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

0 Jade Road Lot 13 Unit 13, Sylva, NC 28779

$27,800

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This is a great mountain lot to build a home. Easy access on paved road and the home site has been cleared.. The area is peaceful and quite, which makes for the perfect getaway. Conveniently located between Franklin and Sylva/Dillsboro.

2514 Preserve Rd Unit 108, Sylva, NC 28779

$225,000

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1.84 acres

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Great flat buildsite with North and Northwest views. Located in the heart of the amenities, you can walk to the Boarding House and Balsam's trail system. Balsam Mountain Preserve is a private 4,400 acre club community with 3,400 acres of conservation land and completed amenities featuring golf, equestrian, scenic trails, tennis and dining.

Lot 20 Ridgeway, Sylva, NC 28779

$13,500

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Lot # 20 of Section A of the King's Knob Subdivision above Jackson County's historic Courthouse (Now the library). If your dream has been to build in town, this may be just the lot for you. Great price for an acre lot in town.

Lot 6 Garnet Road West Unit 6, Sylva, NC 28779

$15,000

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MOTIVATED SELLER! Awesome breathtaking views from this serene mountain top gated community between Sylva and Franklin at Garnet Ridge Preserve. Enjoy the essence of peacefulness and comfort as you cruise through this small close knit community with wide tree lined paved roads and long range mountain views. Future plans include completion of the clubhouse, swimming pool and tennis courts. Underground power lines. Well and septic not installed yet.

21 Sunshine Acres Unit 21, Sylva, NC 28779

$55,000

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0.843 acres

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Upscale Sunshine acres Nice building lot 21 level, wooded, TWSA water, underground utilities, paved roads, nice neighborhood of high end homes. Just a couple minutes from shopping and Duke Lifepoint Hospital, WCU, SCC and all that Western North Carolina has to offer. Portion of pin # 7652-05-0299

Lots 1/2 Blanton Branch Road Unit 1/2, Sylva, NC 28779

$24,750

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JUST REDUCED! One of the prettiest lots in well established Cane Creek Ridge. Lots #1 and 2 combined for 2.91+/- acres, partially wooded, partially cleared with extremely easy access. Cane Creek flows along the lower border and can be seen and heard from the house site. Driveway is in and could be modified to be a circular drive. With judicious trimming the new owners could have a pleasant year round nice mountain view, currently there is a seasonal view. Storage building is on Lot 1. Cane Creek Ridge is far enough from the highway to not have any road noise but close enough to access for easy travel to either Sylva or Waynesville. The road maintenance is excellent in this development and yearly dues are very moderate. So easy to get to! PINS are 7661-32-1251 and 7661-32-3560.

Sunrise Park, Sylva, NC 28779

$59,999

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6.27 acres

8 months on site

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A large parcel close to downtown Sylva with gorgeous views of the Balsam Mountains, this 6.27 acre lot is ready for you to build your mountain dream home.

VL73 Mountain Forest Estates None, Sylva, NC 28779

$21,000

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4.81 acres

11 months on site

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An established and restricted development only 2.5 miles from WCU. A great location with good roads, wooded and great views. The perfect place for year around living or a mountain retreat. Less than $15,000 per acre. Jackson County Schools Tax card and survey do not match

20 Sunshine Acres Unit 20, Sylva, NC 28779

$55,000

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0.75 acres

over 1 year on site

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Upscale Sunshine acres Nice building lot 20 level, wooded, TWSA water, underground utilities, paved roads, nice neighborhood of high end homes. Just a couple minutes from shopping and Duke Lifepoint Hospital, WCU, SCC and all that Western North Carolina has to offer. Portion of pin 7652-05-0299 Taxes to be determined by County

Mtn Forest Estates, Sylva, NC 28779

$19,000

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2.46 acres

11 months on site

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A established, restricted development only 2.5 miles from WCU. A great location with good roads, wooded, and great views. The perfect place for year around living or a mountain retreat. Jackson County Schools Survey and tax card do not match

VL313 Mountain Forest Estates None, Sylva, NC 28779

$20,500

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3.5 acres

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A restricted development only 2.5 miles from WCU. A great location in Little Savannah area. Good roads, wooded lots, views and much more. Lot 313. Jackson County Schools Tax card and survey do not match

$99,000

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Almost 30 acres toward end of bucolic East Fork road, outside of Sylva. BRAND NEW SURVEY. Very private. UNRESTRICTED. Hunter? Put in a hunting cabin and escape ...!! County slope analysis says 10 acres per house lot. Most of land is relatively steep but there are definitely buildable sites. A really pretty piece of land - once you are on it you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. Great view spot all the way at the top: Water Rock Knob shows up on the peak finder app!

