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

Tunnel Mountain Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$95,000

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16.34 acres

24 days on site

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Affectionately known as "The Cove" by the sellers, this total of 16.34+/- acres is a combination of two tracts. PINs are 7621-56-7975 (db/pg 1016/155) for 14.84+/- acres and 7621-56-7975 (db/pg 1108/447) for 1.5+/- acres. Old logging road provides easy access into this rolling to hilly tract. Less than 5 minutes to a highway but completely private and quiet. Great combination of a diversified forest and wildlife. Winter views now but really nice year round views are possible with judicious trimming. Property is subject to the county steep slope ordinance but there is still plenty of places for multiple house sites. Wonderful area for private retreat or family/friend compound place.

Moonlight Dr Unit 9, Sylva, NC 28779

$54,500

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3.01 acres

24 days on site

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Very light restrictions and mobile homes accepted. This easy access 3 acre parcel of land has paved access to the driveway and is close to town. The land features a winterview of the Tuckasegee River, an installed 3 bedroom septic and community water access. With approval, this large lot can be subdivided for multiple house sites. This is a great buy for land that is not restricted to mobiles and ready for placement. Proximity to Sylva and downtown Dillsboro.

Lacy Fern Ridge Unit 31, Sylva, NC 28779

$56,970

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4.22 acres

26 days on site

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An incredible opportunity to own a lot or a side of a mountain! 8 lots to choose from in Lacy Fern Ridge (or own them all!) This particular lot has 4.22 acres and sits at the very top! Take a few trees down and have a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains! Private and peaceful. Conveniently located in the Savannah area and owner has graveled the road leading up to the lot for convenience in driving. Lot has potential for single family home, doublewide or singlewide mobile home. Lots are marked as you go up the drive. Great opportunity for a builder All lots total: 24.351 and can be sold as a package. Make an offer!!

Lacy Fern Ridge Unit 30, Sylva, NC 28779

$44,450

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2.94 acres

26 days on site

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An incredible opportunity to own a lot or a side of a mountain! 8 lots to choose from in Lacy Fern Ridge (or own them all!) This particular lot has 2.58 acres. Private and peaceful. Conveniently located in the Savannah area and owner has graveled the road leading up to the lot for convenience in driving. Lot has potential for single family home, doublewide or singlewide mobile home. Lots are marked as you go up the drive. Great opportunity for a builder! All lots total 24.351 acres and can be sold as a package. Make an offer!

Lacy Fern Ridge Unit 29, Sylva, NC 28779

$46,200

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3.13 acres

26 days on site

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An incredible opportunity to own a lot or a side of a mountain! 8 lots to choose from in Lacy Fern Ridge (or own them all!) This particular lot has 2.58 acres. Private and peaceful. Conveniently located in the Savannah area and owner has graveled the road leading up to the lot for convenience in driving. Lot has potential for single family home, doublewide or singlewide mobile home. Lots are marked as you go up the drive. Great opportunity for a builder! All lots total 24.351 acres and can be sold as a package. Make an offer!

Lacy Fern Ridge Unit 28, Sylva, NC 28779

$58,080

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4.36 acres

26 days on site

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An incredible opportunity to own a lot or a side of a mountain! 8 lots to choose from in Lacy Fern Ridge (or own them all!) This particular lot has 2.58 acres. Private and peaceful. Conveniently located in the Savannah area and owner has graveled the road leading up to the lot for convenience in driving. Lot has potential for single family home, doublewide or singlewide mobile home. Lots are marked as you go up the drive. Great opportunity for a builder! All lots total 24.351 acres and can be sold as a package. Make an offer!

Lacy Fern Ridge Unit 27, Sylva, NC 28779

$48,990

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3.36 acres

26 days on site

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An incredible opportunity to own a lot or a side of a mountain! 8 lots to choose from in Lacy Fern Ridge (or own them all!) This particular lot has 2.58 acres. Private and peaceful. Conveniently located in the Savannah area and owner has graveled the road leading up to the lot for convenience in driving. Lot has potential for single family home, doublewide or singlewide mobile home. Lots are marked as you go up the drive. Great opportunity for a builder! All lots total 24.351 acres and can be sold as a package. Make an offer!

Lacy Fern Ridge Unit 26, Sylva, NC 28779

$18,710

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1.05 acres

26 days on site

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An incredible opportunity to own a lot or a side of a mountain! 8 lots to choose from in Lacy Fern Ridge (or own them all!) This particular lot has 2.58 acres. Private and peaceful. Conveniently located in the Savannah area and owner has graveled the road leading up to the lot for convenience in driving. Lot has potential for single family home, doublewide or singlewide mobile home. Lots are marked as you go up the drive. Great opportunity for a builder! All lots total 24.351 acres and can be sold as a package. Make an offer!

