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

N/A Sutton Branch Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

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24.107 acres

4 months on site

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Sylva - 24.107+/- UNRESTRICTED acres on a paved road with a stream!! With a little site work, you could have your own private getaway, but still be close to town with easy access. Don't miss this one! Only $34,900.

1498 Branch Falls Trl, Sylva, NC 28779

$3,700,000

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245.0 acres

about 2 years on site

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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

about 2 years on site

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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.

528 Watershed Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$2,990,000

4 beds

4.5 baths

5482 sqft

2.27 acres

8 months on site

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Designed by award winning local architect, Shawn Leatherwood, this custom home stands alone as a true work of art, right down to the awe-inspiring three-story fireplace, 1,000 bottle walk-in wine cellar, and furniture-grade wood in the built-ins and kitchen cabinetry. This geothermal home is just minutes from the amenities and features a private trail that leads you to the 8th tee box of the Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. Or take a stroll to the Ruby Valley Fitness & Wellness Pavilion on the rhododendron trail located behind the exterior water feature in the back yard. This home is a must see!

1498 Branch Falls Trl, Sylva, NC 28779

$2,800,000

6 beds

8.0 baths

9641 sqft

2.3 acres

about 2 years on site

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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.

311 Trailing Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$2,679,000

5 beds

6.0 baths

6366 sqft

1.56 acres

10 months on site

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This custom mountain home (designed by Al Platt) features light-filled rooms, vaulted ceilings and is 4,300 feet in elevation. The home was designed to fit in harmony with the land and take advantage of the panoramic long range mountain views. It's also meant for multi-generational family living - perfect for entertaining or for large private gatherings. Relax on one of the many expansive porches and balconies (both screened and open) to enjoy the breathtaking sunsets.

183 Bearing Tree Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$2,650,000

3 beds

3.5 baths

4024 sqft

4.31 acres

over 2 years on site

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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

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almost 3 years on site

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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.

93 Tagline Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,959,000

5 beds

5.5 baths

4354 sqft

1.9 acres

over 2 years on site

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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.

100 Boar Ridge Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,950,000

4 beds

4.5 baths

3659 sqft

1.21 acres

over 1 year on site

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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! The additional square footage consists of: Covered Porch = 130 sq. ft. | Stoop = 77 sq. ft. | Patio = 518 sq. ft. | Guest House - Covered Porch = 259 sq. ft.

49 Corkscrew Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,895,000

3 beds

4.5 baths

3952 sqft

1.41 acres

about 2 years on site

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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.

46 Waterfall Hts, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,850,000

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309.48 acres

about 1 year on site

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Beautiful 309+/- acre tract of improved property is ideally suited for private Grand Estate or Great Escape destination, if developed as a low-density community or fully developed based on 84-lot plat plan (unrecorded). Wide gravel roads & drainage systems are already carved into this mountain property & have withstood the test of time. The diverse features of this mountain property make it possible to choose potential homesites offering great mountain views, private mature wooded areas, plus creekside and/or waterfall views. Four natural springs start on the property & have created the bold, crystal-clear creeks & magnificent waterfalls that flow thru (not border) this property. Less than 1.5 miles off a major highway, property is accessed on paved road to entrance gate, making travel to this location from all points between Atlanta to Asheville fast & convenient. Included in this land sale, outside the main entrance gates, there's a 2BR/2.5 BA Ranch-Style Home in updated condition.

Waterfall Heights, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,850,000

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309.48 acres

almost 2 years on site

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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

139 Back Bone Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,850,000

4 beds

4.5 baths

5156 sqft

2.08 acres

about 1 year on site

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Tranquility is found here in this private setting at the lofty elevation of 4700'. This one of a kind location will captivate you for hours with ever-changing clouds and mountain vistas. Architectural enhancements will catch your eye the moment you enter this home with the amount of antique wormy chestnut used from the floor to the soaring wood ceilings. Three interior stacked stone fireplaces make each entertaining space feel inviting and very cozy for small or large family gatherings. A chef's kitchen is open offering all the facilities needed to create wonderful meals. Outside is a large covered deck with another stone fireplace to warm you on a chilly night when enjoying the sunsets. Membership in the Club offers a spectacular Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course, Ruby Valley sports camp you will also find a new Wellness Center, pool and Har-Tru tennis courts, equestrian facilities and dining close by with a new club facilities underway at Doubletop village.

374 Walmart Plz, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,800,000

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1.84 acres

over 1 year on site

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Prime location for your business! Corner lot, perfect for restaurant, retail, office, etc. Natural gas. HVAC is serviced by 3 RTU's, 4 EF's and 3 make up air units totaling 57.5 tons. Handicap accessible entrance as well as bathrooms. Freestanding signs cannot exceed 32 SF. Located in a B3 district. 126 parking spaces, including handicap.

