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

VL73 Mountain Forest Estates None, Sylva, NC 28779

$21,000

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4.81 acres

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An established and restricted development only 2.5 miles from WCU. A great location with good roads, wooded and great views. The perfect place for year around living or a mountain retreat. Less than $15,000 per acre. Jackson County Schools

VL306 Mountain Forest Estates None, Sylva, NC 28779

$22,000

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4.3 acres

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A restricted development only 2.5 miles from WCU. A great location in Little Savannah area. Good roads, wooded lots, views and much more. Lots Lots 306 & 307. Jackson County Schools

VL313 Mountain Forest Estates None, Sylva, NC 28779

$20,500

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3.5 acres

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A restricted development only 2.5 miles from WCU. A great location in Little Savannah area. Good roads, wooded lots, views and much more. Lot 313. Jackson County Schools

VL40 Mountain Forest Estates None, Sylva, NC 28779

$23,000

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3.09 acres

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A restricted development only 2.5 miles from WCU, a great location. Little Savannah area. Good roads, wooded views & much more. Lot #40. Jackson County Schools

VL302 Mountain Forest Estates None, Sylva, NC 28779

$19,000

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2.0 acres

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A well established and restricted development onl 2.5 miles from WCU. A great location with good roads, wooded and great views. The perfect place for year around living or a mountain retreat. Jackson County Schools.

VL63 Mountain Forest Estates None, Sylva, NC 28779

$29,000

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4.5 acres

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A well established and restricted development only 2.5 miles from WCU. A great location with good roads, wooded and great views. The perfect place for year around living or a mountain retreat. Jackson County Schools.

VL74 Mountain Forest Estates None, Sylva, NC 28779

$19,000

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2.46 acres

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A well established and restricted development only 2.5 miles from WCU. A great location with good roads, wooded and great views. The perfect place for year around living or a mountain retreat. Jackson County Schools.

233 Down The Hill Rd Unit 233, Sylva, NC 28779

$129,000

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1.84 acres

13 days on site

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Very private "Cabin in the Woods" setting with close mountain range views. Close to Balsam's hiking trail system. 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.

35 Hardrock Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

$169,000

2 beds

1.0 baths

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2.91 acres

15 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!!!

47 Oriole Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$555,000

3 beds

3.5 baths

3120 sqft

1.18 acres

16 days on site

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The sellers, who personally designed this home, considered prominently in their fine design the arrangement of space for maximum functionality, not to mention oversaw exquisite craftsmanship and elaborate use of wood. The family room with floor to ceiling large windows almost making you feel as you are outside yet cozy by the fireplace with stack stone work soaring up the cathedral ceilings. Impressive rock work outside equals the rockwork 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!! - a super show! Full walk out basement for workshop or extra level to finish off or for hobby room - potential

66 Spar Tree Way Unit 66, Sylva, NC 28779

$350,000

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2.3 acres

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Build your mountain dream home on this beautiful homestead with long range, layered mountain views to the west. Close in proximity to the amenities and Doubletop Village. 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.

100 Ramblewood Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$160,000

3 beds

3.0 baths

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1.0 acres

16 days on site

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Wonderful location in quiet neighborhood with the best of both worlds. Just minutes to WCU and easy access off Old Settlement Road. Lots of desirable features including open floor plan with large rooms and lots of windows to bring in the natural sunlight. The kitchen and dining join together with the large living room with it's Vermont stove make for a comfortable gathering area. With the 3/3 split bedroom plan & 2 masters, there's privacy and room for everyone. In the summer you will love the deck overlooking the beautiful yard, garden and play area with long range spectacular views. A special treat is the screened porch to cool down on warm days. The solar powered water heater is an added bonus that is a great saver on electricity costs. Updated kitchen floors and appliances. You'll find the nice carport and storage room are great additions, too. A new survey has been ordered to divide the lower portion of the lot that is wooded. The amount of land being sold with the home is expected to be over 1 acre.

S River Unit 10, Sylva, NC 28779

$99,999

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10.52 acres

16 days on site

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Beautiful riverfront property on the Tuckaseigee River, overlooking some of the best trout water in the Southeast. Some roading has been done giving access to multple south facing building sites with the upper end of the property offering long range mountain views AND views/sounds of a strong river. Property is convenient to Sylva, Cullowhee, Webster and is subject to the Webster ETJ... TWSA sewer is available. Motivated Seller....

160 Wildwood Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$130,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

2333 sqft

1.28 acres

17 days on site

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INVESTOR, CONTRACTOR, BUILDER! Bank owned single-family in the Cane Creek estates subdivision. Being sold strictly AS-IS, with NO repairs considered, and NO Exceptions. No financing is offered nor will requests for financing be considered.

