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).


Map of MLS Listings



1446 Total Active Listings

Sylva, NC - Real Estate & Homes for sale

1498 Branch Falls Trl, Sylva, NC 28779

$3,700,000

beds

0 baths

sqft

245.0 acres

10 months on site

More Details

As corporate or organizational retreat Galvladi, which means “Heaven” in Cherokee, and its 245 acres is an experience. A custom designed 10,000 +/- sq ft log home that incorporates the magical quality of post-and-beam construction; meticulously planned with construction that shows unparalleled craftsmanship. Each of its six bedrooms has an on suite bathroom, sitting area with views and more views. Private and pristine yet convenient to Asheville (40 minutes), Atlanta (2.5 hours), Harrah’s (30 minutes), Knoxville (2 hours) and the shops and atmosphere of Waynesville a thriving mountain town with its antique shops, restaurants and lively events. Large Open Plan area for large groups, recreation large room, massage room, gourmet commercial kitchen, pond, self-sustaining garden and more.

184 Bearing Tree Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$2,995,000

4 beds

5.5 baths

5505 sqft

2.19 acres

11 months on site

More Details

Wind your way down Bearing Tree Way and discover an awe-inspiring French Chateau designed by Mark Sinsky and constructed by Morgan-Keefe Builders of Asheville. Throughout the home, you will find antique heart pine flooring, solid pine doors and trim. The spiraling staircase will be sure to amaze those who pass through the grand mahogany entry door. The rear yard has been fenced and the screened porch is equipped with a doggie door - a must for those with pets. Home is available fully furnished.

1498 Branch Falls Trl, Sylva, NC 28779

$2,800,000

6 beds

8.0 baths

9641 sqft

2.3 acres

10 months on site

More Details

More than a House. More than a Home. Galvladi, which means Heaven in Cherokee, and its adjacent 245 acres is an experience. Entering the front door, we felt the inviting radiant heated floors. Even with soaring beamed ceilings you feel a coziness; a calm. Cozy? - in a 10,000 +/- sq ft home? YES - because there was nothing that wasn’t perfect. We strolled through six massive bedrooms, each with an on-suite bathroom and private sitting area. The perfection of craftsmanship, attention to detail continued that cozy calm feeling. Views? - the type of views that you only get at 4000 ft. Back to the Great Room, the massive floor to ceiling fireplace, crafted with rock from the property, is an undeniable statement. Throughout you feel surrounded by understated luxury. You sense perfection from the home; to the outside gazebos, massive covered porches, private and quiet nooks; to the pristine mountain property it sits upon. Leaving, we were quiet, contemplative. We agreed, it was an EXPERIENCE.

183 Bearing Tree Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$2,650,000

3 beds

3.5 baths

4024 sqft

4.31 acres

about 1 year on site

More Details

Walk into this home and you can see the world as an Artist would watching the Mountains unveil a multitude of changing characteristics. The many views include watching the distant play on the magnificent Arnold Palmer golf course which is capped by Sugarloaf Mountain. This sophisticating design will heighten your enjoyment of living your new mountain life. Three tiers of windows in the Great Room offer one the feeling of living in a treehouse. Behind dual copper doors you find the bar & TV station hidden. This well designed Baulthrop kitchen will elevate any cook into a chef who can still be involved in conversations with guests. Outside entertainment is enhanced by the cascading water feature. Seating surround the fire pit will bring families together as they gather to watch the sunsets. The covered porch can be enclosed with retractable screens. Square footage measurement by Architect.

0000 Parris Branch Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$2,591,700

beds

0 baths

sqft

acres

over 1 year on site

More Details

Developers Dream come true. Sub division for sale. Come live life in the Heart of the Great Smoky Mountains and have your buyers enjoy views of our sunsets, sunrises and the mist of the rain hanging around the mountains after a warm summer shower. Get close to the abundance of our wildlife. Hike nature trails, go horseback riding, or fishing. In the winter, go sledding or skiing. Great natural beauty surrounds you. Elevations vary depending on lot. All properties have access to Pinnacle Park & USFS hiking and horseback trails! Nice wide roads with lots of pull offs. A lot of it is already paved. Graveled roads are in great shape and maintained. Views, Waterfalls, & Wildlife surrounded by a beautiful natural canopy.

