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

41 Brentwood Trail, Sylva, NC 28779

$244,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

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2.51 acres

9 months on site

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Private mountain home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, wonderful open great room w/vaulted ceilings, great kitchen, lots of windows and hardwood floors, large master suite on main level features heated tile floors and jetted tub, new carpet in lower level, intercom system, 2 wood burning stoves, new heat pump, house is wired for generator. Basement garage with workshop area plus utility building. Located approximately 15 min from downtown Sylva.

577 Scarlet Ridge, Sylva, NC 28779

$185,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

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4.48 acres

22 days on site

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Priced well below tax value, this 3 bedroom, two bath home on 4.48 acres offers privacy and spectacular mountain views! Enjoy watching the sunset and entertaining friends on the large deck. Hobbyists will love the oversized detached two garage with an additional covered carport With over 1900 SF of living space, this home offers an incredible value! If you are looking for privacy, a large living space, mountain views and an incredible deck, this is the home you have been waiting to hit the market!

60 Loose Wire Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$231,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

1400 sqft

4.01 acres

1 day on site

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Sitting beautifully on a knoll with amazing mountain views you will find this well maintained home that offers an Open Floor Plan with Cathedral Ceiling and gas fireplace; 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with large detached 2 car garage (workshop area in back of garage). Enjoy abundant natural light throughout, covered front porch, with large side deck that wraps to the back of the home for enjoyment of mountain views from every angle. Bring your front porch rocking chair, turn the key and live your cabin dream! Outdoor Enthusiasts will love the nearby Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trout Fishing, Kayaking/Tubing and so much more!

372 Purple Mountain Rd., Sylva, NC 28779

$874,900

3 beds

3.5 baths

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51.0 acres

9 days on site

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The opportunity to own your very own mountaintop with incredible views, acreage and still only minutes from downtown, the university, casino, hospital & airport! This property has too many great features to list but here are a few to start with-3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, walk-in closets, large laundry area with deep sink, imported granite countertops in kitchen, security system, wrap around porch to enjoy your views, basement workshop, basement garage and so much more! Meticulously maintained property is a private setting with approximately 51 acres featuring a circular drive, gazebo, waterfall, RV pads suitable for 3 rvs and a 2400 sq ft metal barn/shop to accommodate all your tools and toys plus much more! Come and see what all this property has to offer!

Amanda Lane, Sylva, NC 28779

$49,900

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0 baths

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16.0 acres

about 1 year on site

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16 acres nestled in Sylva just outside city limits. Very lightly restricted (no mobiles and 750 square foot minimum). Close to everything Sylva has to offer and conveniently located near US23/74 yet you can not hear road noise.

24 Hampton St, Sylva, NC 28779

$149,900

5 beds

3.0 baths

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0.25 acres

about 12 hours on site

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Wonderful, large older home in a great in town location. This home is within walking distance to downtown Sylva. Take a leisurely stroll to shopping, restaurants and parks. With plenty of bedrooms, it would be perfect for large family. The kitchen is newer and has been updated. A lot of the original trim and finishes and still intact to give it that historic charm. With a little TLC this gem could really shine.

37 High Line Rd Unit 37, Sylva, NC 28779

$195,000

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0 baths

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2.21 acres

about 1 year on site

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This homestead features a flat build site with great views to the North of the Plott Balsam Mountain Range. Just steps from the Ruby Valley Fitness & Wellness Pavilion, Nature Center, and hiking trail network. Enjoy relaxing water sounds courtesy of nearby Sugarloaf Creek. 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.

463 High Climber Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,395,000

3 beds

3.5 baths

3020 sqft

2.93 acres

about 13 hours on site

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If you're looking for a secluded retreat, this western red cedar post & beam residence features a private drive terminating into a spacious auto-court inhibiting any drive-by traffic. While relaxing on the extensive decking and/or covered porch areas you'll hear the sounds of the nearby creek and enjoy views of the Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course and long range mountain views of the Great Smoky Mountains and Plott Balsam Mountain Range. Countless adventures await - not only from the expansive, cleared and open back yard, but with a private trail giving you direct access to the Nantahala National Forest. The landscaping has been carefully crafted to include rare, indigenous plants. If a larger estate home is in your future, this site will surely accommodate.

