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

Old Cullowhee Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$25,500

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0 baths

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0.86 acres

about 1 month on site

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This ready to go property has access to TWSA water/sewer at road buyer to pay for hook up. House pad cleared with easy access. Great lot for new construction, modular , or double wide. Seller is ready to move this property and price is adjusted accordingly. Lot is already surveyed . Just bring your house plans and settle in this quiet 40+ age community, with trash removal, access to water/sewer for a low monthly fee and walk to the Tuckasegee river to fish and relax.

1299 Fisher Creek Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$198,500

3 beds

2.0 baths

1497 sqft

1.5 acres

about 1 month on site

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Location!! Lovely well-maintained brick ranch home on Fisher Creek. One-level living on paved drive. This is an excellent buy for someone in a great location. From the well-manicured yard, to the relaxing patio by the creek, this home does not disappoint. Lots of room, bright sunny kitchen, den and living room and 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Property is beautiful, 1.5 acres of level yard by the creek. This is a property to enjoy and less than 5 minutes to town, Hospital and shopping.

210 Hillcrest St, Sylva, NC 28779

$169,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

960 sqft

0.67 acres

about 1 month on site

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Sylva, NC. 2BR/2BA Home on 0.67 Acres. Private, easy access, off paved road. Upgrades boast new stainless steel appliances, hardwood flooring and ceramic tile. Freshly painted walls. Nice upgraded bathrooms. Master bath has walk-in shower and walk-in closet. Private patio out from dining area for grilling, etc. Laundry off from kitchen area. Electric ambiance fireplace in living room. Attached carport and storage room. Huge yard and fenced-in area. Garden space. Call for more info.

210 Hillcrest Street, Sylva, NC 28779

$169,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

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0.67 acres

about 1 month on site

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Sylva, NC. 2/2 Home on .67 Ac. Private easy access off paved road. Upgrades boast new stainless steel appliances, Hardwood flooring and ceramic tile. Freshly painted walls. Nice upgraded bathrooms. Master bath has walk in shower and walk in closet. Private patio out from dining area for grilling etc. Laundry off from kitchen area. Electric ambiance fireplace in living room. Attached carport and storage room. Huge yard and fenced in area. Garden space. Call for more info.

120 Macktown Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$172,000

1 beds

1.5 baths

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0.53 acres

about 1 month on site

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RUSTIC CABIN WITH TUCKASEEGEE RIVER FRONTAGE. FLAT YARD HAS ROOM FOR ANOTHER CABIN. HARDWOOD FLOORS IN ALL ROOMS EXCEPT KITCHEN AND LIVING ROOM. TOUNGE AND GROOVE CEILINGS. SUITABLE AS PERMANENT RESIDENCE OR VACATION RENTAL. COVERED DECK OVERLOOKING THE RIVER, NEEDS SOME TLC. LOCATION IS NEAR DOWNTOWN DILLSBORO, SYLVA, CHEROKEE, AND WAYNESVILLE. WOULD BE A GOOD INCOME PRODUCER AS A VACATION RENTAL. FRENCH DOORS AND LOTS OF WINDOWS ALLOWS NATURAL LIGHT. VINTAGE FRENCH DOORS OPEN TO COVERED DECK FROM DINING ROOM, FRENCH DOORS IN LIVING ROOM ALSO LEAD TO COVERED DECK TO ENJOY THE COOL RIVER BREEZES.

1299 Fisher Creek Rd., Sylva, NC 28779

$198,500

3 beds

2.0 baths

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1.5 acres

about 1 month on site

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Location!! Lovely well maintained brick ranch on Fisher Creek. One level living on paved drive. This is an excellent buy for someone in a great location. From the well manicured yard to the relaxing patio by the creek, this home does not disappoint. Lots of room, bright sunny kitchen, den and living room and 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Property is beautiful, 1.5 acres of level yard by the creek. This is a property to enjoy and less than 5 minutes to town, hospital and shopping.