100 Boar Ridge Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$2,100,000

4 beds

4.5 baths

3800 sqft

1.21 acres

14 days on site

More Details

Designed by renowned local architect Shawn Leatherwood, this luxurious custom residence, separate guest house, and dual garages are designed to create a phenomenal outdoor living experience with extensive stonework and beautifully landscaped grounds/pathways. Local materials are the inspiration for this home featuring quarter sawn white oak throughout and reclaimed old-growth walnut flooring. Extras include: private hot tub room, indoor herb-growing space, dog bath, music room, and wine cellar (to name a few). Remote property, yet just minutes from the amenities. Great outdoor space for entertaining - surrounded by protected conservation easement land for generations to enjoy! Recently reduced!

93 Tagline Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,959,000

5 beds

5.5 baths

4354 sqft

1.9 acres

over 1 year on site

More Details

This custom-built, timberframe mountain home features 180 degree long range mountain views year round. Additional square footage consists of the detached two-car garage and the above attic storage area that has plumbing and electrical stub outs for a playroom or guest room conversion. Balsam Mountain Preserve is a 4,400 acre club community with 3,400 acres of conservation land and completed amenities.

49 Corkscrew Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,895,000

3 beds

4.5 baths

3952 sqft

1.41 acres

11 months on site

More Details

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.

139 Back Bone Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,875,000

4 beds

4.5 baths

5156 sqft

2.08 acres

about 1 year on site

More Details

Tranquility can be found at an elevation of 4700'. You will be mesmerized for hours by the ever changing clouds and mountain vistas from this very special home. Entering this home your sense of awareness will be heightened as you see the soaring wood ceilings and attention to details. Three interior stacked stone fireplaces make each entertaining space feel inviting and very cozy. Large family gatherings can be enjoyed yet the owner can enjoy an intimate atmosphere by living on the main floor.

Waterfall Heights, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,850,000

beds

0 baths

sqft

309.48 acres

8 months on site

More Details

An outstanding property now offered for the first time since assembling these land tracts during the 1930's. This beautiful 310 acre tract of improved property is ideally suited for a private Grand Estate or a Great Escape destination if developed as a low-density community or fully developed based on an 84 lot plat plan (unrecorded). Approx 3.5 miles of wide gravel roads and drainage systems have already been carved into this mountain property and have withstood the test of time, at a cost of close to $1MM. The diverse features of this mountain property make it possible to choose potential home sites offering great mountain views, private mature wooded areas, creek side and/or waterfall views. Four natural springs starting on the property have created the bold, crystal-clear creeks and magnificent waterfalls that flow through (not border) this property. Being located at less than 1.5 miles off a major highway and easily accessed on a paved road to the entrance gate makes travel to this location from all points between Atlanta to Asheville fast and convenient. Included in this land sale, and outside the main entrance gates are a 2-Bdrm/1-F-Bth Ranch Style Home in updated condition

0000 Hwy 107 Hwy, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,600,000

beds

0 baths

sqft

1.43 acres

5 months on site

More Details

HWY 107 in Sylva, NC. A restaurant, 9 singlewides and 1 spot for another. 1.43+/- flat acres with 11 water/sewer in place. Keep all structures for income or remove and build to suit your needs. Or keep some rentals filled for income while you build. Make your appointment today. Seller says make offer.

696 Boar Ridge Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,550,000

4 beds

5.0 baths

4593 sqft

2.32 acres

9 months on site

More Details

Magnificent mountain home with 2 Master Bedrooms on main level, lower level has family room game room, 2 bedrooms, bunk room and an additional bonus room. An alcove in the game room offers a craft area or office space. This lofty elevation of 3600' at Balsam Mountain Preserve offers cool air in the summer and mild winter temperatures. Extensive features make this home easy to maintain & enjoy. Great house that could share easily with another family or Couple. This premier gated community has over 3400 acres of land in a conservation easement. A Nature Center offers educational for all ages and schedules hikes on the miles of trails, Club membership for access to amenities include: Arnold Palmer golf course, heated swimming pool & Wellness Center, dining, tennis, fly fishing at Dark Ridge Camp, New Clubhouse is scheduled to begin construction shortly. *Mapping is showing gate house location since Google Maps has not updated showing community roads & locations. Furniture is negotiable.

