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

Grand View Estates, Sylva, NC 28779

$25,000

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3.24 acres

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Easy Access to Cherokee, Sylva and other surrounding areas, from this established gated community. This expansive lot is equipped with 2 House sites and driveways. House site had been cleared at one point. Development roads are paved and makes for easy access to Lot 52. Great views from this higher elevation site. Lot does include underground utilities. Deed directs for shared well. Lot size ensures no close neighbors, or neighbors obstructing beautiful view. Lot can be subdivided. Owner is open to owner financing, upon screening.

Grand View Estates, Sylva, NC 28779

$15,000

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1.98 acres

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Easy Access to Cherokee, Sylva and other surrounding areas, from this established gated community. House site had been cleared at one point. Development roads are paved and makes for easy access to Lot 17. Great views from this higher elevation site. Lot does include underground utilities. Deed directs for shared well. Lot size ensures no close neighbors, or neighbors obstructing beautiful view. Owner is open to owner financing, upon screening.

826 Greenspire Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

$185,000

2 beds

1.0 baths

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3.82 acres

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Looking for elevation? Here it is...more than 4200 feet in Balsam. Log home has been a family getaway for years. Two bedrooms and 1 bath. Open concept with kitchen and living room joined. Nice wide covered porch with excellent seasonal view...mountain view from late fall to early spring. Wonderful shade in the summer. Easy access. Water is spring fed. Two small outbuildings on property. 3.82+/- acre property abuts to the Blue Ridge Parkway property. Fireplace in living room.

1754 Us Hwy 441 S, Sylva, NC 28779

$109,900

2 beds

1.0 baths

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0.21 acres

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This cute 2 bedroom 1 bath home is very accessible and near all the local amenities. This home is move in ready, and just waiting for the opportunity of being the place you call home. Whether permanent or vacation, this place must bee seen to be believed. Come and make it your home quickly while its available.

71 Astro Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

$142,000

2 beds

1.0 baths

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0.33 acres

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Great starter home in nice neighborhood. Close to amenities with easy access. Sit on your covered deck and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful mountain views. This home is easy to maintain with paved access and one car garage. Large fireplace for those cozy nights.

30 Calm Breeze Cv Unit 2, Sylva, NC 28779

$13,000

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1.15 acres

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Possibilities abound in Sylva, approximately 45 minutes to Asheville. Parcel lies on Jackson/Haywood line and close to many tourist attractions in Western NC. Entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway less than 5 minutes away; Cherokee and casino just 34 minutes away. Adorable town of Dillsboro is a stone's throw. This is the perfect spot to build your profitable short-term rental business! Nearly 10-acre tract can be purchased as a whole; see MLS # 3457819. Flat building lot. Calm Breeze Cove has it all! Pre-construction packages also available; please inquire with listing agent. Breathtaking views, easy access, and roads already cut in. See a bird's eye view of this property and its unmatched views by copying and pasting this link: https://youtu.be/02HPXwrGJ4A

30 Calm Breeze Cv Unit 9, Sylva, NC 28779

$30,000

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1.1 acres

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Possibilities abound in Sylva, approximately 45 minutes to Asheville. Parcel lies on Jackson/Haywood line and close to many tourist attractions in Western NC. Entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway less than 5 minutes away; Cherokee and casino just 34 minutes away. Adorable town of Dillsboro is a stone's throw. This is the perfect spot to build your profitable short-term rental business! 1.10 acres with fabulous long-range views of the mountains! Pre-construction packages also available; please inquire with listing agent. Breathtaking views, easy access, and roads already cut in. You may purchase entire tract of 9.47 acres. Please see MLS #3457819 for details. See a bird's eye view of this property and its unmatched views by copying and pasting this link: https://youtu.be/02HPXwrGJ4A

126 Shawfield Rdge, Sylva, NC 28779

$154,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

1664 sqft

0.79 acres

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Rare opportunity to purchase a brand new affordable home; includes 1 year builder's warranty. Split bedroom open floor plan. Master bath has a walk-in ceramic tile shower and soaker tub. Modern living room and kitchen with lots of natural lighting. Great mountain views out front. Available financing through Vanderbuilt.

528 Early Deitz Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$625,000

2 beds

1.5 baths

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56.04 acres

2 months on site

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Beautiful 56.04 acres unrestricted off Hwy 441, with 1965 wood frame house that is a handyman's paradise SOLD AS IS. Separate block garage that needs work could be converted to a workshop. Paved access. The 50+ acres was once an apple orchard back in the day per the seller's family information. Road trails leading to the top for access to walk and view the property. Spring on property that has not been used in a few years but with proper cleaning out could be utilized . You can have your own nature paradise for hiking or simply to have privacy for a family compound. Mostly hardwoods on property. Convenient location to Dillsboro, Franklin and access to area activities. This parcel is under the Forest Management Plan .Steep slope ordinance in place and will allow for more building sites on property. No drive-bys please.

