Real Estate in Cullowhee - Homes For Sale

Even with just over 9,000 residents, Cullowhee has a lot to offer. Home to Western Carolina University, Cullowhee provides everything you’d expect from a college town — from poetry readings to independent movie screenings, available to students and locals alike. And, on fall weekends, you’re likely to find most people at the WCU football game — the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band is a must-see.

Cullowhee’s K-8 school, Cullowhee Valley, has an impressive variety of clubs and activities for students: Robotics Club, Battle of the Books, Band and Build-It Club are just a few of the many programs available. Kids and adults alike can find even more activities provided at the Cullowhee Recreation Center, operated by the Jackson County Parks and Rec Department.

As with most places in Jackson County, the opportunities to enjoy the outdoors are abundant. If you like disc golf (we won’t tell if you still call it a frisbee!), you don’t want to miss the Catamount Links course hosted by WCU. Prefer to drop in a line and hopefully catch a fish? The Tuckasegee River runs right through Cullowhee, but there are also dozens of creeks and other fishing holes for you to try your luck. The WNC Fly Fishing Trail has some terrific suggestions for your next angling adventure.

Are you a history buff? Check out the Mountain Heritage Center, where southern Appalachia’s cultural heritage and history are celebrated and preserved. After your visit, you’ll need a bite to eat; Cullowhee’s options include Mexican food at Sazon, coffee and baked goods at The Point, and traditional pub fare at Tuck’s Tap and Grille.

And, if you need to venture out beyond your Appalachian mountain home in Cullowhee, don’t worry: Asheville Regional Airport is only 45 miles away, with frequent connections to Atlanta via Delta and US Airways. For more local travel needs, you can take advantage of public transportation provided by Jackson County Transit.


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Cullowhee, NC - Real Estate & Homes for sale

1D Derby Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$119,000

1 beds

1.0 baths

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0.01 acres

about 11 hours on site

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Affordable 1BR 1BA ground floor condo just off WCU campus. Great for students or faculty looking to be close to WCU. Large rooms with a nice floor plan, all appliances included, HVAC, HOA fees $175 month includes water/sewer, trash pickup, internet service, exterior maintenance, common area & parking area maintenance. Great investment/rental opportunity!

42 Barley Lane, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$225,250

3 beds

2.0 baths

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1.2 acres

about 13 hours on site

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Great home with newer roof, new kitchen, new windows, new tiled master bath, new screened summer porch, great landscaping, paved drive, whole house generator.

403 Laporte None, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$299,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

1397 sqft

10.21 acres

about 13 hours on site

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Looking for a Mini-Farm w/PRIVACY & VIEWS? Look no more. This 3BR/2BA Ranch (Double-Wide Frame) has been renovated to become a log cabin w/main level living. D-log siding on the exterior w/Block Foundation. T&G Walls & Ceilings w/combination of Red Oak, Yellow Pine & Poplar. Complete w/fireplace w/gas logs & a 100-yr-old Barn Wood hand-hewn custom mantle. Oak hardwoods in living area & Master BR. Large Master ensuite w/Ceramic Tile shower & floors. Kitchen consists of gas Range/Oven, Corian countertops, ceramic tile floors & upgraded stainless appliances. Relax on front porch & enjoy panoramic vistas. On the deck, chill in the Covered Hot Tub by the Outdoor Fireplace w/TV. Detached NEW 2-car garage w/unfinished studio upstairs, separate entrance w/2x6 studded construction w/Board & Batten Siding. Plenty of room for cows, horses, chickens & more. Barn on the property. Just 10 minutes from WCU & Grocery Store, 20 minutes to Downtown Sylva. Come see this great unique family home today!

