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

Still Branch Unit 40, Sylva, NC 28779

$15,900

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1.17 acres

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Privacy and serenity, that feeling of being away from it all yet only one mile from Historic Downtown Dillsboro! Mountain Heritage Preserve a Gated community of with paved roads to center of Subdivision, nice maintained gravel roads, beautiful common area with outdoor fireplace, multiple streams, hiking trails, underground utilities nearby Subdivision backs up to USFS. Centrally located close to rafting, hiking, mountain lakes, rivers, fishing, Great Smokys Railroad, Harrah's Casino to all that WNC has to offer! RIDGE LOT HUGE VIEWS Lot 40 - 1.17 acre adjoins lot 42 (2.13AC also a ridge lot) at the same price if desiring a larger tract.

Still Branch Unit 39, Sylva, NC 28779

$15,900

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1.41 acres

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Privacy and serenity, that feeling of being away from it all yet only one mile from Historic Downtown Dillsboro! Mountain Heritage Preserve a Gated community of with paved roads to center of Subdivision, nice maintained gravel roads, beautiful common area with outdoor fireplace, multiple streams, hiking trails, underground utilities nearby, Subdivision backs up to USFS. Centrally located close to rafting, hiking, mountain lakes, rivers, fishing, Great Smokys Railroad, Harrah's Casino to all that WNC has to offer! Lot 39- 1.41 acre other adjoining lots available at the same price if desiring a larger tract.

Lower Still Branch, Sylva, NC 28779

$15,900

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3.71 acres

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Privacy and serenity, that feeling of being away from it all yet only one mile from Historic Downtown Dillsboro! Mountain Heritage Preserve a Gated community of with paved roads to center of Subdivision, nice maintained gravel roads, beautiful common area with outdoor fireplace, multiple streams, hiking trails, underground utilities nearby, Subdivision backs up to USFS. Centrally located close to rafting, hiking, mountain lakes, rivers, fishing, Great Smokys Railroad, Harrah's Casino to all that WNC has to offer! Lot 56- 3.71 acre other lots available at the same price if desiring a larger tract.

Still Branch, Sylva, NC 28779

$15,900

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1.68 acres

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Privacy and serenity, that feeling of being away from it all yet only one mile from Historic Downtown Dillsboro! Mountain Heritage Preserve a Gated community of with paved roads to center of Subdivision, nice maintained gravel roads, beautiful common area with outdoor fireplace, multiple streams, hiking trails, underground utilities nearby, Subdivision backs up to USFS. Centrally located close to rafting, hiking, mountain lakes, rivers, fishing, Great Smokys Railroad, Harrah's Casino to all that WNC has to offer! Lot 22 - 1.68 acre RIDGE LOT WITH HUGE VIEWS!

Still Branch, Sylva, NC 28779

$15,900

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2.13 acres

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Privacy and serenity, that feeling of being away from it all yet only one mile from Historic Downtown Dillsboro! Mountain Heritage Preserve a Gated community of with paved roads to the center of the Subdivision, nice maintained gravel roads, beautiful common area with outdoor fireplace, multiple streams, hiking trails, underground utilities nearby, Subdivision backs up to USFS. Centrally located close to rafting, hiking, mountain lakes, rivers, fishing, Great Smokys Railroad, Harrah's Casino to all that WNC has to offer! Lot 42 - 2.13 ac RIDGE LOT - WITH HUGE VIEWS

Still Branch, Sylva, NC 28779

$15,900

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1.43 acres

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Privacy and serenity, that feeling of being away from it all yet only one mile from Historic Downtown Dillsboro! Mountain Heritage Preserve a Gated community of with paved roads to the center of the Subdivision, nice maintained gravel roads, beautiful common area with outdoor fireplace, multiple streams, hiking trails, underground utilities close to lot, Subdivision backs up to USFS. Centrally located close to rafting, hiking, mountain lakes, rivers, fishing, Great Smokys Railroad, Harrah's Casino to all that WNC has to offer! Lot 33 - 1.43 acre other surrounding lots available at the same price if desiring a larger tract.

Lower Still Branch, Sylva, NC 28725

$15,900

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1.18 acres

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Privacy and serenity, that feeling of being away from it all yet only one mile from Historic Downtown Dillsboro! Mountain Heritage Preserve a Gated community of with paved roads to center of Subdivision, nice maintained gravel road, beautiful common area with outdoor fireplace, multiple streams, hiking trails, underground utilities close to the lot, Subdivision backs up to USFS. Centrally located close to rafting, hiking, mountain lakes, rivers, fishing, Great Smokys Railroad, Harrah's Casino to all that WNC has to offer! Lot 16 is 1.18 acre adjoins the common area. The adjoining lot 17 (1.41ac) is also available at this price.

105 Cagle Branch Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$59,900

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1.81 acres

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Looking for a nice flat build pad convenient to Sylva, Dillsboro or WCU? This one is prepped and ready to go with 3 Bedroom Septic installed. Private Driveway. Original house has been cleared and lot has been freshly prepped and ready for your new primary or second home or perhaps a Tiny House. Old Goat Barn on property for goats, chickens or storage. Great laying land for gardening. Convenient to Sylva, Dillsboro, Franklin and both WCU and SCC. Just 5 minutes to the Tuckasegee River to float or trout fish. Just 30-40 minutes from some of the best lakes in the Mountains. Outdoor fun awaits you and at this site, convenient to ALL! Come build your new home today and don't miss seeing this one, it will not last long!