84 High Climber Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,350,000

3 beds

3.5 baths

3704 sqft

1.69 acres

about 1 month on site

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Amazing views are captured from this home when looking out above the 14th fairway of the Arnold Palmer golf course at Balsam Mountain Preserve. At an Elevation of 3,900' you will have captivating views of the Plott Balsam Mountain Range. Dual master suites on the main level make this an exceptional home. Features include Brazilian cherry floors, three stacked stone fireplaces, shiplap wood walls and ceilings, covered porches and so much more make this open floor plan a house you want to call home. Furniture is negotiable.

168 Travelers Nest Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$110,000

1 beds

1.0 baths

800 sqft

1.0 acres

about 1 month on site

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Privacy comes with this sweet 1Bedroom (loft) 1 Bath log cabin located 2 miles from WCU, 4 miles from shopping. Nice topography with partial pasture area has lots of potential. This would make a great vacation getaway and has been a great rental for many years with low vacancy rate. New survey will determine the acreage and boundaries. This is a portion of a 7.5 acre tract that has another 2BR 1BA log cabin available and a vacant lot site ready on the market for $249,900 MLS 26011200. Great Opportunity!

279 November Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$175,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

1296 sqft

3.04 acres

about 1 month on site

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5 minutes to Sylva, 10 to Western Carolina University. One level living, this newer home offers 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms - Natural light with all the windows in this home. A wonderful view and an huge outdoor shed. Agreed in this price he is adding a dishwasher, some shelving by kitchen cabinets, putting an overhang over the front door and scraping the driveway. At this price you must see.

85 Back Bone Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,295,000

3 beds

4.0 baths

3124 sqft

1.65 acres

about 1 month on site

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Balsam Mountain Preserve Home at the top of the Mountain enjoys east & west long range views. You are dazzled the moment you enter by a cozy yet tasteful decor. Wood floors, walls and ceilings set the stage for this comforting hideaway. The enjoyment you feel when waking to the beauty of the mountains will continue all day long until you are captivated by the beautiful sunsets. The many features include an outside entrance off the breezeway for a very private office with a 1/2 bath, Radiant floors offer another level of warmth in the lower level. There is a variety of sitting and contemplation spots on the covered porches. Separate Guest Room has its own heat pump and an entrance and half bath. If it is an outside adventure that you desire, there are miles of hiking from your front door or go on a high elevation trail to Doubletop Mountain. Balsam Mountain Trust offers activities for all ages and camps for the young ones during the summer months.

257 Tote Rd Unit 257, Sylva, NC 28779

$260,000

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0 baths

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1.98 acres

about 1 month on site

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Balsam Mountain Preserve premier homestead offers beautiful panoramic views from the Northwest to the Northeast, close in proximity to Dark Ridge Camp and a Class 'A' North Carolina trout stream. Membership in the Club offers Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course, har-tru Tennis, Wellness Center, Heated pool, Equestrian facilities. Nature center in the community offers life long learning for all ages and organized hiking on over 35 miles of hiking trails. Design and build your dream and enjoy all that this exceptional community offers. Mapping does not show roads on the map.

137 East Reach Rd Unit 137, Sylva, NC 28779

$175,000

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0 baths

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2.01 acres

about 1 month on site

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Balsam Mountain Preserve homesite is located in an ideal location. This community has over 4400 acres with 3500 protected in Conservation Easement. Amenities of Tennis, Heated Pool, Fitness/Wellness Center, Equestrian Center, Dining at Boarding House, 18 hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course and par 3/Driving Range can be accessed by Club membership.

69 Woods Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$155,000

3 beds

1.0 baths

1284 sqft

0.55 acres

about 1 month on site

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Neat as a pin and cute as can be, this 3 bedroom, 1 bath home is conveniently located just off Ashe Settlement Rd near Hwy 107! Tucked away in a small subdivision this meticulously maintained home offers paved parking all the way to the home and a low maintenance lot. The home has three bedrooms, two living rooms and a kitchen/dining area. The large back deck is perfect for cookouts. Raised flowerbeds are just awaiting your green thumb!

