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Haywood County Neighborhood Guides

Explore the most desirable luxury communities in Haywood County. Check each neighborhood page and learn about the important facts about the area. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

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Homes for Sale in Haywood County, NC

Haywood County is a thriving municipality tucked in the wooded hillsides of the beautiful state of North Carolina.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the most famous national parks in the United States. A portion of it is located within the northwestern segment of Haywood County, giving a unique character to the town. Following the passage of a law proposed by General Thomas Love, Haywood County was formally established as a separate town from Buncombe County. The bill was signed into law on December 23, 1808, and Haywood County was officially established three months later, in March 1809. To learn more about the region or if you are interested to know more about the current availability of homes for sale in Haywood County, NC, please do not hesitate to contact one of our skilled market specialists.

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK: The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most famous tourist national park in the United States, and with good reason: it is home to a wide variety of plant and animal life, is surrounded by stunning historic mountains, and preserves significant pieces of Southern Appalachian mountain culture. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a paradise for people who enjoy being outside. Clingmans Dome or Chimney Tops are two of the park’s challenging climbs. The park also features picturesque drives, breathtaking waterfalls such as Grotto Falls located along woodland paths, and an abundance of wildflowers and other species. With its rich and diverse wildlife and natural landscape, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers a network of countless outdoor recreation that locals can enjoy with family or friends!

DESIRABLE LIVING ENVIRONMENT: Haywood County exudes a homey and welcoming environment ideal for raising a family and settling into retirement. Aside from that, the local government of Haywood County is firmly committed to providing its residents with first-rate support and assistance, particularly its Health Education sector, which spearheads different programs designed to promote and improve the overall health and well-being of every Haywood County resident. With its active government officials and cordial citizens, you can enjoy a high standard of living while enjoying the scenic and stunning natural features of Haywood County.

WIDE ARRAY OF SCHOOL OPTIONS: The public school system in Haywood County consists of a total of fifteen institutions, with nine elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools, and one alternative high school. Families with school-aged children have a wide variety of public educational institutions to choose from and select the best school that they think will fit the needs of their children.

Market Overview

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Homes in Haywood County

10 Real Estate Facts About Homes for Sale in Haywood County, NC

  • Homes for sale in Haywood County, NC offers a comprehensive selection of residential properties with different housing types, including single-family houses, multi-family buildings, condo units, and townhomes.

  • The average rental price for a home in Haywood County is $1,447.

  • Most housing options in Haywood County fall between $129,000 to $5.9 million in price points.

  • The typical bedroom configuration of houses built in Haywood County includes three to twenty rooms.

  • Many homes in Haywood County also feature at least two to twenty-one bathroom arrangements.

  • The average interior floor space of homes for sale in Haywood County, NC offers at least 1,000 sqft to 7,400 sqft.

  • The typical lot size where a Haywood County residential property is often situated spans between at least 0.14 acres to almost 195 acres.

  • Some of the most common architectural styles of Homes for sale in Haywood County, NC include Cabin, Post and Beam, Rustic, Ranch Traditional, Arts and Crafts, and Charleston. There are also a few houses designed with Contemporary architecture.

  • Several vacant lots can also be purchased in different locations in Haywood County. Most of them are valued between $10,000 to $12.3 million, depending on the total acreage.

  • The average lot size of vacant lands in Haywood County spans between 0.30 acres to as much as 333 acres.
On the map

Haywood County Neighborhoods Map

Haywood County is ideally accessible via several major freeways across the North Carolina borders. Some highways that traverse Haywood County include Interstate 40, Highway 19, Highway 23, Highway 64, Highway 74, Highway 276, State Route 110, State Route 209, and State Route 215.


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Haywood County Interactive Map

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Things to do in Haywood County

Crepes and Custard

Crepes loaded with the meats, vegetables, and cheeses of your choice are sure to satisfy your appetite. Options are abundant in terms of foods that do not contain gluten.

Junaluska Gifts and Grounds

Junaluska Gifts & Grounds sells unique jewelry, local pottery, greeting cards, apparel, and books. The outdoor café's tables and lake view are great for enjoying locally roasted fair-trade coffee or a hand-dipped ice cream cone.

Lake Junaluska Playground

A playground improvement includes a spider web-like climbing structure, a suspended balance course, a covered slide, bucket swings, seats, a shelter with picnic tables, climbable boulders, grassy slopes, and mountain vistas.

Fulbright Park

A small, beautiful park just beside the lake's boat launch and main entrance. There are several floral plants, shrubs, and trees and some concrete picnic tables and benches.


Schools in Haywood County

School NameGradesAdmission
Clyde Elementary SchoolPK - 5Public
Hazelwood Elementary SchoolPK - 5Public
Waynesville Middle School6 - 8Public
Canton Middle School6 - 8Public
Central Haywood High School9 - 12Public
Tuscola High School9 - 12Public