125 Shallotte Ridge, Sylva, NC 28779

$325,000

3 beds

3.5 baths

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1.95 acres

17 days on site

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Location, Location, Location. Located just 5 minutes from WCU and 7 minutes from Wal-Mart! This home is a 3 story, 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath with an additional large bonus room upstairs that would be perfect for a home office, playroom, or extra storage. The master is located on the main level and is a roomy 1713 and has an ensuite with separate shower room and a huge Jacuzzi tub perfect for bubble baths, or just soaking in. On the lower level it has its own private entrance with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, and living area. A large patio is right outside the door. This would be perfect for an In-Law Suite or large family who needs lots of space. It is situated on 1.95 acres with lots of privacy, paved access, and a screened in porch. Lots of mature trees give shade for a cool afternoon on the porch, or a great spot to have a fire out at the fire pit in the yard. It also has a separate out building that makes a wonderful workshop area. Call me to see today!

43 Willdee Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$195,000

2 beds

1.5 baths

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1.0 acres

18 days on site

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Located between Sylva and Cullowhee off Locust Creek offering one-level living. 2 bedrooms plus bonus room, large bathroom and owner's bedroom is ensuite with 1/2 bath. Large weeping cherry tree in yard and flowering shrubs. Open living and dining room and galley kitchen. Great home in a convenient location!!!!

239 Rivercrest Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$180,000

3 beds

2.5 baths

1900 sqft

0.89 acres

19 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.

Rainbo Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

$115,000

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21.08 acres

20 days on site

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UNRESTRICTED 21.08 ACRES IN GREENS CREEK AREA!! Double wide and single wides area allowed. Development opportunities await with this beautiful private property with native mountain laurel thru out the property. Steep slope analysis allow for subdividing into approx 6 tracts while remaining property can be used for conservation area. Former building site with prior septic permit that is expired. Old Logging road into property is grown up but takes you to the top where with tree trimming views could be had!! Small stream on property..This property would be great for cabins or build a home with lots of privacy. Seller will entertain owner financing!

North River Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$950,000

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1.67 acres

20 days on site

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Broker / Owner ....RIVER...RIVER...RIVER.....over 400 feet of River Frontage.......Lodge / Restaurant / Rafting Company / Multi-Dwelling Buildings / Cabins / Park Models.........No Zoning, TWSA, Power and Cable make this property.....READY TO GO....You have dreamed about it....Now here it is ALL PERSONAL PROPERTY WILL BE REMOVED IN CONJUNCTION WITH PROPERTY CONVEYANCE

239 Rivercrest Dr, Sylva, NC 28788

$180,000

3 beds

2.5 baths

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0.89 acres

21 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 home could be stunning! Enjoy being minutes to Southwestern Community College or Western Carolina University.

3258 Nc 116 (Webster Rd), Sylva, NC 28779

$99,000

3 beds

1.0 baths

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2.0 acres

22 days 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.

Red Leafe Trail, Sylva, NC 28779

$6,500

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0.71 acres

22 days on site

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*ABSOLUTE AUCTION** SYLVA, NC Saturday, September 7th at 11:00 am ( Sale site for this property will be at 319 Carolina Mountain Drive, Franklin, NC). List price is for MLS purposes only. Actual sales price will vary as property will sell to high bidder WITHOUT RESERVE! Lot with good view centrally located between Sylva and Franklin, NC just off desirable Betty's Creek Road area. Easy access to all area amenities. Including, WCU, Cherokee casino, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Tuckaseegee River and much more. Seller reserves the right to accept an offer prior to auction.

4024 Skyland Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$114,900

1 beds

1.0 baths

934 sqft

0.42 acres

22 days on site

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Adorable home with large level yard and conveniently located only 5 miles to downtown Sylva! 2 unheated BONUS BEDROOMS could be easily heated to add additional 322 sq ft of heated living space! This beautiful property offers ample room for gardening, pets, children and more! Covered back porch. Easy paved access. This home has lots of potential! Metal roof less than 10 years old. Detached garage, as well as a free-standing single carport. Priced to sell! *Ceilings all less than 7' high.

4024 Skyland Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

$114,900

1 beds

1.0 baths

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0.42 acres

22 days on site

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Adorable home with large level yard and conveniently located only 5 miles to downtown Sylva! 2 unheated bonus bedrooms could be easily heated to add additional 322 sq ft of heated living space! This beautiful property offers ample room for gardening, pets, children and more! Covered back porch. Easy paved access. This home has lots of potential! Metal roof less than 10 years old. Detached garage, as well as a free-standing single carport. Priced to sell! *Ceilings all less than 7' high.

Dills Branch Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$945,600

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157.6 acres

23 days on site

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A truly remarkable tract of land! Pristine mountain wilderness bordered by 438 acres of US Forest Service land and almost 1100 acres of the Pinnacle Park Watershed owned by the Town of Sylva. This property encompasses half of Pinnacle Peak. There is a really nice waterfall and several cascades from numerous springs and small streams of clear cold mountain water. There is a road system throughout the property and dozens of easy to build homesites. This property is in a forest management plan with the North Carolina Forest Service. All showings must be scheduled with the listing agent. Light restrictions may be placed on the property. To view the Pinnacle Park website, go to https://www.discoverjacksonnc.com/outdoors/trails/pinnacle-park-trail/