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

River Club Dr, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$149,900

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0 baths

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0.17 acres

about 1 month 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!

147 Greenbrier Dr, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$247,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

2000 sqft

0.64 acres

3 days on site

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Enjoy the beauty and privacy of mountain living with the convenience of being only minutes from Western Carolina University, shopping, and restaurants. This charming 3-bedroom home is surrounded by beautiful landscapes, gardens, a fenced backyard, and ample room for parking. A cascading stream wraps around the edge of the property creating the soundtrack for this mountain retreat. The large deck, which opens to the main living area, creates the perfect space to entertain friends and family. The abundant windows on the main level fill the home with natural light. Bonus rooms upstairs and in the basement offer additional space. Please read the agent remarks to learn more about the many features and updates that have been added to this well-cared-for home.

138 Cave Springs Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$449,900

3 beds

3.5 baths

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2.22 acres

2 months on site

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Stunning architecturally designed 3 level home in the Village of Forest Hills just one mile from the campus of WCU. This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with 4 bonus rooms offers great attention to detail and workmanship. Large cathedral ceiling in the great room, abundance of windows and natural light along with a gas log brick fireplace center the home. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, custom cabinetry, newer appliances and hardwood floors will please the chef. All the interior comforts have been taken care of including a library/TV room. The exterior is very appealing with the open deck and covered wrap around porch with long range valley views. Master bedroom on main level has a large walk-in closet, ceramic tile jetted tub and separate tiled shower. Upstairs is perfect for the kids and your guests with 2 bedrooms, full bath and home office. Finished bonus room with a full bath and den downstairs along with an oversized 2 car garage, storage and utility room. Perfect home for entertaining and highlighting the very best of mountain living. You will feel like you are on vacation every day.

946 South Country Club, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$325,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

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0.82 acres

2 months on site

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EXTRAORDINARY 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the VILLAGE OF FOREST HILLS. Family room with unique hooded fireplace, woodstove & sunken sitting area set the tone for comfortable mountain living Freshly painted inside with new carpet, light fixtures and new doors, this home is ready for you to make it your own. Formal living & dining room along with spacious bedrooms are a real treat. Downstairs is a partially finished basement, which is plumbed, heated and has more space that you could ever imagine. Build more living space or enjoy as rooms for hobbies. There is storage galore that will last a lifetime. For those looking for a workshop and garages, you will be blown away! There's a 1462 sf workshop & 3 GARAGES in all. One has 12 ft doors and 17 ft ceilings & room for your RV, boat or toys of your choice. Easy access and 5 minutes to WCU, Cullowhee Valley School and Jackson County Recreation Park. Listing below recent appraisal.

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

$149,900

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0 baths

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0.17 acres

about 1 month 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!

19 Arkansas Trl, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$117,900

2 beds

1.0 baths

869 sqft

0.48 acres

8 months on site

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Cullowhee, NC. Custom 2 Bedroom 1 Bath log home. Once was featured in the Guinness World book of records. Impressive. Long range mountain view! Property features side acreage that could easily be cleared for parking an RV etc. Usable acreage on lower side of cabin. Easy access and almost within walking distance to Western Carolina University yet tucked away. Near the Greenway and 10 minutes to Downtown Sylva. Metal roof installed in 2016. Home has a covered front porch and large side deck for grilling and entertaining. Paved driveway. Buck-gas vented stove. New electric oven and washer/dryer within the last 2 years. Won't last long! Price drop!! Seller is ready to sell and offering a $2000.00 credit to buyer for carpet or update allowance!

19 Arkansas Trl, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$117,900

2 beds

1.0 baths

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0.48 acres

8 months on site

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Cullowhee, NC. Custom 2 Bedroom 1 Bath log home. Once was featured in the Guinness World book of records. Impressive. Long range mountain view! Property features side acreage that could easily be cleared for parking an RV etc. Useable acreage on lower side of cabin. Easy access and almost within walking distance to Western Carolina University yet tucked away. Near the Greenway, and 10 min. to downtown Sylva. Metal roof installed in 2016. Home has a covered front porch and large side deck for grilling and entertaining. Paved driveway. Buck-gas vented stove. New electric oven and washer/dryer within the last 2 years. Won't last long! Price drop!! Seller is ready to sell and offering a $2000.00 credit to buyer for carpet or upgrade allowance!

5050 Tilley Creek Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$135,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

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0.53 acres

12 months on site

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An affordable home in Cullowhee! Have you been looking for a mountain getaway convenient to hiking and fishing? How about a home for your student at WCU? This home will be hard to beat at only 6.7 miles from WCU and minutes from USFS land. Add to that, easy access off a state road and a flat yard and it is hard to beat. Don't let this opportunity pass you by.

214 Helen Zachary Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$97,500

3 beds

1.0 baths

1234 sqft

0.52 acres

over 1 year on site

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Great starter home, Mountain Vacation Home or rental investment! This 3 bedroom 1 bath home offers a great layout with large family room, spacious bedrooms and open kitchen. Great location with easy access to Western Carolina University, Tuckasegee River and all that Western NC has to offer. New carpeting, freshly painted and kitchen updates. Home has previously been rented and now currently vacant and MOVE-IN READY! Nice home for a nice price!

214 Helen Zachary Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$97,500

3 beds

1.0 baths

sqft

0.52 acres

over 1 year on site

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Great starter home, Mountain Vacation Home or rental investment! This 3 bedroom 1 bath home offers a great layout with large family room, spacious bedrooms and open kitchen. Great location with easy access to Western Carolina University, Tuckasegee River and all that Western NC has to offer. New carpeting, freshly painted and kitchen updates. Home has previously been rented and now currently vacant and MOVE-IN READY! Nice home for a nice price! Motivated and ready to sell!!