VL74 Mountain Forest Estates None, Sylva, NC 28779

$19,000

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2.46 acres

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A well established and restricted development only 2.5 miles from WCU. A great location with good roads, wooded and great views. The perfect place for year around living or a mountain retreat. Jackson County Schools. Tax card and survey do not match

VL302 Mountain Forest Estates None, Sylva, NC 28779

$19,000

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2.0 acres

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A well established and restricted development onl 2.5 miles from WCU. A great location with good roads, wooded and great views. The perfect place for year around living or a mountain retreat. Jackson County Schools. Tax card and survey do not match

VL63 Mountain Forest Estates None, Sylva, NC 28779

$29,000

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4.15 acres

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A well established and restricted development only 2.5 miles from WCU. A great location with good roads, wooded and great views. The perfect place for year around living or a mountain retreat. Jackson County Schools. Tax card and survey do not match

Beechwood, Sylva, NC 28779

$49,500

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Nice corner lot, Lot 38, in Beechwood subdivision. Nice laying lot with easy access. Jackson County Schools

257 Tote Rd Unit 257, Sylva, NC 28779

$250,000

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1.98 acres

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Compact but flat build site. Close to Dark Ridge Creek. Fishing, camping and hiking just outside your door. Balsam Mountain Preserve is a private 4,400 acre club community with 3,400 acres of conservation land and completed amenities featuring golf, equestrian, scenic trails, tennis and dining.

Sutton Branch Rd, Sylva, NC 28725

$129,000

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26.04 acres

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SYLVA, NC*****PRICED TO SELL!***** 26 acres nice laying land with elevations from 2600 to 3000 feet at the ridge line. Southerly views looking TOWARDS Cowee Mountain. Easy access from state maintained road. Has a least 5-6 good home sites, possibility of more. Excellent opportunity for development or to make a wonderful family compound. Sold as one parcel only. POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING!!

0 Sunshine Rd Unit 1, Sylva, NC 28779

$39,900

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1.23 acres

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Sylva, NC. This is a great lot in Sunshine Acres. Nice rolling property on TWSA Water. It has a long range view and easy access from Skyland Drive. The roads are paved with a maintenance agreement in place. Seller is willing to do owner financing.

Lot 239 Down The Hill Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$300,000

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1.86 acres

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This 1.86-acre homesite at a cool and comfortable 3,500 feet in elevation offers beautiful views to the east and southeast. The property features a nice private build site and is bordered by conservation easement land to ensure a high level of privacy Located near the community's extensive private trail system. Balsam Mountain Preserve is a 4,400-acre club community with over 3,400 acres of protected conservation land and amenities that include golf, equestrian, scenic trails, tennis and dining.

Bay Berry Cove Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$5,000

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0.39 acres

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Great Lot with Easy access / Short Range views / Possible access to water pipes running thru property / Great for a RV or Tiny Home / Located in desirable Greens Creek area / Access road from both top and bottom / Power nearby 441 to Greens Creek, LEFT on Old Cove Rd, Old Cove bears to LEFT at split, First right property on Right.

289 Lanterns Wick Trail Unit TR 2, Sylva, NC 28779

$62,000

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GREENS CREEK-GREAT 2.33 ACRE LOT CONVENIENTLY LOCATED LOCATED BETWEEN SYLVA NC AND FRANKLIN, NC. ALL IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED TO INCLUDE DRIVEWAY, HOUSE PAD, PRIVATE WELL, 2 BEDROOM SEPTIC SYSTEM AND A NEW 26X35 METAL BUILDING TO STORE ALL THE TOYS!!! BRING THE HOUSE PLANS AND START BUILDING YOUR MOUNTAIN HOME!!!

887 Skyland Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$350,000

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1.22 acres

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1.22 +-Acre Lot , frontage Skyland Dr. with a small parcel on other side of Skyland Dr.

Lot 3 Paddlers Trl Unit Lot 3, Sylva, NC 28725

$175,000

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10.0 acres

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One of a kind on the Tuck. 10 acres with several build sites. Rare and Private. Perfect for Outdoor People

83 Bear Hug Way Unit 16, Sylva, NC 28779

$44,500

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SAVANNAH AREA-LARGE VIEW LOT (2.99 ACRES) CONVENIENTLY LOCATED BETWEEN SYLVA,NC AND FRANKLIN NC. PAVED ROADS,SENSIBLE RESTRICTIONS. LOT IS READY TO BUILD ON, WITH DRIVE-WAY, HOUSE PAD TO INCLUDE FOUNDATION, 3 BEDROOM SEPTIC SYSTEM, COMMUNITY WATER TO LOT.