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

898 Tunnel Mountain, Sylva, NC 28779

$220,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

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1.5 acres

about 1 month on site

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This is the perfect starter home, rental home or retirement home tucked away in the woods with the soothing sound of the creek flowing at the bottom of the property. This home is only a 5 minute drive into Sylva with easy access off of the highway. Built in 2013, this single level home offers a large open floor plan with two bedrooms situated on either side of the great room. The home has a large kitchen with island looking into a lovely wooded area with no views of neighbors in sight. The home also has a very large master bedroom with an ensute bathroom with his and hers bathrooms split between a large walk in closet. On one side is a full bathroom with vanity, toilet and walk-in shower and on the other side a full bathroom with vanity, toilet and tub. A small screened in porch is located off the front door as well as a flat deck area off of master bedroom. The yard offers a lovely view of the trees and the sound of the running creek at the bottom of the property.

117 Bent Pine Trl, Sylva, NC 28779-1159

$169,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

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1.05 acres

10 days on site

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Better than New! This wonderful home has been remodeled with most everything new! New Kitchen with all new Stainless Steel Appliances, New Rock Gas Log Fireplace with Remote, New plumbing fixtures, New baths except Garden Tub, New Ceiling Fans, New Roof 2 years ago, Fresh Paint throughout! New Waterproof Vinyl that looks like Grey Hardwood. Light, Open, Fresh and Brand New looking home. Mountain View! Central Heat/Air. All this in a very Private Setting. Front yard is a Grassy Knoll. Awesome big beam Covered Front and Back Porches. Great Location, close to the Tuckasegee River, Downtown Sylva & Dillsboro, Western Carolina University, Cherokee's Harrahs Casino. In an area where dining, shopping, fishing, kayaking, hiking trails and waterfalls are in abundance. Western NC, where you have your pick of adventures!

563 Big Oak Springs Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$269,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

2040 sqft

1.78 acres

about 2 years on site

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What a lovely home in the woods with loads of privacy. Brand new metal roof in June 2018. Stunning stone fireplace, cathedral ceilings. Bedrooms on main floor for convenience. This home has one of the nicest decks I have seen. Walk in attic. Seller offering one year home warranty for buyers. Additional acreage if desired.

3268 Nc 116 (Webster Rd), Sylva, NC 28779

$85,000

3 beds

1.0 baths

sqft

3.87 acres

about 1 year on site

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UNRESTRICTED acreage fronting NC-116 (Webster Rd). Mostly flat property with 2 entrances off Webster Rd. There is an older home on the property as well and being sold as-is. Great fixer-upper with 3 bedrooms/1 bath and full basement. Old barn that could be restored, plenty of garden space or have a small mini-farm. This property could also be used for a small commercial business, storage units or a place to park big equipment. Could also be subdivided into lots. Many possibilities. Will NOT qualify for a loan. CASH ONLY!

1762 Garnet Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$550,000

3 beds

2.5 baths

sqft

2.39 acres

about 2 months on site

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Located 15 min. from Sylva and Franklin in the quiet, tranquil & gated community of Garnet Ridge Preserve lies this stunning home. It delights from the moment you pull into the driveway & see the surrounding professional landscaping. Stacked rock & stone workmanship accent the entry & this attention to detail continues throughout this unique home w/ one-level living. Crown molding, 10' ceilings, tall wooden doors & windows w/ tile & hardwood floors throughout. Any chef would love cooking in this kitchen with custom cabinets, granite countertops, high-end appliances & walk-in pantry. Master suite features both Jacuzzi & glass walk-in shower. If you work from home, you will enjoy your own cozy office space w/ built-in cabinets, fireplace & high-speed Internet. Outdoor living offers both expansive open & covered decks to enjoy the sunset view. More view with a little tree trimming. Truly exceptional home!

