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

6681 Skyland Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

$379,900

2 beds

2.0 baths

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15.09 acres

10 days on site

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PERFECTLY LOCATED BETWEEN SYLVA AND WAYNESVILLE WITH EASY ACCESS OFF HWY 74 IS THIS BEAUTIFUL ARTS AND CRAFTS/CABIN. TAKE THE CONCRETE DRIVE UP THE HILL TO THE 2 CAR GARAGE OR THE LOVELY WALKWAY AROUND FRONT FEATURING PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPING. THE COVERED FRONT DECK LEADS TO THE GREAT ROOM W/FLOOR TO CEILING STONE FIREPLACE AND WOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT. THIS HOME CAPTURES THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF TONGUE & GROOVE, SHEETROCK AND WOOD TRIMS. LOTS OF LIGHT IN THE HOUSE W/ATRIUM DOORS AND TALL WINDOWS, OPEN KITCHEN W/WRAP AROUND ISLAND, GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, STAINLESS APPLIANCES AND CUSTOM CABINETS, BREAKFAST NOOK AND LARGER DINING AREA, MASTER BOASTS LARGE WALK-IN CLOSET AND SOAKING TUB AS WELL AS FULLY TILED SHOWER W/FRAMELESS GLASS DOORS AND DOUBLE VANITY W/GRANITE. ALSO 2 GUEST ROOMS W/BATH AND LOFT AREA FOR OFFICE OR PLAY. ALSO INCLUDED ARE 15 ACRES, CONCRETE PAD IN PLACE FOR WORKSHOP OR GARAGE AND THERE IS A RENTAL PROPERTY ON THE LOWER ACREAGE WHICH COULD BE IN LAW QUARTERS. THIS IS AN AMAZING PROPERTY!!!

49 Corkscrew Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,750,000

3 beds

4.5 baths

3952 sqft

1.41 acres

12 days on site

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This timberframe home, designed by local architect Stephens Smith Farrell, features majestic wood accents (i.e. birds-eye maple custom cabinets, Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors on the main level, and walnut hardwood floors on the lower level), energy-efficient windows by Marvin, and long range views of the Great Smoky Mountains. 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.

31 Midway Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$262,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

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1.07 acres

12 days on site

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Immaculate three bedroom, two bath single level home with rocking chair front porch, abundance of natural sunlight and spectacular views. Lovely living room with cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors and rock fireplace with gas logs. Opens to dining room and gourmet kitchen with custom hickory cabinets, gas stove and beautiful Corian countertops. Spacious master bedroom, bath and walk in closet with split plan for other two bedrooms and bath. You will love the backyard patio which is great for entertaining. Oversized two car garage, floored attic storage, large paved parking pad and storage shed. With paved roads, easy access, underground utilities, and high speed internet, NO WORRIES of being stranded.

321 Gin Pole Way Unit 128, Sylva, NC 28779

$275,000

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3.48 acres

13 days on site

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Build your mountain dream home on one of the largest homesteads remaining at Balsam Mountain Preserve with great mountain views to the north of the Plott Balsam Mountain Range. This 3.48 acre homestead features a level build site and is even designated as an equine property. Enjoy relaxing water sounds from nearby Licklog Creek and spend countless hours on Fisher Cove Trail - just steps from the property. 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.

Dillard Rd. Unit A,B, Sylva, NC 28779

$78,500

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1.87 acres

13 days on site

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In Webster, this easily accessible,1.87 acre corner lot, has approximately 300 foot of river frontage across from building lot. Conveniently located between Cullowhee and Sylva, on Dillard Rd., this opportunity won't last long.

Twin Oaks, Sylva, NC 28779

$35,000

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0 baths

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1.03 acres

13 days on site

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Wonderful lot in a great neighborhood. Very conveniently located lot between Webster and Cullowhee, right of Little Savannah Road.

3 Country Knoll Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$22,500

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0 baths

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1.5 acres

14 days on site

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Nice 1.5 acre private lot on Greens Creek. Easy buildable lot with easy access less than 1 miles to four lane. Soothing sounds of Greens Creek can be heard on this property. Very convenient to shopping, schools, hospitals and all that WNC has to offer!

