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

Boar Ridge Unit 107, Sylva, NC 28779

$250,000

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Relish the view from 3700 feet elevation, build your dream home on this beautiful ridge lot. Enjoy the golf course, pool, tennis court, equestrian facilities, hiking trails and the security that this gated community offers. Balsam Mountain Preserve is a 4400 acre community with 3400 acres of land set aside for conservation. A perfect place for a mountain get away.

00 Jay Bird Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

$39,500

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3.03 acres with House Pad and Driveway already in place. Located in desirable Thorn Ridge Development. Private but great neighbors. Gorgeous, Southeast facing, slightly wooded lot. Winter Views. Underground utilities on the lot so no ugly wires. Bring your house plans: great place for either a vacation or residential home! Proximity to WCU and Southwestern Community College a HUGE plus. Minutes to Sylva and only an hour to Asheville. Plenty of outdoor activities around and the fun atmosphere of a quaint town nearby.

0 Spruce Patch Lane, Sylva, NC 28707

$49,900

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Mile high living! At an elevation of 5280 feet you are literally a mile high. Amazing long range views and cool weather in the summer in a very unique ecosystem. This lot is among the spruce/fir forest high in the Balsam mountains. With over 425 feet of road frontage this lot is very easy buildable with a gentle grade off the road. Set out hiking from this lot to the Jackson/Haywood county ridgeline and you are on the trails off of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Olive Branch Lane, Sylva, NC 28779

$150,000

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11.29 ACRES - well maintained gravel road to Olive Branch lane-Your buyer can choose 1 acre + lots at $12K per acre-Great double wide or stick built lots with easy access-private but convenient location-near river access for fishing and other activities! Owner is motivated. Buyer will be responsible for survey.

$39,500

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UNRESTRICTED OLD HOMESTEAD GARDENING/PASTURE/WOODED LAND. Very Private. Keep wooded or clear trees for a GREAT VIEW. Most of pasture land needs to be re-logged and/or cleared but potential is still there - and some area remains cleared. See contour map. Two branches fork at the boundary between adjoining 12.03 land. Old pasture land nestled between the two branches. Most of both branches are on this acreage. About two decades ago owner traced the path of the two creek branches & marked where he found 3 different springs feeding the branches. One of these has a spring system (including an old box) that leads (led?) down to the adjoining acreage (north) home's outside spigot so their garden could be watered without using (old) house spring system. This is such a beautiful unrestricted lot - very private, view, mini-farm potential. Combine with additional adjoining 18+ acre portion of this old 100 acre homestead (MLS 26001933) and 2.04 acreage (MLS 26002629) for 27+ acre total at a dramatically reduced total price. NO STEEP SLOPE ORDINANCE RESTRICTIONS. 15 minutes to Sylva/Dillsboro, Franklin. 1/2 hour to Cherokee. 3 hours to Atlanta.

1340 Henry Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$69,000

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Sylva/Balsam, NC Area. Beautiful rolling acreage. Two parcels make up the 5.93 Acres. Can be sold separately for $38,000 each parcel. Additional parcel # 7662-79-3311. 4.11 Ac. Well and Septic. Almost Panoramic Long Range View from the top of the ridge and Easy Access! One of the best views around. A mobile sits on the property with no value along with a Barn and a Storage building. Great property for pastureland. You'll want to see this one. One mile up Henry Rd.

Garnet Ridge Preserve, Sylva, NC 28779

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Beautiful Gated Development in the Mountains. Wide paved roads and amenities, including a beautiful clubhouse make this one of the best land deals around. Community water and underground utilities with a great location between Franklin and Sylva. Bank of America, N.A. employees and employees' household members and HTS business partners of the Bank, are prohibited from purchasing this property, whether directly or indirectly.

$49,000

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Easy access lot with a home site already pushed out. Small stream runs thru property. Wooded with a dirt road going thru the lot to back. Very convenient to Western Carolina University and only minutes from Walmart and the grocery store and the school system. Only a few minutes from one of the best all purpose trout stream in the US.

Longview Ridge Unit 14,15, Sylva, NC 28779

$42,000

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Breathtaking views!! This land has incredible mountain home potential. 3 acres of total land means plenty of room for building and parking space. Build on 1 lot and clear the other for plenty of parking and living space. If you are looking for a getaway this is the property for you!

000 Joe Davis Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$42,300

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Easy access to the parcel of land makes it an impressive option if you are looking for a prospective building site. Conveniently located only a couple of minutes from WCU and within minutes of the High School, Elementary School, Lowes, Walmart and Ingles, it just doesn't get much easier than this. A paved road leads right up to this parcel and it wouldn't take much to put in a house-site. Come look at this one. It won't last long at this price.

