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



1992 Total Active Listings

Sylva, NC - Real Estate & Homes for sale

322 Kitchens Branch Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$315,000

3 beds

2.5 baths

2007 sqft

1.77 acres

9 months on site

More Details

Open Long Range Views w/Two Small Creeks on the Property! Custom Ranch Home located on a Double Lot w/1.77 Acres and a Small Creek along the Rear Property Line, as well as a Creek across the Street. House has a Large Foyer, Big Vaulted Ceiling Great Room w/Gas Fireplace that could be converted back to Wood Burning, Atrium Doors to Covered Porch & Extra Large Wood Deck from Living Room. Nice Dining Room Area with Atrium Doors to Patio. Large Custom Kitchen with Custom Oak Cabinets & Breakfast Area, full Laundry Room & 1/2 Bath. Large Master Suite w/ a Walk in Closet and an additional Closet with Large Master Bath. Two Large Guest Rooms w/Guest Bath off Hallway. All bedroom Closets are Cedar Lined. Oversized Two Car Garage, Full Basement & Extra Large Separate Workshop Building w/Wood Stove. A One Year Buyer's Home Warranty through America's Preferred Home Warranty, Inc. is being provided by the Seller at Closing as the House has a Brand New Heat Pump installed in the Fall of 2018.

2585 North River Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$214,900

3 beds

1.0 baths

sqft

3.06 acres

10 days on site

More Details

Close to Nature. Scenic. Beautiful. River Views of the Tuckasegee! This extraordinary home emanates picturesque views of the mountains with foot step access to the river. This home boast custom woodworking throughout from the live edge siding to the unique detailed interior finishes. Panoramic windows with multi level deck wrapping 3 sides of the home offer an extension of nature both inside and out. Property totaling 3.06 unrestricted acres. Currently generating short term rental income.

1145 Eagles Ridge Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$229,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

2728 sqft

4.64 acres

about 22 hours on site

More Details

Beautiful 3BR/2BA home with outstanding view, convenient to Sylva/Dillsboro, Whittier, Cherokee only minutes from town and the bypass. This is a cheery home with lots of windows to enjoy the gorgeous surroundings. Large kitchen with tile countertops and lots of cabinets, open concept kitchen/living/dining. Very private and picturesque. Master Bedroom has its own floor and bath, with 2 guestrooms downstairs. Living Room has tall ceilings and an entire window wall. Recreation room in basement for a pool table or game room. Unfinished basement offers storage and single car access. Owners enjoyed this home but plans have changed. Now it's your chance to own this amazing house.

47 Oriole Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$525,000

3 beds

3.5 baths

3120 sqft

1.18 acres

4 months on site

More Details

The sellers considered prominently in the design of this home the arrangement of space for maximum functionality, with a focus on exquisite craftsmanship and elaborate use of wood. The family room with floor-to-ceiling large windows almost making you feel as you are outside. Cozy up to the fireplace with its stacked stone soaring up to the cathedral ceilings. Impressive rock work outside equals the rock work inside. The main floor master bedroom runs the entire length of the main level side, including master bath, fireplace, walk-in closets and laundry room w/two entrances. The upper level has two bedrooms & two baths along with an huge loft for large gatherings & relaxing, room for office or more. The functional kitchen even has a fireplace with sitting area. The outdoor sunroom & patios are unbeatable, easy entertaining accomplished! Full walk out basement for potential workshop, addl living space, and/or hobby room.

1145 Eagles Ridge, Sylva, NC 28779

$229,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

sqft

4.64 acres

2 days on site

More Details

Beautiful 3BR/2BA home with outstanding view, convenient to Sylva/Dillsboro, Whittier, Cherokee only minutes from town and the bypass. This is a cheery home with lots of windows to enjoy the gorgeous surroundings. Large kitchen with tile countertops and lots of cabinets, open concept kitchen/living/dining. Very private and picturesque. Master Bedroom has its own floor and bath, with 2 guestrooms downstairs. Living Room has tall ceilings and an entire window wall. Recreation room in basement for a pool table or game room. Unfinished basement offers storage and single car access. Owners enjoyed this home but plans have changed. Now it's your chance to own this amazing house!