403 East La Porte Acres, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$299,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

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10.21 acres

2 days on site

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Looking for a MIni Farm with PRIVACY AND VIEWS? Look no more, this 3/2 Bath Ranch (Double Wide Frame) has been renovated to become a log cabin with main level living. D-log siding on the exterior with Block Foundation. T&G walls and Ceilings with a combination of Red Oak, yellow pine and poplar. Complete with fireplace with gas logs with 100 year old Barn Wood hand hewn custom mantle. Oak hardwoods in living area and master bedroom. Large Master ensuite with Ceramic Tile shower and floors, Corian countertops throughout. Kitchen consists of gas Range/oven, corian countertops, ceramic tile floors and upgraded stainless steel appliances. Relax on the front porch and enjoy the panoramic vistas or chill in the Covered outdoor Hot Tub by the Outdoor Fireplace with TV on the deck. Double Detached NEW garage with unfinished studio upstairs, separate entrance with 2x6 studded construction, Garage door openers with Board and Batten Siding. Plenty of room for cows, horses, chickens and more. Barn is on the property. Just 10 minutes from WCU and Grocery Store, 20 minutes to Downtown Sylva for shopping, breweries and great dining. Come see this great unique family home today!

1287 Pressley Creek Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$299,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

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3.3 acres

4 days on site

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Great home with an amazing yard. If you have been looking for a fantastic home with income potential right off the bat this is one you don't want to miss. Meticulously maintained and ready to move into. Enjoy the updated kitchen with granite countertops, recessed light and modern fixtures. Plenty of room in the dining area for family meals and friends to gather. Everything you need is on the first floor and in the basement you will find a very nice apartment ready for friends, family or rental income. The apartment has two bedrooms, kitchen, dining area and living room with gas logs. Accessed from a walk out door on the front of the home the apartment is separate and not accessible from the main living area. Heated sq ft is only for the main floor and does not include the the 880+/- sq apartment.

Buena Vista Rd Unit 2, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$24,000

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0 baths

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1.017 acres

5 days on site

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Jackson County, NC. Nice flat lot in riverfront community with water and sewer available through the homeowners association. Additional lot adjacent. Beautiful long range, year around views and community river access. Paved road to lot. Additional lot available for total of 1.574 acres.

895 Nicholson Cove, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$125,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

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2.68 acres

6 days on site

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Too nice to adequately describe. Built by loving hands by a skilled craftsman. This small cabin offers all the comforts. Open floor plan, private bedrooms, wonderful front porch to enjoy the waterfall at properties edge and swing away the worlds problems on a hand made, oak swing. Private, quiet, secluded cove yet easy to access. No 4 wheel drive necessary. Plus a 12 x 12 storage shed/workshop and 2.68 acres that guarantee privacy and room for another cabin or two. The great vacation cabin or vacation rental. The upstairs bedroom has a king size bed. The length is 17' and width is 4' x 6" do to pitched ceiling that is 8" high in the middle. There is also power and septic for a travel camper. Don't let this one pass you by.

01 Hooper Cemetery Rd Unit 23 Lots: 7-10,12-15,17-31, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$195,500

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0 baths

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53.18 acres

7 days on site

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With tax value of $980,000, this parcel is priced SIGNIFICANTLY BELOW current market! Known as "The Farm at Caney Fork Creek", property includes 23 of 31 remaining HUGE lots totaling 53-acres located on south-facing half of a mountain with amazing views & deeded access to an active trout stream. Former developer literally spent 10s of thousands on surveying, lot design & installation of compacted gravel road system throughout. Endless Possibilities. As an already pre-approved & recorded subdivision, you can pick up development where the former developer left off. As majority owner, CCRs could also be amended or even be dissolved. You could build your own castle/chalet, cabin get-away, family compound, build & sell individual homes to supply professor or staff housing for nearby WCU, or just sell lots. Asking price averages less than $9k per lot. Current market is easily $20-30k per lot with higher elevations likely commanding even a higher price! What a bargain! Won't last long!

