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

109 Walking Fern Rdg, Sylva, NC 28779

$159,000

2 beds

1.0 baths

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1.0 acres

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Views & privacy from this affordable sweet home with a lot of growth potential!. Two Bedroom one Bath A-Frame one level living with the potential to expand in the unfinished upstairs level. Living room features lots of windows, gas log fireplace, HVAC, cathedral ceilings, open great room and recently painted. All paved access to the house approximately one mile to Dillsboro, shopping & dining. (current lease till August 17, 2019).

579 Paw Paw Cove, Sylva, NC 28779

$229,900

2 beds

2.0 baths

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1.34 acres

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Custom built in 2004 this home is located in the very desirable Paw Paw Cove community. Walk in and you will notice the large great room open to kitchen and dining area with vaulted cathedral ceiling open to the second floor. The kitchen offers abundant cabinetry with breakfast bar large enough for 4 stools. Hardwood floors throughout first floor lead all the way into the Master bedroom on the main level where you will find an attached "studio" space that would work well for an artist or just reading a book on a lazy day. You wont have any trouble fitting all of your clothes in the large walk in closet with built in shelving. The shared master bath on the main level has tile floors and a whirlpool tub with glass block surround for privacy. Walk upstairs and you will find a large bonus room on your left large enough for a full size pool table as well as the second bathroom with tile flooring and shower. Around the corner you will find the second bedroom which is quite large at 11 x 27 feet!. 2nd Bedroom could easily be converted to 2 bedrooms. Roughly 500 sq. ft. feet of deck has been added by current owner for plenty of outdoor living space.

4 Glacier Lane, Sylva, NC 28779

$149,900

2 beds

1.0 baths

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7.46 acres

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"Looking for that perfect mountain get-away? This cozy cabin, situated on over 7 beautiful wooded acres, has loads of charm and would be a great writer's or musician's retreat or just a weekend getaway from the bright lights and big city. The structure is solid and part of its charm is its rustic look, but it can use some updating if so desired. Enjoy the sounds of nature from the large porch or snuggle under your favorite blanket next to the toasty wood stove that provides plenty of radiant heat throughout the cabin. Mother Nature provides the cooling system through her cool mountain air. Its just a short drive to the highway where you can head out to enjoy the restaurants, breweries, and many activities of Waynesville, Sylva, Asheville and beyond. Because it is a bit off the beaten path, please call one of the listing agents for access."

168 Tathams Creek Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$249,900

3 beds

1.0 baths

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5.5 acres

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Great views, unrestricted, multiple home sites, lots of potential on this gentle laying land. The home is a low maintenance brick rancher, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath on the main level. The basement could be finished out to increase heated living area, finished bath. Brand new heat pump

262 Tote Rd Unit 262, Sylva, NC 28779

$234,500

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2.04 acres

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This homestead offers beautiful panoramic views from the Northwest to the Northeast and is close in proximity to Dark Ridge Camp and a Class 'A' North Carolina trout stream. 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.

0000 Falls Cir, Sylva, NC 28779

$60,000

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5.89 acres

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Location in city limits. Paved state road to the property. A must see. Low density building area. City Water at the property line. You will need to pay for tap fee.

46 Waterfall Hts, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,850,000

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309.48 acres

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Beautiful 309+/- acre tract of improved property is ideally suited for private Grand Estate or Great Escape destination, if developed as a low-density community or fully developed based on 84-lot plat plan (unrecorded). Wide gravel roads & drainage systems are already carved into this mountain property & have withstood the test of time. The diverse features of this mountain property make it possible to choose potential homesites offering great mountain views, private mature wooded areas, plus creekside and/or waterfall views. Four natural springs start on the property & have created the bold, crystal-clear creeks & magnificent waterfalls that flow thru (not border) this property. Less than 1.5 miles off a major highway, property is accessed on paved road to entrance gate, making travel to this location from all points between Atlanta to Asheville fast & convenient. Included in this land sale, outside the main entrance gates, there's a 2BR/2.5 BA Ranch-Style Home in updated condition.

34 Vermillion Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$179,000

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14.37 acres

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Exceptional tract of land that is ideal for numerous uses. Property has old home that is a "fixer upper" to be sold "as is". There is a can house and storage buildings, all of which could use some TLC but are quite serviceable. Situated approximately 3 minute drive from Ingle's Grocery, Lowes Home Improvement Store, Smoky Mtn High School and Fairview School. Convenient location for anyone working at SWCC, WCU, Hospital or County School System. Great location and ability to remodel home and/or build in other areas. Room for some livestock if desired. Easy access with frontage on both Ashe Loop and Vermillion Drive. Also includes PIN#7650-19-7964 (House situates on this parcel).

