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

$835,000

3 beds

3.5 baths

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20.32 acres

almost 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

$119,900

2 beds

1.0 baths

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0.5 acres

almost 3 years on site

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This home has been tastefully repainted and the floors have been re-finished. Other minor repairs such as laundry room vinyl replacement and the installation of new light fixtures have been ordered. This home is about 8/10 mile from the back entrance of WCU and has been home to WCU students and faculty over the years. This home has a great rental history and was rented last year for $1050 per month. The home features central AC and central heat, has tall ceilings, vinyl insulated windows, 30 year architectural shingles about 10 years old, hardwood flooring, washer and dryer connections and 400 sf of covered front porch with a serene view of the Tuck and only walking distance to WCU. Additionally, the back porch was finished and is now a heated and cooled bonus office space with a large walk-in closet. The home has an incredible river view, large flat yard, easy year round access, and great fishing.

2109 Cullowhee Mountain Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$259,900

3 beds

1.5 baths

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8.13 acres

about 3 years on site

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This home and property have amazing potential if you love historical properties! Most floors are the original oak flooring; walls and high ceilings have the beaded board and the roof is the original but lovingly maintained. Exterior and roof were repainted in July, 2017, as well as some interior rooms. The heating and cooling have been updated as well as Insulation and storm windows and doors installed. The property is a one of a kind in Jackson Co. with gently rolling pastures, a stream and a barn (needs some work) There is a riding ring that is regulation small dressage ring with a smaller paddock behind it. The barn had 6 stalls with separate feed and tack rooms. . Room for more homes to be built. It is only 2 miles from WCU and convenient to Cashiers and Sylva. The owner believes that this home was designed/built by the same person who built the Hooper House (Jackson County Chamber of Commerce) in Sylva. Property includes Pin# 7557-29-8200

$199,500

3 beds

3.0 baths

1827 sqft

9.56 acres

about 3 years on site

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This home is well designed, squared away and move-in ready! 3 bdrms, 3 baths w/lg master suite and spa-like walk-in shower, 2nd bedroom & bath on main level. Chef's kitchen w/eat at bar, dining room/living room combo, extra large laundry room. Separate from the house is a 2 story workshop/storage/office w/every opportunity to create or just chill out, 768 sq ft of well thought out space. Great views w/the potential to be opened up, garden space in lower yard.

$115,000

4 beds

2.0 baths

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1.59 acres

about 3 years on site

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4 BEDROOM, 2 BATH RANCH HOME. LARGE 1.59 ACRE LOT THAT RUNS TO THE RIVER. HAS BEEN USED AS STUDENT RENTAL AND WAS A CASH COW. UPDATED BATHROOMS, FIRE PIT, HORSESHOE PIT, GARDEN SPACE, DECK, CELLAR, CLOSE TO CAMPUS.

$184,900

2 beds

2.0 baths

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1.15 acres

about 3 years on site

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What a beautiful setting for an immaculate cabin overlooking the Tuckaseigee Valley! This rustic cabin has wood almost throughout, stone floors in baths and utility room, wood burning fireplace, fire pit covered front porch, nice landscaping, excellent garden space, small stream on one property line and easy access. The loft area could be extra sleeping quarters or home office. The large yard area could be used as a garden. Walk to the Tuckaseigee River and fish in one of the best trout streams in the state. It is located only about 5 minutes from WCU and also convenient to Cashiers and Sylva. This cabin has been used as a successful vacation rental but could make a nice starter home or 2nd home. Listing agent is also the owner.

$82,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

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0.9 acres

about 3 years on site

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Clean doublewide home near WCU with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Enjoy the peaceful sounds of the creek and great private location at end of the road. New flooring for kitchen, master bedroom closet and master bath. Kitchen cabinets refurbished. New roof 2014. Detached storage building and easy access. Excellent rental history. Can be bought with 258 Leyla Ct for $172,500.

$214,900

3 beds

2.5 baths

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0.85 acres

about 3 years on site

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3BR 2.5B home located within walking distance to Western Carolina University, the Jackson County Recreation Center, and Cullowhee Valley Elementary-privacy and convenience combine. The main living area features a beautiful open layout. Kitchen, dining, and living all flow together yet separate at the same time. Sliding glass doors in the kitchen and French doors in living room, both leading to the spacious wrap around deck. This is the perfect entertaining house! Features include granite counter tiles in kitchen, tile backsplash, bamboo flooring, wood ceilings, built in shelving, new roof, and wrap around deck with long-range views. Great price for this property! Call for appointment today.

$29,900

3 beds

1.0 baths

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0.57 acres

about 3 years on site

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Tucked away peacefully, private home in Caney Fork Community of Cullowhee. 2 car garage and large deck. Needs some TLC but priced accordingly. Jackson County schools. Buyer to pay $300 technology fee at closing to prelistdeals.com no commission paid to broker if they, and employee or relative is the buyer.

$85,000

5 beds

2.0 baths

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4.0 acres

about 3 years on site

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Charming farm house with a lot of original elements and a flat yard in Caney Fork. With seven bedrooms the opportunities are endless. Renovations have been started, just need someone with the vision to complete them. The home will need some TLC.