Buena Vista Rd Unit 4, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$29,000

beds

0 baths

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0.557 acres

7 days on site

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Jackson County, NC. Nice flat lot in riverfront community with water and sewer available through the homeowners association. Additional lot adjacent. Beautiful long range, year around views and community river access. Paved road to lot. Additional lot available for total of 1.574 acres.

Lot #3 River Club Dr Unit 3, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$179,900

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0 baths

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0.17 acres

7 days on site

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Come see this great River Front homesite in a new & upcoming boutique community. Homesite sits on Tuckasegee River in the Cullowhee River Club. You can build your riverside dream home as the homesite is prepped & ready to go, all in walking distance to the Stone Pavilion w/stacked stone fireplace along w/fabulous patio & firepit to relax by the river. Future plans for pool, nature trails & kayak/canoe/paddleboard storage. This waterfront community is growing fast & just off the backside of the WCU Campus, in case you have that student coming to get an education & explore life here in the NC Mountains. Convenient to growing Cullowhee community & just minutes to Historic Downtown Sylva for shopping, local dining experiences, festivals & hometown breweries. Enjoy world-class Fly Fishing on the Tuck right out your back door or float the Tuck, it is a great way to see nature & relax. Don't miss this terrific opportunity to build your dream home and enjoy the fabulous 4 distinct seasons!

Rustling Woods Trail Unit 4, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$27,500

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0 baths

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2.05 acres

7 days on site

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This is your chance to own a lot within walking distance to the Jackson County recreation park and Western Carolina University! This is a creek front lot with city water and sewer available and underground power to the lot. This lot is flat as a pancake and is ready for your dream home. Easy access and priced to sell. 1800 square feet minimum to build.

Pressley Creek, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$23,000

beds

0 baths

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3.73 acres

8 days on site

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3.73 acres of steep mountain land.

Cullowhee Bluff Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$539,750

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0 baths

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215.9 acres

9 days on site

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Cullowhee Bluffs is a beautiful property located in the Heart of the Smoky Mountains. This property has is all, mountain views, creek, and waterfalls. This property has a conservation easment, 2 homes site allowed on property. Frontage on Wayehetta Creek. Close to Western Carolina University.

231 Upper Ironwood, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$328,400

3 beds

2.5 baths

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3.87 acres

10 days on site

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Situated less than 15 minutes (5 miles) from Western Carolina University, this newer home and hobby farm in the desirable Caney Fork community is a rare find and is priced to sell quickly. IF you are looking for ample living space, complete privacy, an updated home,and room for animals, YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS! The house has 3 bedrooms on the main level, including a large master suite with lovely master bathroom featuring a stone shower and walk-in closet. Upstairs there is an additional bonus room with an adjacent half bath.The home has 3.87 acres with beautiful yard space in front of and beside the home, featuring several stone-bordered gardens built with the ample rock on the property. Behind the home a section of the property has been fenced and is currently used for goats. A road designed for UTVs winds up the property next to the fenced area to a logging road near the top, making all of the acreage accessible for use. You'll find all this at the end of a private drive with complete privacy.The barn was just added in 2015 and was designed to complement the home, including a dry-stacked stone retaining wall that creates garden space in front of the barn.

0 Tilley Creek Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$25,000

beds

0 baths

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1.41 acres

10 days on site

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If you are looking for UNRESTRICTED LAND at an affordable price point, look no further! The nearly 1.5 acre property has NO RESTRICTIONS on the build or number of structures you can put on it. Minutes to Western Carolina University, this lot is well situated on a state maintained road with a driveway already in place off of Tilley Creek Rd. Sellers are working on getting a septic permit, so all you will need to bring is your vision.