2268 Blanton Branch Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$129,000

1 beds

1.0 baths

828 sqft

3.276 acres

3 days on site

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orse farm with plenty more space to ride. Home is one big open space with kitchen, bathroom. Lower level is a 4 stall barn with 2 tack rooms with room for a couple of cars or 4 wheelers accessed by garage door and one big sliding door. Pond on the property with a stream to the side. This is must see for horse lovers.

31 Astro Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$145,000

2 beds

1.0 baths

1050 sqft

0.5 acres

about 15 hours on site

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Great location, great price, great view and well maintained is what you get with one level living 2 bedroom 1 bath brick ranch, with garage on .5 acre. Hardwood & tile floors, TWSA water & sewer, covered porch, HVAC, monitor back up heat, updated in the past few years just outside of the city limits offers all the amenities with all paved easy access

1070 Skyland Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$448,000

beds

0 baths

3210 sqft

1.7 acres

12 months on site

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Restaurant building (formally No Name), 130+ Seating, kitchen, equipment, cooler, bar, deck, outside dining. TWSA Water and Sewer. Lots of parking. Two parcels, 7642-63-8236 and 7642-63-9144. Great opportunity for someone who wants to have a restaurant.

37 Stormy Cv, Sylva, NC 28779

$279,000

beds

0 baths

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1.38 acres

over 2 years on site

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1.36 commercial property in Sylva with 4 bedroom, 3 bath rental house on property.

Bettys Creek Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$150,000

beds

0 baths

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3.84 acres

1 day on site

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Beautiful 3.84 acre vacant lot with a rushing creek that feeds water to a pond. Landscaping both native and ornamental. Prepared home site with long circle drive up and around the site. Located approximately 1/4 mile off Hwy 23/441 on Bettys Creek Road and it's about half way between Sylva and Franklin. You must see it to appreciate the quiet beauty that surrounds the property. Come and build your perfect place in the mountains. Near to all the attractions, fishing, rafting, hiking and browsing the towns of Dillsboro, Sylva and Franklin. Too great to pass up. Call Patricia Chap at Weichert Realtors Unlimited for additional information at 407-304-6164,

374 Walmart Plz, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,800,000

beds

0 baths

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1.84 acres

7 months 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.

38 Ridgeway Street, Sylva, NC 28779

$329,000

4 beds

3.0 baths

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0.48 acres

6 months on site

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This beautiful home has such visual and historic appeal. For over a century it has overlooked and been a part of the day to day life of Main Street Sylva. The newly renovated Old Courthouse/Library is but a few short steps from your door. Walk from the Library down the steps to everything Main Street Sylva has to offer. The ground floor master suite and bathroom have both been updated. The rooms upstairs are all large with additional storage and closet space. The Cherry wood paneled study/library with the gas log fireplace would be my room of choice in cooler weather as compared to the large screened porch with views all the way to the Blue Ridge Parkway in summer. The original Oak and Heartpine floors are beautiful. Much could be said about the appeal and comforts of this home but the view down Main Street Sylva and up into the the entire Balsam Range make it a home and location that can not be matched anywhere else in the county.

404 Cabe Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$210,000

3 beds

1.0 baths

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1.25 acres

13 days on site

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Beautiful home conveniently located between Sylva, Franklin and Cullowhee and just a short distance to Cherokee and Waynesville and just minutes to 441 for easy commuting. Home offers FLAT yard which is a hidden gem in these mountains! The massive yard is fenced in and is also UNRESTRICTED! Home features 3 bedrooms and one large bathroom, eat in kitchen perfect for entertaining and hardwood floors in the livingroom. New roof was installed in 2007 and an oversized garage was built shortly after. This is a must see and wont last long with a yard like that!

Connor Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,400,000

beds

0 baths

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26.38 acres

about 1 year on site

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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.

0 Hallelujah Acres Trl, Sylva, NC 28789

$198,500

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0 baths

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45.0 acres

11 months on site

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Ready to build your mountain top dream house at 3,200 feet? Cleared home site and 3 bedroom septic already in place. Long range views and east access off of highway 74 and Dick's Creek Road. 45 acre tract is gated, private and adjacent to US Forest Service land. Good base roads have been cut into this beautiful mountainside tract. Over 45 tree species and native plant varieties have been identified by the owner. This is a great tract for a private residential estate or retreat. House plans will go with the sale of the property.