Vermillion Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$179,000

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14.37 acres

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Exceptional tract of land that is ideal for numerous uses. Property has old home that is a "fixer upper" to be sold "as is". There is a can house and storage buildings, all of which could use some TLC but are quite serviceable. Situated approximately 3 minute drive from Ingle's Grocery, Lowes Home Improvement Store, Smoky Mtn High School and Fairview School. Convenient location for anyone working at SWCC, WCU, Hospital or County School System. Great location and ability to remodel home and/or build in other areas. Room for some livestock if desired. Easy access with frontage on both Ashe Loop and Vermillion Drive. Also includes PIN#7650-19-7964 (House situates on this parcel).

00 Connor Rd Unit N/A, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,400,000

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26.38 acres

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Ideal, highly visible location directly behind Walmart Plaza in Sylva, NC & near Lowe's Home Improvement Center. NCDOT plans to improve East Main Street & both access roads to property. Near one of the busiest shopping centers in the area w/AADT count 33k per day on East Main Street. Central location w/ mountain view, near Southwestern Community College, Western Carolina University, a public school, hospital & other medical services. Ideal for medical center, hotel, apartments, townhomes, elder care housing, casual dining restaurant, big box store, retailing or dist. facility. 3 tracts totaling 26.38+/- acres. One tract is zoned B-3 & two are Unrestricted. Preliminary discussions w/Town Officials indicate that annexing the Unrestricted tracts into the city should not be a problem. County has already completed slope calculations for property & would encourage housing and/or commercial development. Some timber value on property. Offering Prospectus with detailed info is available.

1990 Fisher Creek Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$329,000

2 beds

3.0 baths

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0.88 acres

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400 +/- ft of BOLD, RUSHING, CASCADING Fisher Creek borders this Large remodeled home. What a special place! So much room throughout. 2/3 home with 3 living rooms,2 bonus rooms. Main living/kitchen/dining are all open. Basement has large family room/game room,Bonus room and bath. Adjoining lot has 2 shed/storage and is bordered by Fisher Creek.

5 Rose Of Sharon Ridge, Sylva, NC 28779

$116,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

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1.16 acres

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This home has been extremely well keep is conveniently located to town and the setting provides a breathtaking view from the covered deck. The master bedroom is large and the master bath has both a shower and a great garden tub. A gas log fireplace accents the living room and the split floor plan provides seperation. A small outbuilding provides a place to keep the garden tools. A two car carport is great to get the car in out of the weather on frosty days.

288 Balsam Loop Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$333,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

1950 sqft

3.4 acres

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You really don't want to miss this tastefully manicured and level 3.4 acre creekfront property overlooking the Great Smokey Mountains, less than 10 minutes to Waynesville shopping, 2 minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway! Custom wood and rockwork throughout the entire property. New roof in May 2018. HVAC, floors, hot water heater and master bath fully upgraded in 2016. Comes with a 750+sqft fully-equipped Guest Cabin with loft and lovely front porch, site built in 2010! Huge two car custom detached garage with an even bigger carport attached, circle driveway with plenty of parking all in a quiet, wooded setting. The road is paved and easily accessible. Too many upgrades to list!

240 Henry Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$587,840

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73.48 acres

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73+/- acres. Want gorgeous mountain land that's suitable for development, livestock, farming, recreation or just to have your own private getaway? Look no further, this property has it all. It's the perfect mix of privacy AND convenience as it's easily accessible to Hwy 74 and only minutes from Sylva, WCU, Waynesville and beyond. This beautiful property features, usable land that is currently being used as pasture with even more wooded acreage included as you travel on up the mountain. Property is currently enrolled in the forestry timber program and the tax benefit is remarkable. 2018 Tax bill was only $71.21! This property is a fantastic investment and is a must see.

69 Blowing Ridge Ln, Sylva, NC 28779

$550,000

4 beds

3.5 baths

3442 sqft

1.61 acres

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Remarkable opportunity for you to enjoy the glorious mountains in this immaculate custom home. Perfect for full or part time residents and one of the best homes I have seen for entertaining. Top of the line finishes and you should see the TWO gourmet kitchens. Lovely doublesided fireplace adds grace and panache to this home that was built to enjoy the views that beckon you to relax on your screened deck or BBQ on the open decking. Comes with a 1 year home warranty for the buyers. This home is a must see. Barely across the Haywood County line and a easy drive for any car.

1244 Fairview Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$349,000

3 beds

3.0 baths

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7.67 acres

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If you are looking for a traditional farm house style home, a small farm (7.6 Acres) setting with a beautiful old style 2 stall barn, 5 acres of fenced pasture with year round running water, a guest residence ($450-$600 rental income) in a location which puts you in Sylva or Cullowhee (WCU) in less than 10 minutes and nearly within walking distance to Fairview Elementary and Smoky Mountain High School you need to see this listing. New septic system (2016) and metal roof, this 3 bed 3 bath farm house is filled with wormy chestnut paneling, hardwood floors and coziness. These owners have built (2005) a two story full size detached garage with 900 square feet of very comfortable office (surveyor) or living space upstairs which can be accessed either from the garage or an upstairs entrance. Addional building sites on the property could be income producing if desired. Very Convenient Location, state maintained pavement to the house. With some minor remodeling efforts this home could be updated and continue to be the special home it has been for these owners, their children and their animals.