River Club Dr, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$179,900

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0 baths

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0.17 acres

11 days on site

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Come see this great River Front homesite in one of the new and upcoming boutique communities. This homesite sits on the Tuckasegee River in the Cullowhee River Club. You too can build your riverside dream home as the homesite is prepped and ready to go, all in walking distance to the Stone Pavilion with stacked stone fireplace along with a fabulous patio and firepit to relax by the river. Take your pick! Future plans for pool, nature trails and kayak/canoe/paddle board storage. This quaint water front community is growing fast and just off the backside of the Western Carolina Campus in case you have that student coming to get an education and explore life here in the NC Mountains. Convenient to growing Cullowhee community and just minutes to Historic Downtown Sylva for shopping, creative local dining experiences, festivals and hometown breweries. Enjoy world class Fly Fishing on the Tuckasegee right out your back door or float the Tuck, it is a great way to see nature and relax. Don't miss this terrific opportunity to build your dream home and enjoy the fabulous 4 distinct seasons!

Catnip Rd Unit 62, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$199,900

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0 baths

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10.88 acres

12 days on site

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Looking for Creek Frontage with Acreage? One will need to check out this fabulous 10.88 Acre property bordered by the Caney Fork Creek, the only non-stocked stream in Jackson County. Complete with live Spring and Utility poles on property. Come build your dream home and listen to the sounds of the Bold Creek. Cross Creek Estates is a nature and animal preserve. Horses are welcome, fruit trees already planted. Farm gate and partial road already installed. Also, just 5 miles to the Tuckasegee River for larger waters to fish or float. Great location with just 20-30 minutes to 3 different lakes. Don't this miss this fantastic opportunity to own some FLAT land in the NC Mountains!

515 Johns Creek, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$188,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

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1.55 acres

14 days on site

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Enjoy the Best of Mountain Living in this Immaculate 3/2 brick rancher bordering cascading John Creek. Tastefully renovated throughout and includes new well, decks, guttering, sidewalk, plumbing and much more Features include beautiful hickory cabinets, stainless steel appliances,refinished oak floors, central heat and a/c, metal roof and great storage areas for all your treasures, tools and equipment. Covered porch to take in the beautiful pastoral mountain views and hear the rushing creek. Outside open shed for garden equipment and two enclosed storage buildings for everything else. Flat yard, garden space and fenced area for your pets. Front part of lot has its own CREEKSIDE CAMPING AREA with stone BBQ grill, fire pit and lots of room to pitch a tent or bring in a camper. Great place to put in your fishing line and enjoy the tranquility all around. Entertain your family and friends or just have as your personal slice of heaven. Also would make a fantastic VACATION RENTAL Easy access on paved road and about 10 minutes to WCU, Cullowhee Valley School and Jackson Country Recreation Center. Move in ready. THIS WILL NOT LAST LONG!!!

Tilley Creek Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$25,000

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0 baths

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1.41 acres

16 days on site

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UNRESTRICTED property just minutes from Western Carolina University! Directly off of Tilley Creek road with a driveway already in place. The property goes to the center of Tilley Creek on the lower end of the property across Tilley Creek road. Priced to sell. Bring an aerial map with you.

259 Chickamauga Circle, Cullowhee, NC 28779

$124,995

3 beds

2.0 baths

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0.15 acres

18 days on site

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Riverfront living at this 40+ lovely community offers independent / retirement living at its best! Or a turn key great vacation home. Everything is provided - common area and road maintenance, water, sewer, lawn care, cable TV, and trash removal with quarterly HOA fees. Enjoy living in this beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath furnished single wide manufactured home in move-in ready condition. The furnishings included everything (except personal items). Great cook's kitchen with dining area that opens up into a large living area. Good sized master bedroom next to a full bath with two additional bedrooms and a second full bath for family members or guests. Enough paved parking for 2+ vehicles and a motorhome. Covered front porch in a relaxing safe quiet community of well maintained homes, just 15-20 steps to your own private fishing spot on a clean premier trout river with wild and stock trout species. This could a be for full-time living, vacation home or half year home for snowbirds. No worries, maintenance free living. Just come home and relax on your river front property or walk along the river with your fly rod and catch a trout dinner! Close to all local amenities.

