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Unlike many of the other towns and counties of Western North Carolina, Sylva is not named after a war hero or a pioneer, but instead a wayfaring Danish handyman. At least that’s how the story goes. In the 1870s, a man by the name of William Demetrius Sylva spent a month working on the home of E. R. Hampton, who owned much of the land that would later become the town. When Hampton decided to charter a post office in the area in 1880, he asked his daughter, Mae, what she thought he should name the town. As she was smitten with the dashing Dane, Mae allegedly responded, “Sylva.” Though there are several differing accounts of this story (including that the man’s name was Selvey, that he was not a wandering Dane but a Georgian with family ties to Western North Carolina, that he spoke fluent Spanish and not Danish, among other things), the odd narrative fits this unique mountain town of around 2,800. After gaining a railroad station just a few years after the post office was chartered, Sylva quickly grew to prominence. It incorporated in 1889, and then became the seat of Jackson County in 1913. Many of the buildings along Sylva’s Main Street date back to this time. The architectural gem of the town, however, is the original Jackson County Courthouse, which was completed in 1914 and built in Classical Revival style. Perched on a hill overlooking Main Street, the courthouse continues to reputedly be one of the most photographed public buildings in North Carolina. It was recently renovated, restored, and reopened as the Jackson County Public Library Complex and Genealogical Society after a more modern courthouse was built nearby. Though Main Street below continues to have a historic railroad town aesthetic, it has become a hub for younger artisans and artists, as well as a major destination for dining and nightlife. Four breweries have recently cropped up along Main Street that attract beer connoisseurs, while more sophisticated cocktail bars and restaurants serve as a magnet for foodies from throughout Western North Carolina and beyond. Main Street is also home to several live music venues, while the town hosts a summer concert series every Friday at the Bridge Park gazebo. For those who are looking for a quick escape into nature, Pinnacle Park—an 1,100-acre stretch of wilderness owned by the Town of Sylva—contains loads of trails, allowing visitors to explore streams, waterfalls, and an expansive vista from the 5,008-foot pinnacle for which the park is named. For those who want to go further afield, Jackson County offers tons of camping, hiking, kayaking, fishing, and skiing. The Blue Ridge Parkway runs along the county line, while Great Smoky National Park is just a few miles beyond. Travel east for no more than 45 minutes and you’ll arrive in the city of Asheville. Nestled deep in the Great Balsam Mountains, Sylva combines the charm of a quirky mountain town with easy access to outdoor adventure and the city.
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 65 Old Growth Way #61, Sylva, NC 28779
65 Old Growth Way #61 Sylva, NC 28779
$3,899,000
3 Beds 2 | 2 Baths 4,375 SqFtListing No. 3920787Property Type: Housecamera (33)
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 167 Bold Springs Road, Sylva, NC 28779
167 Bold Springs Road Sylva, NC 28779
$2,655,000
4 Beds 3 Baths 2,240 SqFtListing No. 3935946Property Type: Housecamera Virtual Tourcamera (40)
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 167 Bold Springs Road, Sylva, NC 28779
167 Bold Springs Road Sylva, NC 28779
$1,200,000
4 Beds 3 Baths 2,240 SqFtListing No. 3935940Property Type: Housecamera Virtual Tourcamera (37)
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 409 Briarcliff Drive, Sylva, NC 28779
409 Briarcliff Drive Sylva, NC 28779
$999,950
5 Beds 4 | 1 Baths 4,899 SqFtListing No. 3913517Property Type: Housecamera (43)
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 72 John Allman Lane, Sylva, NC 28779
72 John Allman Lane Sylva, NC 28779
$575,000
4 Beds 3 | 1 Baths 3,004 SqFtListing No. 3931277Property Type: Housecamera (47)
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 68 Iceburg Lane, Sylva, NC 28779
68 Iceburg Lane Sylva, NC 28779
$489,900
3 Beds 2 Baths 1,568 SqFtListing No. 3930556Property Type: Housecamera (48)
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 824 Dillsboro Road, Sylva, NC 28779
824 Dillsboro Road Sylva, NC 28779
$393,795
4 Beds 2 | 1 Baths 2,000 SqFtListing No. 3900901Property Type: Housecamera (21)
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 36 Manna Way, Sylva, NC 28779
36 Manna Way Sylva, NC 28779
$369,900
3 Beds 2 | 2 Baths 2,205 SqFtListing No. 3877796Property Type: Housecamera Virtual Tourcamera (38)
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 599 Savannah Drive, Sylva, NC 28779
599 Savannah Drive Sylva, NC 28779
$350,000
4 Beds 2 Baths -Listing No. 3911949Property Type: Housecamera Virtual Tourcamera (19)
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 417 Knob Hill Estates, Sylva, NC 28779
417 Knob Hill Estates Sylva, NC 28779
$325,000
2 Beds 2 Baths -Listing No. 3938305Property Type: Housecamera (27)
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 87 Pinto Trail, Sylva, NC 28779
87 Pinto Trail Sylva, NC 28779
$310,000
2 Beds 2 Baths 1,148 SqFtListing No. 3899572Property Type: Housecamera Virtual Tourcamera (23)
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 385 Slim Dillard Road, Sylva, NC 28779
385 Slim Dillard Road Sylva, NC 28779
$299,000
3 Beds 1 | 1 Baths 1,530 SqFtListing No. 3852686Property Type: Housecamera (16)
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 65 Old Growth Way #61, Sylva, NC 28779
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$3,899,000