390 Choke Berry Rdge, Sylva, NC 28779

$279,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

1346 sqft

28.93 acres

about 1 year on site

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Private ranch over 2 car garage basement with 28+ acres in 2 tracts. Development tract can be divided into 4 parcels with unparalleled views. House includes 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on main level with open kitchen floor plan and covered deck with an AMAZING view. Lower level has a 2 car garage, separate storage area and a bonus room/bedroom with separate entrance. A bathroom is stubbed in the lower level. Heat pump w A/C and a wood burner in the living room. Needs a little TLC. Hurry!

557 Manna Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$229,900

3 beds

3.0 baths

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5.0 acres

9 months on site

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Privately situated on a wooded hillside is this custom designed one-level mountain dream home. Soaring 10 and 12 ft ceilings and large rooms give this home a light and open feel. Sky lights add even more to the airy ambiance. Nicely finished marble and maple hardwood flooring, cherry cabinets, granite countertops and built in bookcases. Soak your cares away in the master bath's whirlpool or join the fam outside in a hot tub large enough for everyone! Many other great upgrades such as circulating hot water system, generator wiring in panel and LP hook for grill on the deck. Has a good view now that could be easily improved upon. Must be active in MLS 72 hrs before presenting offer. Seller requires all offers be submitted thru HomePath.com.

00 Blanton Branch Rd Unit Lot B-1, Sylva, NC 28779

$35,000

beds

0 baths

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1.71 acres

2 days on site

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Private home site with trees and plenty of land to walk, hike or ride your horses. Building pad has been cleared. Electricity can be installed with the septic and well. A little over 2 acres of privacy with mountain views with clearing of a few trees. This lot is a portion of pin # 7661-24-8393

00 Blanton Branch Rd Unit Lot B-2, Sylva, NC 28779

$30,000

beds

0 baths

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1.625 acres

2 days on site

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Private home site with trees and plenty of land to walk, hike or ride your horses. Building pad has been cleared. Electricity can be installed with the septic and well. 1.63 acres of privacy with mountain views with clearing of a few trees. this lot is a portion of pin # 7661-24-8393.

00 Blanton Branch Rd Unit Lot B-3, Sylva, NC 28779

$35,000

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0 baths

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2.112 acres

2 days on site

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Private home site with trees and plenty of land to walk, hike or ride your horses. Building pad has been cleared. Electricity can be installed with the septic and well. A little over 2 acres of privacy with mountain views with clearing of a few trees. Lot 3 is a portion of pin # 7661-24-8393

34 Shallow Creek, Sylva, NC 28779

$419,000

6 beds

4.5 baths

sqft

1.49 acres

2 days on site

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3BR 2.5B home WITH adorable guest cabin nestled in Jackson County.This property is your own slice of heaven. Hear the roaring creek from your front porch,experience mountain living in luxury.INTERIOR features boast:spacious layout; bruce hardwood floors;light-filled rooms;large master ensuite on main w/ private access to covered porch; exquisite family room;ample storage;spacious additional bedrooms. EXTERIOR features: Breathtaking professional landscaping; creek view; double detached garage w/covered walkway connecting to the front of the home;established terraces. 1930s GUEST CABIN with original charm located on the lower area of the property, perfect for renting for income or just sharing with your visitors! This property truly has it all.Entirely move in ready.It is offered for sale by the original owner.From designing to maintaining, they have gone the extra mile in every way.Main house & Cabin being sold as a package deal.Including parcels 7517-91-8807 & 7517-91-7745

401 High Line Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$699,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

2775 sqft

2.04 acres

2 months on site

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Unique mountain home priced to sell at Balsam Mountain Preserve. Entertaining will be most enjoyable from this open kitchen overlooking the living room and fireplace. A large Den or game room offers many possibilities for the new owner- modifications could easily be accomplished to convert the Den into a second Master Suite, and there is space provided for a future elevator if desired. Purchase this home now and enjoy the beauty of Spring in the Mountains. You can walk to new Wellness Center or access one of the many hiking trails outside your door. This is an easy house to maintain. Club membership required to use amenities which include Arnold Palmer signature golf course, new par 3 and Outpost, Ruby Valley Sports camp which includes Wellness Center, Har-tru tennis, Heated pool, riding at the Equestrian center. If purchaser does not wish to join the Club they can still enjoy all activities at the Nature Center and hike on over 34 miles of trails. Furniture is negotiable