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

661 North Country Club Dr, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$10,500,000

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72.65 acres

about 1 year on site

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72.65 acres located within 1/8th mile of Western Carolina University and situates inside the Opportunity Zone. If someone is looking for a development project with long term tax benefits this one will be impossible to beat. Located in the incorporated Village of Forest Hills and in the Cullowhee community. Cullowhee was recently recognized by the Walton Family Foundation as the 13th "Most Dynamic Micropolitan in the Country". Current land plan in review process with governing bodies, but at a point in which plan can be modified to suit developer needs. Public water and sewer accessible, high speed internet and very gentle topography. Property was originally a Nine Hole Par Three Golf Course. Perfectly situated for a mixed use development with light retail, apartments, Long Term Care Facility, townhouses, cottages and single family. The possibilities are limitless.

0 Cullowhee Mountain Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$2,750,000

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257.97 acres

8 months on site

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Own your own Mountain top at a cool 4292 ft. elevation-this is awesome!

760 Glenshore Dr, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$2,700,000

4 beds

8.0 baths

8596 sqft

1.07 acres

9 months on site

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Amazing lakefront log home with breathtaking views of the mountains and Lake Glenville. Features include views from nearly every room, a huge great room that is open to both the kitchen and dining area, a separate wing w/ master suite w/ fireplace, multiple additional bedroom suites w/ fireplaces, a theatre, a gym w/ sauna, and a basement bonus room w/ bar and fireplace. Located in the beautiful gated subdivision of Glenshore and just 20 minutes to Cashiers. Home being sold via online bidding. Contact agent for further details.

74 Wildberry Ln, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$1,300,000

4 beds

3.5 baths

2989 sqft

2.99 acres

10 months on site

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The perfect package for lake living, this fully furnished home is being offered with an additional lot for privacy or expansion. In addition, a boat and two jet skis are included for fun on the lake. Just come and enjoy lake living without having to furnish the home or buy the toys for the lake. The home features two bedrooms on the main level, and two bedrooms upstairs along with a loft. There is an additional bonus room over the garage. Enjoy the cool summer breezes at app. 3800' of elevation.

Old Cullowhee Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$1,200,000

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0.87 acres

over 1 year on site

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Cullowhee Cafe is for sale!! Location is prime and any concept will take off in this busy location! Walking distance to Western Carolina University with over 11,000 students and multiple apartment complexes. A family owned business since 1948, Pride of ownership runs throughout this restaurant!!! ! Currently closed but can be ready to open in just a few days. Chef's kitchen complete with all kitchen equipment (in excellent condition and exceptionally clean), 8 tap bar, walk-in freezer, walk-in cooler, storage/supply building, separate building for office space or stealing a nape between shifts. Offering 22 parking places with 2 additional handicap. Room to expand parking lot and/or restaurant!!! Endless possibilities for outdoor dining and entertainment expansion. This is a fabulous opportunity for a family wanting to own and manage their own business. You really need to see this place to appreciate ALL it has to offer. Call to see!!

Lyle Wilson Rd., Cullowhee, NC 28723

$1,200,000

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14.14 acres

8 months on site

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14.14 +- Acres within walking distance of WCU. Located behind Cullowhee Valley SChool. TWSA sewer, TWSA available. Presently a mobile home park with approximately 10+_ mobile homes that are of NO Value. Zoned single family.

0 Lyle Wilson Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$1,200,000

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14.14 acres

8 months on site

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14.14 +- Acres within walking distance of WCU. Located behind Cullowhee Valley SChool. TWSA sewer, TWSA available. Presently a mobile home park with approximately 10+_ mobile homes that are of NO Value. Zoned single family.

$1,100,000

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11.0 acres

almost 4 years on site

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Commercial developer or broker? Investor? Regional or national firm? Western Carolina University is one of the fastest growing universities in North Carolina (now well over 10,000 students), Jackson County is the fastest growing county in Western North Carolina (current federal census), and Cullowhee is the fastest growing township (and largest population center) in Jackson County. Situated off busy four-lane Highway 107 and DIRECTLY across from the largest public arena in western North Carolina (the Ramsey Regional Activity Center, with seating for 8,000) this prime development parcel is the ONLY large parcel available with immediate proximity to the university, direct highway access (with excellent traffic counts), AND line of sight visibility. The market area is growing and diverse with a thriving second home market, tourism, student/faculty/staff population, and local year-around expansion. The property serves as the entrance to the Village of Forest Hills--the primary residential community serving the University. And with good topography and low development costs this site could serve as the core commercial district* for the entire university community. *Currently zoned R-1.