Lacy Ridge Unit 25, Sylva, NC 28779

$41,620

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2.72 acres

26 days on site

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An incredible opportunity to own a lot or a side of a mountain! 8 lots to choose from in Lacy Fern Ridge (or own them all!) This particular lot has 2.58 acres. Private and peaceful. Conveniently located in the Savannah area and owner has graveled the road leading up to the lot for convenience in driving. Lot has potential for single family home, doublewide or singlewide mobile home. Lots are marked as you go up the drive. Great opportunity for a builder! All lots total 24.351 acres and can be sold as a package. Make an offer!

Lacy Fern Ridge Unit 24, Sylva, NC 28779

$39,940

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2.58 acres

26 days on site

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An incredible opportunity to own a lot or a side of a mountain! 8 lots to choose from in Lacy Fern Ridge (or own them all!) This particular lot has 2.58 acres. Private and peaceful. Conveniently located in the Savannah area and owner has graveled the road leading up to the lot for convenience in driving. Lot has potential for single family home, doublewide or singlewide mobile home. Lots are marked as you go up the drive. Great opportunity for a builder! All lots total 24.351 acres and can be sold as a package. Make an offer!

Safari Drive Unit 76, Sylva, NC 28779

$27,000

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2.14 acres

27 days on site

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Uppermost lot in Wildcat Cove. Small storage building on lot. Great view.

Safari Drive Unit 74, Sylva, NC 28779

$20,000

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3.06 acres

27 days on site

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Beautiful views, nice building lot with roughed in house site. Easy access. In well established Wildcat Cove development. Convenient to Franklin and Sylva.

69 Norcross Ln, Sylva, NC 28779

$184,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

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1.71 acres

28 days on site

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Located within Ivy Ridge, this beautiful split 3 bedroom/2 bath offers stunning panoramic mountain views. Enjoy your evenings relaxing on the front porch swing or grilling on the back deck. The large yard offers space to play. Inside, the living room features cathedral ceilings and a cozy wood burning fireplace. There is also an outdoor workshop with electricity. Conveniently located in the Savannah area, you are just minutes to Sylva, Franklin, Cherokee or Bryson City.

5256 Us 74 Hwy, Sylva, NC 28779

$450,000

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2700 sqft

0.34 acres

28 days on site

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MOUNTAIN COUNTRY STORE FOR SALE: Convenience Store, Gas Station, Auto Service, and U-Haul Business located on US 74 in Sylva, NC. Fuel pumps not currently operated however UST permit is good until 9/19. Tire store is vacant with some equipment. 12 miles from Waynesville and 3 miles from Sylva on heavily traveled highway. Also a leased billboard on the property. 2014 Appraisal $420,000.

126 Ensley St, Sylva, NC 28779

$210,000

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2.31 acres

29 days on site

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SYLVA NC- RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY FOR SALE LOCATED IN CITY LIMITS OF SYLVA NC. THREE SEPARATE PARCELS TO BE SOLD COMBINED. PARCEL ONE CONSISTS OF 1.55 ACRES OF LAND WITH THREE TWO BEDROOM APARTMENTS AND A FREE-STANDING COTTAGE. PARCEL TWO IS .21 ACRES WITH A DUPLEX. THE THIRD PARCEL IS .55 ACRES WITH A 3 BEDROOM HOUSE & DETACHED GARAGE. THERE ARE SEVEN RENTAL UNITS, ALL WITH SEPARATE UTILITY METERS.

210 Weldon Hall Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$359,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

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18.08 acres

29 days on site

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Outstanding! Custom built in 2005, this quality home is situated on a large tract, is private yet has great access! This pretty home opens with a bright foyer which takes you to the well appointed kitchen with tons of hickory cabinets or to the wide open living room with stone, gas fireplace! This single level home offers a large master with en-suite featuring a spacey step in shower and corner whirlpool tub, large kitchen & dining w/ pantry & laundry just steps away! 2 bedrooms and a full bath makes sure there is room for all the family or guests. You will love all the extras that are included from 10' ceilings, recessed lighting, oak hardwood flooring, underground utilities, full finished oversized garage, 36" doors & range and dryer set up for gas or electric! Outdoors enjoy the level yard with nice landscaping, mountain view, covered front porch and pebble path that leads you to an adorable "she- shed" w/electric & a/c! For the gentleman, a 20 x 12 workshop w/ garage door for easy access! There's a garden spot plus a chicken coop & an old logging road to get around the acreage! There's room for your animals also w/400' chain link lot! Truly MOVE IN READY!

