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

100 Ramblewood Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$160,000

3 beds

3.0 baths

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2.3 acres

23 days on site

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This STUNNING family home is a must see. Schedule a viewing! It feels secluded just off Old Settlement Rd. and allows easy access to WCU, Sylva, Cullowhee or Dillsboro. It offers so many amazing highlights, from beautiful views, fenced flat yard space, solar powered water heater to keep your electric bills low, and an open floor plan filled with natural sunlight. The family living area included the kitchen, dining room and living room with a Vermont Cast Iron Wood Stove for exceptional savings when heating in the winter. The yard is well landscaped with beautiful large trees and Rhododendrons making the spring filled with colors to admire. The kitchen has new appliances and flooring. There is a two-vehicle carport and carport storage space, plus additional storage. The house has a private well and septic. The well pump is new! Owned Gas propane tank for additional heating. The house sits on one acre of developed land and an additional acre of wooded land that can be subdivided and built on for a total of 2.3 acres available at this exceptional price. Be quick and make an OFFER.

00 Second Ave Unit 55,56,57,58,59,60, Sylva, NC 28779

$70,000

beds

0 baths

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1.2 acres

7 months on site

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Wooded hillside city limit acreage can be divided into lots or suitable for custom single family home. Paved town street through established Sylva residential neighborhood. Good location close to recreation park, library and downtown shopping. TWSA water and sewer lines shown on map to the property. Seller financing available to qualified buyers.

36 Pristine Cove, Sylva, NC 28779

$115,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

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1.22 acres

3 months on site

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Very Nice 28' x 60' Redman Double Wide with excellent access to Hwy 74 just outside of Sylva. Lot 19 in Hickory Ridge Development is a 1.22 flat acre lot. Large front deck and larger side deck to enjoy the outdoors. Road borders one side and extra lot on the other. Plenty of room for kids and / or animals and can park 4-6 vehicles with plenty of turn-around space. Side entry into mud room with mop sink, washer/dryer and large pantry. Big kitchen with plenty of cabinet space and eat at counter and breakfast nook. Open living and dining room with gas heater. Home also has a heat pump for air and heating. Spacious Master with walk in closet and ensuite with soaking tub and walk-in shower. Split bedroom design with two bedrooms on other side of home with bathroom in-between. Road maintenance is $275 per year and community water $100 per year. The home is on a permanent foundation and in excellent condition.

401 High Line Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$699,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

2775 sqft

2.04 acres

7 months on site

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Unique mountain home priced to sell at Balsam Mountain Preserve, prices $370,000 under Tax Value estimate. This is a very Motivated Seller. An open floor plan allows the Dining, kitchen and living room to all view each other. This home features 2 fireplaces inside and another on the Ironwood covered deck. The 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 or an additional bedroom. Another unfinished space with an exterior entrance is located under the master bedroom- this area has a high ceiling and can easily converted into an additional guest suite. This home is close to the new Wellness Center and a short walk to many hiking trails. Full time Naturalists are available for a variety of programs which include hiking, birds of prey programs, Artists in Residence programs, Trust talks and so much more. This is a unique component of this very engaging community.

100 Boar Ridge Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,950,000

4 beds

4.5 baths

3659 sqft

1.21 acres

7 months 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.

53 Orchard Ln, Sylva, NC 28779

$349,000

3 beds

3.0 baths

3482 sqft

5.1 acres

over 1 year on site

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Spectacular long range views from 3500 ft. elevation on very well maintained road. 3BR/3BA plus 2 bonus rooms and 2 attic rooms. HUGE basement workshop, central shop vac, work benches and cabinets, 3 car basement garage, whole house generator, lots of storage including large outbuilding. Large level yard with fruit trees and garden all on 5.1 private, nicely landscaped acres with creek and spring. Room to expand; perfect place for a large family, artisan, or hobbyist. ADA accessible.

Hidden Valley Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$475,000

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0 baths

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39.05 acres

9 months on site

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Wonderful opportunity to purchase 39.05 gorgeous acres just minutes from Sylva. Property has very reasonable contours for future development. The only restriction seller will record at time of closing is No Mobile or Manufactured homes. Also included is a well built 1970 ranch house in excellent shape. Paved access all the way to the parking area for the home. This property is also listed as RESIDENTIAL under MLS #26010543. Possibility of many different house sites and future scenarios. Live in the existing home and simply enjoy 39+/- acres of nature surrounding you, live in the ranch house and build another...and another...and another...or use your imagination for this land located so close to medical facilities, entertainment, restaurants and shopping but still have the feeling of end of the road privacy. Property is currently under a Forest Stewardship Plan which allows a property owner to be in compliance with the Forestry Present Use Value and take advantage of major property tax savings. A new owner would be able to apply for the same program.