648 Cullowhee Mountain Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$999,900

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49.8 acres

almost 3 years on site

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Hard to find investment and development opportunity in the heart of Cullowhee. Less than a half mile from the Jackson County Recreation Center and within bicycling distance from WCU. This was a family farm for many years and is one of if not the best pieces of property this size left in Cullowhee. Bordered on 2 sides by state maintained roads and is not subject to the steep slope ordinance. House is of little or no value but is situated at the corner of the property and currently rented.

648 Cullowhee Mountain Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$999,900

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49.8 acres

12 months on site

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Absolutely beautiful property on Cullowhee Mountain Road!!! This was a family farm for many years and is one, if not the best pieces of property of this size left in Cullowhee. House is of little or no value but is situated at the corner of the property and currently rented. Bordered on two state maintained roads and is not subject to the steep slope ordinance.

648 Cullowhee Mtn. Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$999,900

3 beds

1.0 baths

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49.8 acres

almost 3 years on site

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ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY ON CULLOWHEE MOUNTAIN ROAD!!! THIS WAS A FAMILY FARM FOR MANY YEARS AND IS ONE, IF NOT THE BEST PIECES OF PROPERTY OF THIS SIZE LEFT IN CULLOWHEE. HOUSE IS SITUATED AT THE CORNER OF THE PROPERTY AND IS CURRENTLY RENTED. BORDERED ON 2 STATE MAINTAINED ROADS AND IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE STEEP SLOPE ORDINANCE.

278 Tahala Shores Trl, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$997,500

4 beds

3.5 baths

2848 sqft

1.02 acres

over 2 years on site

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Lakefront home has what everyone is looking for in a mountain lakefront home. COMPLETELY remodeled. Arts & Crafts style. Exposed beams, dry stacked stone FP & gorgeous Heart pine floors adorn the great room. Kitchen boasts stainless appliances with Wolf gas range/oven. Kitchen cabinets are "antiqued" painted. Corian countertops in kitchen & granite in baths. Four bedrooms for all of your friends & family. Covered screen porch overlooking the gorgeous lake view. VERY gentle lot. Must see.

117 Amberleaf Way, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$989,000

4 beds

4.0 baths

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0.2 acres

3 months on site

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Tastefully Designed. Newly Completed. Located on the hill above the River where you see and hear the sounds of the River and enjoy Mountain Views. Natural Slab Stone Steps adorn the front and back of home. Terraced Big Rock Natural Stone allow for unique Hardscape. As you step inside, there's the feeling of Elegance and Home. Beech-wood Ridge Beam. Wormy Chestnut Beams and Hand Railings with Cable Picket. Tongue & Groove Ceilings, Copper Mountain Themed Sconces. Open Living/Dining/Kitchen area with Sliding Glass Doors leading to a nice sized Covered Back Porch overlooking the River surrounded by the Mountains.Floor to ceiling Rock Gas Log Fireplace (2 total). Exquisite Kitchen with Quartz Counter Tops, Hammered Nickel Farmhouse Sink, Microwave/Electric Oven, Gas Stove Top. Bosch Appliances. Single By Pass Double Barn Pantry Door. Barn Doors also at Lower Level and Main Closet. Spacious Loft Office, Bedroom and Bath. Basement Family Room, Rock FP, Bedroom and Bath. Double Car Garage with Guest Suite above. Commons Area Green space at the River. Pavilion with Huge Rock Fireplace. Chairs surround a Large Rock Fire Pit by the River.

Old Farm Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$900,000

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27.0 acres

almost 2 years on site

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So you have always wanted a beautiful property and home overlooking a high mountain lake,,,,ABSOLUTELY STUNNING property overlooking the highest lake east of the Mississippi. This property sits at 3800 feet in elevation with long range multi layered mountain views as the backdrop, views do not get any better than this! The land lays flat to rolling, most is cleared and open and has been pastured for decades with large mixed hardwoods on roughly half of the property. The options are limitless for this piece of land but a family compound or horse farm would be ideal in this setting. This is a piece of property and view you must see to appreciate. If a high elevation, rolling cleared pasture property overlooking beautiful Lake Glenville sounds appealing give me a call. SELLER IS MOTIVATED!!