965 Newbridge Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,650,000

4 beds

4.0 baths

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4.5 acres

14 days on site

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Remarkable Custom Log Home 4600+/- SF Living Space. Luxury Mountain living with 2 private entries, 2 Gourmet Kitchens, one with wine bar and walk in pantry. Multiple indoor and outdoor dining areas. Large living rooms with gas fireplaces, massive log structures and beautiful hardwood floors throughout the home. Glass Elevator for all 3 Levels. Master bedroom has en-suite bathroom with a Claw foot soaker, large walk in closet, radiant heated tile floors, with a Private Deck to enjoy the waterfall from your bedroom. 2 Guest bedrooms w/private baths, and 2 Powder Rooms. Plenty of covered decks to relax on, fresh mountain air, BBQs, & outdoor mountain living. Enjoy the sounds of the waterfalls on the 4.5 Acre property. Massive Engineered Landscaping that allows you to walk to a beautiful waterfall and enjoy a fire next to the waterfall, or a fire-pit area with Spectacular views of the Balsam Mountain Preserve Golf Course and Smoky Mountains. Whole house generator, water filtration system, this home has it all. Sits just below The Great Smoky Mountain Parkway at the end of the subdivision road for privacy. Exceptional, A Unique & multi generational home. *Extra lot w/septic installed*

65 Old Growth Way Unit 61, Sylva, NC 28779

$199,000

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1.91 acres

15 days on site

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This 1.91 acre homestead features beautiful layered western views and golf course views. Excellent location close to Balsam's hiking trail network and the club amenity core. 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.

267 Chickamauga Circle, Sylva, NC 28779

$119,900

2 beds

2.0 baths

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0.16 acres

15 days on site

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Wonderful manufactured home located in Riverbend Estate's 40+ community along the beautiful Tuckasegee River! Easy access and close to shopping, town, schools and all that Jackson County and all of Western NC's wonderful surrounding areas! If you're looking for River front living at an affordable price, this is it! This wonderful home has many newer updates such as: Deck, Sun room addition, New windows, Updated kitchen, New water heater and More! Wonderful home for year round living and/or a great vacation home! Home offer lots of light and windows along with a great open kitchen and family room. Plenty of storage, carport, workshop and additional room off carport; perfect for a craft /sewing room or additional storage. Call soon to schedule a showing!

283 Wirehair Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$299,000

3 beds

2.5 baths

2040 sqft

2.1 acres

15 days on site

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Carefully designed, exquisitely built. Arrive at this mountain retreat in just minutes from town. 3BR 2.5B cabin perched in the tree tops- privacy with a breathtaking view on this serene and sun-filled property. Located in the beautiful Barkers Creek Preserve. The cabin boasts a wall of windows allowing you to enjoy the mountain view without ever leaving the cozy romance the cabin has to offer. Some highlights include tongue and groove walls, custom kitchen cabinets/countertops, upscale appliances, hardwood floors, large family/game room on 1st level, hot tub, metal roof, fire pit area. Privacy and connivence combine. You will want to stay forever once you arrive. This cabin has an established past rental history, but has most recently been used for sellers vacation home. Purchase for your primary residence or for the perfect vacation home.

00 Rhoda Creek Falls Dr Unit 38, Sylva, NC 28779

$32,500

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1.34 acres

15 days on site

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Beautifully wooded private lot in Hemlock Falls Development. Access to mountain stream. Privately maintained road. Convenient to Highway 441 South. Nice home site.

00 Hemlock Falls Dr Unit 35, Sylva, NC 28779

$44,000

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1.86 acres

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Beautifully wooded private lot in Hemlock Falls Development. Access to mountain stream. Privately maintained road. Convenient to Highway 441 South. Nice home site.

372 Purple Mountain Rd., Sylva, NC 28779

$874,900

3 beds

3.5 baths

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51.0 acres

15 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!

Hemlock Falls Unit 55, Sylva, NC 28779

$28,500

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1.68 acres

16 days on site

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Want to get up each day with a fabulous view? Build your cabin or dream home on this gorgeous 1.68 acre lot in the Hemlock Falls subdivision off Bettys Creek.

4261 Pumpkintown Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$224,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

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14.57 acres

16 days on site

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Looking for a private cabin with awesome views? At almost 4000 elevation located at the end of the road, this rustic home on 14.57 acres offers a peaceful haven of serenity. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with a wood-burning rock fireplace, 2 levels of living and lots of new windows and glass doors that light up the home and bring in natural light. Enjoy the sound of birds and nature at its best from each of 2 covered decks. Sit out on the porch and feel the cool breeze or enjoy gardening in the terraced beds below. You will feel like you are on vacation every day. Single car garage with workshop, woodshed and outbuilding. Numerous updates including new roof and electrical 2018.