501 Leatherwood Road, Sylva, NC 28779-7858

$599,900

3 beds

3.0 baths

sqft

6.39 acres

6 months on site

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Come to the NC mountains and put your toes in the beautiful green grass at this spectacular private, custom timber frame home with fantastic views. Fly Fish on the Tuck with your own private access. Floor to ceiling stacked stone wood burning fireplace is the focal point of the large living area with cathedral ceilings & dining area. Newly renovated kitchen with quartz counter tops, Kitchen-Aid stainless steel appliances with pantry and exposed timber beams. 2 guest bedrooms on the main level with exposed timber beams with Oak hardwood floors throughout main level. Upstairs features large Master En-suite/sitting room and loft area/office. Downstairs featureslarge family room with Berber carpet, wainscoting, custom built-ins, ceramic tile bathroom with built-in vent, heat and nightlightfixture. Bonus/flex room would make a great mother-in-law suite! Large Workshop/Storage with concrete floors. Gorgeous custom Double-Detached Carport. Nicely landscaped featuring flower beds, annuals and yard. Other features are paved driveway, underground utilities, fire pit and wired-utility shed, hiking trail!.Convenient to Restaurants, Breweries and Shopping in Dillsboro, Sylva, SCC & WCU!

41 Whisper Mountain Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$210,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

sqft

9.35 acres

about 2 months on site

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Here is your rare opportunity to have privacy, acreage, a creek, private trails, a workshop, a barn, a kids' playhouse and an updated home! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath split floor plan offers a little seclusion from the world, yet is located only 15 minutes to town! Enjoy a little room to roam on over 9 acres of land that backs up to the USFS! Listen to the sounds of the nearby creek from the large covered front porch. This home received a new metal roof and HVAC with gas backup in 2018!

Posey Blanton Rd., Sylva, NC 28779

$20,000

beds

0 baths

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1.48 acres

over 1 year on site

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Soapstone Creek runs along the edge of the property. Quiet area...just a few homes closr to lot. Seller motivated. Property located close to the Ocher Hill Church so you are close to Waynesville and Sylva.

40 Egret Lane, Sylva, NC 28779

$159,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

sqft

0.55 acres

about 2 months on site

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-Easily accessible 3bd/2 ba double wide on perm foundation in Rolling Hills Estates. Upgrades include vinyl plank laminate flooring thru out ,ceiling fan light fixtures, stainless steel refrigerator, vinyl fencing in front yard, & new front door. Home has a WB fireplace, double vanity, stand up shower and garden tub in the Master bath. French door leads to a freshly painted deck that overlooks the landscape of Azaleas, rhododendrons, hemlocks around a lovely water pond w/water lilies & iris. Sit back and relax on the covered front porch and enjoy the mtn air. Very little yard maintenance. Storage bldg. Seller requests all showing after 12:00 noon. Seller has 1/3 interest in Septic lot parcel # 7638-57-6634-.49 ac which will convey to new owner at closing .Seller is offering Home warranty thru America's Home Preferred. See agent remarks about shared septic system.

Safari Drive Unit 60, Sylva, NC 28779

$27,500

beds

0 baths

sqft

2.22 acres

8 months on site

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Come build your dream home on this lot that will have Beautiful views with just a little tree clearing. It is ready to build with roughed in house site, water rights to the community well and a septic permit that says it has an installed 1000 gal. septic tank and underground power. It has Easy access off of a paved road too. You Can park an RV or camper on lot after you build a home. What a steal at this price.

Mypie Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

$34,000

beds

0 baths

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1.34 acres

5 days on site

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Located in desirable Thorn Ridge Development. Private but great neighbors. Gorgeous, slightly wooded lot. Underground utilities 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.

40 Buttercup Lane, Sylva, NC 28779

$55,000

1 beds

1.0 baths

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0.0 acres

6 months on site

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UNIT SALE ONLY! Full time living at its is best is what you can have with this spacious unit in a 55 year old retirement community that is open year round. The unit is a 1997 that has tasteful additions.Plenty of sq ft for full time living. Covered carport, with concrete pad with storage building. Freshly painted deck off front to enjoy the cool mountain breeze. 1 full bedroom 1 bath,laundry room off bedroom with storage. Separate dining area, full kitchen, and nook with windows for a breakfast area. Large living space with windows with window awnings to view the mountain.Additional space in living area to have an office, exercise area, or sitting room. Newer carpet, metal roof over whole unit including parking. Central heat and air and additional free standing gas fireplace. Easy access, quiet and convenient to everything. Subject to park owners rules and application. Park fees subject to change per park owner. Buyers and buyers agents to verify square footage. Personal Property tax for unit is $135.07 per year.

