closest club to downtown Highlands, NC. Bobby Jones struck the first ball to christen the Donald Ross-designed golf course. In addition to the golf course, amenities include a world class croquet lawn, a fitness center, a bridge club, Camp Highlands for children 5 to 10 years of age and hiking the many trails in the area.
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Highlands Falls Country Club opened as Sky Lake Golf Estates in 1963. In 1969 the name was changed to Highlands Falls Country Club, named for the 100 foot waterfall backdrop to the 15th hole on the golf course. In addition to the golf course, the club also features a croquet lawn, tennis courts, swimming pools and pickle ball. Membership is not required to own property in the club.
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Mirror Lake is a great gathering place for families and friends to vacation and is the #1 western NC vacation destination. Situated on a peninsula surrounded on three sides by water with 500 foot of shore line, Mirror Lake is only 50 minutes to historic Asheville, 40 minutes to Blue Ridge Parkway with tons of places to see and explore. Nearby area attractions include river rafting, tennis, golf, hiking, gem mining, fishing, and always shopping in Highlands.
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Mountaintop Lake and Golf Club is situated between Highlands and Cashiers, NC and features a Tom Fazio designed golf course. Additional amenities include a word class spa, lifestyle concierge assistance, and a private lake club offering boating and other water activities at nearby Lake Glenville.
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The Country Club of Sapphire Valley opened as a private country club in 1983. It includes a George Cobb designed golf course, tennis, croquet, swimming pools and a health and wellness center along with fine dining in the clubhouse.
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Wildcat Cliffs Country Club offers the highest elevations of the Highlands, NC area. Adjacent to Whiteside Mountain, at an elevation of 4930 feet, spectacular views are commonplace. The club features an 18 hole golf course, a croquet lawn, clay tennis courts, swimming pool and dining in the clubhouse. Membership is by invitation and is required to own property.
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Community List: Highlands, Wade Hampton Country Club, Mirror LAke, Highlands Country Club, Highlands Falls Country Club, Cullasaja Country Club, Wildcat Clifs Country Club, Cedar Hill, Cashiers, Glennville