0000 Arnold Hill, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,800,000

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54.48 acres

about 1 year on site

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7 parcels total this 54.48+/- acres. Across from Harris Regional Hospital. 4.23+/- acres is all ready zoned B2. City Water and Sewer runs up to the property. The remainder of the property is residential so bring your engineer and present to Jackson County Planning Department. A small pond on the property with a great location for possible high density building, or a retirement area. Roughed in roads through the property. Will subdivide. Call for your walk through this property.

374 Walmart Plz, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,800,000

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1.84 acres

about 1 year on site

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Prime location for your business! Corner lot, perfect for restaurant, retail, office, etc. Natural gas. HVAC is serviced by 3 RTU's, 4 EF's and 3 make up air units totaling 57.5 tons. Handicap accessible entrance as well as bathrooms. Freestanding signs cannot exceed 32 SF. Located in a B3 district. 126 parking spaces, including handicap.

Kitchens Branch Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,795,000

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195.73 acres

3 months on site

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Gorgeous large tract bordering Nantahala Game Land. Excellent property for low-density, high-end residential development, private family estate or private corporate retreat. Overlooking downtown Sylva, 15 minutes to Western Carolina University. Southern exposure, 3,000-4,400 feet in elevation. Phenomenal long range mountain views, rock outcroppings, springs, creeks and mature hardwood timber. Miles of existing logging/hiking/nature trails. Beautiful rounded ridge-line at the top of the property.

Kitchens Branch Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,795,000

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195.73 acres

3 months on site

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Gorgeous large tract bordering Nantahala Game Land. Excellent property for low-density, high-end residential development, private family estate or private corporate retreat. Overlooking downtown Sylva, 15 minutes to Western Carolina University. Southern exposure, 3,000-4,400 feet in elevation. Phenomenal long range mountain views, rock outcroppings, springs, creeks and mature hardwood timber. Miles of existing logging/hiking/nature trails. Beautiful rounded ridge-line at the top of the property.

49 Corkscrew Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,750,000

3 beds

5.5 baths

3663 sqft

1.41 acres

8 months on site

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This stunning timber frame home was designed by the architect with the intention of taking full advantage of sweeping mountain views, and that goal was beautifully attained. This mountain retreat, nestled among thousands of acres of conservation land within Balsam Mountain Preserve, is a showcase of luxury features and superior construction. A gorgeous master suite, chef-appointed kitchen, and exotic wood floors are just a few highlights of this property. With three en suite bedrooms and an additional detached guest quarters, the home is ideally suited for large family gatherings. The community offers amenities unparalleled in WNC, including an Arnold Palmer signature golf course, a new clubhouse, endless hiking/biking/horse trails, etc. If you are in search of a beautiful property within a wonderful community, this home is a must-see. Reach out today for a tour.

49 Corkscrew Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,750,000

3 beds

4.5 baths

3952 sqft

1.41 acres

about 1 year on site

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This timberframe home, designed by local architect Stephens Smith Farrell, features majestic wood accents (i.e. birds-eye maple custom cabinets, Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors on the main level, and walnut hardwood floors on the lower level), energy-efficient windows by Marvin, and long range views of the Great Smoky Mountains. 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.

966 Clubhouse Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,650,000

5 beds

4.5 baths

3550 sqft

2.19 acres

8 months on site

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Beautiful custom home in Balsam Mountain Preserve! Designed by Mark Sinsky, this four bedroom mountain retreat features long range golf course and mountain views. Enjoy the soothing sounds of the water feature and lily pond in your private courtyard with stacked stone fireplace. Remote, yet less than five minutes from amenities and the brand new Doubletop Village. Have a glass of wine and take in the big mountain views and sunsets from your private Crow’s Nest. This one is a must see!

965 Newbridge Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,650,000

4 beds

4.0 baths

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4.5 acres

about 1 year on site

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Remarkable Custom Log Home 4600+/- SF Living Space. Luxury Mountain living with 2 private entries, 2 Gourmet Kitchens, one with wine bar and walk in pantry. Multiple indoor and outdoor dining areas. Large living rooms with gas fireplaces, massive log structures and beautiful hardwood floors throughout the home. Glass Elevator for all 3 Levels. Master bedroom has en-suite bathroom with a Claw foot soaker, large walk in closet, radiant heated tile floors, with a Private Deck to enjoy the waterfall from your bedroom. 2 Guest bedrooms w/private baths, and 2 Powder Rooms. Plenty of covered decks to relax on, fresh mountain air, BBQs, & outdoor mountain living. Enjoy the sounds of the waterfalls on the 4.5 Acre property. Massive Engineered Landscaping that allows you to walk to a beautiful waterfall and enjoy a fire next to the waterfall, or a fire-pit area with Spectacular views of the Balsam Mountain Preserve Golf Course and Smoky Mountains. Whole house generator, water filtration system, this home has it all. Sits just below The Great Smoky Mountain Parkway at the end of the subdivision road for privacy. Exceptional, A Unique & multi generational home. *Extra lot w/septic installed*

696 Boar Ridge Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,550,000

4 beds

5.0 baths

4593 sqft

2.32 acres

about 2 years on site

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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

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243.21 acres

about 2 years on site

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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.