Lt 5,6 Hemlock Falls Dr Unit 5,6, Sylva, NC 28779

$20,000

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2.66 acres

17 days on site

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Come home to Hemlock Falls! Build your dream home on 2.66 acres of wooded privacy with long-range views after clearing. Quiet and peaceful subdivision; creeks and waterfalls to see on your drive home everyday. Close to the adorable town of Dillsboro, downtown Sylva, Maggie Valley, and only 45 min to Asheville. These two parcels are being sold together -- See separate pins.

0 Woodfin Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$75,000

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7.0 acres

17 days on site

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Large Creek Frontage or view can be had on this 7 acre tract in Balsam. County has approved for 2 homesites with easy build topography. One house could be near the creek and the other long range views with easy access at 3,000 feet elevation. Close to shopping in Sylva or Waynesville. This property is unrestricted and has huge potential!

225 Dumplin Flatts, Sylva, NC 28779

$182,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

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1.56 acres

17 days on site

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Located on Sutton Branch, this beautiful 2 bedroom/2 bath home offers a relaxing mountain view from the custom railed porch. The flat side yard offers a great place for family fun. This home offers so much: custom Spanish tile floors throughout main living area, vaulted ceiling in living/dining/kitchen area, tiled master bath with toilet and bidet, recessed lighting in kitchen, double walk-in closets in the master bedroom, archways throughout give the home a Mediterranian vibe. Owners installed a new heat pump in 2013. Bonus room is currently being used as a third bedroom. Open concept living/dining/kitchen area offers extra space for options such as a sitting area or cozy reading corner. This home is conveniently located in the Savannah area, just minutes to Dillsboro, Sylva, Franklin, or Cherokee.

0 Garnet Rd Unit 18, Sylva, NC 28779

$68,000

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1.9 acres

18 days on site

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Discover the Magic of Mountain Living! Spectacular Estate Home site, almost 2 acres, offers incredible diverse mountain views, including the beautiful Nantahala Mountain Range. This property is located in a tranquil gated community, Garnet Ridge Preserve, that borders the Nantahala National Forest. Located within minutes to the historical towns of Sylva, Dillsboro, Bryson City, Franklin and Cherokee, you can enjoy the year round mountain festivals held in these quaint mountain towns . Outdoor enthusiasts will love the nearby outdoor activities- trout fishing in the Tuckaseegee River, hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway, enjoy Lake Fontana, go tubing/kayaking and mountain biking. Offering underground utilities and community water along with wide tree lined paved roads. Its located off Hwy 441 for easy year round access. Only 1+ hour to Asheville and 2 1/2 hours to Atlanta. Nestled in mountain seclusion, yet close to all amenities, makes this a Must See to build your Dream Home.

Garnet Rd Unit 18, Sylva, NC 28779

$68,000

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1.9 acres

18 days on site

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Discover the Magic of Mountain Living! Spectacular Estate Home site, almost 2 acres, offers incredible diverse mountain views, including the beautiful Nantahala Mountain Range. This property is located in a tranquil gated community, Garnet Ridge Preserve, that borders the Nantahala National Forest. Located within minutes to the historical towns of Sylva, Dillsboro, Bryson City, Franklin and Cherokee, you can enjoy the year round mountain festivals held in these quaint mountain towns . Outdoor enthusiasts will love the nearby outdoor activities- trout fishing in the Tuckaseegee River, hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway, enjoy Lake Fontana, go tubing/kayaking and mountain biking. Offering underground utilities and community water along with wide tree lined paved roads. Its located off Hwy 441 for easy year round access. Only 1+ hour to Asheville and 2 1/2 hours to Atlanta. Nestled in mountain seclusion, yet close to all amenities, makes this a Must See to build your Dream Home.

404 Cabe Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$210,000

3 beds

1.0 baths

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1.25 acres

19 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!

512 Too Sweet Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$329,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

2132 sqft

2.28 acres

19 days on site

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Private setting for this stunning cabin with views and a yard only 15 minutes from the Dillsboro intersection convenient to both Sylva and Franklin and less than 3 hours from Atlanta. Lovely kitchen with granite countertops and tile backsplash, formal dining room. The great room has a cathedral ceiling and lots of light with lovely stone fireplace. Master suite with a Jacuzzi tub. Upstairs is a large loft for office or recreation. Bonus room with closet used for guest sleeping area.

2343 Greens Creek, Sylva, NC 28779

$199,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

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1.01 acres

20 days on site

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Main level living and easy access, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is located between Sylva and Franklin. Updated kitchen and bathrooms, hardwood floors, master with en suite bath, double sinks, tile shower. Whole house-15kw generator, newer gutters and well pump, back up gas heater in hallway. Don't miss this one, won't last long!

Posey Blanton Rd., Sylva, NC 28779

$24,500

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1.48 acres

20 days 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.