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

Moonlight Dr Unit 9, Sylva, NC 28779

$54,500

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3.01 acres

28 days on site

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Very light restrictions and mobile homes accepted. This easy access 3 acre parcel of land has paved access to the driveway and is close to town. The land features a winterview of the Tuckasegee River, an installed 3 bedroom septic and community water access. With approval, this large lot can be subdivided for multiple house sites. This is a great buy for land that is not restricted to mobiles and ready for placement. Proximity to Sylva and downtown Dillsboro.

Allen Henson Circle Unit Tk 1, Sylva, NC 28779

$119,900

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3.99 acres

4 months on site

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Sylva, NC. Beautiful acreage and apple orchard located in the city limits. Small pond that needs to be cleaned and filled. Road is in. This property is good for sub-developing, pastureland or a private estate. A rare find. 3.99 level to rolling acres. Great valley and long range view! Paved access to where the property starts . Call to for more info.

TBD Branch Falls Trl, Sylva, NC 28779

$266,500

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34.5 acres

about 1 year on site

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34+ Acres north of Sylva. Beautiful woodland and cascading creek. Many building sites, no restrictions, underground power & phone. Good access off of Hwy 74. Can be subdivided. Offered in 3 additional ways. See MLS 3351278 (140 acres), MLS 3351301 (60) acres, 3351308 (44) acres.

190 Stemwinder Rd Unit 190, Sylva, NC 28779

$299,000

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2.02 acres

about 1 year on site

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This unique, high elevation homestead offers rear mountain views from north to northeast and front porch views to the southwest. It features a gentle-sloping build site with unobstructed views to the rear. This homestead is close in proximity to the extensive trail network. Balsam Mountain Preserve is a private 4,400 acre club community with 3,400 acres of conservation land and completed amenities featuring golf, equestrian, fitness center, scenic trails, tennis and dining.

Lot 77 Clubhouse Dr Unit 77, Sylva, NC 28779

$195,000

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2.17 acres

about 1 year on site

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BELOW TAX VALUE! OWNER SAYS SELL! Arnold Palmer designed golf course - Balsam Mountain Preserve - Possible owner financing on this lovely Founders Lot. tennis, horseback riding, swimming,views and more!! You are a short drive to Sylva, Waynesville, Maggie Valley and Asheville. Your dream home will complete the package for the perfect getaway for the whole family! Join the rest of the 80+ discerning residents of Balsam Mountain Preserve.

00 Ridgeway St Unit 16 & 17, Sylva, NC 28779

$14,900

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0.91 acres

8 months on site

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2 building lots near the top of Ridgeway Street just up from the Historic Sylva Courthouse. Both lots combine for a total of 0.91 acres along southern exposure of the street. City water and sewer available at this location for year round easy service, Lot is open with a few trees around the perimeter. Reduced price establish by seller who says "bring all offers!"

Savannah Dr., Sylva, NC 28779

$18,000

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0.38 acres

4 months on site

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Lot inside city limits with TWSA available on Savannah Dr.

000 Grindstaff Cove Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$174,900

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4.95 acres

about 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.

Peppermill Lane Unit A, Sylva, NC 28779

$49,900

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5.41 acres

2 months on site

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Owner financing offered on this 5.41 +/- unrestricted acres. $20,000 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. Agent holds ownership interest. .

00 Greenspire Dr, Sylva, NC 28707

$45,000

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6.32 acres

7 months 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!

Tunnel Mountain Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$95,000

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16.34 acres

28 days on site

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Affectionately known as "The Cove" by the sellers, this total of 16.34+/- acres is a combination of two tracts. PINs are 7621-56-7975 (db/pg 1016/155) for 14.84+/- acres and 7621-56-7975 (db/pg 1108/447) for 1.5+/- acres. Old logging road provides easy access into this rolling to hilly tract. Less than 5 minutes to a highway but completely private and quiet. Great combination of a diversified forest and wildlife. Winter views now but really nice year round views are possible with judicious trimming. Property is subject to the county steep slope ordinance but there is still plenty of places for multiple house sites. Wonderful area for private retreat or family/friend compound place.

