Lake James NC Homes for Sale

Lake James is nestled in the rolling hill country of western North Carolina. Lake James features more than 150 miles of shoreline, and it is situated between the towns of Marion and Morganton— just 45 miles from Asheville and 30 minutes to Black Mountain. 

The picturesque waters of Lake James are bordered by the Linville Gorge Wilderness and the Pisgah National Forest—two well-known meccas for outdoor enthusiasts — which means you’re positioned to take in fantastic views. It also means that on any given day, you can soak your feet in the nearby creeks, explore the gorge, or walk alongside waterfalls in addition to enjoying all that lake life has to offer.

Lake James is an ideal place to call home, as this residential community provides both privacy within and access to the natural landscape that surrounds it. As a resident here, you’re able to enjoy a variety of recreational activities during every season—from boating, swimming, and fishing to hiking and biking over 25 miles of trails—ensuring that every day will feel like a getaway. 

Below you will find all Lake James homes for sale. Create an account to save your favorite Lake James homes and to receive email notifications when similar listings become available. 

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370 Dockside Drive Nebo NC 28761

MLS Number CAR3736551

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 4
  • Square Feet 4217

This is a must see! Mountain Elegance is the best way to describe this one of a kind custom built home. Character, Unique, Elegance & Charm describes this Custom Designed Home that features views of the lake and is situated on Lake James. The views include the lake and the mountains from every room. As you enter into the front doors, you will see a 2-Story Foyer with a beautiful loft, spacious open floor plan that includes the Living room, Dining room and Kitchen. The main level is enhanced with a Master Bedroom Suite, His/Her walk-in closets plus a Spacious Bathroom along with Jacuzzi tub/shower unit. The utility/mud room has a built-in desk area along with two powder rooms. The 2nd level offers the 2nd Master Suite Bedroom, (2) Additional Bedrooms with Jack/Jill Bath. There is a semi-basement with a finished bath, additional areas for more rooms if needed plus tons of storage. **Deeded Boat Slip, Extra wooded lot completes this package deal.

Listed by Timothy Johnson of Keller Williams - Black Mtn.

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300 Waterglyn Way Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC300 Waterglyn Way

Price$499,900

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MLS Number CAR3735582

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 3
  • Square Feet 3020

Gorgeous WATERFRONT with your very own DEEDED BOAT SLIP just a short golf cart ride away! Ranch style home with rockin' chair porch situated nicely in the established Waterglyn community on Lake James. This impeccable 3 bed, 3 bath home has a large open living area that opens to a lovely kitchen complete with SS Appliances, Granite and open dining area/breakfast nook. Downstairs you will find an extra-large FULLY FINISHED basement, perfect for entertaining or whatever your heart desires. Additional room in the basement that may be used as an office or bedroom with its own private bath. Spacious wooden decks on main and lower level overlooking the lake. Almost 1000 sq ft of double attached garage. Like to golf? Marion Lake Club is just around the corner! Low HOAs and property partially adjoins Lake James with a small water frontage. This is a must see!!

Listed by Camilo Monroy and Elena Peters of Beverly-Hanks, South

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155 Bear Cliff Circle Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC155 Bear Cliff Circle

Price$685,000

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MLS Number CAR3731569

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 3
  • Square Feet 2728

Looking for that mountain view? This home has a direct, year round view of Dobson's Knob and the Blue Ridge. This 2015 built home looks brand new! One level living at its finest has open great room with beamed 16' ceilings, hardwood floors, gas fireplace and built ins. Large dining area and kitchen with granite island seating for 6. Split bedroom plan featuring 2 bedrooms with private bathrooms and large walk in closets. Master bedroom has that mountain view and doors that lead to deck. Spacious bath with jet tub, tiled shower and double sinks. private office space, and laundry mudroom entry from oversized 2 car garage. If you need more space, full, unfinished basement is ready to finish with stud walls and stub out plumbing for an additional bath. Also a nice workshop area with cabinetry and doors to lower patio. Huge covered 32x16 deck and 20x12 uncovered deck and covered front porch also. Smart siding and stone exterior. Level 1.61 acre yard with circular drive .

Listed by Polly Leadbetter of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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40 Kingfisher Trace Nebo NC 28761
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MLS Number CAR3731579

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Full Bath 3
  • Square Feet 2654

Listed by Bryan Jones and Fletcher Edens of Lake James Team

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5057 Lighthouse Court Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC5057 Lighthouse Court

Price$1,675,000

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MLS Number CAR3729258

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 6
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Full Bath 6
  • Square Feet 5871

Enjoy the best in lakefront living from this Arts & Crafts waterfront home. Built for entertaining or multigenerational living, this custom built home features 5 bedrooms & 6 full baths to accommodate all. Open floor plan features floor to ceiling windows in the great room with a view to the sparkling water below. Main floor & second floor master suites. Open kitchen with island seating for 7. Second floor space doubles as couples office space & den. The finished lower level is perfect for entertaining w/complete 2nd kitchen, bar seating for 8, billiard & seating area w/gas FP. Two additional guest rooms and 2 full baths. Spacious guest quarters (BR/BA)over garage w/separate staircase. Over 2000sf of Tigerwood decks on main & lower level with access to cabana bath. Short and easy walk to the lake w/covered gazebo & floating slip with lift all on a quiet cove made for floating and relaxing. Fenced yard for your dogs and extra storage in 3 car garage and outside storage shed.

