The new village would have had a council-manager government.
Visitors and vacation home owners from all over the southeast enjoy hiking, mountain biking, golf and fly fishing during the warm months of the year.
The National Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy have both worked to protect several natural areas near Cashiers, including biologically diverse Panthertown Valley, Whitewater Falls, and the Tuckaseegee River Gorge. Cashiers receives an average of 87.57 inches of precipitation annually, over 7.25 inches a month, making it one of the rainiest places in the eastern United States.
of 2000, there were 196 people, 96 households, and 48 families residing in the community.
Cashiers is pronounced locally as if it were spelled "cashers", but this is due to the influence of "new" locals moving to the area. Instead, the county created zoning for Cashiers, which does not exist for most of the county, even in other similar places like Dillsboro.
Natives to the town have been pronouncing it [kah-sheers] since roughly the turn of the 19th century. The zoning council for Cashiers is run by the county, therefore there are no extra local taxes supporting it.
It is one of several communities in the area popular with tourists and owners of vacation homes. Cashiers has a charter as a town from 1927, but this is now inactive as it has had no actual government for some time, if ever.
It was apparently the issue of potential taxes that caused the referendum to be turned down.
 In North Carolina, the village status would allow it to have its own government and levy taxes, but not require it to provide any services as cities must, and not allow it any extraterritorial jurisdiction as towns have.
In 2003, the North Carolina General Assembly passed local legislation allowing Cashiers to incorporate as a village, but this was turned down by a vote of 161 to 302 in a local referendum on August 12.
The village is centered on the crossroads of the two.
Since this has never been repealed, it is unclear why it could not be reactivated instead.