182 Winding Ridge Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$390,000

3 beds

3.0 baths

2848 sqft

1.55 acres

3 days on site

More Details

LOCATION AND AMAZING MOUNTAIN VIEWS!!!! Spacious home located in upscale neighborhood, conveniently located to the hospital, WCU, SCC, Waynesville, Cherokee, fishing, hiking and more! This home boast a bright open floor plan, 3 bd (master on main)/3 ba, ceramic tile bath, office, bonus room, wetbar, multiple decks for entertaining, walk out basement onto a patio, beautiful landscaping, double attached garage, 2 fireplaces and easy paved year round access! The views from the back decks are simply amazing! New chain link fence ($13,000), new flooring in lower level! This one wont last long!

211 Manna Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$249,999

2 beds

2.0 baths

sqft

9.81 acres

over 1 year on site

More Details

Here is a move-in ready log home that features a recently updated country kitchen, beautiful wood all around, ventless gas log stove, a office space, large laundry room, and a lofted bonus room with a private balcony. Outside features a large L-shaped deck, patio, garden, and wooded acreage that is perfect for 4-wheeling and hiking. Need storage? This home comes with a storage shed, a large workshop, a detached carport, and plenty of parking space for all of your vehicles and toys. While the home does offer privacy, you are not far from Waynesville, Asheville, and Sylva. This home is perfect for year-round living, working remotely, and/or a vacation home.

936 Frady Cove Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$489,000

5 beds

3.0 baths

3410 sqft

1.55 acres

2 days on site

More Details

The sounds of a peaceful branch will welcome you to this five bedroom, three bathroom arts and crafts masterpiece. Located in desirable Frady Cove Estates, you will find only one step to enter the main level which features an expansive open living room/kitchen/dining area, three bedrooms with two bathrooms, and a laundry/mudroom. The teak wood floors, tongue and groove cathedral ceilings, grand stack stone fireplace, granite counter-tops, and the stainless steel appliances with gas range all blend together perfectly providing a warm and luxurious lifestyle. One car attached garage to main level. Lower level features an entertainment room, living room, two bedrooms and a bath. Wrap around decks on both upper and lower level. Outdoor wood working shop and separate fenced area for pets. Come toss a line in the community pond!

1283 Asheville Hwy Unit 2, 2A, Sylva, NC 28779

$188,965

beds

0 baths

sqft

0.69 acres

2 days on site

More Details

Great commercial/retail, medical/healthcare site or small apartment complex lot that feels like it is in town, but it is actually just out of town. No City Taxes and No Zoning. Wonderful spot for someone being displaced by Main Street Sylva Road Project, doctor office/clinic or small apartment complex that targets Hospital or Casino employees. Partially level lot with public water at corner of property and sewer with easement just down the road at the other side of adjoining lot.

Asheville Hwy, Sylva, NC 28779

$188,965

beds

0 baths

sqft

0.69 acres

2 days on site

More Details

Great commercial/retail or small apartment complex lot that feels like it is in town, but it is actually just out of town. No City Taxes and No Zoning. Wonderful spot for someone being displaced by Main Street Sylva Road Project, doctor office/clinic or small apartment complex that targets Hospital or Casino employees. Partially level lot with public water at corner of property and sewer with easement just down the road at the other side of adjoining lot.

73 Buttercup Lane, Sylva, NC 28779

$22,000

2 beds

1.5 baths

sqft

0.0 acres

3 months on site

More Details

This property is a unit sale only!! Don't miss this adorable unit. Original unit is a 1971- 8x30 travel trailer with a 12x30 addition with a 6x20 screened front porch and 10x20 back porch all under 2018 metal roof located in Tatham's Retirement Park open year round. Must be 55 years old. Subject to Park owners application acceptance. Monthly fees for amenities are subject to change due to the entire Park being up for sale. New approved applicants will be required to sign a 2 year lease and monthly fees are to be $310.00 per month. Very well maintained and most of interior furnishings will remain. Seller uses as their mountain getaway. Full size refrigerator and all appliances stay with home. Storage shed, attic storage, and well landscaped with beautiful flowers. Enjoy your morning coffee on screened front porch with gorgeous mountain view carpet & waterproof vinyl flooring 2 yrs old. Fees include water, sewer and grounds maintenance.