Cagle Branch Road Unit N/A, Sylva, NC 28779

$59,900

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1.81 acres

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Looking for a nice flat build pad convenient to Sylva, Dillsboro or WCU? This one is prepped and ready to go with 3 Bedroom Septic installed. Private Driveway. Original house has been cleared and lot has been freshly prepped and ready for your new primary or second home or perhaps a Tiny House. Old Goat Barn on property for goats, chickens or storage. Great laying land for gardening. Convenient to Sylva, Dillsboro, Franklin and both WCU and SCC. Just 5 minutes to the Tuckasegee River to float or trout fish. Just 30-40 minutes from some of the best lakes in the Mountains. Outdoor fun awaits you and at this site, convenient to ALL! Come build your new home today and don't miss seeing this one, it will not last long!

42 Tuhy Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$299,900

3 beds

2.5 baths

2917 sqft

1.0 acres

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Looking for a large Log Cabin nestled in the woods & close to town? This dynamic home is just 10 minutes to shopping, restaurants, WCU, Hospital & more. 3 BR, 2 BA & 1 Half Bath with bonus room above. Hardwood floors thru out, vaulted ceilings, hand-stacked stone fireplace & hearth, lots of natural light. Kitchen with island & gas range, electric oven, granite countertops, upgraded appliances & custom cabinetry. Large Master en-suite with walk-in closet, large guest rooms, all of which is on main level. Basement includes stacked-stone fireplace & is prepped to be finished for the growing family or vacation home. Has a 3/2 Septic for when the downstairs is completed. Large wrap-around decks, covered both front & back. Double Attached Garage with separate entry. Driveways to both sides of the house. Working out of town, but want to be close to the interstate, this will work as well. Great primary home or vacation rental option.

0241 Down The Hill Rd Unit 241, Sylva, NC 28779

$260,000

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1.89 acres

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Balsam Mountain Preserve homesite enjoys dramatic 180 degree mountain views to the South, East, and West with big water sounds. The views are pristine because of extensive conservation land, close to hiking trail network to Dark Ridge Camp. This private 4,400 acre club community has protected 3,400 acres in a conservation easement. Club membership to access amenities -- Arnold Palmer golf course, equestrian, tennis, and dining. Nature Center available to all for hiking, education and Summer Camps for kids.

398 Savannah Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$215,000

3 beds

3.0 baths

2100 sqft

0.57 acres

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Sylva,NC City Limits-Walking distance to the Library and all of the attractions of Main Street to include recreation, shopping,food & beverage, breweries, etc. Spacious single-level home located on 3 city lots. Features of home include 3 Bedrooms 3 Baths, central heat and a/c, fireplace, nice back porch and patio, small stream.

398 Savannah Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

$215,000

3 beds

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0.57 acres

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Sylva,NC City Limits-Walking distance to the Library and all of the attractions of Main Street to include recreation, shopping,food & beverage, breweries, etc. Spacious single-level home located on 3 city lots. Features of home include 3 Bedrooms 3 Baths, central heat and a/c, fireplace, nice back porch and patio, small stream.

85 Elm St Unit D, Sylva, NC 28779

$209,900

3 beds

2.5 baths

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0.07 acres

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Great location, end unit, energy star certified, granite, stainless, hardwood floors, dual heat pumps, mountain view! Perfect for professionals, growing families or anyone looking for quality construction, custom finishes and a peaceful setting. Covered front porches on each level in the rear expand the already spacious living areas, covered porch at entryway. Wooded commons area with steps leading to a fire-pit. Quiet and convenient.

632 Quiet Cove Pl Unit 13, Sylva, NC 28779

$15,000

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4.27 acres

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Unbelievable 4.27 acres for only $15K! Short drive off 441 making it super convenient to Dillsboro, Sylva and Franklin. Location makes it easy to enjoy the hiking, fishing, boating, rock climbing, etc. that beautiful WNC has to offer. Don't let this fabulous opportunity at end of road privacy slip by!

632 Quiet Cove Place Unit 13, Sylva, NC 28779

$15,000

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4.27 acres

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Unbelievable 4.27 acres for only $15K! Short drive off 441 making it super convenient to Dillsboro, Sylva and Franklin. Location makes it easy to enjoy the hiking, fishing, boating, rock climbing, etc. that beautiful WNC has to offer. Don't let this fabulous opportunity at end of road privacy slip by!

9 Brow Log Way, Sylva, NC 28779

$719,000

3 beds

3.0 baths

1710 sqft

2.14 acres

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Beautiful Al Platt designed mountain retreat with great mountain views in Balsam Mountain Preserve. Remote property, yet conveniently located near the amenity core and community entrance. Master bedroom on the main level and two guest bedrooms downstairs. Enjoy sunsets on the screened porch with stacked stone fireplace and magnificent views of the Plott Balsam Mountain Range and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. (Being sold fully furnished)

Newbridge Rd Unit 1, Sylva, NC 28779

$12,000

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1.59 acres

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1.59+/- acres located in the beautiful Woodfin Cove Subdivision. List price well below what the sellers paid for this lot! Enjoy the beautiful drive along the creek on the way into the subdivision and be welcomed by well maintained gravel road leading to property. Property owner does not represent boundary lines-there are some old flags on property but needs to be resurveyed for accuracy. Beautiful mountain views while also maintaining privacy! Negotiable- bring all offers!

Tunnel Mountain Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$95,000

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16.34 acres

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!