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

146 Red Tail Lane, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$299,900

3 beds

3.0 baths

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2.66 acres

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Looking for GREAT PRIVACY and VIEWS? This may be your dream come true! 3/3 on 2.66 Acres butted against conservation acreage for even more buffer. 3 levels, with a Bedroom on each floor! Upstairs is a full loft with walk-in closet and private bathroom. Main level consists of large living room with ceiling fans and built -in entertainment center, upgraded kitchen with granite countertops and engineered hardwoods throughout. Master on Main with walk-in closet. Main hall bath. Downstairs is another whole living area with laundry room for whole house, Bedroom, Bath and Walk-in Closet along with another family room. Walk out decks to enjoy the privacy and FANTASTIC VIEWS! Enjoy the 4 distinct modern seasons in a temperate rain forest, great elevation of around 2800 feet for cool summers. Great house for entertaining with ample parking. Great rental potential as well as a Primary home, you pick! Just minutes to WCU and SEC, Historic Downtown Sylva. Convenient to 4 awesome lakes for boating fun, kayaking, or Fly fish on the Tuckasegee River, all with 30 minutes of this great home. Morris Broadband just installed, don't miss this opportunity!

658 Native Wildflower Trail, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$384,900

4 beds

3.5 baths

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2.5 acres

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Have you always wanted to live in a Log Cabin with views & complete privacy? Well, this is your opportunity to get a large, beautifully landscaped, private log/timber frame home with complete solace and privacy in Cross Creek Estates nestled in the pastoral community of Caney Fork. Great wrap around porches for entertaining both up and down stairs. Large Kitchen complete with upgraded stainless steel appliance, gas/range oven with granite countertops with plenty of cabinets for storage. Laundry and half bath on main floor. Large Dining room and living room with stone gas log fireplace. Large master en-suite upstairs along with 3 more guest bedrooms and full bathroom, all on 2nd floor. Knotty Pine hardwood floors through main level, carpet in bedrooms and carpet downstairs in family room with stone gas log fireplace and full bathroom along with Double Garage on the other side. Family room downstairs could be a Mother-in-law suite since it has an exit. Complete with Whole house generator. Great year round views and level upper yard for the kids to play, plenty of buffer from other neighbors. Don't miss seeing this great offering, priced to sell!

Rambling Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$483,500

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54.16 acres

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54.16 unrestricted acres, with a new survey. Open, level meadows with a habitable cabin that raised a family in the 1920's with running water on the back porch. Steep, heavily wooded mountain land, this parcel has some of everything. Several springs and branches run through the property. There are multiple outbuildings, including an old outhouse. The cabin, barns and land feel like you are in Cades Cove, but you are only five miles from Western Carolina University. The state maintains the road past the access to this property

S. Sundrops Trail, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$84,900

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0.21 acres

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The only meadow lot available in Sundrops. Easy build home-site that backs up to an expansive open meadow surrounded by towering mountains and the waters of Caney Fork Creek. Lot is conveniently located near the community clubhouse, pool, hot tub, fitness room, garden, orchard, and walking trails. Step out your back door and fish or tube the Caney Fork. All Sundrops amenities and infrastructure are 100% complete and debt free.

123 Wild Top Trail, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$699,900

4 beds

3.5 baths

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0.4 acres

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This gorgeous Arts/Crafts style custom 4/3/1 home sits in the relaxing Community fo Sundrops on Caney Fork, fabulous views, craftmanship, granite countertops, wood burning stove in Great Room, Island in Kitchen, Master Suite on Main. Comfortable outdoor covered porch to capture the scenic vistas of the Caney Fork Valley while sitting by the wood burning stone fireplace. Downstairs includes family room, 3 bedrooms and walk out patio. Enjoy swimming in the infinity lap pool, fish in the trout stream, tube down the Caney Fork Stream to the Tuckasegee River. This Boutique community is the #1 Amenitized Community in Cullowhee, just 4 miles from WCU and 15 minutes to Historic Sylva. Fantastic Rental income with this property or live year round. Come experience the mountains of NC in style!