600 Hidden Valley Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$475,000

3 beds

3.0 baths

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39.05 acres

9 months on site

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Original family owned. End of road privacy and solitude. Well built ranch home on beautiful 39.05+/- acre tract just five minutes from Sylva. Home is one level living. 3 BR/3 BA. All bedrooms are large. Formal living room/dining room is huge with gorgeous mountain view. Southern exposure. Distinctive hardwood floors in bedrooms, hallway and family room. Large fireplace in family room converted to gas log. Some of the wood features in the interior are walnut, milled from the trees on the property. Paved road all the way into the property. The only restriction on the property will be recorded at closing. No mobile or manufactured homes. Most of the acreage has very easy contours and could be an attractive development of many homes, family compound or an estate sized property. Close to downtown Sylva, all shopping, schools, medical facilities and outdoor activities. Property is currently under a Forest Stewardship Plan which allows a property owner to be in compliance with the Forestry Present Use Value and take advantage of major property tax savings. A new owner would be able to apply for the same program.

88 & 90 Jsd Farm Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$214,000

2 beds

3.0 baths

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0.56 acres

about 2 months on site

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A Close To Town Mountain Retreat. Easy Access off of the main road in Dillsboro. Two Mountain Homes, one is a 2BR, 2BA w/ bonus room Cape Cod and the other an adorable 1BR, 1BA cottage perfect for your guests. State maintained road to the driveway. Cape Cod features an eat-in kitchen and formal dining room. Nice sized living room. The cottage has a nice sized eat-in kitchen, living room with bedroom and bath. Loved by the family for years. OWNER FINANCING. No real estate signs at present. Bedrooms and Bath listed are for both homes. Includes PIN#7631-23-4111 -.24 Acres and 7631-23-4099 is .28 Acres to equal .56 Acres shown.

35 Hardrock Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

$169,000

2 beds

1.0 baths

sqft

2.91 acres

23 days on site

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Cute home on 2.91 acres. This home would make the perfect starter home with potential to grow. This home features an upstairs that could finished very easily to add additional living space. This home has been cared for and loved and it shows in every way. The almost 3 acres that comes with this home is flat and 100% useable with no restrictions. Please make an appointment to see this home today. SELLERS ARE VERY MOTIVATED!!!

64 High Line Rd Unit 64, Sylva, NC 28779

$365,000

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0 baths

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2.07 acres

1 day on site

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This homestead features beautiful layered, western mountain views and is only a two (2) minute drive from the new amenity core - Doubletop Village (currently under construction). With additional vista pruning, this property could also have views of the 5th green of the 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. Balsam Mountain Preserve is a private 4,400 acre club community with 3,400 acres of conversation land with completed amenities featuring an Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course, Palmer Practice Park, Equestrian Center, Ruby Valley Fitness & Wellness Pavilion, scenic trails, tennis and dining.

00 Pappys Path, Sylva, NC 28779

$22,500

beds

0 baths

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0.59 acres

3 months on site

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Nice lot in lovely Halcyon Estates. If you have been looking for a place to build a summer getaway or need the convenience of location in the Balsam community, look no further.

000 Hawks Shadow Trl, Sylva, NC 28779

$89,900

beds

0 baths

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1.66 acres

5 months on site

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BUILD IMMEDIATELY AND BASK IN THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY-LIKE VIEWS!! One of the highest remaining lots for sale in the area, savor the Goat Balsam Mountain Range as well as Jackson County's historic courthouse. Enjoy the mountain views while being conveniently located to al Jackson County has to offer. This cleared lot is build ready with paved roads, septic, water and power in place. The HUGE flat house pad provides ample space for parking and yard. Preliminary house plans designed specifically to the site are available to buyer. Priced below tax value.

Lot 6 Chestnut Cove Rd, Sylva, NC 29779

$39,000

beds

0 baths

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2.57 acres

5 months on site

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Geat lot with most of the work already done for you. Very nice driveway and house pad already installed. If that wasn't enough it already has a 3 bedroom septic installed. Pleasantly located on a quiet road with mountain views. It is really hard to find an unrestricted lot with all that this one has to offer. This would be the perfect place for your mountain dream home.

00 Walnut Knoll Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$24,000

beds

0 baths

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1.32 acres

4 months on site

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Great residential lot located in the Parkway Forest community. Less than 15 minutes to both downtown Waynesville & Sylva-central location! Paved roads throughout neighborhood. Priced to sell!

