Real Estate in Sylva - Homes For Sale

What draws people to the Sylva area when buying a home? Less than 50 miles from the “big city” of Asheville, Sylva feels like a hidden gem in the middle of the mountains. From gorgeous vistas that include waterfalls and lakes, to microbreweries and bookstores, people who want the good life — minus the crowds — look to this Jackson County town to provide it.

Just six miles from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, Sylva serves as something of an unofficial downtown for college students looking for good eats and a break from the campus. (We recommend Lulus on Main for atmosphere and eclectic menu choices, or Guadalupe for farm-to-table tropical/Hispanic deliciousness.)

In addition to the nearby university, Sylva is home to more than half of the schools in the Jackson County Public School system, including Jackson County Early College for students who want to earn a two-year college degree concurrently with their high school diploma, and award-winning Scotts Creek Elementary. Southwestern Community College also serves local students with nearly 100 credential options in more than 44 programs of study, such as Accounting, Nursing, and Early Childhood Education.

Need some pampering — or a workout? Be sure to check out Fusions Spa and Wellness on Main Street. Or, if live music and house-made beer is more your style, Innovation Brewing carries more than 30 local brews and a band every Saturday.

One of the biggest reasons people love living in Sylva is the easy access to a wide variety of outdoor activities. Whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing and bird-watching are just a few of the many ways that residents stay active while appreciating the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. And, if their adventures take them a little farther away, there are five regional airports within 130 miles; Asheville Regional Airport is the closest (55 miles).


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Sylva, NC - Real Estate & Homes for sale

994 North River Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$419,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

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0.39 acres

about 21 hours on site

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Don't hang up your fishing rod! With Browns, Rainbows, Smallmouth, Walleye, you wouldn't want to come inside if not for the beauty of your new home. Your main competition for fish will be the beautiful blue heron and osprey that visit. You will fall in love with Sylva River House, newly renovated by an interior designer! Spectacular views of Tuckaseegee River and forest throughout the home with private riverfront and access. Expansive open floor plan boasting hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling, new energy-efficient windows, and more. New energy-efficient Bose HVAC system, new energy-efficient H2O heater, new appliances, and more. Use the concrete pad under the house for parking or an excellent place for the kids to play outside on a rainy day. Two full RV hookups. New riverbank stabilization system and dock with stone steps to the river for ease of fishing, kayaking or just plain floating and having fun! 3 minutes to Dillsboro, 5 minutes to Sylva, 10 minutes to WCU,20 minutes to Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mtn Natl Park, 15 min to Blue Ridge Parkway, 45 minutes to Asheville, and 2 hours to Atlanta area,

4135 Skyland Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

$369,000

3 beds

2.5 baths

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3.0 acres

3 days on site

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Custom cabin tucked in the woods yet close to downtown Sylva. This 3 bedroom/2 1/2 bath cabin is a gorgeous open floor plan house. Inside you open living room/kitchen and dining. Kitchen includes wormy oak and chestnut kitchen cabinets, granite and copper sink. Chimney wood stove hookup available in basement and living room. Laundry and half bath combined on main level. Master ensuite with patio doors outside to large porch. Upstairs there's a huge loft with exposed beams for rec area or family room. Two large bedrooms- One have laundry shoot. Great large bathroom. Some reclaimed hardwood doors throughout. Basement is unfinished with lots of opportunities. Large front porch overlooking gorgeous Mountain View and rather large yard or garden area.

1343 Cope Creek Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$415,000

5 beds

3.5 baths

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1.4 acres

4 days on site

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Beautiful, very well built and maintained home within minutes of town, shopping, hospital, etc. Location,Convenience, Comfort and plenty of room for everyone is what this spacious three level home offers. Main level living with master on main, large master bath, walk in closet and double doors onto the covered deck area with a view, additiional room on main floor. Open floor plan sets up nicely for entertaining with family or friends in great room which also leads out onto the large covered deck. Two large rooms upstairs and one room downstairs with spacious recreation room in basement. Mature landscaping, beautiful running water feature greets you at the front door bordered by well kept flower beds with plenty of paved level parking for vehicles, RV's, etc.. Located within one hour of Asheville, Harrahs Casino, GSMNP, NOC and all the other playgrounds this area has to offer. Again, this home offers the perfect combination of Location, Convenience and Comfort.