225 Hawks Nest Ridge, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$489,900

4 beds

3.5 baths

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15.9 acres

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Come see this FANTASTIC offering of total serenity and privacy in this Artist Enclave and Estate/Mini Farm! Complete with amazing year-round views on over 15.90 acres. Pasture for horses, chickens, includes Barn and Storage Buildings. This 4 BR/3.5BA custom home was handcrafted and built by the Owner's, artist in their own right. Main level living and handicapped accessible features rustic design. Large open Great Room and Formal Dining Room. Large Kitchen with great counter space and upgraded appliances. Gas Range Cooktop within the Island/Breakfast Bar. Handcrafted Black Walnut Cabinets with ceramic terracotta 18" tiles extending into foyer, dining room and breakfast nook. Family room features built-in Entertainment Center with stacked stone fireplace with gas logs for supplemental heat. Cathedral and tall ceilings throughout. Large Master En-Suite with custom in-laid, tiles around Jacuzzi tub and glass block shower with Rain Shower head, Large Walk-in closet and reading nook. Office/Den on the same level overlooking the Great Room. Downstairs consists of 2 full bedrooms, theatre room and full bath. Mud room, laundry and workshop enters from outside. Single attached Garage.

276 Paseos Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$224,900

3 beds

2.5 baths

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0.63 acres

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Looking for a Primary or Vacation home with Elevations of 3500 feet or more, this could be your dream home! Enjoy the great vistas from the front porch or hang out by the fire pit and listen to the Cascading waterfall. Wonderfully landscaped with perennials for year round beauty, always something different coming to life! If you want to be cool in the summer, this is your chance. Complete with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, hardwood floors in Living Room, Ceramic Tile in Kitchen and Bathrooms, Carpet in Bedrooms. . Convenient to WCU, Jackson County Fitness Center. Enjoy great fishing on the Tuckasegee River or kayak or canoe on the Chain of Lakes. Sylva is just 25 minutes for shopping, great restaurants and breweries. All in a great small community with limited covenants and restrictions with great neighbors. Sound like HOME, well do not miss seeing this one!

62 Cave Springs Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$412,500

4 beds

2.5 baths

2560 sqft

3.81 acres

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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!

River Club Drive Unit 62, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$135,000

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0.206 acres

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This homesite is located in the desirable growing community of Cullowhee River Club. Enjoy the proximity to the community River Pavillion equipped with a fully stocked fireplace and patio/firepit combo! There are also future plans for a pool, nature trails, and a riverside boathouse. The Cullowhee River Club community is nestled right behind Western Carolina University and is just minutes to the historic streets of Downtown Sylva for local shopping, dining, and breweries. The property is gorgeous in a beautiful setting along the Tuckasegee River. Come take a look and see a gorgeous lot ready to build your dream home on.

0 Johns Creek Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$49,500

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5.01 acres

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5.01 Acres on John's Creek in the Caney Fork area. Road goes thru property, Sampler Drive.

John's Creek/ Sampler Dr., Cullowhee, NC 28723

$49,500

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5.01 acres

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5.01 Acres on John's Creek in the Caney Fork area. Great views from lots. Good road and private. Sampler Drive goes thru the property. The perfect site for a mountain cabin. This property is 2 lots, one is 1.10 acres and the other is 3.91 acres. A house place on each lot.

5 Precious Moments Dr, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$250,000

4 beds

1.0 baths

1200 sqft

34.0 acres

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This farmhouse sits on 34 acres with frontage on the Caney Fork creek. The farmhouse offers 4 bedrooms and hardwood floors. The property has easy access and year-round views. Convenient to historic Sylia or Cherokee for shopping, restaurants and local breweries. Harrahs Casino is ready to try your luck. Bear Lake and Cedar Cliff lake is just minutes away for boating and fishing. te NOC is located in Dillsboro for rafting. WCU is just minutes away.