Red Wolfe Dr. Unit Lot 4, Sylva, NC 28779

$42,000

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Looking for a top of the ridge property...well this could be just the place! This lot features a prepared house site, deeded water rights and a deeded right of way from Red Wolfe Rd. to the lot. Nice views are possible with some clearing.

Lanterns Wick Trail Unit 37, Sylva, NC 28779

$46,900

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Beautiful wooded 4.17 acre lot with panoramic long range mountain views on both sides. Want spectacular views? This wonderful ridge top building site is ready for your dream home. Located in desirable Brook Branch Subdivision off Greens Creek Road with southeast exposure. Wide gravel road leads to property. Private well and septic will be needed. Property cannot be subdivided.

Us 441 S, Sylva, NC 28779

$55,000

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Sylva NC Land in Savannah area. Two parcels 7529-96-3180 (.37 ac) & 7529-96-4002 (.03 ac ) Nice acreages near 441 S. Call for more info

Stonehouse Lane, Sylva, NC 28779

$31,500

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Very nice 1 plus acre lot in the Balsam area. There is potential for a nice building lot with easy access to Highway 23/74 within 10 miles to Sylva or Waynesville in the other direction.

Big Boulder Trail, Sylva, NC 28779

$59,000

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Sylva -Amazing views and easy access to 5.43 acres of natural beauty!!! Enjoy the wild native shrubbery, wildlife, privacy, and great beauty of the mountains. Sylva Vista subdivision features a well maintained road and reasonable deed restrictions. Elevation about 3500 ft. Possible owner financing.

Us 441 S, Sylva, NC 28779

$59,000

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Sylva, NC. Land in the Savannah area. 0.78 Acres. Nice acreage near Hwy 441S. Call for more info.

00 Coyote Trail, Sylva, NC 28779

$33,500

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Convenient to Balsam, Waynesville, Sylva or Cullowhee. This wooded lot in the Woodfin Creek area is waiting for your improvements to build. Water Rights, no lines installed. Located on the Sylva side of Balsam Mountain. Come purchase your piece of land in the Great Smoky Mountains. We have horseback riding, rafting, hiking, numerous water falls, several lakes within an easy drive. Explore our area. Call our office for more details.

000 Macktown Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$50,000

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This is a really nice larger parcel of land that can be accessed from the bottom or from the top. It is mostly wooded but the top portion of the property is easy access and offers a nice place to put a house pad. Located just minutes from downtown Dillsboro and Sylva and all local attractions.

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.

Hidden Valley Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$67,500

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Just outside of Sylva - great location. Quiet but only a minute from the main highway. There is several options of good home sites and property can be subdivided. Reasonable restrictions - no single, double or triple wide manufactured (mobile) homes. Good views with clearing. Convenient access. Possibility of harvesting pine trees.

000 Joe Davis Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$120,400

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Easy accessible tract of land conveniently located right off the Old Settlement Road. This property would be perfect for someone looking to buildclose to WCU and already has a road and house pad cut in. Close to all the things that one needs but totally surrounded by woods, this property makes for a very private setting.

0 1307 Bettys Creek, Sylva, NC 28779

$26,000

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Beautiful lot in the gorgeous Hemlock Falls Subdivision. Views of nature year round. Perfect location to Sylva, Franklin, Bryson City and Cherokee. Enjoy life in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Garnet Ridge Preserve Unit 92, Sylva, NC 28779

$35,000

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Garnet Ridge is a gated community located in the mountains of Western North Carolina just between Franklin NC and Sylva NC. This high elevation community offers beautiful multi range views. Nice wide paved roads for easy access. As I was riding through, I saw many beautiful homes that have been built. Very nice upper scale homes! The clubhouse is fantastic and you will see it as you enter the gates. This lot is probably a 5 minute walk to the clubhouse. Come enjoy the cool mountains and build your getaway home. Sylva and Franklin are just minutes away. Cherokee NC is very close by. Just to note: There is a shared well...Hook up is at the road. Underground utilities.

Lot 8 Wabash Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$29,900

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Sylva, NC. Great lot and buildable ready 1.11 Acres. Has a 4 BEDROOM SEPTIC APPROVAL! Long range mountain view! Located in well established Dogwood Acres Subdivision. Great lot for your new home. Private and easily accessible. See attached Documents

Quest Ridge Rd Unit 76, Sylva, NC 28779

$43,380

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Nice 6.18 Acres in Cane Creek Ridge, 3250 elevation, view, good roads, large lot, off Quest Ridge Rd.,