Ralph Tatham Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$995,000

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0 baths

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47.54 acres

about 1 month on site

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TATHAMS MOUNTAIN RETIREMENT PARK, A WELL MAINTAINED, 55+ RETIREMENT PARK ON 47.54 ACRES, A PROFITABLE BUSINESS FOR DECADES. WEST SIDE BORDERS TATHAMS & SAVANNAH CREEK,EASILY TO ACCESS OFF HWY 441, LOTS OF OPEN FLAT ACREAGE FOR EXPANSION ALONG SAVANNAH CREEK, 28 LOTS, 24 RENTALS, A 1995, 3 BDRM, 2 BA DOUBLEWIDE WITH OVER 1900 SQ FT, CURRENTLY OCCUPIED BY OWNERS, A 1 BDRM 1 BA CABIN ON THE CREEK PREVIOUSLY RENTED FOR $550 MO. THERE ARE 2 WELLS ON THE PROPERTY,4 ADDL SITES READY TO GO, JUST NEEDS ANOTHER WELL IN PLACE. THERE IS A 32X52 WORKSHOP W/NEW METAL ROOF,16X25 LAUNDRY FACILITY WITH 3 WASHERS & DRYERS AND 2 RESTROOMS,HUGE BARN,STORES CAMPGROUND MATERIAL & EQUIP. THERE IS A YEARLY LEASE AGREEMENT W/RESTRICTIONS, RENTS COLLECTED MONTHLY ALL YEAR. OLD FARMHOUSE CURRENTLY BEING TORN DOWN, MORE ROOM TO EXPAND PARK. THE CURRENT CARETAKER FOR OVER 10 YEARS LIVES JUST OFF THE PROPERTY, WOULD POSSIBLY BE INTERESTED IN CONTINUING WORKING AT THE PARK.

446 Timberleaf Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$220,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

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1.0 acres

about 1 month on site

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Privacy and a lot of house for the money, 3bedroom 2 bath on the main floor plus mostly finished basement with huge family room w/pool table. Stone fireplace in living room, Large kitchen, split bedroom plan, large covered porch, easy access new heat pump installed August 2019, conveniently located 4 miles out of Sylva/ Dillsboro. Square footage does not represent the basement living area.

760 Dark Ridge Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$225,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

1412 sqft

6.6 acres

about 1 month on site

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Lovely three bedroom, two bath ranch home located on nearly 7 unrestricted acres! Great location between Waynesville and Sylva. Cozy livingroom with wood burning stove, formal dining room, pass thru kitchen with separate den. Nice carport located off den. Separate garage with electricity includes storage above that can be finished into an air bnb rental, apartment, etc. Land can be developed into whatever you would like! Family compound, rental properties, hunting oasis, farm animals. Come see the potential!

139 Boarding House Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$114,500

1 beds

1.0 baths

900 sqft

4.23 acres

about 1 month on site

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A Private Residence Club, fractional ownership at Balsam Mountain Preserve. Offering the chance to enjoy the benefits of a premier community for a fraction of the price. Boarding House Partners enjoy two guaranteed weeks per season (8/Yr). Maintenance-free turn-key ownership offers the enjoyment of being a full membership while in residence. 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.

773 Mineral Springs Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

$140,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

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5.64 acres

about 1 month on site

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Privacy and wonderful family living abounds in this property conveniently located just minutes from the heart of Sylva. A lovely wooded driveway leads you up to the home with nice level yard space. Grass and flowering bushes are one side of the property with a fenced yard for the pet on the shady side of the home. There is even a convenient door dog leading from the screened porch to the fenced yard. The home has both a living room and additional family room off of the kitchen. The master offers spacious living as well. The owners added a second septic system twelve years ago for the singlewide on the property. The singlewide is of no value. There is a double detached carport along with a spacious workshop/storage shed behind it that has wired electricity and lighting installed. A path has been cut behind the shed that leads to another lovely flat area above the home that would make wonderful additional outdoor entertainment.