477 Deep Gap Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$249,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

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0.6 acres

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Absolutely remarkable artist cabin. Truly one of a kind. Tucked back in a private cove with a great view. Charm and character abound in all the custom touches. Well thought out and planned, very convenient and comfortable is how I would describe this charmer of a mountain retreat. The home has be meticulously maintained and well cared for. This is one you really need to see in person to fully appreciate.

23 Carolina Sunset Vw, Sylva, NC 28779

$227,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

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1.0 acres

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Stunning cabin in a beautiful setting w/small stream and wrap around porch. This home has an open floor plan with tongue and groove ceiling in the great room and offers one level living. Kitchen features lovely cherry cabinets, quartz counter tops and stainless appliances. Loft upstairs provides extra sleeping quarters or office/craft area. Unfinished basement has been wired for electric and could be a great workshop and provide additional storage. This would make a great get away or full time home.

0054 High Line Rd Unit 54, Sylva, NC 28779

$150,000

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2.16 acres

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Beautiful homesite at Balsam Mountain Preserve offers wonderful views and easy access to new amenities. Balsam Mountain Preserve is a gated community which has 4400 acres with 3,500 acres protected in a Conservation Easement. Build your dream home here and begin living an active lifestyle. Residents are very friendly and welcoming. Access to community is off a 4 lane highway between two charming mountain towns. No minimum square footage required as long as Habitat Design Guidelines are adhered to.

30 Calm Breeze Cv, Sylva, NC 28779

$114,999

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9.47 acres

2 months on site

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Possibilities abound in Sylva, approximately 45 minutes to Asheville. Parcel lies on Jackson/Haywood line and close to many tourist attractions in Western NC. Entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway less than 5 minutes away; Cherokee and casino just 34 minutes away. Adorable town of Dillsboro is a stone's throw. This is the perfect spot to build your profitable short-term rental business! Nearly 10-acre tract can be purchased as a whole, or parcel is subdivided into seven 1-2 acre lots. Long-range views, mountain views, flat building lot... Calm Breeze Cove has it all! Pre-construction packages also available; please inquire with listing agent. Breathtaking views, easy access, and roads already cut in. See a bird's eye view of this property and its unmatched views by copying and pasting this link: https://youtu.be/02HPXwrGJ4A

18 Log Heaven Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

$255,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

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2.15 acres

2 months on site

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Live in harmony with nature in this three bedroom, two bath home high atop the mountain. Easy access on Monteith Branch which is a paved road to the entrance of Timber Ridge Subdivision first house on the right. Almost flat road to the house, driveway to the house is paved. House has an attached garage and indoor work areas on the ground level. Now being usage for storage, laundry and a classic photo darkroom. House features an open floorplan, vaulted ceiling, large rock fireplace with lots of large windows in the open area, make this home feel open. Hardwood floors throughout, kitchen could use some updates, but is totally functional. Two bedrooms on the main floor with the master bedroom upstairs with an on-suite bath. Wooded, secluded setting with just a few neighbors in sight. Porch wraps around two sides of the home. Suitable for year round living, mountain getaway, investment or rental. Convenient under 10 minutes to town. $250/year HOA.

Hidden Valley Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$475,000

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39.05 acres

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Wonderful opportunity to purchase 39.05 gorgeous acres just minutes from Sylva. Property has very reasonable contours for future development. The only restriction seller will record at time of closing is No Mobile or Manufactured homes. Also included is a well built 1970 ranch house in excellent shape. Paved access all the way to the parking area for the home. This property is also listed as RESIDENTIAL under MLS #26010543. Possibility of many different house sites and future scenarios. Live in the existing home and simply enjoy 39+/- acres of nature surrounding you, live in the ranch house and build another...and another...and another...or use your imagination for this land located so close to medical facilities, entertainment, restaurants and shopping but still have the feeling of end of the road privacy.

Cripple Creek, Sylva, NC 28779

$70,000

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8.0 acres

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8+/- acres UNRESTRICTED, CREEK FRONT property. Near Sylva, just off 74 East. Nice, rolling to flat property with good area for a garden. Big timber, old Log barn and a very nice rushing creek. Would make a nice mini-farm. Close to Sylva, Waynesville and Cherokee.

600 Hidden Valley Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$475,000

3 beds

3.0 baths

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39.05 acres

2 months on site

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Original family owned. End of road privacy and solitude. Well built ranch home on beautiful 39.05+/- acre tract just five minutes from Sylva. Home is one level living. 3 BR/3 BA. All bedrooms are large. Formal living room/dining room is huge with gorgeous mountain view. Southern exposure. Distinctive hardwood floors in bedrooms, hallway and family room. Large fireplace in family room converted to gas log. Some of the wood features in the interior are walnut, milled from the trees on the property. Paved road all the way into the property. The only restriction on the property will be recorded at closing. No mobile or manufactured homes. Most of the acreage has very easy contours and could be an attractive development of many homes, family compound or an estate sized property. Close to downtown Sylva, all shopping, schools, medical facilities and outdoor activities.

