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

Kirk Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$59,000

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16.03 acres

3 months on site

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Unrestricted 16 acres in the Dicks Creek Community. Gently sloping property with a nice ridgetop making a great spot for several home sites. Some tree trimming would give way to nice long range views especially in the winter. There is also commercial potential. Bottom portion touches Hwy 74 west but right of way through NCDOT would need to be obtained. See agent remarks for more details.

Lee Bumgarner, Sylva, NC 28779

$761,000

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7.61 acres

about 1 year on site

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7.61 acres MOL, Everytime you go you approach the intersection of US 74 and Asheville Highway you look at this nearly flat parcel. State Road Frontage, TWAS Water with Fire Hydrant in Place. This is the perfect place for multifamily,office park, commercial, or industrial use. One restriction of no Manufactured Homes . Also includes PIN#7642-83-8636

000 Grindstaff Cove Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$174,900

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4.95 acres

over 1 year on site

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A very nice tract of land in Sylva City Limits. Suitable for townhomes, apartment complex, assisted-living facility or a small home development. Property has endless possibilities. Two entrances... from Grindstaff Cove Road or Allen Street. With some clearing you can see the old Court House and downtown Sylva. Easy walk to shopping and dining. A very unique property. Priced below tax value. City water and sewer hookup available.

00 Greenspire Dr, Sylva, NC 28707

$45,000

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6.32 acres

about 1 year on site

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6.32 Acres at an elevation of 5,200. Incredible long range views across the Balsam Range, right next to Blue Ridge Parkway. There is a berm along the road side and then from there on it is a mixture of level and gentle slopes as you will see in the photos. With such a large variety of locations for your mansion and its' guest homes :)~ - each one will have terrific views, likely in both directions since this property is on the very crest of the mountain. Nearby towns include Waynesville and Sylva, with hiking access to Mt Lynn Lowery. Well maintained, two-lane, gravel roads all the way to property. Privacy and Seclusion and Views!

00 Brushy Fork Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$140,000

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5.04 acres

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Dream of living on a Trout Stream in the Mountains? Well, here's a grand opportunity to build your dream home on this gorgeous 5.04 Acres of FLAT land bordered by two stocked trout streams, in the NC Mountains. Complete with Septic & 3 drain fields reaching into the three corners of the land. Complete with NEW Spring House; 500-gal reservoir emitting 6.5 gal per minute with overflow pipe into creek; new culvert & frost free locking faucets, giving you some of the BEST water you will ever drink! Originally designed to have three 2 Bedroom Cabins, but could have one large home or 6 Tiny Homes and produce a small Tiny Home Village. The one & only restriction is NO MOBILE HOMES. Currently used as pasture to grow hay & leased for Agricultural Exemption. Premium soil layered on land with yearly addition of fertilizer & lime. Owner's dream was to build here, but life has changed & now ready to move it. Priced to sale, don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity!

276 Main Street Hwy Unit N/A, Sylva, NC 28779

$300,000

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0.36 acres

over 1 year on site

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Prime commercial property on one of the busiest corridors in WNC! Site has NCDOT traffic count of 34,000 AADT. Located between Zaxbys and Dairy Queen. Within sight of Wendys, Taco Bell, Little Caesars, and Dunkin Donuts. Near Walmart Plaza. Market area includes growing Western Carolina University, Southwestern Community College, county high school, and Regional Medical Center. Near historic downtown Sylva. Ideal for regional or national retail/food. Adjoining land (.41 acres) also on market.

Savannah Dr., Sylva, NC 28779

$18,000

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0.38 acres

10 months on site

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Lot inside city limits with TWSA available on Savannah Dr.

138 Heavenly View Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$23,000

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0.59 acres

over 1 year on site

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Here is a ½ acre lot just off Slim Dillard Road, the lot comes with a 40 foot box trailer, perfect for storage. The owner will consider a lease purchase agreement, or owner financing.