Ensley Street, Sylva, NC 28779

$210,000

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2.31 acres

29 days on site

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SYLVA NC- RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY FOR SALE LOCATED IN CITY LIMITS OF SYLVA NC. THREE SEPARATE PARCELS TO BE SOLD COMBINED. PARCEL ONE CONSISTS OF 1.55 ACRES OF LAND WITH THREE TWO BEDROOM APARTMENTS AND A FREE-STANDING COTTAGE. PARCEL TWO IS .21 ACRES WITH A DUPLEX. THE THIRD PARCEL IS .55 ACRES WITH A 3 BEDROOM HOUSE & DETACHED GARAGE. THERE ARE SEVEN RENTAL UNITS, ALL WITH SEPARATE UTILITY METERS.

139 Boarding House Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$115,000

1 beds

1.0 baths

900 sqft

4.23 acres

about 1 month on site

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Fractional ownership at Balsam Mountain Preserve offers the benefits of being a part of this premier community for a fraction of the price. Two guaranteed weeks/season (8/Yr), Maintenance-free turn-key ownership offers the enjoyment of being a full Golf member while in residence at Boarding House cabin. Rustic outside but luxurious inside with private covered porches & wood burning fireplaces. Private 4400 acre club community with 3500 acres of conservation land and amenities. Taxes included in annual budget. Nature Center has full time Naturalists offering activities which include Educational programs, hikes on and off property & summer camps.

235 Flying Dutchman Rd Unit 226, Sylva, NC 28779

$190,000

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1.51 acres

about 1 month on site

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This beautiful homestead (located within the private gated community of Balsam Mountain Preserve) features a flat build site and year round views of the Plott Balsam Mountain Range. Balsam Mountain Preserve is a 4,400 acre club community with 3,400 acres of conservation land with completed amenities including an Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course, equestrian center, sports and wellness pavilion, scenic trails, tennis and dining.

1744 Us Hwy 441 None, Sylva, NC 28779

$129,900

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0.41 acres

about 1 month on site

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Jackson County, NC. Commercial building containing 1860 SF. Consists of a main office, two additional rooms, bathroom and large warehouse area with a large garage entrance in back. Heat pump. Metal roof. Lots of parking front and back. Located off US Hwy 441 S, just above Dillsboro City Limits. Easy ingress/egress onto US HWY 441. Unlimited business opportunities! Call to view.

Us Hwy 441 S, Sylva, NC 28779

$129,900

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0.41 acres

about 1 month on site

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Jackson County, NC. Commercial building built in 1979 containing 1860 sq. ft. Consists of a main office, two additional rooms, Bathroom and a large warehouse area with a large garage entrance in back. Heat pump. Metal roof. Lots of parking front and back. Located off 441S just above Dillsboro city limits. Easy ingress/egress onto US HWY 441. Unlimited business opportunities. ! Call to view.

Bay Berry Cove Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$5,000

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0.39 acres

about 1 month on site

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Great Lot with Easy access / Short Range views / Possible access to water pipes running thru property / Great for a RV or Tiny Home / Located in desirable Greens Creek area / Access road from both top and bottom / Power nearby 441 to Greens Creek, LEFT on Old Cove Rd, Old Cove bears to LEFT at split, First right property on Right.

1005 Monteith Branch Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$164,500

2 beds

1.0 baths

1040 sqft

3.54 acres

about 1 month on site

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Sylva, NC. Mini Farm. Lovely farmhouse on 3.54 Acres with 2 Bedrooms /1 Bath & bonus room. Laundry room. New windows. Porcelain tile in Kit & Bath. New metal roof. Nice big yard. Gated entrance. Property features a rushing stream with cascading waterfalls and amazing views. A large fenced in area for the horses, etc. A separate wooden fenced area for the garden and a large fenced area for the pets. An easily accessible separate gated oversized parking area for the RV etc which also has a private septic and electricity. The barn and storage building are wired for electric. Chicken coop. Lots of space for storage. A metal fenced area for the livestock feed. Numerous apple and peach trees along with a "mulberry" tree. Private well, new pump. The perfect mini farm! Impressive. Must see!

N/A Grindstaff Cove Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$725,000

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15.79 acres

about 1 month on site

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Outstanding development location in Sylva, North Carolina, this prime property overlooks the major traffic corridor for southwestern North Carolina, with solid traffic counts (18-22,000+ AADT). Highly visible directly across from the county court facility, law enforcement and administrative offices. Situated just off the interchange ramps of Exit 83 (the primary entrance to downtown Sylva), and adjacent to shopping center, the location would be ideal for hotel, restaurant, gas/c-store, retail, and/or multi-family or mixed use development. Walking distance to downtown Sylva's shops and restaurants. Near to fast growing Western Carolina University with over 11,000 enrollment and 20 minutes from Harrahs Cherokee Casino Resort (4M annual visits), Blue Ridge Parkway and GSMNP (11M annual visits). Jackson County was fastest growing WNC county last census.

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

$70,000

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1.2 acres

about 1 month 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.