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

44 Parbuckle Way Unit 44, Sylva, NC 28779

$200,000

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0.79 acres

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Beautiful property located on a private street with only two other homesteads. Nice build site and gorgeous panoramic views to the Southwest, South, Southeast, East and Northwest. Great views of both Doubletop Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain. Balsam Mountain Preserve is a private 4,400 acre club community with 3,200 acres of conservation land and completed amenities featuring golf, equestrian, scenic trails, tennis and dining.

194 Victorian Pl, Sylva, NC 28779

$14,999

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2.84 acres

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Highly motivated sellers! $5K price drop. Bring any and all offers. Priced well below tax value. Build your dream home. Owners get water (per easement in deed) from spring above property. No septic in place. Two parcels sold together -- See separate pins. Structure on property with no value. DO NOT ENTER STRUCTURE--NOT HABITABLE. Please use caution when turning around in parking area--tight turn-around. Listing agent is sellers' daughter.

0 Ridgeway St Unit 4, Sylva, NC 28779

$41,500

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3.43 acres

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Convenient location to Downtown Sylva. Some of the last large residential lots in the City limits. Long range views and privacy.

0 Ridgeway St Unit 4, Sylva, NC 28779

$41,500

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4.44 acres

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Convenient location to Downtown Sylva. Some of the last large residential lots in the City limits. Long range views and privacy.

348 Preserve Rd Unit 348, Sylva, NC 28779

$99,000

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1.61 acres

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Build your dream home, with a separate guest cottage, on this gentle sloping divided homestead. The homestead features mature trees with views to the northeast and northwest. Balsam Mountain Preserve is a private 4,400 acre club community with 3,200 acres of conservation land and completed amenities featuring golf, equestrian, scenic trails, tennis and dining.

406 High Line Rd Unit 31, Sylva, NC 28779

$174,900

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1.3 acres

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This homestead features a flat build site and views to the North and Northwest of the Plott Balsam Mountain Range and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The property is close in proximity to the Ruby Valley Sports & Wellness Center and the future Doubletop Village. It is less than 10 minutes from the entrance and easily accessible. Balsam Mountain Preserve is a 4,400 acre club community with 3,400 acres of conservation land and completed amenities.

2835 Preserve Rd Unit 104, Sylva, NC 28779

$150,000

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1.92 acres

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This private homestead offers a true cabin in the woods setting with peaceful stream sounds from nearby Cashie Branch creek. The build site is nearly flat and is surrounded by a lush forest of rhododendron. 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.

VL38 Beechwood Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$49,500

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1.52 acres

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Nice corner lot, Lot 38, in Beechwood subdivision. Nice laying lot with easy access.

Lot 19 Thorn Ridge Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$22,500

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1.09 acres

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Very nice laying lot in Thorn Ridge. Easy to build on. Established neighborhood with good gravel roads. Only minutes from Cullowhee and Sylva.

Lot 18 Thorn Ridge Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$22,500

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1.74 acres

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Very nice laying lot in Thorn Ridge. Easy to build on. Established neighborhood with good gravel roads. Only minutes from Cullowhee and Sylva.

0 Garnet Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$177,900

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2.27 acres

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Looking for that perfect location for your home in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, this is it. A 2.27 acre lot with long range mountain views at 3500 ft. elevation in a gated community, Garnet Ridge Preserve. Paved roads, club house, and much more. Garnet Ridge Preserve is surrounded by USFS.

0 Mountain Forest Rd Unit 36, Sylva, NC 28779

$16,000

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0.92 acres

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Ready to build! Has had 3 bedroom septic permit, now expired. Price to sell!

37 High Line Rd Unit 37, Sylva, NC 28779

$195,000

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2.21 acres

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This homestead features a flat build site with great views to the North of the Plott Balsam Mountain Range. Just steps from the Ruby Valley Fitness & Wellness Pavilion, Nature Center, and hiking trail network. Enjoy relaxing water sounds courtesy of nearby Sugarloaf Creek. Balsam Mountain Preserve is a private 4,400 acre club community with 3,400 acres of conservation land and completed amenities featuring golf, equestrian, fitness center, scenic trails, tennis and dining.