0 Rustling Woods Trl Unit 49, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$32,000

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2.13 acres

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Experience the Magic of Mountain Living at the Cove at Flat Gap! This gated community while being close to town gives one a feeling of privacy! A Beautiful place to call home: **Enjoy the long range views as you drive through the community **Offers easy year round access offering wide gravel roads * TWSA Water & Sewer is available, plus underground electric. **Lot# 49 is a wooded level to rolling corner lot consisting of 2.13 acres with a nice area in the middle to build. **Lot runs from Rustling Woods Tr up to Elms Rest **Close to Western Carolina University and Shopping **Enjoy the nearby hiking, kayaking/tubing, area attractions and mountain festivals in nearby mountain towns **Only 1 hour to Asheville and 3 hours to Atlanta.

Rustling Woods Tr Unit 49, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$32,000

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2.13 acres

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Experience the Magic of Mountain Living at the Cove at Flat Gap! This gated community while being close to town gives one a feeling of privacy! A Beautiful place to call home: **Enjoy the long range views as you drive through the community **Offers easy year round access offering wide gravel roads * TWSA Water & Sewer is available, plus underground electric. **Lot# 49 is a wooded level to rolling corner lot consisting of 2.13 acres with a nice area in the middle to build. **New Home being built in the community **Lot runs from Rustling Woods Tr up to Elms Rest **Close to Western Carolina University and Shopping **Enjoy the nearby hiking, kayaking/tubing, area attractions and mountain festivals in nearby mountain towns **Only 1 hour to Asheville and 3 hours to Atlanta.

Confederate Way, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$40,000

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2.01 acres

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Private, wooded lot with a winter view near Western Carolina University. 3 bedroom septic installed! Come build your dream home in Cullowhee!!

000 Ironwood Ln Unit 4, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$25,000

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2.538 acres

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Beautiful Mountain lot! Mature hardwoods and native flowers abound on the lightly steep to sloping land which reaches the ridgeline of the subdivision. Light restrictions protect your investment, and with the area growing and Western Carolina University gaining more popularity and attention, this is a true investment! Lovely Caney Fork area is convenient to Cullowhee/Sylva and is also private and perfectly suited for year round or vacation home living. Nearby Judacullah Rock is one of NC's most important petroglyphs. How cool is that?!

000 Ironwood Ln Unit 2, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$25,000

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2.509 acres

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Beautiful Mountain lot! Mature hardwoods and native flowers abound on the lightly steep to sloping land which reaches the ridgeline of the subdivision. Light restrictions protect your investment, and with the area growing and Western Carolina University gaining more popularity and attention, this is a true investment! Lovely Caney Fork area is convenient to Cullowhee/Sylva and is also private and perfectly suited for year round or vacation home living. Nearby Judacullah Rock is one of NC's most important petroglyphs. How cool is that?!

000 Ironwood Ln Unit 3, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$25,000

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2.516 acres

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Beautiful Mountain Lot! Mature hardwoods and native flowers abound on the lightly steep to sloping land which reaches the ridgeline of the subdivision. Light restrictions protect your investment, and with the area growing and Western Carolina University gaining more popularity and attention, this is a true investment! Lovely Caney Fork area is convenient to Cullowhee/Sylva and is also private and perfectly suited for year round or vacation home living. Nearby Judacullah Rock is one of NC's most important petroglyphs. How cool is that?!

994 University Heights Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$395,000

3 beds

3.0 baths

3800 sqft

0.72 acres

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Remarkable home in University Heights near WCU. Wonderful location for this three large bedrooms & two baths on the Main level, Foyer leads to a large open great room of vaulted ceilings, stone fireplace w/GL, living room combined with family room, Kitchen w/new granite and new SS appliances, breakfast room, formal dining, office w/sound board, downstairs is theater/media or game room with sound board for sound proofing and a full bath, large master ensuite with his & her closets, the other 2 bedrooms with walk in closets. Baths upgraded 2019 with new vanities, shower & tile. Hickory hardwood and tile floors, 2 car garage, hardi-plank siding, concrete driveway, stamped walkway, lots of storage, pull down stairs to floored attic for storage, encapsulated high crawlspace for storage, level landscaped yard, TWSA water/sewer, Morris Broadband up to 200 MB speeds, cable and ethernet wired or wireless service, trex decking, easy access just off a state maintained road.

