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

1287 Pressley Creek Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$299,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

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3.3 acres

about 1 year 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.

Buena Vista Rd Unit 2, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$24,000

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1.017 acres

about 1 year on site

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Jackson County, NC. Nice flat lot in riverfront community with water and sewer available through the homeowners association. Additional lot adjacent. Beautiful long range, year around views and community river access. Paved road to lot. Additional lot available for total of 1.574 acres.

895 Nicholson Cove, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$125,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

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2.68 acres

about 1 year 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.

01 Hooper Cemetery Rd Unit 23 Lots: 7-10,12-15,17-31, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$195,500

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53.18 acres

about 1 year on site

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With tax value of $980,000, this parcel is priced SIGNIFICANTLY BELOW current market! Known as "The Farm at Caney Fork Creek", property includes 23 of 31 remaining HUGE lots totaling 53-acres located on south-facing half of a mountain with amazing views & deeded access to an active trout stream. Former developer literally spent 10s of thousands on surveying, lot design & installation of compacted gravel road system throughout. Endless Possibilities. As an already pre-approved & recorded subdivision, you can pick up development where the former developer left off. As majority owner, CCRs could also be amended or even be dissolved. You could build your own castle/chalet, cabin get-away, family compound, build & sell individual homes to supply professor or staff housing for nearby WCU, or just sell lots. Asking price averages less than $9k per lot. Current market is easily $20-30k per lot with higher elevations likely commanding even a higher price! What a bargain! Won't last long!

Buena Vista Rd Unit 4, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$29,000

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0.557 acres

about 1 year on site

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Jackson County, NC. Nice flat lot in riverfront community with water and sewer available through the homeowners association. Additional lot adjacent. Beautiful long range, year around views and community river access. Paved road to lot. Additional lot available for total of 1.574 acres.

Rustling Woods Trail Unit 4, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$27,500

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2.05 acres

about 1 year on site

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This is your chance to own a lot within walking distance to the Jackson County recreation park and Western Carolina University! This is a creek front lot with city water and sewer available and underground power to the lot. This lot is flat as a pancake and is ready for your dream home. Easy access and priced to sell. 1800 square feet minimum to build.

Pressley Creek, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$23,000

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3.73 acres

about 1 year on site

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3.73 acres of steep mountain land.

Cullowhee Bluff Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$323,850

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215.9 acres

about 1 year on site

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Cullowhee Bluffs is a beautiful property located in the Heart of the Smoky Mountains. This property has is all, mountain views, creek, and waterfalls. This property has a conservation easment, 2 homes site allowed on property. Frontage on Wayehetta Creek. Close to Western Carolina University.

231 Upper Ironwood, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$328,400

3 beds

2.5 baths

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3.87 acres

about 1 year 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.

0 Tilley Creek Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$24,000

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1.41 acres

about 1 year 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.

Catnip Rd Unit 62, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$199,900

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10.88 acres

about 1 year on site

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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

$179,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

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1.55 acres

about 1 year on site

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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. On bus route for school buses. Move in ready. THIS WILL NOT LAST LONG!!!

Tilley Creek Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$24,000

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1.41 acres

about 1 year on site

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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.

525 Cabin Ridge Rdge, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$289,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

1932 sqft

3.99 acres

about 1 year on site

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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!

94 Poppy Ln, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$379,000

4 beds

4.5 baths

4254 sqft

1.83 acres

about 1 year on site

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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

about 1 year on site

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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!

4 Hwy 107 Hwy Unit 4, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$60,000

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1.38 acres

about 1 year on site

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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

about 1 year on site

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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

about 1 year on site

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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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0 baths

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1.38 acres

about 1 year on site

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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

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.

359 Edgewater Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723

$239,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

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1.2 acres

about 1 year on site

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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

about 1 year on site

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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

about 1 year on site

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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

about 1 year on site

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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!