Highway 107 S., Cullowhee, NC 28723

$898,500

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4.67 acres

over 1 year on site

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This is a rare opportunity to purchase an existing successful business of over 14 years. The business includes feed, seed, lawn, garden, hardware, gifts and old time general store retail. Also offered are propane sales, Hunting and fishing licenses. Sale includes fixtures, equipment, inventory and goodwill. The business could be customized to fit new owner expertise and interests. The proximity and deeded easement to the Tuckasegee Rive ( one of the best trout streams in NC) offers many options for add-on businesses.The Tuckasegee River has just been designated a Blue Trail because it is a dedicated stretch of river that enjoys clean water safeguards. It is also a destination for fishing, boating and other recreation. The property and business are located in a growing part of Jackson County with great visibility on a major road with high traffic and a well established clientele. Western Carolina University is less than 5 miles away. There is an added advantage of being close to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Bear, Cedar Cliff, Wolf and Glenville Lakes, hiking and camping in Panthertown Valley. Blue Trails provide fun for kids

619 Roy Tritt Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$850,000

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4519 sqft

4.75 acres

about 2 years 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 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 family members or as a long term income. An adjacent two bedroom cottage can be Purchased separately. The main house if 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.

$835,000

3 beds

3.5 baths

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20.32 acres

over 3 years on site

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Custom built craftsman style home w/20 ac in Jackson County NC nestled among the Great Smoky Mountains. Jackson Cnty is 50 mi from Asheville, NC & 150 mi from Atlanta, GA. Very close to Lake Glenville - great for boating, fishing or paddling. Estate tract is located at 4,100' elevn in the Snowbird community, known for protecting its “green space.” Snowbird is a 1250-ac private community w/parcels ranging from 20 to several hundred ac. The dev. offers a trail system for horses, mntn bikes & hikers. A mtn lover's paradise right out your back door. Snowbird is centrally located between the vibrant mtn towns & villages of Highlands, Cashiers, Franklin & Sylva. Home features several outstanding views, a stunning garden & great place to escape the hustle & bustle of the city & enjoy life in the mtns. Designed & blt to be occupied as a seasonal or year round home w/special features such as hardwood flrs, massive stone FP, plenty of closets & storage space, butler's pantry, extra-wide hallways, & a partially finished lg bonus rm above garage w/HVAC installed & pre-plumbed for a BA. 13KW propane generator installed that will run almost the entire house. Pet amenities. Ovr-sized dbl-garage

256 Woods Mountain Trl, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$824,900

3 beds

3.5 baths

1736 sqft

1.15 acres

over 1 year on site

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his completely renovated lakefront cottage features countless upgrades, including a new seawall, dock, storage building for the John Deere gator and concrete bath to the lake, and those are just on the outside! The interior features shiplap walls, a new kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, HVAC units, generator, roof, windows, etc. A full bath and powder room were added. This is an amazing renovation and the home is being offered turnkey with the furnishing from Summerhouse and the gator! First time on market! If you do not want to renovate a home, you owe it to yourself to look at this lakefront cottage and enjoy the lake, instead of managing a renovation!

697 Rustling Woods Trail, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$799,900

3 beds

3.5 baths

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0.95 acres

12 days on site

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Enjoy mountain living at its best in this NEW (being built) custom home in The Cove at Flat Gap. This gated community offers the privacy of county living, but has easy access to town, Western Carolina University and the Jackson County Recreation Center. Enjoy hiking, kayaking, as well as mountain festivals and area attractions in other mountain towns. This new construction home boasts a total of three bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. Water and sewer are provided through TWASA and the home has underground utilities. This is truly a home to look at as you could pick your own custom touches on the home. Enjoy the outdoors on the back porch overlooking the sunset in the evening.

3468 Cullowhee Mountain Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$799,000

4 beds

2.0 baths

2300 sqft

5.0 acres

11 months on site

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One of the prettiest pieces of property around. 5 acres of gorgeous usable property groomed like a golf course. Rushing creek. Main house has: 4BD/2BA. Two separate living areas. 2 fireplaces. Tile floors throughout. Enormous wrap around deck with tile flooring, hot tub on patio below, tractor/detached garage with doors opening from both sides. Guest house / rec center has: living room with free standing fireplace, full kitchen, bath, laundry room, garage/workshop, RV shed with total of 6 RV sites with full hook ups. Tent sites along the creek w/water & electric. 2 bridges over rushing creek. One of bridges is covered for BBQ / outdoor cooking center for entertaining friends & family. Easy access off a paved road. Would make a great retreat center for the Western Carolina students or faculty. 5 or 10 min. from downtown Sylva. 15 minutes to Lake Glenville.