1154 Old Tannassie Rd Unit 42,43, Sylva, NC 28779

$29,900

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4.65 acres

6 days on site

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Located in desirable Mountain Forest Estates and only 4 miles to Western Carolina University, this 4.65 acre parcel is beautifully treed plus offers distant mountain views(with some clearing, it'll be even better) If you want privacy yet close to town, then you should see this lot! South facing plus it has a pushed out house pad on Lot 42 or build on the natural knoll on Lot 43. You can build at the top or bottom of these lots since the property runs fromroad to road. Keep both lots or sell one off. The wide roads in the community make for easy year round access. *Deed Restrictions *Underground Electric *Seller has expired 3 bdrm septic permit for Lot 42. Only 1 hour to Asheville. Enjoy the nearby hiking, trout fishing, kayaking/tubing, snow skiing or catch a show at Harrahs Casino- Plus enjoy wonderful mountain festivals in Sylva and all the nearby mountain towns.

First Ave, Sylva, NC 28779

$13,000

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0.14 acres

11 months on site

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Great lot in Sylva. Hard to find location within walking distance to parks, restaurants and breweries. The lot lays really nicely and is easily accessible.

Lot 17 Forest Rose Ln Unit 17, Sylva, NC 28779

$49,000

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1.35 acres

over 1 year on site

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Leave your cares behind as you enter the beautiful gated community of Rosemount. These large lots give plenty of privacy in an Enchanted Forest setting with lovely views. Two miles from Blue Ridge Parkway, ten minutes to historical Waynesville, or fifteen minutes to Sylva. Possibility of ower financing.

Mica Ridge, Sylva, NC 28779

$49,000

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3.64 acres

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Remarkable 3.64-acre lot with well-maintained gravel road access up to the ridge. Perfect home building sites and no acreage requirements for residential dwellings. Beautiful wintertime views and a little tree trimming could open it up for the summer too. Seller is willing to owner finance for 3% with 3-5 years. Really a beautiful piece of property with a motivated seller!

Lacy Fern Ridge Unit 25, Sylva, NC 28779

$41,620

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2.72 acres

7 months on site

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An incredible opportunity to own a lot or a side of a mountain! 8 lots to choose from in Lacy Fern Ridge (or own them all!) This particular lot has 2.72 acres. Private and peaceful. Conveniently located in the Savannah area and owner has graveled the road leading up to the lot for convenience in driving. Lot has potential for single family home, doublewide or singlewide mobile home. Lots are marked as you go up the drive. Great opportunity for a builder! All lots total 24.351 acres and can be sold as a package. Make an offer!

Mocking Bird Lane & Moonlight Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

$119,900

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3.61 acres

10 months on site

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This is a great opportunity to purchase land that has everything done for you! There is easy access, over 600 ft. river front with about .6 ac. river front and 3 acres on the hillside overlooking the river. A 6 bedroom septic has been installed and the owner will grant easement to use the spring. The possibilities are endless -- a tiny home could be erected on the river front and a larger home on the mountain side. Float trips could be started here. Only the portion along the river is in the flood plain.

N. Fork Road Unit 31, Sylva, NC 28779

$15,000

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Great place to build a tiny home. Small lot with great view and easy access just off North Fork. Minimal restrictions that allow for homes as small as 400 square feet.

Savannah Dr., Sylva, NC 28779

$18,000

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0.38 acres

10 months on site

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Lot inside city limits with TWSA available on Savannah Dr.

Lot 20 Forest Rose Ln Unit 20, Sylva, NC 28779

$35,000

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1.15 acres

over 1 year on site

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Leave your cares behind as you enter the beautiful gated community of Rosemount. These large lots give plenty of privacy in and Enchanted Forest setting with lovely views. Two miles from Blue Ridge Parkway. Ten minutes to historical Waynesville or fifteen minutes to Sylva. Lots 19 & 20 can be purchased together for $65,000. Possibility of owner financing.

