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

41 Saddlewood Ridge, Sylva, NC 28779

$59,000

1 beds

1.0 baths

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1.46 acres

about 19 hours on site

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A rustic mountain getaway!! This little cabin has an acre and a half of flat land with a plenty of space for a firepit and sitting area. Perfect place to get away for the weekend and enjoy the privacy of the wooded lot. A short drive to Great Smoky Mountain National Park and conveniently located close to Sylva, Franklin, or Bryson City.

46 Durango Palce, Sylva, NC 28779

$230,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

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1.83 acres

about 19 hours on site

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Looking for a home with easy access? This is it, located minutes from downtown Sylva. This home is split floor plan with 2 BR and 2 BA.The master bedroom opens onto a large deck. It has many custom features such as LED under counter lighting, glass lighted sinks in the bathroom,& cedar walls. Other features include hardwood floors, granite counter tops, gas fireplace, new exterior pant and new roof in 2015.

Amanda Lane, Sylva, NC 28779

$59,900

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0 baths

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about 22 hours on site

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16 acres nestled in Sylva just outside city limits. Very lightly restricted (no mobiles and 750 square foot minimum). Close to everything Sylva has to offer and conveniently located near US23/74 yet you can not hear road noise.

East Fork Road Unit 5, Sylva, NC 28779

$44,500

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1 day on site

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Whether you are looking to build that special dream home for yourself or a "build to sell" investment, these beautiful wooded lots are worth considering! The homesites offer privacy, convenience and a wonderful community in the North Carolina mountains. You will find them conveniently located between Sylva and Franklin. Just 25 minutes from the entrance to the Blue Ridge Park Way, 60 minutes from Asheville, 2.5 hours to Atlanta, 25 minutes from Cherokee Casino. White water rafting is just 20 minutes away. Hiking, fishing and rafting are some of the many amenities you will enjoy in the area. Buy one or all four!!! See additional lot listings in this community by searching the following multiple listing numbers. 26007269 ( #2-$39,900), 26007270(#3-$19,900), 26007271(#4-$39,900)and (#5-44,500)

East Fork Road Unit 4, Sylva, NC 28779

$39,900

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0 baths

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1 day on site

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Whether you are looking to build that special dream home for yourself or a "build to sell" investment, these beautiful wooded lots are worth considering! The homesites offer privacy, convenience and a wonderful community in the North Carolina mountains. You will find them conveniently located between Sylva and Franklin. Just 25 minutes from the entrance to the Blue Ridge Park Way, 60 minutes from Asheville, 2.5 hours to Atlanta, 25 minutes from Cherokee Casino. White water rafting is just 20 minutes away. Hiking, fishing and rafting are some of the many amenities you will enjoy in the area. Buy one or all four!!! See additional lot listings in this community by searching the following multiple listing numbers. 26007269 ( #2-$39,900), 26007270(#3-$19,900), 26007271(#4-$39,900)and (#5-44,500)

East Fork Road Unit 2, Sylva, NC 28779

$39,900

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0 baths

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1 day on site

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Whether you are looking to build that special dream home for yourself or a "build to sell" investment, these beautiful wooded lots are worth considering! The homesites offer privacy, convenience and a wonderful community in the North Carolina mountains. You will find them conveniently located between Sylva and Franklin. Just 25 minutes from the entrance to the Blue Ridge Park Way, 60 minutes from Asheville, 2.5 hours to Atlanta, 25 minutes from Cherokee Casino. White water rafting is just 20 minutes away. Hiking, fishing and rafting are some of the many amenities you will enjoy in the area. Buy one or all four!!! See additional lot listings in this community by searching the following multiple listing numbers. 26007269 ( #2-$39,900), 26007270(#3-$19,900), 26007271(#4-$39,900)and (#5-44,500)

158 Loriell Dr., Sylva, NC 28779

$174,900

2 beds

1.0 baths

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2.8 acres

2 days on site

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A wonderful house in the woods with a cascading WATERFALL! Hickory and Tile Floors, Poplar and Pine ceilings. Spruce, Poplar, Walnut, Hickory and White Pine trim. Arched Windows. Double doors lead to a balcony from the sun room where you can see awesome sunsets. Covered front porch, lovely entry way foyer with century old door panels here and in the kitchen area. Entry way front and rear has tile floors.Cute kitchen. Open back deck overlooking the waterfalls. If you'd like a unique home in the woods with the sounds of rushing water, this may be it! Large workshop with almost half insulated, open attic storage area. Plenty of parking. Nice setting with a nice waterfall on the left of the road coming in and as you exit back to the main road straight ahead is a nice sized waterfall in front of you at the bridge. ABSOLUTELY NO DRIVE-BYS. More pictures to come!