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3 3 Beds

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2 | 2 2 | 2 Baths

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4,375 SqFt 4,375 SqFt

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3920787Listing No. 3920787

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HouseProperty Type: House

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 167 Bold Springs Road, Sylva, NC 28779
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$2,655,000

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4 4 Beds

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3 3 Baths

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2,240 SqFt 2,240 SqFt

listing no.

3935946Listing No. 3935946

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HouseProperty Type: House

virtual tour

camera VIRTUAL TOUR

gallery photos

camera (40)

 167 Bold Springs Road, Sylva, NC 28779
camera VIRTUAL TOURcamera (37)
price

$1,200,000

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4 4 Beds

baths

3 3 Baths

lot size

2,240 SqFt 2,240 SqFt

listing no.

3935940Listing No. 3935940

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HouseProperty Type: House

virtual tour

camera VIRTUAL TOUR

gallery photos

camera (37)

 409 Briarcliff Drive, Sylva, NC 28779
camera (43)
price

$999,950

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5 5 Beds

baths

4 | 1 4 | 1 Baths

lot size

4,899 SqFt 4,899 SqFt

listing no.

3913517Listing No. 3913517

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HouseProperty Type: House

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camera (43)

 72 John Allman Lane, Sylva, NC 28779
camera (47)
price

$575,000

beds

4 4 Beds

baths

3 | 1 3 | 1 Baths

lot size

3,004 SqFt 3,004 SqFt

listing no.

3931277Listing No. 3931277

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HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (47)

 68 Iceburg Lane, Sylva, NC 28779
camera (48)
price

$489,900

beds

3 3 Beds

baths

2 2 Baths

lot size

1,568 SqFt 1,568 SqFt

listing no.

3930556Listing No. 3930556

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HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (48)

 824 Dillsboro Road, Sylva, NC 28779
camera (21)
price

$393,795

beds

4 4 Beds

baths

2 | 1 2 | 1 Baths

lot size

2,000 SqFt 2,000 SqFt

listing no.

3900901Listing No. 3900901

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (21)

 36 Manna Way, Sylva, NC 28779
camera VIRTUAL TOURcamera (38)
price

$369,900

beds

3 3 Beds

baths

2 | 2 2 | 2 Baths

lot size

2,205 SqFt 2,205 SqFt

listing no.

3877796Listing No. 3877796

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

virtual tour

camera VIRTUAL TOUR

gallery photos

camera (38)

 599 Savannah Drive, Sylva, NC 28779
camera VIRTUAL TOURcamera (19)
price

$350,000

beds

4 4 Beds

baths

2 2 Baths

lot size

- -

listing no.

3911949Listing No. 3911949

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

virtual tour

camera VIRTUAL TOUR

gallery photos

camera (19)

 417 Knob Hill Estates, Sylva, NC 28779
camera (27)
price

$325,000

beds

2 2 Beds

baths

2 2 Baths

lot size

- -

listing no.

3938305Listing No. 3938305

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (27)

 87 Pinto Trail, Sylva, NC 28779
camera VIRTUAL TOURcamera (23)
price

$310,000

beds

2 2 Beds

baths

2 2 Baths

lot size

1,148 SqFt 1,148 SqFt

listing no.

3899572Listing No. 3899572

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

virtual tour

camera VIRTUAL TOUR

gallery photos

camera (23)

 385 Slim Dillard Road, Sylva, NC 28779
camera (16)
price

$299,000

beds

3 3 Beds

baths

1 | 1 1 | 1 Baths

lot size

1,530 SqFt 1,530 SqFt

listing no.

3852686Listing No. 3852686

property type

HouseProperty Type: House

gallery photos

camera (16)

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