1498 Branch Falls Trl, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,500,000

beds

0 baths

sqft

243.21 acres

10 months on site

More Details

At 4000+/- elevation, Galvladi, which means “Heaven” in Cherokee, with its 245 acres is an experience. Galvladi has a Forest Stewardship Management Plan for the surrounding acreage. The plan outlines the best management practices to preserve the health and well-being of the property’s timber, native flora, native wildlife habitat, soil, water and the preservation of its aesthetic qualities for recreational hiking.

84 High Climber Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,485,000

3 beds

3.5 baths

3704 sqft

1.69 acres

about 1 year on site

More Details

Amazing views are captured from this home when looking out above the 14th fairway of the Arnold Palmer golf course at Balsam Mountain Preserve. At an Elevation of 3.900' you will have captivating views of the Plott Balsam Mountain Range. Dual master suites on the main level make this an exceptional home. Features include Brazilian cherry floors, 3 stacked stone fireplaces, shiplap wood walls & ceilings, covered porches and so much more make this open floor plan a house you want to call home. Furniture is negotiable

Connor Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,400,000

beds

0 baths

sqft

26.38 acres

about 1 year on site

More Details

Ideal, high elevation offers great highway visibility directly behind the Walmart Shopping Plaza in Sylva, NC & near Lowes. One of the busiest shopping centers in the area. High traffic count 33,000/day. Central location, mtn views, just 4 mi. to WCU. Ideal location for a chain restaurant(s) offering casual dining (presently mostly fast-food), specialty-factory outlet stores, a hotel, apartments mini-mall, big box store, townhomes. Contact L/A for details about plans for highway & road changes.

610 Spark Chaser Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,350,000

5 beds

4.0 baths

4942 sqft

2.344 acres

about 1 year on site

More Details

This charming mountain home is well finished with wood ceiling & walls to offer a true rustic atmosphere. The main floor Master suite is quite expansive with a sitting area offering a special place to relax and enjoy hearing the birds singing outside your windows. Entertaining on this large covered porch will be most enjoyable when watching a fire burning in your outside fireplace. Having 3 bedrooms on the main floor is quite exceptional in the mountains. Lower level has high ceilings, game room with kitchenette and a second Master bedroom along with a bonus room. Square footage measurement by Architect plans.geothermal and spray foam insulation. White pine was procured from the home site for use on all of the interior wood and the exterior siding. Mapping shows gate house at Balsam Mountain Preserve.

85 Back Bone Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,350,000

3 beds

4.0 baths

2719 sqft

1.65 acres

3 months on site

More Details

Balsam Mountain Preserve Home at the top of the Mountain enjoys east & west long range views. You are dazzled the moment you enter by a cozy yet tasteful decor. Wood floors, walls and ceilings set the stage for this comforting hideaway. The enjoyment you feel when waking to the beauty of the mountains will continue all day long until you are captivated by the beautiful sunsets. The many features include an outside entrance off the breezeway for a very private office with a 1/2 bath, Radiant floors offer another level of warmth in the lower level. There are a variety of sitting and contemplation spots on the covered porches. Furniture is Negotiable. If it is outside adventure that you desire there are miles of hiking from your front door or go on a high elevation trail to Double Top Mountain. Balsam Mountain Trust offers activities all ages and camps for the young ones during the summer months.

346 Reach Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,325,000

4 beds

4.5 baths

2653 sqft

2.16 acres

6 months on site

More Details

This charming residence incorporates reclaimed materials in the design of the home. It's also north-facing with long range mountain views, year round! The additional square footage consists of the following: covered porch - 370 sq. ft. | balcony - 177 sq. ft. Balsam Mountain Preserve is a 4,400 acre club community with 3,400 acres of conservation land and completed amenities featuring golf, equestrian, scenic trails, tennis and dining.

