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

231 Upper Ironwood, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$328,400

3 beds

2.5 baths

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3.87 acres

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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

$24,000

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1.41 acres

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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.

River Club Dr, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$149,900

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0.17 acres

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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!

Catnip Rd Unit 62, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$199,900

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10.88 acres

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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!

515 Johns Creek, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$181,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

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1.55 acres

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Enjoy the Best of Mountain Living in this Immaculate 3/2 brick rancher bordering cascading John Creek. Tastefully renovated throughout and includes new well, decks, guttering, sidewalk, plumbing and much more Features include beautiful hickory cabinets, stainless steel appliances,refinished oak floors, central heat and a/c, metal roof and great storage areas for all your treasures, tools and equipment. Covered porch to take in the beautiful pastoral mountain views and hear the rushing creek. Outside open shed for garden equipment and two enclosed storage buildings for everything else. Flat yard, garden space and fenced area for your pets. Front part of lot has its own CREEKSIDE CAMPING AREA with stone BBQ grill, fire pit and lots of room to pitch a tent or bring in a camper. Great place to put in your fishing line and enjoy the tranquility all around. Entertain your family and friends or just have as your personal slice of heaven. Also would make a fantastic VACATION RENTAL Easy access on paved road and about 10 minutes to WCU, Cullowhee Valley School and Jackson Country Recreation Center. Move in ready. THIS WILL NOT LAST LONG!!!

Tilley Creek Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$24,000

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1.41 acres

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UNRESTRICTED property just minutes from Western Carolina University! Directly off of Tilley Creek road with a driveway already in place. There is a large flat area to build on. The property goes to the center of Tilley Creek on the lower end of the property across Tilley Creek road. Priced to sell. Bring an aerial map with you. There is a brand new 3 bedroom septic permit issued on July 11th 2019.

62 Cave Springs Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$418,900

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!

525 Cabin Ridge Rdge, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$289,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

1932 sqft

3.99 acres

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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!

62 Cave Springs Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$418,900

4 beds

2.5 baths

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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 work space. Large flat yard for the kids or pets!

7 Hawks Nest Ridge, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$235,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

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3.15 acres

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Fully Furnished home and guest cottage located in beautiful Caney Fork community with 3+ acres of mature trees and a creek running through property. Fully renovated house with carpenters workshop and storage shed. New appliances including gas stove in granite and stainless steel kitchen, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, fully renovated basement with washer/drier, treadmill, and second living room with 65 in. TV. Furnished with many antiques. Move-in ready. Wrap around porch overlooking creek, mature trees and mountains. Perfect for couple wanting to downsize. Dog heaven. Quiet and Serene. Full of antiques collected over last ten years with latest appliances. Garden space and surrounding area can accommodate all the pets and animals--chickens, goats, dogs, cats, etc.-- you might want to have. Backyard rental pays half of mortgage! A true southern Appalachian community with slow-paced life and tons of privacy. Opposite of a gated community.

94 Poppy Ln, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$379,000

4 beds

4.5 baths

4254 sqft

1.83 acres

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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!

94 Poppy Lane, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$379,000

4 beds

4.5 baths

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1.83 acres

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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!

Lot #5 Moses Creek Rd Unit 5, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$43,500

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2.96 acres

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Easily accessible, but private, just the sounds of Moses Creek. 2.96 unrestricted acres just minutes from Western Carolina University. Shared well in place and gravel roadway onto the land. Two good build spots with great year-round views.

Moses Creek Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$43,500

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2.96 acres

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Easily accessible, but private, just the sounds of Moses Creek. 2.96 unrestricted acres just minutes from Western Carolina University. Shared well in place and gravel roadway onto the land. Two good build spots with great year round views.

4 Hwy 107 Hwy Unit 4, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$60,000

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1.38 acres

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Beautiful unrestricted lot right on the Tukasegee River with over 300' of river frontage and only minutes to Cullowhee and WCU. Access is fantastic as the property is on State Rd 107. There are great building sites on this property that are out of the flood way/plain.

919 N. Country Club Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$199,900

4 beds

3.0 baths

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0.26 acres

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This home has limitless potential and possiblities. This is a great family home with lots of square footage and amazing view year round. Many renovations have taken place. Priced below tax value. This home should truly be considered an INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY. Great home in a family neighborhood with beautiful landscaping and setting.