44 Sedona Dr, Cullowhee, NC 28779

$249,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

2000 sqft

1.0 acres

3 days on site

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44 Sedona Dr, Cullowhee, NC 28779

$249,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

sqft

1.0 acres

5 days on site

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If one level living and minutes to WCU and Cullowhee is your desire, this home fits the bill. This 3 bed 2 bath home is a low maintenance, easy access gem. with over 2000' square feet there is plenty of room to live large in this contemporary Ranch. There is a really nice sunroom off the bonus room which opens onto a nice deck at the back of the house. The home is on TWSA water, has paved access (only 200 yards off of Old Cullowhee Rd) and a paved drive with cement apron with ample parking, getting in and out is a breeze. The yard is fenced and very secluded for being so close to everything and the yard is a LOW maintenance with little grass to mow! There is a large storage shed with electricity off the back of the house for additional storage. The front porch is covered and peaceful and there is a carport at front of house. The home is equipped with a ADT security system and an Orkin Pest transferable contract, there are also new gas logs for the fire place that have never been used in the storage shed. This a great home and centrally located to everything!!

332 Tailhook Way, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$199,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

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9.61 acres

9 months on site

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NOW LISTED AT $11,000 LESS THAN APPRAISAL!!!! Nice home on nearly 10 unrestricted acres. Great views off the large front porch with end of the road privacy and plenty of peace and quiet. If you have been looking for the perfect place for a mini farm or just want enough elbow room for you and your dogs to run this might be the perfect place. There is a garage/shop and two other outbuildings for plenty of room for storage or hobbie space. A large front porch to enjoy the view and spend the comfortable mountain evenings. Inside you will find a very efficient floor plan that feels bigger than it is. Hardwood floors in the livingroom and kitchen. Brand new 5 inch wide natural hickory floors have just been installed in the master bedroom. Recently upgraded master bath too. Broker/ Owner. I am a licensed NC real estate broker and the listing broker. This home has been my family's home for the last 16 years.

00 White Rock Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$775,000

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0 baths

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117.8 acres

4 days 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 for you! Imagine your land surrounded by 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 offer hardwoods, improved mountain views & large rock outcroppings on rolling to steep land. Offers many potential homesites. Ideal for many uses, such as: private estate/family compound; simple cabin to hike/hunt/explore. Six-eight underground utility boxes installed 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.

White Rock Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$775,000

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0 baths

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117.8 acres

4 days 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.

651 Country Club Dr, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$283,000

3 beds

2.5 baths

1990 sqft

2.23 acres

5 days on site

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Located within five minutes of Western Carolina University, this newly renovated one level home sits on over 2 acres in Forest Hills. The open, light and airy floor plan offers a formal dining area, two living rooms, three spacious bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Carefully thought out, this home offers tons of storage with large closets, built in bookcases and a garage storage closet. The large front patio area offers great space for entertaining with friends. Enjoy paved access all the way to the front door and plenty of parking and a two car garage. Behind the home, a brick staircase leads to a beautiful wooded area. With new appliances, windows, doors, fresh paint and easy access, this property is move in ready!

231 Upper Ironwood, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$328,400

3 beds

2.5 baths

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3.87 acres

about 1 month 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.

42 Barley Lane, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$225,250

3 beds

2.0 baths

sqft

1.2 acres

24 days 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.

Old Cullowhee, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$750,000

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0 baths

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19.29 acres

11 months on site

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19.29 acres of Pre approved land for 29 units in Cullowhee planning area. Sewer and TWSA water available. State paved road frontage. Walking distance to WCU, Cullowhee planning area. Also includes PIN#7559-41-5828 DB1200/PG593; PIN#7559-40-5733 DB2109/PG272

1287 Pressley Creek Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$299,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

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3.3 acres

27 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.

895 Nicholson Cove, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$125,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

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2.68 acres

29 days on site

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Too nice to adequately describe. Built with 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. The downstairs bedroom has a queen size bed.There is also power and septic for a travel camper. Don't let this one pass you by.

176 This A Way Dr, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$139,900

2 beds

1.0 baths

1280 sqft

3.91 acres

4 months on site

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A beautiful mountain cabin with an excellent view is calling your name! Only approx. 2.5 miles to the public boat ramp on Lake Glenville. The property is unrestricted. The covered deck is a great place to watch amazing blue ridge sunsets! Fully furnished and ready to move in. This is a GREAT price and a GREAT property!

473 Peachtree Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$324,900

3 beds

3.0 baths

sqft

4.56 acres

12 days on site

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Don't miss this newly renovated home great for a large family! It boasts three bedrooms, three baths, 2 bonus rooms, a dining room, breakfast nook with bay window. large living area, family room with wet bar in basement and a two car garage There are two nice rock wood burning fireplaces and two zone heat pump. Great kitchen with gas cook top, maple cabinets, granite tile surfaces, pantry and bay window.. Fido has plenty of room to roam with a large fenced back yard. A new deck overlooks the beautifully landscaped rear portion of the property. There are great views, easy access and privacy. The location is perfect for WCU families and also convenient to Cashiers.

266 Cullowhee Heights Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$160,000

2 beds

1.0 baths

522 sqft

1.8 acres

11 days on site

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This home has been very well maintained and is move in ready. This two bedroom one bath park model located behind WCU could be used for a student attending the University or could be a great investment property and used as a rental. With easy year round access, this could also be your full time home. The possibilities are endless.

0 Tilley Creek Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$24,000

beds

0 baths

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1.41 acres

about 1 month 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.