000 Brambleside Lane Unit 71, Sylva, NC 28779

$24,900

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3.5 acres

over 2 years on site

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One of the most private lots in the Wildcat Cove Sub-development, this lot has paved access to the lot and has a house pad pushed out. This lot is also subject to the well rights of Wildcat Cove. This lot is mostly wooded and has plenty of wild flowers and bushes. Conveniently located between Sylva and Franklin you are only minutes away from either.

Lot 19 Forest Rose Ln Unit 19, Sylva, NC 28779

$35,000

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1.15 acres

over 1 year on site

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Leave your cares behind as you enter the beautiful gated community of Rosemount. These large lots give plenty of privacy in and Enchanted Forest setting with lovely views. Two miles from Blue Ridge Parkway, ten minutes to historical Waynesville, or fifteen minutes to Sylva. Lots 19 & 20 can be purchased together for $65,000.Possibility of owner financing.

Peppermill Lane Unit A, Sylva, NC 28779

$59,900

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5.72 acres

8 months on site

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Bring your RV and set up beside roaring branch on level cleared area. 5.72 +/- unrestricted acres with 150 feet of creek frontage. $10,000 below tax value. Close to town less than 5 minutes from Harris Regional, historic down town Sylva, and shopping. Just minutes to WCU and SCC. Excellent access. Building site with great view of Blantan Branch Valley and the Smoky Mountains beyond. 10 Minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway. 20 Minutes to Harrah's and Cherokee. 30 minutes to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Located in pleasant well maintained family friendly neighbor. No restrictions. Suitable for RV, single wide, double wide, or any single family home of your choice. Can access TWSA water. Agent holds ownership interest. .

1223 Blanton Branch Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$255,000

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37.14 acres

over 2 years on site

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Back on the market with a reduced price! This 37.14+/- tract is located just slightly more than a mile from 23/74, between Sylva and Waynesville, NC. Convenient to the main road but far enough away for quiet. A horse paradise with established mature pasture plus enough room and fertile dirt to garden as much or as little as desired. Besides the abundance of cleared land, there is also a wooded area. Incredible mountain views and easy access from the more than 850 feet of road frontage. The old barn and workshop have been unoccupied and unused for years but appear to be sound and are being sold at no additional value. The old farmhouse is not safe to enter but might have some salvageable wood. It's all here, pasture, spring and woodland. Fenced to protect horses. Property is unrestricted with endless possibilities from grand estate to subdividing into lots...build one house or many! Have a horse farm, mini farm or possibly a commercial application. Rural living just 10 minutes from town.

Ripple Run Street Unit 2 & 3, Sylva, NC 28779

$25,000

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0.57 acres

over 1 year on site

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PRICE REDUCTION! LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Owner is motivated to sell! Convenient five minutes from downtown Sylva and Dillsboro in The Crossing Subdivision! Vacant lot a good location for a single family residence close to town but in small neighborhood. Perfect for a first time home owner! Lots 2, 4, and 12 in Crossing Subdivision are also for sale. Owner is licensed as a lender in North Carolina and can bundle the purchase of the lot and new construction up to 97% of a conventional loan. Build your dream home in the mountains of western North Carolina 30 minutes from the Cherokee Indian Reservation, white water rafting, gem mining, and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park!

Lupine Ln., Sylva, NC 28779

$99,000

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11.22 acres

about 1 year on site

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GREAT LOCATION OFF FISHER CREEK ROAD. ELEVEN PLUS ACRES WITH NO RESTRICTIONS.

0 Lee Bumgarner Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$726,000

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7.26 acres

about 1 year on site

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7.26 acres MOL right off Skyland Drive. This is the property that you have always wondered about. All pasture, Scott Creek frontage, Rail, State Paved Road and TWSA Water with Sewer close by. The 1.13 acre parcel is in the Sylva city limits zoned Industrial and the 6.13 parcel is unzoned with only one restriction of no Manufactured Homes. Also includes PIN#7642-83-0833

65 Old Growth Way Unit 61, Sylva, NC 28779

$199,000

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1.91 acres

5 months on site

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This 1.91 acre homestead features beautiful layered western views and golf course views. Excellent location close to Balsam's hiking trail network and the club amenity core. 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.