0000 Arnold Hill, Sylva, NC 28779

$1,800,000

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54.48 acres

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7 parcels total this 54.48+/- acres. Across from Harris Regional Hospital. 4.23+/- acres is all ready zoned B2. City Water and Sewer runs up to the property. The remainder of the property is residential so bring your engineer and present to Jackson County Planning Department. A small pond on the property with a great location for possible high density building, or a retirement area. Roughed in roads through the property. Will subdivide. Call for your walk through this property.

114 Amaroo Ridge, Sylva, NC 28779

$319,000

3 beds

2.5 baths

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1.08 acres

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~Wonderful Webster location off of Buchanan Loop, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 1/2 bath ~Beautiful kitchen, dry stack rock fireplace and spacious rooms ~Great for full time living or vacation home. ~Close to downtown Sylva, Ingles, Lowes, WalMart WCU and SCC. Call to schedule a showing today!

4330 Greenspire Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$640,000

3 beds

3.5 baths

2906 sqft

5.0 acres

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Inspiring 3BD/3.5BA custom built mountain masterpiece with the illusion of seclusion. This home boasts Cathedral ceiling great room with stone floor to ceiling gas fireplace, wall of windows to see the magnificent views from every corner of this home, spacious kitchen with large island, Amazing master suite with huge master bathroom and walk-in-closet. Upper level boasts beautiful open bedroom with full bath. Lower level offers bedroom, bathroom, bonus room and laundry room. Wonderful 2-car garage, gated community, incredible 49x8 upper and lower porches with spectacular year around long range mountain views complete this marvelous mountain retreat. The Crisp and clean mountain air with spectacular sunsets all near the top of Western North Carolina's famed Mount Lyn Lowry is just the start of what this special property can offer!

Lacy Fern Ridge Unit 24-31, Sylva, NC 28779

$319,900

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24.36 acres

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24.351 acres in Savannah township. Perfect opportunity for a developer to build forever homes or cabins for vacation rentals! This property has long range views, gravel road and is peaceful and secluded yet only minutes from Sylva & Dillsboro. About 26 miles to Bryson City and 20 minutes to Franklin! This land is approximately 2500-2999 ft. in elevation. Suitable for single family homes or mobile homes. Owner is willing to subdivide. Priced below tax value!

1883 Falling Leaf Trl, Sylva, NC 28779

$195,000

2 beds

2.5 baths

1438 sqft

2.79 acres

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Located just minutes from downtown Sylva, but with park-like surroundings, this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath mountain chalet offers the best of mountain living. This home features an open concept living/dining area with a large galley kitchen. The master bedroom and bath are on the main level with a second loft bedroom upstairs. The partial basement could be finished for additional living space and is already stubbed for a bathroom. With just a few cosmetic fixes, this stunning property could be the home you've been dreaming of!

97 Nickel Mine Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

$245,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

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2.11 acres

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Really nice home with strong bones in a wonderfully convenient location and setting overlooking the some of the best trout water in the Southeast. Paved access into the two car garage, like new 4 year old roof with long life architectural style shingles The large front yard lays well and is the foreground to the river view and mountain view to the northwest. There is additional wooded area on each end of the property for outbuildings, treehouses, etc. The interior is in great shape but slightly dated and with some remodeling this place would make the perfect family home with an additional large (28x22) finished recreation/childrens room in the full basement. The large covered back porch (20x22) is my favorite feature (only slightly above the gas logs in the living room) and would be a great place to start or finish any day in any weather. Within 5 no hassle minutes of Dillsboro, Sylva or WCU. Great Home and Location.

00 Rock Field Way Unit 38, Sylva, NC 28779

$39,500

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1.52 acres

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Easy access, corner lot in Beechwood subdivision. Paved access to the land. Nice ridge to build on. Great long range views.

207 Meldaway Dr, Sylva, NC 28779

$369,900

3 beds

2.5 baths

2236 sqft

1.85 acres

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Balsam Beauty! This D-Log Cabin welcomes you with an open floor plan that boasts high ceilings, large windows, skylights and a masterpiece floor to ceiling stone fireplace that intermingle with living spaces to bring the outside in. Wonderful kitchen with top of the line appliances, ample cabinetry and area dining. Two bedrooms, full bath & half bath on the main level allow for easy accessibility. Upper level is complete with spacious Master ensuite, sitting loft and bonus room above oversized, heated garage. Outside is a wonderland of open & covered decking, lush landscaping, stream, and a mountain view! Roof installed in 2014, Heat Pump in 2015 and Generator in 2017.This is what Western NC should feel like!

00 Pappys Path, Sylva, NC 28779

$22,500

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0.59 acres

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Nice lot in lovely Halcyon Estates. If you have been looking for a place to build a summer getaway or need the convenience of location in the Balsam community, look no further.