293 Sunshine Acres Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$415,000

4 beds

3.5 baths

3125 sqft

0.916 acres

about 1 month on site

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This wonderfully laid-out 4 bed, 3.5 bath home is conveniently located in the great neighborhood of Sunshine Acres. The two-story foyer and great room anchor the main level. Also located on the main: wonderfully upgraded kitchen, a spacious master bedroom suite(with a huge walk-in closet!), additional dining/music/sitting rooms, laundry, and attached two-car garage. Upstairs you'll find a second master, loft office space, and two more bedrooms that share a third full bath. Upgraded interior finishes (such as arched doors and oil-rubbed bronze hardware) give this home its custom feel. All of this on a level and fenced nearly one acre yard with gorgeous mountain views, in an ideal location convenient to Sylva, WCU, and Cherokee.

642 Boar Ridge Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,250,000

3 beds

3.5 baths

3008 sqft

1.71 acres

about 1 month on site

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This beautifully designed Al Platt residence features magnificent views to the North of the Plott Balsam Mountain Range, layered mountain views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and overlooks Balsam's very own Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course! This home was built with convenience in mind - master bedroom on the main level and two guest bedrooms on the upper floor. There is even an unfinished bonus room above the garage that the new owner(s) can make their own! Make sure you don't miss out on this great opportunity - schedule your showing today!

8381 Hwy 441 S, Sylva, NC 28779

$119,000

2 beds

1.0 baths

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0.76 acres

about 2 months on site

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Classic Log Cabin on a creek ! Tract 2 has 0.76 Acres with a log cabin built in 1974. PIN 7528-03-7503 log cabin, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 960 sq ft. Cabin newly updated bathroom, new appliances and double glazed windows. There is a rock hearth that could be used for a wood stove. There is covered parking. Sorry no inside photos there is a tenant. K1 Monitor heater in the living room, no thermostat on the wall.

228 Lanterns Wick Trl, Sylva, NC 28779

$249,900

2 beds

2.0 baths

1344 sqft

3.06 acres

about 2 months on site

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Private, like new, 2/2 cabin with a million dollar year around view. Move in condition. Can be a year around home or vacation get away. Has a finished detached over-sized (16x24) garage that is being used as an office by the owner.. Sit on the covered front porch and enjoy the wonderful view of the Smoky Mountains. Home has "phantom" screens on the 4 sets of patio doors which enables enjoying fresh mountain air, 24/7. Schedule an appointment today for the very nice mountain home. High speed internet.

83 Brendle St, Sylva, NC 28779

$279,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

1823 sqft

0.41 acres

about 2 months on site

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83 Brendle Street can easily be returned to a 3BR/2BA single-family residence. Most recently used as a real estate office, with room for up to ten desks. Located in town, within walking distance of historical downtown Sylva. Originally built in the late 30s, this property has updated electric, plumbing, floors/carpeting, roofing & gutters, porches, handicapped ramp, dual done HVAC and parking area. Room to add a garage or workshop. Large, level yard with the back door opening to a nice stream. Zoned B-2 which allows use as residential or almost any commercial use. Parking lot has been pre-approved as a commercial, paid parking lot with 30+ parking spots possible.

83 Brendle St, Sylva, NC 28779

$279,000

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0 baths

1823 sqft

0.41 acres

about 2 months on site

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Most recently used as a real estate office with room for up to ten desks, but can easily be returned to a 3BR/2BA single-family residence. Located in town, within walking distance of historical Downtown Sylva. Originally built in the late 30s this property has updated electric, plumbing, floors/carpeting, roofing & gutters, porches, handicapped ramp, dual done HVAC and parking area. Room to add a garage or workshop. Large, level yard with the back door opening to a nice stream. Zoned B-2 which allows use as residential or almost any commercial use. Parking lot has been pre-approved as a commercial, paid parking lot with 30+ parking spots possible.

29 High Line Rd Unit 29, Sylva, NC 28779

$119,000

beds

0 baths

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1.95 acres

about 2 months on site

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Balsam Mountain Preserve building site with westerly views towards Sylva, long private drive gives a wonderful approach to this very level site. This premier gated community has a club for access to amenities, with Arnold Palmer signature golf course, heated pool in summer, Har-Tru tennis courts, dining at Boarding House, and cottages for guests. Nature Center programs for all. Map coordinates will show the main gate at Balsam Mountain Preserve and not exact to the property location.