887 Skyland Dr., Sylva, NC 28779

$350,000

beds

0 baths

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1.22 acres

about 3 years on site

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1.22 +-Acre Lot , frontage Skyland Dr. with a small parcel on other side of Skyland Dr. LAND ONLY!

217 Twin Oaks Estates, Sylva, NC 28779

$299,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

sqft

1.23 acres

about 1 month on site

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Really well keep home in the Twin Oaks Development only minutes from WCU and downtown Sylva. This home offers one level living, easy paved access right to the door and a detached two car garage. The home is set up with the master bedroom and master bath on one side and two bedrooms and a bath on the other side. A large living room with a stacked rock gas fireplace really accents the home. A large covered front porch is great for enjoying the views and the cool evenings. Hardwood floors are a real plus and the kitchen and dining room are really spacious. Twin Oaks is a really nice community with just enought housing to make you feel safe but still private.

35 Stony Brook, Sylva, NC 28779

$127,500

2 beds

1.0 baths

sqft

1.35 acres

5 months on site

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Great single family home that provides and unfinished basement which offers plenty of room to grow. 2 bedroom and 1 bath home with additional 1/2 bath in the basement. Main level laundry with additional W/D hook up in basement. Ramp access to both levels of the house via the utility/laundry room and basement entrance. Dine-In kitchen adjacent to the family room. Side yard offers plenty of room for a garden with 2 raised beds ready to go. An abundance of level land ready for outside recreation and family fun. Flat grassy land runs all the way to Savannah Creek. Well placed storage shed for your mower and tools. Excellent location for commutes to Macon, Swain, or Jackson County. Seller will pay $2,500 toward buyers closing cost.

Skyland Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

$970,000

beds

0 baths

sqft

4.5 acres

over 1 year on site

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Best Apartment development or Professional/Medical office site in Sylva City limits is now available. Strategically located very close to hospital and downtown Sylva with easy access to get onto Hwy 74. Property is zoned PB (Professional Business) and is a large parcel situated on a street corner. The property meets minimum standards to be considered for Residential Planned Unit Development (RPUD). This will allow for high density apartment, condo or townhouse units to be designed for the site and considered for permitting. The existing home would make an extremely nice office space for leasing/management team. In addition to a fabulous apartment or high density housing site this would also make an excellent Professional/Medical Office Park, based upon distance to the hospital and other medical offices. Portion of PIN# referenced and to be surveyed out of the parent tract.

211 Twin Oaks Estates, Sylva, NC 28779

$292,000

3 beds

2.5 baths

sqft

1.13 acres

27 days on site

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WOW FACTOR! That is what everyone wants. THIS HOUSE HAS IT! Step in the door and you'll see HIGH cathedral ceilings with natural light coming in from the dormers and sky lights. The OPEN CONCEPT floor plan gives that light and airy feel. A stunning gray-stone gas fireplace in the great room has a mantel to place your special pieces of art. Imagine placing your large sectional couch in front and snuggling up with the family to watch your favorite shows together. Now, look towards the open kitchen, with its granite countertops, HUGE island with electricity, and lots of cabinets. Next to the kitchen, the dining area has plenty of room for a long table and is easily accessible - no need to try and squeeze in! A tiled Laundry Room is placed conveniently just off of the kitchen. A pretty half-bath is down a small hallway. A LARGE Master bedroom with tiled en-suite completes the first floor. Up the open staircase are 2 more bedrooms with a tiled Jack-n-Jill bathroom (granite sink of course!). The finishes of this home are of top quality throughout. Perfect for entertaining! Come look at this beautiful home while it is still available!

686 Thunderbird Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$270,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

sqft

2.27 acres

8 days on site

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Looking for privacy in a large family home that's still convenient to town? This home is about 3.5 miles from Hwy 74 which can get you to Sylva or Waynesville in minutes. This home has main level living with an open living and dining room area, a beautiful fireplace and a huge master bedroom. Enjoy time on the covered from porch or on the open deck in back. The downstairs is mostly finished with a third bedroom, large game room or family area and it's plumbed for a 3rd bath. Downstairs has an additional appx 1300 sq. feet. Large workshop is just below the house.