667 University Heights, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$214,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

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1.52 acres

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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

Nc 107, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$60,000

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1.38 acres

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Beautiful unrestricted lot right on the Tukasegee River with over 300' of river frontage and only minutes to Cullowhee and WCU. Access is fantastic as the property is on State Rd 107. There are great building sites on this property that are out of the flood way/plain. This lot is your opportunity to River Happiness!! Owner Financing is available..

661 North Country Club Dr, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$10,500,000

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72.65 acres

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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.

359 Edgewater Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$239,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

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1.2 acres

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This is the perfect serene home to enjoy the outdoors. The flat yard has tons of space with a view and over looks the river. Almost the whole house has been updated with hardly anything being original to the home. The large 680 square foot deck makes the perfect place to entertain large groups of friends. This home has been loved and cared for so well and it shows. This is the perfect family home close to town and WCU. It truly is a house you won't want to miss.

73 Wayne Lovedahl Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$324,900

4 beds

2.0 baths

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4.91 acres

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Gorgeous historic farmhouse that was once the Moffitt homestead! 4.91 +/- pasture acres with Caney Fork creek rushing in front of the house that makes front porch sitting heavenly! This listing is for 2 homes. One well and 2 septic's. Farmhouse was renovated in the 1940's, 1994, and 2017. Huge front four seasons room that has heat and air to gaze upon the pastures and the roaring creek. On main level you have master bedroom, living room, huge dining, kitchen, oversized laundry, bathroom and bonus room. Upstairs you have two large bedrooms. Has central HVAC, Whole house 22KW generator. Propane heaters and wood burning stove. Metal roof. Private well that feeds both houses. Guest house was built in 2015. With 1 bedroom and bath. Open living, dining and kitchen. Instant hot water and mini split HVAC. Propane gas logs. Both homes have DSL and Verizon booster for cell service. Gorgeous patio area off of farmhouse to enjoy the mountains. Couple storage sheds. Old barn for storage. Carport. Fenced in yard. Private yet 15 mins to Sylva. Great property! Rare find! First time on the market.

Cave Springs Road Unit 38, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$22,000

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1.76 acres

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Great location in The Village of Forest Hills in the newer section called Forest Hills Estates. Wonderful wooded 1.76 acre lot ready to build your dream home. Gorgeous winter views and just minutes to WCU, Jackson County Recreation Park and Cullowhee Valley School.

163 Wike Cemetery Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$247,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

1568 sqft

1.06 acres

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MAIN LEVEL LIVING- VIEW OF TUCKASEGEE RIVER. 3BR 2B open floor plan situated on 1.06+/- acres of the ideal lot in the mountains. Interior features boast: hardwood floors throughout; open floor plan; HUGE kitchen; spacious bedrooms; master ensuite on main level; jacuzzi tub; handicap accessible; breakfast bar; in house filtration system; ample storage. Exterior features boast: level front & back yard; portioned fence in back yard for garden plots or animals; established landscaping; apple trees; beautiful front porch; single carport attached to the house; storage building; ample parking; unfinished basement with 2 sump pumps. View of the river-mountains-pasture land- all from the comfort of a front and back porch. Serenity & convenience nestled within 10 minutes from Sylva- this is the perfect home for full time or vacation time! Only one owner who has treated the home with incredible care throughout the years- it looks brand new!

225 Hawks Nest Rdge, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$499,900

4 beds

3.5 baths

3576 sqft

5.4 acres

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Fantastic offering of total serenity & privacy in this Artist Enclave & Estate/Mini Farm! Amazing year-round views over 4 acres of pasture for horses & chickens w/Barn & Storage Bldgs. A custom home handcrafted & built by the Owners, artists in their own right. Main level living & handicap accessible features rustic design. Open Great Room & Formal Dining Room. Large Kitchen w/great counterspace & upgraded appliances. Gas Range Cooktop within the Island/Breakfast Bar. Handcrafted Black Walnut Cabinets w/ terracotta 18-inch tiles extending into foyer, dining room & breakfast nook. Family room has built-in Entertainment Center w/stacked stone fireplace w/gas logs. Cathedral & tall ceilings thru out. Large Master Ensuite w/custom inlaid tiles around Jacuzzi & glass block shower w/Rain Showerhead. Reading nook. Office/Den on same level overlooking Great Room. Downstairs has 2 full bedrooms, theatre room & full bath. Mud room, laundry & workshop w/outside entrance. Attached 1-car Garage.

225 Hawks Nest Ridge, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$489,900

4 beds

3.5 baths

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5.4 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 over the 4 acres of pasture for horses, chickens, includes Barn and Storage Buildings. This 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 teracata 18 inch 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 Showerhead, 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.