00 Ladybug Ln, Sylva, NC 28779

$269,900

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26.16 acres

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Looking for one of the best view in Smoky Mountains you have found it .This 26.16 acres with views that go on forever, with several building sites. The lower part of property has a barn and great garden space. The property is a must see, underground utilities and well and septic on upper building site.

Lot #91 Quest Rdge Unit 91, Sylva, NC 28779

$59,000

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6.52 acres

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Sylva, NC. Beautiful Acreage between Balsam and Sylva. 6.52 Pristine acres. Lot #91. Additional parcel available Lot#79-4.54 Ac. Great for Sub development. Long Range mountain view! Top of the world views and Easy Access. Located in the Cane Creek Ridge Subdivision. Underground utilities to the property. Owner Financing available

Lot #79 Quest Rdge Unit 79, Sylva, NC 28779

$59,000

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4.54 acres

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Sylva, NC. Beautiful acreage between Sylva and Balsam. Lot #79, 4.54 Acres with Long Range mountain view! Privacy and Mountain living at its best. Located in the Cane Creek Ridge Subdivision. Additional acreage available, Lot #91. 6.52 Ac. Underground Utilities to the property. Possibilities of Owner Financing. Easy Access.

0 Deep Spring Rd Unit 21, Sylva, NC 28779

$160,000

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5.87 acres

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5.87 Acres in pristine mountain community. Perfect for building a family legacy for generation to come.

0134 Top Notch Way Unit 134, Sylva, NC 28779

$375,000

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1.81 acres

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At 4,700' this is one of the highest elevation home sites at Balsam Mountain Preserve. The dazzling mountain views will captivate you from morning until dusk. Build your mountain retreat here & enjoy this very special premier gated community. 3,500 acres are protected in a Conservation Easement. Club membership is necessary to use the amenities: Arnold Palmer Signature golf course, Boarding House dining, heated swimming pool, Fitness & Wellness Center, Har-Tru tennis. 35 miles of hiking & Nature Center with Full time Naturalists are available to all.

0000 Hemlock Falls Dr Unit 1 sec 4, Sylva, NC 28779

$22,000

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1.01 acres

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Wooded lot that is flat and roughed in Driveway approximately 6 miles out of town. Hemlock Falls is a beautiful subdivision with creeks and surrounded by USFS. Owner will do seller financing. Make offer.

0000 Parchment Ln Unit 5-4, Sylva, NC 28779

$22,000

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1.15 acres

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Wooded lot that is flat and roughed in Driveway approximately 6 miles out of town. Hemlock Falls is a beautiful subdivision with creeks and surrounded by USFS. Owner will do seller financing. Would have a large yard.

0 Quest Rdge, Sylva, NC 28779

$125,000

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12.8 acres

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12.8+/- acres just of E Cope Creek in Dogwood Subdivision. Roughed in road through property. Great view with clearing a few trees.

3781 Us 74 Hwy, Sylva, NC 28779

$239,000

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25.17 acres

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25.17+/- acres located in route to Cherokee, NC from Dillsboro, NC. Views of the mountains and views of the Tuckasegee River. Great for a private estate or a minor subdivision.

0000 Appleton Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$225,000

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13.31 acres

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This 13.31+/- acres is located between Dillsboro and Cherokee on US 19A/441. This property has a roughed in road that takes you to views of the mountains and view of the Tuckasegee River. Have your own private retreat or family compound. County has street address as Appleton but it is not Appleton.

Lot #35 Garnet Rd Unit 35, Sylva, NC 28779

$39,900

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1.48 acres

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Garnet Ridge is a gated community nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina. This community offers spectacular multi range views. The community has that great getaway mountain living. Downtown Sylva and Franklin is just minutes away.

0 Good Things Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$35,900

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2.67 acres

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WEBSTER-NICE BUILDING LOT IN THE WEBSTER AREA CLOSE TO WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY,DOWNTOWN SYLVA, & HARRIS REGIONAL HOSPITAL. LOT IS 2.67 ACRES WITH GOOD VIEWS,FRONTAGE ON COMMUNITY POND AND PAVED ACCESS.