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!

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!

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.

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, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$289,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

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3.99 acres

8 months 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!

9714 Cullowhee Mountain Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$279,900

5 beds

3.0 baths

2352 sqft

5.34 acres

about 2 years on site

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Do not miss this unique and rustic Mountain Home on unbelievable property: pastoral views, stream, 2 ponds and privacy. There are decks and porches on 2 sides and the second floor to enjoy the blooming rhododendrons and views. This could be a bed and breakfast or large family compound with the 5 bedrooms and office or 6 bedrooms. It is located only a few minutes from Arrowmont Stables, the new Pine Creek boating and recreation areas on Glenville Lake with its new beaches and access and convenient to both Cashiers and Cullowhee.

667 University Heights, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$214,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

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1.52 acres

24 days on site

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Looking for private setting close to WCU? This great contemporary rancher is a hidden gem. A private driveway winds through large hardwood trees and arrives at the doorstep of a well-maintained 3 Bedroom, 2 bath home. An oversized garage, a flat garden or play spot, low maintenance landscaping and a nice deck complement this house. Inside step down into the living area anchored by the enjoy the wood burning fireplace. Enjoy casual dining in the separate breakfast nook or host Sunday dinner in the dining room. Owner requests no drive bys because of the private location of the home as well as pets and children

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.

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!

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!

Cabin Ridge Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$215,000

beds

0 baths

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31.91 acres

9 months on site

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Almost 32 acres less than 5 minutes from WCU with awesome long range (200 degree) views from the large and flat home site already excavated. Also on the property is another driveway already in place for a second building site. There are more areas on the property to build additional houses or barns. Pressley Creek runs through the property. Views like this are rare with such easy access and proximity to all amenities. WCU and the Jackson County recreation park are less than 2 miles from the property. There is no road noise from the property as Pressley Creek road is very lightly traveled.

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.

4220 Tilley Creek, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$120,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

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1.47 acres

5 months on site

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3/2 house on 1.47 acres only a few miles from Western Carolina University and South Western College. With very little renovation this could be a really nice home or rental. Deck, handicap accessible, large bedrooms, Master has bath and large walk-in closet. Large utility room with washer and dryer, 2 car garage, living/dining combo, pantry, large den/family room. Little to no yard maintenance.

Buena Vista Rd Unit 2, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$24,000

beds

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.

94 Poppy Lane, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$379,000

4 beds

4.5 baths

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!

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.

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

beds

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

beds

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.

619 Roy Tritt Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$800,000

7 beds

7.0 baths

4519 sqft

4.75 acres

over 1 year on site

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Nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina, this unique property offers Rustic Elegance at it's best sitting on 4.75 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with over 800 feet of river frontage, this former lodge has all the amenities a private home has to offer. Suitable as a family compound, a corporate retreat, fishing camp or a most beautiful vacation home to stow away anytime of the year. A three car carriage house, with a beautiful apartment above to accommodate additional family members or as a long term income. The main house is fully equipped with beautiful appliances, a massive wood burning stone fireplace that stands boldly in the great room to lend warmth in the winter months and breathtaking views from all the windows all year long will mesmerize you.

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.

291 Paseos Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$190,000

3 beds

2.5 baths

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0.9 acres

5 months on site

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Nice family home in the Cullowhee area close to WCU and located in a small residential subdivision. Log home with a great covered porch for taking in the long range mountain views. Walk inside to the main level which provides one level living with the master bedroom/bath and laundry area. Well kept home as it has always been a vacation rental and never lived in full time. List price includes all furnishings and household items.

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!