62 Cave Springs Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$429,000

4 beds

2.5 baths

2560 sqft

3.81 acres

19 days on site

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Great family home, less than one mile from Western Carolina University, but with plenty of privacy! All paved access in the desirable Forest Hills community. Four bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Large master bedroom, large master bath and huge walk in closet. Great room and bonus den. New kitchen appliances. Lots of built-in shelving and a built-in oven. Two HVAC units, one for each level. New roof in 2011. Large covered porch wraps around three sides of the house with a gazebo to enjoy the magnificent views, some of it screened. Oversized two-car garage with workspace. Large flat yard for the kids or pets!

525 Cabin Ridge Rdge, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$289,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

1932 sqft

3.99 acres

20 days on site

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Massive light-filled great room offers long range mountain views in a beautiful private yet convenient neighborhood just minutes to Western Carolina University! Spacious kitchen offers new ( CURAVA ) recycled Glass Surfaces, In cabinet coffee system, double ovens and top of the line appliances. Split floor plan make this 3/2 home perfect for a family. Large master suite with a wonderful soaking tub, double sinks and his and hers closets! Beautiful hardwoods in great room and master suite with new carpet in additional bedrooms. Bathrooms and laundry room boasts new tile flooring. Soaring cathedral ceiling gives the great room the "wow" effect you might be looking for. Large screened porch for enjoying the sunrise each morning and the cool evening breezes. In the summer you will enjoy fresh mountain air throughout the home by simply opening the french doors. Large carport is perfect for two cars or entertaining! Great sledding hill too! One of my favorite homes to show!

62 Cave Springs Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$429,000

4 beds

2.5 baths

sqft

3.81 acres

20 days on site

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Great family home less than one mile from Western Carolina University, but with plenty of privacy! All paved access in the desirable Forest Hills community. Four bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Large master bedroom, large master bath, and huge walk in closet. Great room and bonus den. New kitchen appliances. Lots of built in shelving and a built in oven. Two HVAC units, one for each level. New roof in 2011. Large covered porch wraps around three sides of the house with a gazebo, to enjoy the magnificent views, some of it screened. Oversized two car garage with work space. Large flat yard for the kids or pets!

7 Hawks Nest Ridge, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$235,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

sqft

3.15 acres

21 days on site

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Fully Furnished home and guest cottage located in beautiful Caney Fork community with 3+ acres of mature trees and a creek running through property. Fully renovated house with carpenters workshop and storage shed. New appliances including gas stove in granite and stainless steel kitchen, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, fully renovated basement with washer/drier, treadmill, and second living room with 65 in. TV. Furnished with many antiques. Move-in ready. Wrap around porch overlooking creek, mature trees and mountains. Perfect for couple wanting to downsize. Dog heaven. Quiet and Serene. Full of antiques collected over last ten years with latest appliances. Garden space and surrounding area can accommodate all the pets and animals--chickens, goats, dogs, cats, etc.-- you might want to have. Backyard rental pays half of mortgage! A true southern Appalachian community with slow-paced life and tons of privacy. Opposite of a gated community.

94 Poppy Ln, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$379,000

4 beds

4.5 baths

4254 sqft

1.83 acres

21 days on site

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Executive home in sought after Forest Hills Community. Build quality, unique features & location combine. 4,000 PLUS sq ft of living space. Every foot of this home has been designed to maximize efficiency, there is truly no wasted space! Interior highlights BOAST: gorgeous flooring throughout, sprawling family room w/ a wall of windows, sliding glass doors opening to a breathtaking view, large master ensuite with private deck access, lower level living space with separate entrance from the outside OR inside entrance creating the perfect opportunity for more space OR a self contained apartment space. Exterior FEATURES: flat yard AND a mountain view, established professional landscaping, covered front porch w/ vaulted ceilings, newly painted siding. This home is the COMPLETE package. The owner has maintained to the highest of standards. You DON’T want to miss this deal!