Ridgeway Street Unit 20,21, Sylva, NC 28779

$29,000

beds

0 baths

sqft

1.06 acres

about 1 month on site

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PRICE REDUCED!! SELLER MOTIVATED! Rare opportunity to be in downtown Sylva City Limits! Come build your dream summer vacation home, retirement home, or investment home in the Great Smoky mountains above the town of Sylva where 3 Billboards Over Ebbing was filmed! Be close to downtown shopping, hospital, and within 30 minutes of gem mining, white water rafting, the Cherokee Indian Reservation, and Great Smoky mountain National Park. Within 20 minutes to Western Carolina University and Southwestern Community College. Close to town, yet private

Dime Ridge Unit 2, Sylva, NC 28779

$9,990

beds

0 baths

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0.94 acres

9 days on site

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Here is you chance to have a nice lot at a great price. There are rights to a shared well. There is no road into the lot-- park on Dime Ridge to see the lot. One could access the lot from Chestnut Cove Rd. or Dime Ridge Rd.

Quiet Cove Place Unit Lot 8, Sylva, NC 28779

$44,900

beds

0 baths

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4.41 acres

8 months on site

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4.41 acres less than a mile from 4 lane highway 441. Build ready with 3-bed septic in place and water to the lot, available from the developer. Large build pad cleared and leveled. Beautiful west, southwest views. New survey corners are marked. Build area was just re-cleared and new gravel on the driveway!

180 Running Water Circle, Sylva, NC 28779

$175,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

sqft

1.0 acres

10 days on site

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Lovely 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath plus bonus room located in picturesque Greens Creek. Ranch style home with open floor plan. New carpet in bedrooms, fresh paint. Lots of natural light. Covered front porch. Storage building. Room for garden or play area. Private. Close to Great Smoky Mountains, Cherokee Casino and Western University. Move-in ready.

Dark Ridge Rd., Sylva, NC 28779

$69,000

beds

0 baths

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9.05 acres

12 days on site

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9+ acres located just minutes off the expressway convenient to Sylva, Waynesville and Asheville. This property is unrestricted and can be subdivided into 4 parcels. Various hardwoods, evergreens and natural mountain flora on the property, Scotts creek is across the road and the creek sounds can be heard on various portions of the property. Near the center of the property is a spring. If you have been looking for acreage for a tiny home or a mobile this one may fill the bill. Also, worth noting, electrical lines run across the NE corner of the property.

Leafstone Circle, Sylva, NC 28779

$2,395,000

beds

0 baths

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60.23 acres

16 days on site

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60+ pictureseque high elevation acres with all paved access located just a few minutes from Western Carolina University and all downtown Sylva amenities. Includes a comprehensive road infrastructure system allowing full access to the entire property. This beautiful property was sculpted and designed for a variety of uses. If you have horses this property is set up for those needs as there is a mile and one half of custom horse fencing, a 9 house stall barn with a converted 1800 square foot loft two bedroom apartment, a hay barn, firewood shed and two adjoining multiple acre pastures. If you drive a motor coach this property will suit those needs as there eis plenty of room to park along side the 5800+/- custom building consisting of 1050+/- sq ft of multi-purpose hobby area, 7 separate garages, which will accommodate all the necessary motor toys (four wheels or two wheels), 1900 sq ft of storage and a spacious custom apartment suite. If you are considering a private estate or family compound in the future, this property has up to 15 additional county approved and platted building sites each offering long range views. Come see to believe and bring your imagination!!!

Waccamaw Trail Unit 65B, Sylva, NC 28779

$49,900

beds

0 baths

sqft

9.5 acres

7 months on site

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Gorgeous mountain views from this property. Privacy abounds with this 9.50 acres. Build your mountain dream home or a private family compound. One corner of the property joins the USFS. This property is located one parcel from the end of Waccamaw. There is a roughed in road into the property. There is enough frontage to make a different access to the property with some excavating.