Parris Branch, Sylva, NC 28779

$45,000

beds

0 baths

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2.54 acres

4 days on site

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Great little piece of property on the corner of Onion & Parris Branch. 2.5 acres with minimal restrictions.

1360 Glade Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

$100,000

1 beds

1.0 baths

sqft

1.49 acres

4 days on site

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Looking for a mountain getaway? This "tiny home" is the perfect spot to rest your soul! Perched atop a knoll just above the Tuckaseegee River, this one bedroom, plus bunk room park model, provides the perfect spot for front porch sitting, relaxing and enjoying the cool mountain breeze! Privately situated on 1.49+/- acres, the homesite has a level lower level that provides parking, campsites or possibly even an RV! Located just minutes from Dillsboro, Sylva and Cherokee, this home is the perfect spot enjoy all Western North Carolina has to offer! The home is being sold furnished with the exception of a few personal items. CASH SALE ONLY!

457 Fox Trace Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$174,900

2 beds

2.0 baths

sqft

0.63 acres

6 days on site

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Conveniently located in Savannah between Sylva and Franklin. This home has a great room with vaulted ceilings and efficient layout. Perfect home for a young family or a mountain getaway. With two bedrooms and two baths it has plenty of room but add to that a bonus room that could be used as an office or hobby room and you have a real winner. This one will not last long, make your appointment soon.

Stardance Ridge Unit 5, Sylva, NC 28779

$15,900

beds

0 baths

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0.91 acres

8 days on site

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Beautiful lot in Oakwood Subdivision very convenient to WCU, SCC, elementary and high school as well as easy distance to downtown Sylva. Seasonal view when the leaves are down pleasant shade for cooling off in the summer. This lot is .91+/- acres and paved all the way to the lot. Easy access off Old Cullowhee Rd. Unbelievable price! Start drawing up your house plans now. $15,900 is a great deal.Legal description of this lot is available in DB/PG 1666/167. Reasonable restrictive covenants found in DB/PG 496/15 and amended in DB/PG 504/493. Subdivision plat is available in Cab 1/Slide 374.

131 Mayflower Ln, Sylva, NC 28779

$199,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

sqft

1.24 acres

10 days on site

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Looking for a one story home? Check out this lovely ranch home with open floor plan. The generous kitchen has an island with seating and opens to the dining/livingroom. The living room has a gas fireplace for cozy winter nights. Split bedroom floor plan with master bedroom that has en suite and walk-in closet. Large laundry room with office space. This affordable home would make a great year-round or second home. Good location just minutes from Dillsboro off 441, convenient to Sylva and Franklin. Enjoy nature and privacy on this lot. Note: driveway is steep and gravel. Best to have AWD or 4WD.

Lanterns Wick Trail Unit 37, Sylva, NC 28779

$48,700

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0 baths

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4.18 acres

10 days on site

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Over 4 acres of a very private southeast facing lot that straddles a ridge and boasts long range views off of both sides of the ridge. Situated in the Brooks Branch community in the desirable Greens Creek area in Jackson county. Wide roads throughout the community and this lot will be an easy build with minimal grading needed for the driveway. Lanterns Wick trail goes directly to the ridge so the driveway would actually start on the ridge! There is a 4 bedroom septic permit issued in 2018. Ideally located between Sylva and Franklin. There is cell phone reception at the lot.

Tiger Tail Dr. Unit 60, Sylva, NC 28779

$30,000

beds

0 baths

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1.24 acres

12 days on site

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Great location in a wonderful subdivision! There are no long distance views but the trees give a very private and peaceful setting! The road is mostly paved and then turns to gravel. 4 wheel drive is needed but the roads are good. This property will need to be cleared, but would make a very private spot for your future build!! Located in Parkway Forest subdivision between Sylva & Waynesville.