Listed by Polly Leadbetter of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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681 Waters Edge Drive Nebo NC 28761
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MLS Number CAR3722391

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 4
  • Square Feet 6265

Designed and built with care, as a second home by the owner, a North Carolina licensed general contractor and real estate broker. From the engineered foundation with 12-inch thick poured concrete walls to the 2 x 6 -inch framing which is insulated with sprayed foam, to the high ceilings and top-of-the-line finishes inside and out, this is a spectacular home on a spectacular waterfront lot on Lake James. From nearly every location, the home has beautiful views of Lake James, the Big Island, and the Northern McDowell Mountains. It is in a protected cove just a few minutes by boat to the main channel. The gated community and its RV storage area both have high-end security cameras, and the home has a monitored alarm.

Listed by Richard Whitney of Whitney Commercial Real Estate

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2041 W Bluewater Drive Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC2041 W Bluewater Drive

Price$799,000

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MLS Number CAR3725483

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 3
  • Square Feet 2817

New construction waterfront home with crafstman touches on Lake James! The great room features a built in led fireplace, cathedral ceilings and french doors leading to a covered back deck overlooking the lake. The kitchen has custom cabinetry, granite countertops and authentic barnwood touches. The oversized dining area has huge picture windows overlooking Lake James. The master bedroom also has great views of the lake, a large ensuite bath with custom tile shower and walk in closet. Two additional bedrooms, 1.5 bathes and the laundry room finish out the upstairs. The downstairs has a full bath, large bonus room & office/playroom. Tasteful curb appeal with native plants and cherry trees. Just a few steps off the back porch leads to the beach area where you can kayak or paddle board, anchor your boat in the cove or walk or mountain bike on the Fonta Flora State Trail around Lake James. Just 15 minutes to Morganton for shopping, restaurants and breweries! Broker Interest.

Listed by Christy Truitt of WNC Real Estate Inc.

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TBD Yancey Road Marion NC 28752

Marion, NCTBD Yancey Road, Unit 9

Price$239,000

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MLS Number CAR3724072

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 2
  • Square Feet 1610

PRE-CONSTRUCTION OFF FRAME MODULAR HOME 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, with Island Kitchen. Level Lot Open floor plan with walk in closets. Quiet Area next to Lake James With your own private water access to Lake for canoeing and other water activities Home located Next to BIG LEAGUE BASEBALL COMPLEX You can walk over to the ball park and watch Big League players practice and Littler League games all spring and summer under the lights. A real find, baseball and Lake James on your front door Pick out your colors and floor coverings. Only 4 lots left to build on.

Listed by Mark Cox of N C Land and Lots

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110 Mayfly Holler Drive Nebo NC 28761
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MLS Number CAR3721771

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 3
  • Square Feet 1501

The quintessential lake home in a beautiful, private spot in Old Wildlife Club, just how you've pictured it. Take the meandering drive into the welcoming, large living area with the vaulted ceiling and a well-appointed kitchen where you can enjoy the whole family. Main level living includes the ample master suite, guest bedroom and bath, laundry, and an office that could be transformed into a bunk room for the kiddos. The detached garage is large enough for all your lake toys and includes 500+ more square feet of living/sleeping space that makes for a total of over 2000sf. Outdoor living space is abundant, firepit included, with an easy walk down to the covered dock and stabilized shoreline. Internet service is high speed fiber, so bring your work and fun with you. As a compound lot with space to spare, another dwelling could be built here to accommodate a growing family in future years. Membership to Camp Lake James, the lakes acclaimed adventure and amenity center is included.

Listed by Bryan Jones and Fletcher Edens of Lake James Team

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5373 Knollview Drive Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC5373 Knollview Drive

Price$1,750,000

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MLS Number CAR3721739

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Full Bath 5
  • Square Feet 4432

This stunning custom Cottonwood built craftsman style waterfront home will be perfect for your vacation home or full time residence! This 4 bedroom home has room to grow with a bonus room that could be used as a home office, home school room, play room or bunk room! This home must be seen; it is absolute perfection! Sitting on just over 2 acres, this home is in a deep water cove just off of the larger Linville cove and across from the state park. The huge dock is large enough to house both a pontoon and speed boat along with 2 jet skis! There is also a nice dockside gazebo for lakeside dining and lounging. The beautifully maintained landscaping provides year round beauty and can be enjoyed from the large screened in porch or stone terrace complete with its own wood burning fireplace! The property is located within the Dry Creek Community which features walking trails and shares the clubhouse and pool with Southpointe.

Listed by James Hall of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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4498 Cobb Avenue Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC4498 Cobb Avenue

Price$185,900

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MLS Number CAR3655146

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 2
  • Square Feet 1056

What a chance to live near Lake James with fall and winter views. Even if trees are removed.Boat docks so close, both public and private available.This 3 bed 2 bath home with some TLC will be a gem, for the permanent resident or weekend getaway.Great for Air bnb or rental. Sold as is where no guarantees. Home has been a rental and seller has not lived in it.Additional room in full basement for a den, not counted in footage. What a great opportunity to be this close to picturesque Lake James at this price....

Listed by Roger Hart of Century 21 American Homes

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1513 Brentwood Place Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC1513 Brentwood Place

Price$1,699,000

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MLS Number CAR3713713

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Full Bath 4
  • Square Feet 5560

Serenity on the water in this spacious & welcoming home on Lake James. Open plan with abundance of light with views of the water. Great balance of outdoor living space with all the comforts of a luxury home. Large master on the main, modern kitchen with stainless appliances & large island. 2 spacious bedrooms on second level with a full finished lower level complete with fireplace and covered deck out to the lake. Awesome boat dock with boat lift for enjoying the water. Detached double garage with a one bed/one bath finished area above. One car garage on lower level that also includes a greenhouse and exercise room. Ample parking areas, perfect for entertaining or having family visit. Tankless hot water heater, security system, in house stereo system, screened porch, vaulted ceilings, central vacuum, newer HVAC. Several new Renewal Anderson Windows installed throughout the home.

Listed by GreyBeard Realty Morganton

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