3468 Cullowhee Mountain Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$799,000

4 beds

2.0 baths

4264 sqft

5.0 acres

11 months on site

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One of the prettiest pieces of property around. 5 acres of gorgeous usable property groomed like a golf course. Rushing creek. Main house has: 4BD/2BA. Two separate living areas. 2 fireplaces. Tile floors throughout. Enormous wrap around deck with tile flooring, hot tub on patio below, tractor/detached garage with doors opening from both sides. Guest house / rec center has: living room with free standing fireplace, full kitchen, bath, laundry room, garage/workshop, RV shed with total of 6 RV sites with full hook ups. Tent sites along the creek w/water & electric. 2 bridges over rushing creek. One of bridges is covered for BBQ / outdoor cooking center for entertaining friends & family. Easy access off a paved road. Would make a great retreat center for the Western Carolina students or faculty. 5 or 10 min. from downtown Sylva.

491 Rustling Woods Trail, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$799,000

4 beds

4.5 baths

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0.73 acres

about 1 month on site

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Enjoy mountain living at its best in this NEW, custom home in The Cove at Flat Gap. This gated community offers the privacy of country living, but has easy access to town, Western Carolina University, and the Jackson County Recreation Center. Enjoy hiking, kayaking, as well as mountain festivals and area attractions in other mountain towns. This newly constructed home boasts a total of four bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, two of which can be considered master suites. Water and sewer are provided through TWSA and has underground utilities. This is truly a must see! Check out the outdoor fireplace on the back porch overlooking the sunset in the evening. There are too many custom features to list, but be assured that no detail has been spared in the custom design of this home.*** INDOOR PICTURES COMING SOON***

1783 West Cliff Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$799,000

3 beds

3.0 baths

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0.0 acres

over 2 years on site

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This awesome chink-log home sits on 3+/- acres with beautiful long-range mountain views, in addition to an amazing view of Glenville Lake. Offers one bedroom and one bath on each of the three levels. This well-maintain home also has two native stone fireplaces, covered decks, garden space and an attached 2-car carport. Private well, storage building and much more! Additional acreage is available.

108 Wild Top Trail, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$789,000

4 beds

3.5 baths

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0.57 acres

over 2 years on site

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Unparalleled Luxurious Mountain Living. Thoughtfully designed and meticulously crafted, this 4/ 3.5B + office offers incredible custom features inside and out. From the very first step inside the home, your breath is taken away. Windows throughout frame picturesque scenes of the surrounding mountains. The living area boasts vaulted ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, built in custom shelving and a floor to ceiling stacked rock fireplace. State of the art chefs kitchen featuring all stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry and granite countertops. Exquisite master with custom pocket doors leading to a private sunroom. Main level living. The downstairs features a great room with 7:1 home theater, wet bar & second master with jetted tub. Enticing outdoor spaces including a a stacked rock wood burning fireplace, wrap around porch w/ vaulted wood ceilings & a 3 car garage. Great space for entertaining! Features throughout include speaker system on main level, AV equipment harboring all of the receivers for the home- no visible wiring. Sundrops amenities include the breath taking pool & hot tub, fitness center, clubhouse, community garden, creek & full access to private lake retreat

White Rock Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$775,000

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117.8 acres

12 months on site

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Nature Unspoiled rarely do we find unspoiled land rich with a variety of tree species, wild flowers & wildlife. This 117+/- acres of pristine unrestricted land could be just what you're looking for! Imagine your land surrounded by almost 2300 acres of magnificent USFS land. This tract offers rolling to flat pastures, sloping wooded areas, crystal clear & bold White Rock creek w/cascading waterfalls & spring fed streams. Higher elevations include many hardwoods, improved mountain views & large rock outcroppings on rolling to steep land. This land offers many potential homesites. Ideal for many uses, including private estate/family compound or a simple cabin to hike/hunt/explore. Six-eight underground utility boxes installed on the property by prior owner. (Extent of wiring & connections unknown) Approx 5-6 miles to Lake Glenville (highest elevation lake east of the Mississippi) with its 26 mile shoreline offering many water recreation activities; 14 miles from Cashiers, NC center; & approx 19 miles to Main Street in Highlands, NC. Property is a participant in the NC Present Use Value (PUV) Tax Deferment Forestry Program.