101 Parchment Lane, Sylva, NC 28779

$499,000

3 beds

2.5 baths

sqft

3.7 acres

16 days on site

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This awe-inspiring, custom log home is nestled in a private setting overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains. Partially bordered by US forest service land on one side and majestic, long range views on the other. Enjoy quiet tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life as well as the many attractions and activities our area offers. World class trout fishing on the Tuckasegee River is minutes from your door! The home itself is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath chink cabin complete with 2 bonus rooms was constructed by a renowned local builder with hand hewn beams. Boasting an open floor plan with lots of windows, natural light flows abundantly throughout the main living area. The walls are a good mix of wood and sheetrock. Soapstone countertops complete the spacious mountain kitchen. A single car, detached garage that matches the house exactly; oversized with plenty of storage space.

2583 N River Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$169,900

2 beds

1.0 baths

sqft

1.0 acres

17 days on site

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The essence of mountain living in a cabin down by the river. Come enjoy your waterfront property on the Tuckasegee River. The minimalist design of this custom built home allows you free time to enjoy the outdoors. With a level 1 acre lot the possibilities are endless. This is one of the desirable areas in western NC. Easy access to Bryson City, Ashville, Franklin, Airports and rated one of the best small towns in western NC. Come get a reprieve from the heat in the blue ridge mountains.

Jay Bird Drive, Sylva, NC 28723

$39,900

beds

0 baths

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2.03 acres

19 days on site

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2.03 ACRE LOT available in Thorn Ridge Subdivision. Rolling lot - very buildable. Adjoins small common area with creek. Underground Utilities, strong HOA Road Maintenance presence and easy graded access. Privacy while allowing you to be in town, the hospital or Western Carolina University in 15 minutes. Enjoy a pastoral view driving home from work! This is a lovely community with good neighbors: a beautiful place to live !!!

797 Crawford Cemetery Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$180,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

sqft

1.91 acres

19 days on site

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When you think of moving to the mountains, a rustic log cabin is probably the first thing that comes to mind. This log cabin will fit the bill perfectly. The access to the house is easy, the yard is flat, you will love sitting on the rocking chair front porch, and the interior has many charming touches that all come together to create the perfect mountain cabin experience. This gem is situated very conveniently between Sylva and Waynesville and is only 25-30 minutes from Asheville. Whether you are looking for a getaway or a full time residence, this cabin will serve you well.

72 Sometimes Creek Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$119,900

2 beds

1.0 baths

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0.57 acres

21 days on site

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Cabin in the woods with creek running through property. Located in the desirable Greens Creek area residing in between Franklin and Sylva. This 2 Bedroom 1 Bath home has a covered porch on both the front and back. Just past home at end of road (1 min walk) takes you to national forest land and into a system of roads and trails. Septic system, shared well with 3 other home, propane tank providing gas to wall monitor as primary heat source. Hughes net and Frontier for internet and phone

184 Sylvan Heights, Sylva, NC 28779

$220,000

4 beds

2.0 baths

sqft

0.27 acres

21 days on site

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A rare find in Jackson County! Four bedroom two bath Cape Cod style home overlooking the historic courthouse. This lovely home has long range mountain views and many features that make it a “must see,” including a fireplace with gas logs in the living room, garage, family room, and low maintenance yard. If you're looking for a home close to town, don't miss this one!

Point Of View Drive Unit 13, Sylva, NC 28779

$34,900

beds

0 baths

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1.11 acres

23 days on site

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What you been waiting for !! 1.11 acre lot close to town and main highway access. Wooded property. Limited deed restrictions. Square foot minimum of 1200 SF. No Mobile homes.Possible access from Hidden valley rd. Small branch on Hidden Valley rd side. Very small portion of front of lot is on Point of view. Property is behind 131 Point of view house. Aerial shows small access.

Big Boulder Trail, Sylva, NC 28779

$44,900

beds

0 baths

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5.43 acres

23 days on site

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Scotts Creek Area!! Beautiful mountain property in Sylva Vista at 3300 Ft + in elevation. Property has been cleared in the past and would take little effort to put a house site in and build your Mountain dream home. There is a road maintenance agreement of $750.00 per year and road is well maintained. Come enjoy the privacy and wonderful views and nature on this great piece of property. Small creek on property The community is in the process of installing a gate at the entrance. This property requires a 4 wheel drive to show. The road is good up to the Big Boulder road area. Survey that is uploaded to documents has not been recorded. Seller is a NC licensed Real estate broker

Crooked Creek Lane, Sylva, NC 28779

$45,000

beds

0 baths

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4.27 acres

24 days on site

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Ready to build your dream home in the mountains of NC? Check out this beautiful 4.27 acre +/- lot in a great location. Overhead electric available. Driveway and pad already cut out, but other home sites are possible. Bubbling stream runs in front of home sites. Fronted by a well maintained gravel road with maintenance agreement in place. Great neighborhood with other well-maintained homes. Walking distance to a popular fishing hole on the Tuckasegee River and short drive to Dillsboro and Sylva for dining and shopping.