00 Newbridge Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$12,000

beds

0 baths

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1.59 acres

1 day on site

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1.59+/- acres located in the beautiful Woodfin Cove Subdivision. List price well below what the sellers paid for this lot! Enjoy the beautiful drive along the creek on the way into the subdivision and be welcomed by well maintained gravel road leading to property. Property owner does not represent boundary lines-there are some old flags on property but needs to be resurveyed for accuracy. Beautiful mountain views while also maintaining privacy! Negotiable- bring all offers!

00 Gobbler Ridge Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$62,500

beds

0 baths

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5.42 acres

1 day on site

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Gently laying parcel located at the end of Brooks Branch off Lantern Wick Trail on Gobbler Ridge. With 5.42 acres you can build and have all the privacy you want. Property is across the road from house #258 on Gobbler Ridge. There are potential views from the ridgeline. Call for more information.

Lot #2 Mum Ln Unit 2, Sylva, NC 28779

$69,000

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0 baths

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1.25 acres

1 day on site

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RIVERFRONT! MOUNTAIN VIEWS! TRANQUILITY! THIS IS IT! Build your home on this 1.25 Acre corner lot in River’s Edge Subdivision and you’ll fall in love with the scenic beauty that this property offers! Close to Town! Paved Roads! City water & sewer available. HURRY! At $69,000 This opportunity won’t LAST!

000 Rosebay Rdge, Sylva, NC 28779

$79,000

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0 baths

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19.73 acres

1 day on site

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Fabulous top of the mountain long range views!!! 19.73 acres. Very private but not to remote. Unrestricted with multiple building sites. Property has logging roads to top of ridge with a good knoll for building that has Great long range views. Great for hiking. Deeded spring rights. Well maintained gravel road. Plenty of Hardwoods and Rhododendrons and mountain laurel. Come sit for a while and enjoy the peace and quiet as well as the views

1265 Hemlock Falls Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$179,900

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0 baths

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10.77 acres

1 day on site

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Really private lot located in the Hemlock Falls Sub-development. Conveniently located between Sylva and Franklin this lot already has power run to the lot and a well has been drilled. With over 10 acres of land there is plenty of options for a house place and lots of woods to go exploring.

000 Turtle Creek Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$23,000

beds

0 baths

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1.71 acres

7 months on site

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Easy access from Turtle Creek Road to four lane. This lot is heavily wooded and has plenty of wildflowers. Situated between Sylva and Franklin it is very convenient to both towns.

000 Wyoming Dr Unit Lot 8,9, Sylva, NC 28779

$39,900

beds

0 baths

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3.28 acres

7 months on site

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This lot is only a few minutes from the downtown area of Dillsboro and plenty of fine restaurants and shopping. Accessible from three sides there are several ways that you could approach building your dream home on this wooded lot. A little tree trimming would provide nice views. With 3.28 to work with there are lots of possibilities and plenty of privacy.

239 Rivercrest Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$180,000

3 beds

2.5 baths

1900 sqft

0.89 acres

26 days on site

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Location! Location! Location! This two story brick home with double attached garage features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, two living areas, a formal dining room and a level backyard! Priced to sell, with a little elbow grease this timeless home could be stunning! Enjoy being minutes to Southwestern Community College or Western Carolina University.

13 Shallow Creek Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$102,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

1152 sqft

1.15 acres

about 1 month on site

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Really nice double-wide located between Franklin and Sylva overlooking a stream. This property is situated in a great country setting and has a split floor plan. With 3 bedrooms and two baths there is room to grow. A nice front porch provides a great place to enjoy the cool evening breezes and enjoy the sounds of the babbling brook. A great open floor plan with plenty of room to entertain.

553 Main St, Sylva, NC 28779

$399,000

beds

0 baths

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0.48 acres

5 months on site

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Historic Charm located in the heart of Sylva’s commercial activity. The entertaining outdoor design welcomes you with a statement rock water feature, custom sidewalk design, custom stone patio leading to wrap around porch. The main structure offers a flexible interior layout and many preserved features. 3 bathrooms on main level, 1 on upper level. Original hardwoods throughout-beautiful! The building was previously the home of a local high-end restaurant, some of the hardware/hookups in the gourmet kitchen space remain. The property also features a greenhouse on the upper lawn, 2 storage buildings, a covered pavilion, and an apartment. Apartment includes 1 BR, 1 Bath, dining room, living area, kitchen, and office. Efficient flow throughout the property-endless potential for an venue, restaurant, or brewery. Amazing investment opportunity! City Water & Sewer. Currently being utilized as office space for businesses. This property is a beautiful gem in the heart of downtown Sylva.