346 Ralph Tatham Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$11,000

1 beds

1.0 baths

sqft

0.0 acres

2 days on site

More Details

THIS PROPERTY IS A UNIT SALE ONLY! Affordable mountain get away in Tatham's retirement Park-Original unit is a 1985 Keyl travel trailer with addition and a covered parking area with a storage shed all under one metal roof. Galley style kitchen with full size cook top and newer stainless refrigerator. dining area-1 bedroom / 1 bath -living room with sliding glass door-electric heater-window size a/c-screened in porch-well maintained with ample storage. Laminate wood flooring in kitchen and DR- Park is open year round. easy access off main highway. Must be 55 years old. Subject to Park owners application acceptance and rules/regulations-Monthly fees for amenities are subject to change due to the entire Park being listed for sale. New approved applicants will be required to sign a 2 yr lease and monthly fees are to change at first of year. Could be a possible 2 bedroom if you did not require a dining area. Ramp entrance on screened porch.

99999 Distant Ridge Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$495,000

beds

0 baths

sqft

9.17 acres

over 1 year on site

More Details

Enjoy stunning views perched above the clouds from this lofty 9.17 acre improved building lot on Mt. Lyn Lowry near the town of Balsam, NC. This ridge line property is the highest elevation improved building lot East of the Rocky Mountains at a top elevation of 6130 feet. There simply doesn't exist a private residence home anywhere in the Appalachians that is at a higher location than the elevation of the house pad found at this property. https://youtu.be/18NOeB6NgKo Additional land & Cabin available MLS 3452825

2514 Preserve Rd Unit 108, Sylva, NC 28779

$225,000

beds

0 baths

sqft

1.84 acres

almost 2 years on site

More Details

Great flat buildsite with North and Northwest views. Located in the heart of the amenities, you can walk to the Boarding House and Balsam's trail system. 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.

371 Mountain Forest Ests, Sylva, NC 28779

$399,000

4 beds

3.0 baths

4772 sqft

4.0 acres

3 days on site

More Details

Water features such as a fountain and a meandering stream through the property are just the beginnings of what sets this family home apart from any other on the market. The abundant useable acreage is perfect for a mini farm, vegetable gardens, green houses or even a putting green. Indoors the main level has hardwood floors throughout, and the option of propane or wood heating. Upgraded countertops and updated kitchen. Well has recently been added instead of spring, and a new roof in recent history. This listing is for the home and 4.5+- acres.

1174 Macktown Gap Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$209,999

2 beds

2.5 baths

sqft

6.52 acres

5 months on site

More Details

AMAZING home! Jim Walters home! Paved driveway. .Main floor has family room/dining open to each other. Large galley kitchen with mud/laundry room and door to outside large patio for grilling and entertaining, Living room has wood burning fireplace. Half bath on main level. Upstairs is a master ensuite with large walkin closet. Large bedroom and bonus room with roomy bathroom. Plantation shutters on the windows.Home comes 95% furnished! Mature fruit trees in small side yard. Large covered deck on the front of the house. Seasonal view! Outside storage shed and an additional lot for camper/another house or gardening space. It has its own separate drive. GREAT house!!!

386 Cope Creek Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$219,500

3 beds

2.5 baths

1530 sqft

0.37 acres

about 1 month on site

More Details

How convenient!! Just outside Sylva city limits, with access to Hwy 23/74 at the end of Cope Creek Road for a quick trip to Asheville. Home has all new carpet, lots of new paint, decks have been re-stained. Master bath has been refinished with large tiled shower and double vanity. Two heat pumps, one for each level. Great setting in back by Cope Creek with a nice porch and firepit. Second lot gives plenty of room for a garden, place to let the dogs run, play Frisbee, extra parking, build another home.....many possibilities. Close to everything with backyard privacy!

