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Homes for Sale in Jackson County, NC

Jackson County is known for its towering mountains, raging rivers, and breathtaking landscapes.

Jackson County is often regarded as one of North Carolina’s most desirable residential areas and a popular spot for tourists and leisure enthusiasts. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with its breathtaking splendor across half a million acres, is easily accessible for most residential communities in the county. Jackson County is renowned as a significant hub of healthcare services and higher education. Notable locations in the region include Western Carolina University, Southwestern Community College, and Harris Regional Hospital. To learn more about the area and the fantastic selection of impressive Jackson County homes for sale, please feel free to call us or send us a message at your earliest convenience.

VISUALLY-PLEASING ATMOSPHERE: Jackson County, located in the tranquil highlands of southwestern North Carolina, is recognized for the stunning features of its surroundings, including its breathtaking mountain panoramas, plentiful waterfalls, and exhilarating hikes. Attractions such as charming downtown Sylva, historic Dillsboro, and the resort city Cashiers, which have outstanding restaurants and one-of-a-kind boutiques, perfectly blend with the scenic backdrop of Jackson County, giving a breath of fresh and relaxing viewpoints from every corner of the area.

RICH HERITAGE AND CULTURE: Jackson County hides great depth and identity beneath its aesthetically beautiful natural landscapes. Learn about the generations of history that have passed through Sylva, or take a stroll around the alleyways of the iconic downtown district. Get to know the history, unique attractions, and friendly locals that make Jackson County an exciting and attractive destination in North Carolina.

SHADOW OF THE BEAR: The only spot in the United States where you can see Shadow of the Bear is in Jackson County. This natural occurrence occurs on sunny days twice a year, around the middle of October and the beginning of November, then again around the middle of February and the beginning of March. Easily Observable from Rhodes Big View and at Cashiers’ viewpoints, the sun sets behind Whiteside Mountain, casting a bear-shaped silhouette over the valley beneath, thereby having the moniker “Shadow of the Bear.” This unique natural phenomenon is one of the fantastic things you can experience at Jackson County, making it more special and distinct from other regions in North Carolina!

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Homes in Jackson County, NC

10 Real Estate Facts About Jackson County Homes for Sale

  • There is a wide variety of single-family homes, condo flats, and townhouses available in Jackson County, North Carolina.

  • There are no available multi-family homes or apartment complexes in Jackson County.

  • You can often find Jackson County NC homes for sale ranging in price from $120,000 to $14.5 million.

  • Most residences in Jackson County, North Carolina have at least two to seven bedrooms.

  • Some Jackson County homes for sale have as many as nine bathrooms in a single property.

  • Jackson County residences typically have between 1,100 sqft and 11,600 sqft of internal living area.

  • A residential lot in Jackson County can range in size from 0.50 acres to 144.89 acres.

  • Some Jackson County NC homes for sale are also equipped with car park amenities.

  • There are several vacant lots available for purchase in Jackson County. Depending on the total acreage, the majority of them are typically worth between $5,000 to $19.5 million.

  • Jackson County’s unoccupied lots often range from an average of 0.25 acres to a maximum of 1,552 acres.
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Jackson County, NC Neighborhoods Map

Jackson County is a well-established town located in the western region of North Carolina. It is primarily accessible via Highway 107 and Highway 64.


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Things to do in Jackson County, NC

Haywood Smokehouse

You'll keep coming back for more of their quality specialty meats, such as their fall-off-the-bone ribs and smoked brisket, and their fresh, house-made sausages and sauces. Or, savor the tender, flavorful meat of their smoked pig or turkey breast.

Whitewater Falls

The Whitewater River plunges almost 400 feet in a succession of cascading falls, making this gorgeous location a popular destination for hikers and picnickers.

Canyon Spa at Lonesome Valley

In the Caretaker's Cottage at the front of the 800-acre neighborhood, you'll find Canyon Spa, which features three treatment rooms, a waiting area, and lockers.

Lulu's On Main

A well-respected restaurant that serves steaks, seafood, vegetarian and vegan alternatives, and a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan beverages and alcoholic beverages.


Schools in Jackson County, NC

School NameGradesAdmission
Blue Ridge SchoolPK - 5Public
Cullowhee Valley SchoolK - 8Public
Scotts Creek ElementaryK - 8Public
Fairview ElementaryPK - 8Public
Smoky Mountain High School9 - 12Public
Jackson County Early College9 - 12Public