102 Rider Ridge, Sylva, NC 28789

$295,000

3 beds

3.0 baths

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1.77 acres

24 days on site

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Space and more space. This three bedroom home has long range views from deck, living area and master suite. The living room has a marble fireplace with gas logs to keep you warm and cozy in the winter. Kitchen has beautiful marble countertops and is ready to cook family meals. The kitchen has a pantry and a desk area. The master suite is spacious and has large walk-in closet. The master bath has a walk-in shower and large linen closet. Bedroom 2 and 3 are spacious and have walk in closets. The other 1st floor bath has a tub/shower combination and a linen closet. The finished basement has 4 large rooms perfect for guests, recreation, game room, theater room- use your imagination. This house is perfect for a family with teenagers, a couple with hobbies, grandparents who want to have grandkids for the summer. The fenced-in yard is ready for your fur babies... . There is also room on the property to expand the yard and increase views. Nestled away, yet close to Dillsboro, Cherokee, Sylva or Bryson City. The short distance to Hwy 74 facilitates a nice commute. House is move in ready, just bring your rocking chair and park your car in the two car garage.

67 Lovedale Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$211,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

sqft

1.41 acres

25 days on site

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Multiple offers, highest and best 5pm, Monday 7/13. This inviting brick rancher is waiting to embrace a new family! Its private, yet conveniently located to everything; less than 10 minutes from Western Carolina University and Southwestern Community College. Ingles and Lowes are 5 minutes away!! Unfinished basement, 2 car attached garage, nice laundry room with a 1/2 bath.

230 Woodtop Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$160,000

2 beds

1.0 baths

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1.17 acres

25 days on site

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Syva- Great make over just completed for this move in ready home- New carpet, vinyl, window treatments, electric heat pump, paint, ceiling fans, refinished wood floors, and more- All completed work has been inspected and permitted if required by the county. This great central location with easy access to Waynesville, Cherokee and WCU makes this a great home, rental, or vacation spot. (Agent is related to owner. BACK UP OFFERS REQUESTED.

180 Nighthawk Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

$229,000

3 beds

3.0 baths

sqft

0.87 acres

26 days on site

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Multiple offers, highest and best 5pm, Monday 7/13. Great starter home in a quiet community, less than 10 minutes from downtown Sylva. Won't last long!!

83 Buttercup Lane, Sylva, NC 28779

$27,000

1 beds

1.0 baths

sqft

0.0 acres

26 days on site

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UNIT SALE ONLY! RENTED LOT! LOCATED IN YEAR ROUND TATHAM'S RETIREMENT PARK. Just what you been waiting on a park model with additions that could be used for full time living or mountain getaway with easy year round access. This unit is a must see with some adorable updates, hardwood floors, electric log fireplace, and propane heater. New electric water heater. plenty of living space , large sliding windows to enjoy the mountain view and the cool breezes. Storage building, and storage area on covered porch. Must be 55 years old. Subject to Park owners application acceptance. Monthly fees for amenities are subject to change due to the entire Park being up for sale. New approved applicants will be required to sign a 2 year lease and current monthly fees are $295.00 per month

50 Glade Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$159,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

sqft

1.0 acres

26 days on site

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Located near Dillsboro and within walking distance to the Tuckasegee River, this tastefully remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath home offers spacious living areas, including a large great room, an eat-in kitchen, office/living room and updated bathrooms. Enjoy your evenings on the large covered porch and listen to the serenity of the Tuckasegee River and a rustling creek that meanders through the property. The yard is perfect for catching fireflies, gathering around campfires and catching crawdads in the creek. Enjoy front porch sitting on the huge covered porch, perfect for entertaining. New roof and heat pump within last five years.