411 Scarlett Ridge Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$210,000

3 beds

3.0 baths

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2.26 acres

3 days on site

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Come and see this beautiful 3 bedroom/3 bathroom home nestled among the trees and tucked back in a nice, quaint community. This is the ideal property for anyone wanting a little privacy but still close enough to Hwy 74 to be in Sylva, Waynesville or Cherokee within mintues.The lot has beautiful landscaping and a circular paved driveway for easy access. When you walk through the door on the main level you are welcomed by an open living/kitchen area with vaulted ceilings, gas log fireplace, hardwood floors and two areas to access either the covered porch or open deck. The kitchen has custom maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances including a gas top oven/range, corian countertops, new tile backsplash,under cabinet lighting and spacious island. Main level also features spacious master bedroom suite with walk in closet, hardwood floors,double vanity in bath & tile floors.There is also a guest bedroom and bath on the main level. Lower level features huge bedroom with tile floors, walk in closet, full bath and laundry room. Nice fenced in area for dogs off lower level as well as additional parking.

223 Cowan Valley Ests, Sylva, NC 28779

$220,000

4 beds

3.0 baths

2614 sqft

0.95 acres

4 days on site

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Sylva, NC. 4 Bedroom 3 Bath home on 0.95 acre with a two car garage. Huge game room area. Master bath has Jacuzzi tub. Fireplace in dining room area. Attic fan. Security system, just needs to be activated. Potential for a mother-in-law suite. Home located in a most desired neighborhood. 5 minutes to Western Carolina University. Easy paved access. Great for large family. Call for more info.

1585 East Main St, Sylva, NC 28779

$475,000

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0 baths

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0.72 acres

4 days on site

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Prime Commercial parcel and location within line of sight to both WalMart and Lowes, with spectacular traffic counts of approximately 32,000 AADT. This corner property is situated at a signalized intersection with two access points. Located literally in front of the consolidated county high school, and within 1500 ft of Pizza Hut, Cookout, Lowes, Dominos, Verizon, Quality Oil, Sonic, Comfort Inn/Suites, and the WalMart Plaza. Five-lane primary commercial corridor. Great line of sights. Centrally located between historic downtown Sylva, Southwestern Community College (Webster), and Western Carolina University (Cullowhee). Excellent site for QSR or retail.

223 Cowan Valley Estates, Sylva, NC 28779

$220,000

4 beds

3.0 baths

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0.95 acres

4 days on site

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Sylva, NC 4 Bedroom 3 Bath home on .95 Ac. with a two car garage. Huge game room area. Master bath has jacuzzi tub. Fireplace in dining room area. Attic fan. Security system, just needs to be activated. Potential for a mother-in-law suite. Home located in a most desired neighborhood. 5 min. to Western Carolina University. Easy paved access. Great for large family. Call for more info.

52 Pinnacle View Road, Sylva, NC 28779

$175,000

3 beds

2.0 baths

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2.0 acres

5 days on site

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Adorable one story home so close to the hospital and town. This home has a newer roof and has lots of charm and character. With a little TLC this home can be a dream for a growing family. This home has a nice basement for extra room to grow and a wonderful, peaceful screened in porch right off the kitchen. This view from the front porch is absolutely breathtaking. The flat yard and paved drive with a covered carport make this a must see. This home is being sold AS IS and won't last long.

98 Country Creek, Sylva, NC 28779

$169,000

2 beds

2.0 baths

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1.27 acres

5 days on site

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Very well maintained, cozy, comfortable home. Great location on east fork. Close enough to be convenient to the four lane but far enough to not to have road noise. In a great neighborhood with a paved driveway and plenty of parking. A large front porch goes all the way across the front of the house to enjoy the views. The backyard has a deck and a nice patio with a firepit to enjoy the cool mountain evenings. Inside you will find a great room with tongue and groove vaulted ceilings, new laminate floors and a kitchen with lots of counter space. This efficient floor plan has two bedrooms, two baths and a bonus room. This home could be your perfect mountain getaway or a great starter home.

Garnet Ridge Preserve Unit 92, Sylva, NC 28779

$35,000

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0 baths

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5 days on site

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Garnet Ridge is a gated community located in the mountains of Western North Carolina just between Franklin NC and Sylva NC. This high elevation community offers beautiful multi range views. Nice wide paved roads for easy access. As I was riding through, I saw many beautiful homes that have been built. Very nice upper scale homes! The clubhouse is fantastic and you will see it as you enter the gates. This lot is probably a 5 minute walk to the clubhouse. Come enjoy the cool mountains and build your getaway home. Sylva and Franklin are just minutes away. Cherokee NC is very close by. Just to note: There is a shared well...Hook up is at the road. Underground utilities.

East Main Street, Sylva, NC 28779

$475,000

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0 baths

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0.72 acres

5 days on site

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Prime Commercial parcel and location within line of sight to both WalMart and Lowes, with spectacular traffic counts of approximately 32,000 AADT. This corner property is situated at a signalized intersection with two access points. Located literally in front of the consolidated county high school, and within 1500 ft of Pizza Hut, Cookout, Lowes, Dominos, Verizon, Quality Oil, Sonic, Comfort Inn/Suites, and the WalMart Plaza. Five-lane primary commercial corridor. Great line of sights. Centrally located between historic downtown Sylva, Southwestern Community College (Webster), and Western Carolina University (Cullowhee). Excellent site for QSR or retail.

