Glencoe Mill Village is a beautifully isolated, surprisingly intact little community north of Burlington on N.C. 62 at the Haw River. “It is a typical but remarkably well-preserved example of nineteenth century industrial villages that once flourished in North Carolina’s Piedmont region,” Glencoe’s National Register nomination states.
It’s not as remote as it was when it was established in 1880, but if you’re looking for a neighborhood that’s quiet, out-of-the way and a historic treasure, Glencoe is it. There are two beautifully restored homes for sale in the village (another is under contract). One is priced at $250,000; the other, $159,000.
2450 Glencoe Street
2450 Glencoe Street, Glencoe Mill Village, Alamance County
- 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,856 square feet
- Price/square foot: $135
- Built in 1885
- Listed: March 9, 2021
- Last sale: $250,000, March 5, 2019
- HOA: $55/month
- Note: The house was sold in December 2019 for $235,000. It was sold again on March 5, 2021, for $250,000. Four days later it was listed for sale again for $250,000.
- Under “What the seller loves about this home” on the Zillow listing, it says, “The setting is steeped in tradition of a time when life was simpler, people had time to meet their neighbors and enjoy a peaceful life in a mill village.” This from the owner of a house who’s selling it four days after buying it.
2456 Glencoe Street
2456 Glencoe Street, Glencoe Mill Village, Alamance County
listing withdrawn April 20, 2020
relisted April 4, 2021
- $159,000 (originally $150,000)
- 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,248 square feet, 0.29 acre
- Price/square foot: $127
- Built in 1880
- Listed October 18, 2019
- Last sale: $95,000, July 2011
- HOA: $55/month
- Note: Note: The restored Glencoe mill village is just north of Burlington off N.C. 62. It’s a historic district administered by the City of Burlington. Glencoe is outside the city limits but within Burlington’s zoning jurisdiction.