0 First Ave, Sylva, NC 28779

$13,000

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0.1 acres

4 months on site

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SYLVA CITY LIMITS-BUILDING LOT WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF DOWNTOWN SYLVA, CLOSE TO LIBRARY, PARKS,RESTAURANTS AND BREWERIES.

00 Brushy Fork Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$140,000

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5.04 acres

7 months on site

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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!

Mica Ridge, Sylva, NC 28779

$49,000

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3.64 acres

8 months on site

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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!

138 Heavenly View Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$23,000

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0.59 acres

10 months 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.

Lacy Ridge Unit 25, Sylva, NC 28779

$41,620

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2.72 acres

30 days 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 2.58 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!

First Ave, Sylva, NC 28779

$13,000

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0.14 acres

5 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.

Savannah Dr., Sylva, NC 28779

$18,000

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0.38 acres

4 months on site

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Lot inside city limits with TWSA available on Savannah Dr.

Ripple Run Street, Sylva, NC 28779

$149,900

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21.54 acres

about 1 year on site

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MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION!!! Owner is motivated to sell! Great location five minutes from downtown Sylva or Dillsboro located in the Crossing Subdivision! Large parcel of 20+ acres for development or family compound with great views in Sylva City Limits. Private yet close to downtown events! Logging roads on property and heavily wooded. Great for developers or investors. Additional lots 2, 3, 4, and 12 in The Crossing subdivision also available. Come see the private beautiful views yet so close to town! Owner is a lender licensed to operate in North Carolina and can bundle loan for the purchase of land and new construction for 97% of conventional loan!

9999 Long Winding Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$215,111

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95.67 acres

about 1 year on site

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“Nature is one of the most underutilized treasures in life. It has the power to unburden hearts and reconnect to that inner place of peace.” Janice Anderson. This almost 100-acre forest beckons you to reconnect, stop and listen to the wild birds calling you home. Backed up to the National Forest, you have lots of privacy here. Park where the large parcel begins and hike to the knuckle of the ridge, then take an easy walk to one of two pinnacles with a 360 degree winter mountain view and potential all year mountain views. Native mountain laurel, azaleas, rhododendron, pine and tulip poplar make up a fraction of this forest. With a road and trails in place, come explore and hear the call of the wild....Priced under tax value. Purchase with Parcel #7529-50-3708 to have an ideal situation for people who want to build on separate, private parcels while having mountaintop land backing the National Forest to roam, hunt and play on.

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

$300,000

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0.36 acres

10 months 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.

Hawks Shadow Trail, Sylva, NC 28779

$89,900

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1.66 acres

4 months on site

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BUILD IMMEDIATELY AND BASK IN THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY-LIKE VIEWS!! One of the highest remaining lots for sale in the area, savor the Great Balsam Mountain Range as well as Jackson County's historic courthouse. Enjoy the mountain views while being conveniently located to all Jackson County has to offer. This cleared lot is build ready with paved roads, septic, water and power already in place. The HUGE flat house pad provides ample space for parking and yard. Preliminary house plans, designed specifically to the site are available to buyer. Priced below tax value.

Ripple Run Street Unit 3, Sylva, NC 28779

$24,900

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0.33 acres

about 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!

0000 Parchment Ln Unit 5-4, Sylva, NC 28779

$22,000

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1.15 acres

about 1 year on site

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Wooded lot that is flat and roughed in Driveway approximately 6 miles out of town. Hemlock Falls is a beautiful subdivision with creeks and surrounded by USFS. Owner will do seller financing. Would have a large yard.

36B Bear Claw Trl, Sylva, NC 28779

$15,900

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1.03 acres

9 months on site

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Privacy and serenity, that feeling of being away from it all yet only one mile from Historic Downtown Dillsboro! Mountain Heritage Preserve a Gated community of with paved roads, beautiful common area with outdoor fireplace, multiple streams, hiking trails, underground utilities all backs up to USFS. Centrally located close to rafting, hiking, mountain lakes, rivers, fishing, Great Smokys Railroad, Harrah's Casino to all that WNC has to offer! Lot 36A - 1.14 acre has driveway roughed in with nice views