$324,000

3 beds

2.5 baths

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3.17 acres

about 3 years on site

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This wonderful 3Bd/2.5bath custom home is fully landscaped and sits on 3.17 acres along the Tuckaseegee River only a few minutes from WCU. The main level has an open floor plan with spacious rooms, hardwood floors, vaulted wooden ceilings, gas log stove and tiled bath. Large windows provide great light to this level. A large partially covered deck has panoramic views of the river and mountains. In the basement there is a generous bedroom/bath space with a garage and over-sized workshop that could be used for almost anything. The house sits above a large floodplain with an outbuilding, greenhouse, and established berry patch an ideal setting for the aspiring gardener.

$311,500

3 beds

2.5 baths

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2.0 acres

about 3 years on site

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Want a beautiful, upscale home with a spectacular mountain view? The builder built this elegant property as his retirement home, and so it has features and upgrades that only a builder would create. Crown moldings, tray ceilings, formal dining, hardwood floors, and a great room with floor to ceiling windows and a cathedral ceiling. Two covered porches AND a large deck. Built in bookshelves. The master suite includes a tray/pan ceiling and his/her walk-in closets plus his and her vanities. Even a makeup area and spa tub with a custom etched window! The kitchen includes a JenAire range with grill, quality maple cabinetry, and a pass-through to the formal dining area. A cozy lounge area joins the kitchen to provide intimate family time, or great entertainment flow. A convenient powder room includes a custom-made sink embedded in a cherry washstand. The lower floor features spacious bedrooms, an office, and it's own family/entertainment room with an adjoining covered porch and deck. Convenient to Cullowhee and Western Carolina University (just 5 minutes), Holly Hills is just 6 minutes from shopping, grocery stores and schools in Sylva. All in a private wooded setting. Come and see!

$1,100,000

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11.0 acres

about 3 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.

$199,000

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0.77 acres

about 3 years on site

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This building houses three 2/1 Apartments. One on the ground level and two upstairs. A large space is also available behind the downstairs apartment that could be turned into storage or another apartment.Within walking distance to the rec-department and close to WCU this would be easy to keep rented.

$285,000

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1.0 acres

about 3 years on site

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Rare investment opportunity about 1/2 mile from WCU! This property is in great condition, is well maintained, and has a consistent and solid rental history. There are eight 1 bedroom units. Gross monthly income is $4075. Rent includes water, grounds maintenance, cable internet, and basic cable. Tenants are responsible for electricity. Western Carolina Rentals (wcrentals.com) has been hired to manage the property and has raised rents consistently year over year since 2014. WCR has raised rent to $525 on new leases. This is a great investment. The 2 adjacent lots (the .8 acre and 1.65 acre parcels) are also available for sale for a total of $49,000.

$222,000

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0 baths

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0.69 acres

about 3 years on site

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COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE OPPORTUNITY NEAR WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY! PREVIOUSLY USED FOR GROCERY & GAS STATION, BUT WITH THE RIVER ACCESS YOU HAVE LIMITLESS OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPAND. GREAT SPOT FOR A MINI-MARKET, RIVER RAFTING, ETC. ALL PAVED ROAD ACCESS! GARAGE, STORAGE ROOM, BASEMENT APARTMENT. HAS TWO 3,000 GALLON GAS TANKS & 1 6,000 GALLON TANK. ALSO, HAS THREE 1950 GALLON SEPTIC TANKS, READY FOR RESTAURANT CONVERSION! PRICED BELOW TAX APPRAISED VALUE!

$60,000

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Great, private lot, with a house site already roughed in. Varied topography, with the house site at the top, sloping down to a small creek at the lower end of the property. Small, .309 acre portion just added to give the acreage shown. Ready to go. Bring your builder and get started.

$29,900

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Good property with great building site where there used to be an old homeplace. Driveway off strong paved road for easy access. Located near Western Carolina University. Water for the home place came from a natural spring.

VL35 West Cliff Drive Unit 35, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$25,900

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High elevation lots with long range views! A secluded gated community close to WCU and Lake Glenville. These lots are a great value for being 4000' in elevation. All lots have had septic permits in the past.

VL29 West Cliff Drive Unit 29, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$69,500

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about 3 years on site

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High elevation lots with long range views! A secluded gated community close to WCU and Lake Glenville. These lots are a great value for being 4000' in elevation. All lots have had septic permits in the past.

VL28 West Cliff Drive Unit 28, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$69,500

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about 3 years on site

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High elevation lots with long range views! A secluded gated community close to WCU and Lake Glenville. These lots are a great value for being 4000' in elevation. All lots have had septic permits in the past.

VL25 West Cliff Drive Unit 25, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$18,900

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about 3 years on site

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High elevation lots with long range views! A secluded gated community close to WCU and Lake Glenville. These lots are a great value for being 4000' in elevation. All lots have had septic permits in the past.

VL24 West Cliff Drive Unit 24, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$18,900

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about 3 years on site

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High elevation lots with long range views! A secluded gated community close to WCU and Lake Glenville. These lots are a great value for being 4000' in elevation. All lots have had septic permits in the past.

VL21 West Cliff Drive Unit 21, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$18,900

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about 3 years on site

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High elevation lots with long range views! A secluded gated community close to WCU and Lake Glenville. These lots are a great value for being 4000' in elevation. All lots have had septic permits in the past.

VL20 West Cliff Drive Unit 20, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$19,900

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about 3 years on site

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High elevation lots with long range views! A secluded gated community close to WCU and Lake Glenville. These lots are a great value for being 4000' in elevation. All lots have had septic permits in the past.