372 Purple Mtn. Rd., Sylva, NC 28779

$1,250,000

3 beds

3.5 baths

2756 sqft

51.0 acres

over 1 year on site

More Details

PANORAMIC VIEWS FROM THIS INCREDIBLE PROPERTY WITH 51 PLUS ACRES. HOME IS SITUATED ON THE RIDGE LINE LOOKING OUT OVER THE VALLEYS BELOW. OWN YOUR OWN PRIVATE ESTATE. NO HOA FEES! QUICK AND EASY DRIVE FROM THE JACKSON COUNTY AIRPORT AND LESS THAN AN HOUR FROM ASHEVILLE. FEATURES INCLUDE GREAT ROOM, CUSTOM IMPORTED GRANITE COUNTERTOPS IN KITCHEN, WRAP AROUND PORCH, CIRCULAR DRIVE, COPIOUS PLANTINGS, GAZEBO, WATER FEATURE, 2400 SQ FT BUILDING/BARN, SECURITY SYSTEM, RV PADS TO ACCOMMODATE 3+ COACHES W/PRIVATE WATER AND THAT'S JUST A SAMPLING. LIKE TO HIKE? WALK ALL DAY AND NEVER LEAVE THE PROPERTY. JUST MINUTES TO HOSPITAL, SHOPPING AND SCHOOL. EMAIL ME FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION PACKAGE

0 Mountain Forest Est Unit 0, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,245,000

beds

0 baths

sqft

69.83 acres

5 months on site

More Details

Beautiful gated entry greets you upon entering your own mountainside from the scenic old corn/moonshiners farmstead with restored 1800's cabin in the holler (valley), all the way up to the glorious panoramic long range mountain views at the top! This unique property has 4 ready to build house sites comfortably spaced throughout, all with water and underground electric, nicely maintained, well drained gravel roads, stocked fish ponds, spring and serene flowing branches. 69.83 acres in seven tracts that can also be accessed from the top of Mountain Forest Estates.

Mountain Forest Estate, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,245,000

beds

0 baths

sqft

69.83 acres

5 months on site

More Details

Beautiful gated entry greets you upon entering your own mountainside from the scenic old corn/moonshiners farmstead with restored 1800's cabin in the holler (valley), all the way up to the glorious panoramic long range mountain views at the top! This unique property has 4 ready to build house sites comfortably spaced throughout, all with water and underground electric, nicely maintained, well drained gravel roads, stocked fish ponds, spring and serene flowing branches. 69.83 acres in seven tracts that can also be accessed from the top of Mountain Forest Estates.

167 Hoot Owl Hollow, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,199,000

3 beds

2.5 baths

sqft

41.71 acres

5 months on site

More Details

Shangri-La has been found! This property is a luxurious mountain paradise sited on 41.71 private acres with panoramic long range, layered views and a roaring waterfall. The house was architecturally designed by Roger Dodson to take advantage of the views in all directions and harmonize with its lush surroundings. Every window is situated to enjoy a different type of view of the mountains, waterfall, creek, and/or rock outcroppings. The home is simply a stunning masterpiece framed by nature. Every detail of the home was meticulously planned and executed to perfection and constructed with stone, glass, and wood. Some of the details include hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, native stone for the 2 splendid fireplaces which were hand built by local tradesmen, cedar shake roof, outdoor decking and niches, outdoor lighting, and trails throughout the property.

642 Boar Ridge Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,199,000

3 beds

3.5 baths

3008 sqft

1.71 acres

11 months on site

More Details

$1,100,000

beds

0 baths

sqft

1.79 acres

about 3 years on site

More Details

Very nice restaurant building. Great location, great building, easy access at red light. Sale includes land and building only.

51 Gin Pole Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,100,000

3 beds

2.5 baths

3830 sqft

1.8 acres

10 months on site

More Details

This magnificent custom home with gorgeous year round mountain views is located at Balsam Mountain Preserve. Every detail of this home was carefully selected. Sliding glass doors throughout the main level showcase the views while opening the home up to plenty of air and light. The home has gorgeous marble countertops. Radiant flooring throughout main level. The gourmet kitchen features a double oven, gas range, dishwasher, and beautiful cabinetry. The master bedroom is featured on the main level and has wonderful views year round. The home has a large private deck with hot tub which is perfect for entertaining guests. Balsam Mountain Preserve is a private community that offers plenty of amenities including golf, dining, tennis, equestrian and scenic trails.