83 Bullfrog Cove Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$229,900

3 beds

2.5 baths

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0.78 acres

2 months on site

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Desirable Webster location!!! This house has it all great for a family with split bedroom layout on main floor, massive decks on the front and back for great outdoor living, wonderful yard with a creek at the end, and full finished basement with inside and outside entrance. This home won't last long. This truly has it all for a growing family! Enjoy all the convenience while being tucked away in this desireable neighborhood.

259 Workman Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$369,000

4 beds

4.0 baths

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8.34 acres

2 months on site

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$20K PRICE REDUCTION! Don't miss this private & peaceful outdoor oasis just minutes from WCU and hospital! This 4 bedroom + bonus room 4 bath home sitting on 8.34+/- acres has so much to offer! Full in law suite so bring the parents or great for guests. On the main level you will find the master suite with en suite bath that offers dual vanities. Hardwood and tile floors, vaulted ceilings and a wood burning fireplace for those cool mountain mornings. Also on the main level are two additional bedrooms that share a full bath. Head upstairs to the bonus room for additional sleeping space, craft room, or just a special place to relax and read a book. Ready to head outside and relax and connect with nature? Blueberry bushes are on the property and there is a perfect sunny spot w/ garden in place. There is a wrap around covered porch just off the kitchen that makes for a great place to relax and eat with family and friends and listen to the sound of the trickling koi ponds that are fed from the stream. The birds chirp in the distance and nature comes alive before you! The expansive front deck is a great place to grill or take in some sunshine. Its a nature lovers paradise!

668 & 670 Bull Thistle Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$540,000

3 beds

2.5 baths

1938 sqft

27.4 acres

2 months on site

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Prime location for a fabulous escape. The whole area gives an extraordinary feel, cozy, and charismatic, beautiful views that can be enjoyed year round from your screened in porch; on either home. The main house has a great open feeling, beautiful fireplace, two car garage, wrap around porch, and an expansive screened in porch and master on main floor. The roomy, second residence on the property opens the door for guests, rentals, or mother in law suite. This is a great opportunity for many reasons. Minutes away from Waynesville and Sylva.

668 & 67 Bull Thistle Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$540,000

3 beds

2.5 baths

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27.4 acres

2 months on site

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Prime location for a fabulous escape. The whole area gives an extraordinary feel, cozy, and charismatic, beautiful views that can be enjoyed year round from your screened in porch; on either home. The main house has a great open feeling, beautiful fireplace, two car garage, wrap around porch, and an expansive screened in porch and master on main floor. The roomy, second residence on the property opens the door for guests, rentals, or mother in law suite. This is a great opportunity for many reasons. Minutes away from Waynesville and Sylva.

67 Little Peanut Dr., Sylva, NC 28779

$249,900

3 beds

3.5 baths

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0.66 acres

2 months on site

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A Mountain Retreat, Secluded & in like new condition awaits you at 67 Little Peanut! Immaculate in & out. A local developer built this as his personal vacation Cabin w/lo-maintenance in mind. Outside-a covered porch & views to die for. Inside-the picture windows bring the view to you. Large Great Room combines living & dining area. A spacious Kitchen fronted by a stacked rock breakfast bar. Laundry on both floors for convenience. 1/2 BA off the Great Room. This Mountain Retreat boasts 3 Master BR's, each one en-suite w/Walk-in Closets & individual Linen Closets. Come & stake claim to the 2nd flr East BR w/its roomy walk in shower, 2 walk-in closets & large picture window facing the mountains. Special touches fitted throughout this Custom Home include, 6 panel solid wood interior doors, custom ceiling fans, recessed lighting w/plenty of dimmers, & hair dryers in each bath. W/A 2 car garage & single attached carport pull in out of the weather & unload your luggage & groceries. Stay a while. Its a perfect mountain home for a Family, a Corporate Executive Retreat or a Vacation Cabin Rental program. The Exceptional Cell Phone coverage found here is a rare commodity in the Mountains.

294 Crawford Cemetery Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$154,900

3 beds

1.0 baths

1232 sqft

1.7 acres

3 months on site

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Your mountain retreat tucked on a hillside in a private wooded setting just a few miles from Maggie Valley and Smokey Mountain National Park. Brick ranch has covered rocking chair front porch and large, open side deck. Country kitchen open to a large dining area and living room with fireplace. Hardwood floors and wood paneling.

65 Stratford Place, Sylva, NC 28779

$229,900

4 beds

3.0 baths

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0.18 acres

3 months on site

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This convenient large home has lots of potential and space for the money. The grand open floor plan, large master ensuite, and tall ceiling both on the main floor and full finished basement make this home feel even larger than it already is. This is your chance to buy a home and pick the finishings yourself. 2 new heat pumps, new appliances.

Parris Branch Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$42,500

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6.16 acres

3 months on site

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180 degree views and easy access! 6 acres of land for sale. Build your mountain cabin here!