Us Hwy. 74, Sylva, NC 28779

$19,500

beds

0 baths

sqft

1.0 acres

3 days on site

More Details

Very convenient location between Sylva and Waynesville. This unrestricted property is easily accessed directly off Hwy. 23/74. Access road off 23/74 is in place, the short driveway and house site is the only grade work to done. A perfect site for a trailer or modular build.

386 Cope Creek, Sylva, NC 28779

$219,500

3 beds

2.5 baths

sqft

0.37 acres

about 1 month on site

More Details

How convenient!! Just outside Sylva city limits with access to Hwy 23/74 at the end of Cope Creek Road for a quick trip to Asheville. Home has all new carpet, lots of new paint, decks have been re-stained. Master bathroom has been refinished with large tiled shower and double vanity. Two heat pumps, one for each level. Great setting in back by Cope Creek with a nice porch and firepit. Second lot gives plenty of room for a garden, place to let the dogs run, play frisbee, extra parking, build another home.....many possibilities. Close to everything with backyard privacy!!

371 Mountain Forest Estates, Sylva, NC 28779

$399,000

4 beds

3.0 baths

sqft

4.6 acres

3 days on site

More Details

Water features such as a fountain and a meandering stream through the property are just the beginnings of what sets this family home apart from any other on the market. The abundant useable acreage is perfect for a mini farm, vegetable gardens, green houses or even a putting green. Indoors the main level has hardwood floors throughout, and the option of propane or wood heating. Upgraded countertops and updated kitchen. Well has recently been added instead of spring, and a new roof in recent history. This listing is for the home and 4.5+- acres.

322 Beechwood, Sylva, NC 28779

$275,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

sqft

0.93 acres

16 days on site

More Details

Great family home in a wonderful neighborhood convenient to Sylva and Franklin. Enjoy the year round views, from the covered front porch or entertaining on the back deck. This 3 bedroom 2 bath home features a master ensuite, large family kitchen with tons of storage and granite counter tops, stacked stone fireplace and additional finished/heated living space in the recently converted garage. This home has it all, very well maintained with brand new heat pump less than 3 months old. Don't miss this one! ***More pictures to come!!

43 Day Lily Lane, Sylva, NC 28779

$75,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

sqft

1.65 acres

almost 2 years on site

More Details

Fabulous, well maintained single wide. Perfect for a part time mountain get away, or could be used as a permanent residence. 1.65 acres for plenty of privacy, yet only 15 minutes to town. Features include wood floors in the main living area, 1 carpeted bedroom, 1 with laminate flooring, a large screened in porch for relaxing or entertaining, additional open deck space, and a wonderful view. 2 full baths, for convenience of your guests. Home has been meticulously cared for. Still looks brand new. Unrestricted property, and a very quiet space to enjoy the serenity of the mountains. Call to see it now - it probably won't last long.

717 Deep Gap Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$275,000

2 beds

3.5 baths

sqft

2.42 acres

6 days on site

More Details

Great mountain retreat waiting for your family to make it their own. Spacious home with a lot of character and room for everyone with two bonus rooms. Two spacious decks to enjoy the view. Private setting surrounded by nature but just minutes to town.

1294 Savannah Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$235,000

beds

0 baths

1740 sqft

1.57 acres

4 days on site

More Details

Zoned B-2. City Limits property with municipal water and sewer. A large lot for City Limits. This can also be Residential. So 5 offices/bedrooms and 1 and half bath with kitchen, dining and living room. Zoned for also Apartments, Retail, Restaurant (No outdoor seating) - check with Jackson County. Make your appointment today.

336 Greens Creek Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$209,000

2 beds

3.0 baths

960 sqft

0.79 acres

over 1 year on site

More Details

Sylva, NC. 2 Bedroom 3 Bath Home with a bonus room on a beautiful wide rushing creek. (Greens Creek). New flood plain elevation certificate. .79 Ac. Nice sunroom (front porch area). Paved drive just off Greens Creek. Over 300 ft of creek frontage. Huge concrete patio and grilling area beside the creek. Hot tub. Nice flat yard. One-car garage. 2 storage buildings. Must see to appreciate the amenities this home has to offer. Step down to the finished bonus room and bath in back area behind garage which allows for additional sq ft. Could easily convert to a mother-in-law suite.