Lot 4 Preserve Rd Unit 4, Sylva, NC 28779

$95,000

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0 baths

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2.57 acres

5 days on site

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Balsam Mountain Preserve split building site is an equestrian home site/or suitable for a family compound. Upper portion has mountain view and lower area is nestled in the trees. Bordered by trails leading to a creek and waterfalls, adjacent Preserve land. Buyer not required to join Club membership for ownership, but is required to access amenities: signature golf course, htd pool, Har-Tru tennis, dining at Boarding House. Nature Center programs for all/ 34 miles of Trails.

165 Eagles Ridge Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$229,900

3 beds

2.0 baths

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1.69 acres

6 days on site

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ONE LEVEL LIVING, EASY ACCESS & OVERSIZED 2 CAR GARAGE THIS HOUSE WILL NOT LAST LONG. Beautiful wood & stacked rock exterior with rocking chair front porch will steal your heart away. Enjoy the comfort of a 3 bedroom, 2 bath split floor plan with open kitchen/dining & living room. You will have a spacious feeling in each room with the 9 foot ceilings & especially feel at home in the huge living room with the barn shape rustic hardwood ceiling. If you are a TV buff, a cubby is ready for your large screened TV & the gas logs ready to warm you. You will be delighted with all the kitchen cabinetry and the stainless steel appliances. If you have large bedroom furniture, the bedrooms can certainly accommodate you & are freshly painted. In addition, the master has a walk in closet & the bath a jetted tub & shower. Foyer, laundry room, floored attic, garage workshop, concrete driveway, parking pad, deck and more....

Middle Ridge Rd Unit F, Sylva, NC 28779

$49,000

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7 days on site

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East Fork Acres in the Savannah Township of Jackson County, NC. Large estate sized 5.91+/- acre tract. Deeded driveway to lot, easy access. Good views. $175 annually covers road maintenance and HOA in this well established neighborhood. Possibility of owner financing.

Middle Ridge Rd Unit E3, Sylva, NC 28779

$18,000

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7 days on site

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East Fork Acres in the Savannah Township of Jackson County, NC. Partial driveway is in to this 1.67+/- parcel. Nice winter view. Property crosses creek. $175 covers road maintenance and HOA. Well established neighborhood. Seller financing a possibility.

Middle Ridge Rd Unit 17/8+A, Sylva, NC 28779

$49,000

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8 days on site

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East Fork Acres in the Savannah Township of Jackson County, NC Combination of three smaller parcels to create a nice 3.41+/- acre tract for additional privacy and building room. Good view and good access to lot. Well established neighborhood with effective road maintenance program. Two deed books and pages for reference 794/294 and 592/719. Three PINs 7538-52-2566, 7538-52-4861, 7538-52-2862 represented. County tax amount of $248.90 annually is a combination of all three lots. Road maintenance and HOA annual fee of $175.00 are per lot, not for the entire tract. Possibility of seller financing.

Middle Ridge Rd Unit E1, Sylva, NC 28779

$35,000

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8 days on site

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East Fork Acres in the Savannah Township in Jackson County, NC. Buildable lot 1.61+/- acres, easy access off Middle Ridge Rd. Driveway and house site in already. Good view. Established neighborhood. Minimum building requirement 760 sf. Possibility of seller financing. HOA/Road Maintenance Dues $175 covers both.

Middle Ridge Rd Unit E1, Sylva, NC 28779

$49,000

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9 days on site

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East Fork Acres in the Savannah Township of Jackson County, NC. Lot has been improved with good driveway, house site, underground power and installed 2 bedroom septic. Very nice seasonal view which could be opened with selective trimming. Established neighborhood with generous sized lots. This lot is 2.78+/- acres and backs up to the US Forest Service for additional privacy! Possibility of owner financing. Ready to build?

0 Paddlers Trl Unit 3, Sylva, NC 28779

$165,000

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10.2 acres

9 days on site

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Paddlers, Rafters and trout fishing enthusiasts take a look at this beautiful 10 acre lot on the Tuskegee River with over 300 feet of river frontage!! Only minutes from Dillsboro and Sylva. Good road access and plenty of privacy. This lot has beautiful house placement opportunities and offers abundant water views and access.

Tunnel Mountain Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$19,500

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9 days on site

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Dillsboro area.Parcel H/I is 4.23+/- acres and would make a nice house site for someone wanting a view but not wanting to live far from town. Some hiking trails have already been cleared. Parcel contains two PINs, either have one house site with lots of privacy, or two housesites with lots of privacy! Jackson County School District. See documents on Navica for a copy of the aerial showing both PINs.

Tunnel Mountain Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

$95,000

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9 days on site

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Dillsboro area. Old logging road provides easy access to this rolling to hilly 16.34+/- acre tract. This is Parcel F/G, also known as The Cove by the sellers. The abundance of peace, quiet and wildlife are thrown in at no extra charge! Nice views are possible with selective trimming. Property is subject to Steep Slope Ordinance, wonderful tract for private retreat or multi family/friends compound. Jackson County School District.