272 Ironwood Ln, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$245,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

1480 sqft

2.522 acres

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This is the classic mountain log cabin you’re looking for! After an awesome day of recreation at one of the area lakes, the Pisgah Forest, or Smoky Mountains, return home through beautiful Caney Fork valley to your retreat on over 2 wooded acres with springs, native plants, mature trees. Enjoy sweet spring and summer mornings on the deck or have a cookout. On cool nights hang out by the stack stone fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate surrounded by the warm logs of your custom home. The kitchen is convenient for entertaining with a flat top stove on the island looking into the living area. Start a hobby in the sweet shed with electricity! Only 10 minutes from Cullowhee and Western Carolina University and convenient to Sylva, 272 Ironwood is great for year-round living, summer vacationing, student or vacation rental. Jackson County is WNC’s up and coming area. Grab your part of it today! Available with adjoining 7.57 acres listed for $90,000.

3803 Tilley Creek, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$159,900

2 beds

2.0 baths

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0.91 acres

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New and improved! This home has recently undergone a major makeover, including: fresh interior paint, new laminate flooring, new water heaters and more! If you've seen it before, you should take another look!! Perfect for first time home buyers and young professionals alike, located in Cullowhee, the fastest growing area in Jackson county. 6 miles from WCU!!! Previously a student rental for Western Carolina University students, brought $1200/month. 2 bedrooms and a bonus room; all 3 have large walk-in closets. 2 bathrooms, open floor plan and basement with another unfinished bonus room and 1/2 bath. 2 car garage, easy access right off a state maintained road. Creek running through the yard and a fire pit out back. Very little yard maintenance. Great buy!

3 River Club Dr Unit 3, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$124,900

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0.17 acres

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This homesite is located at the beginning of the community, on the Tuckasegee River. Enjoy the promximity to the community River Pavillion equipped with a fully stocked fireplace and patio/firepit combo! There are also future plans for a pool, nature trails, and a riverside boathouse. The Cullowhee River Club community is nestled right behind Western Carolina University and is just minutes to the historic streets of Downtown Sylva for local shopping, dining, and breweries. Don't miss out on this dream river front homesite!

156 Grayling Dr, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$239,000

3 beds

3.0 baths

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0.31 acres

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Welcome to the Blue Ridge Mountains when you view this Awesome RIVER FRONT lot with home in an upscale development. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath home is waiting for your finishing touches. Unfinished and in the dry with studded walls, floors, steps, windows installed and a shingled roof. Decks partially complete with composition decking. The living room is framed for an unvented gas insert fireplace (have specs) Over-sized 2 car detached garage with plenty of space for a workshop. Cullowhee River Club boasts Commons area with a Pavilion on the River with Rock wood-burning Fireplace. Picnic tables and Rockers provided for entertaining. Paved Access. Located in desirable Cullowhee near Western Carolina University where you'll find restaurants, parks, walking trails, athletic games, fine and performing arts center, concerts at the Ramsey Center. etc. Located about 7 miles to Sylva, 24 miles to Waynesville, 55 miles to Asheville, 155 miles to Atlanta. Local contractor started this project and ready to finish it for you. Call for your tour of this Fine Home today! House floor plans in our office.

514 Black Mountain Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$249,750

2 beds

2.5 baths

1380 sqft

1.42 acres

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THE PERFECT SECLUDED MOUNTAIN GET-AWAY or YEAR ROUND HOME! Breathtaking views from every angle. This house, built in 2002, has been meticulously maintained. Lots of charm and comfort. Huge loft with full bath and a view of the mountains while you are laying in bed! Lots of storage and over 600 sf deck. Located in East Laporte. 10 minutes from Western Carolina University Unfinished basement Directions: No DRIVE BYS From Sylva take Highway 107 to slight left on Helen Zachary R to left on Black Mountain to #514.

Rustling Woods Trail Unit 52, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$10,000

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1.27 acres

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PRIVACY IN AN AN UPSCALE SUBDIVISION WITH PUBLIC UTILITIES AND WIDE ROADS. CLOSE IN TO WCU.