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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841 Lake Club Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC841 Lake Club Drive

Price$890,000

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MLS Number CAR3769508

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 3
  • Square Feet 3090

Wide open and unobstructed views from this beautiful waterfront home facing Lake James State Park. Large open great room has kitchen, dining and living area with fireplace and half bath. Main level bedroom with private bath. Lower level has spacious master suite, laundry room, guest suite with private bath and family room with wet bar and fireplace. Both levels open out onto large covered decks. Hot tub on lower deck. Completely fenced rear yard with outside storage/workshop area. Talk a short walk or use the shared cart path to access the lakeside patio or aluminum one slip covered dock with top deck, boat lift and jet ski dock. Great entertaining space and long water views. Shared drive and 2 space covered carport parking area with large storage closet. And if you play golf take a short walk up to Marion Lake Golf course and play a round! Offered completely furnished with a few exclusions. New Heat pump 2020. Just 10 minutes to Marion for shopping and restaurants.

Listed by Polly Leadbetter of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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602 Harborside Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC602 Harborside Drive

Price$1,299,000

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MLS Number CAR3766610

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Full Bath 3
  • Square Feet 3260

Magnificent home on Lake James with year round open water and mountain views. Perfect for large gatherings w/ 3 finished levels, 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. You will love the rustic yet stylish design as you enter the totally open kitchen, dining & living room with cathedral tongue and groove ceilings along with lg. rocked fireplace. The kitchen boasts a bar area, granite, SS appliances & updated cabinets. Easy maintenance with real hardwoods throughout & stained concrete floors in the basement. On the main find two ample sized bedrooms. Upstairs 2 more bedrooms(one w/ reading nook) and an open loft area & private deck! Spread out in the newly finished basement w/ family area, full bath, 2nd laundry and built in bunk beds. Outside enjoy the partially wrapped back deck & poured patio off the basement. Additionally there is a updated double aluminum dock. This home has great short term rental history, low HOA, and seller is leaving it furnished. See addendum for recent updates to home.

Listed by Christie Leonard of WNC Real Estate Inc.

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TBD Yancey Road Marion NC 28752

Marion, NCTBD Yancey Road, Unit 8

Price$329,990

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MLS Number CAR3767819

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 2
  • Square Feet 1986

PRE-CONSTRUCTION OFF FRAME MODULAR HOME 1986 SQ FT. 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, with Island Kitchen. Level Lot Open floor plan with walk in closets. MODEL HOME CAN BEEN SEEN 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 Call listing agent on details.

Listed by Mark Cox of N C Land and Lots

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2226 Mallard Cove Drive Nebo NC 28761
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MLS Number CAR3766778

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 2
  • Square Feet 2722

Wow Factor Galore ! The views from this well maintained,freshly painted, lakefront home on beautiful Lake James are stunning! Gaze across the lake to the Paddys Creek State Park & mountains & know your views will never change!.Located in desirable gated community of Mallard Cove Main floor features great rm w stone wood burning fireplace, kitchen w updated cabinets & dining area ,grill deck, beautiful hardwood floors all opening to large deck overlooking the lake. Main bedroom ,2 walk in closets, bath w tiled shower,tub & split vanity. Laundry room & powder room. Lower level : family gathering room, 2 bedrooms, full bath, office/bonus room opening to covered patio w hot tub overlooking lake. Perfect spot for relaxing! Stairs lead down to private, floating LPE dock w lift & sliding board for the kids to enjoy in wide, deep water cove w crystal clear water. Shoreline stabilization in place. 2 car garage in basement. 2 car detached garage for more parking space, workshop or storage.

Listed by Dianne Reihl of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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2170 North Point Drive Nebo NC 28761

MLS Number CAR3763668

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 2
  • Square Feet 2833

Oasis on Lake James!Point Lot in Holiday Shores! Incredible location with views from Grandfather Mtn to Mt Mitchell.Sunrises every morning & Sunsets every night! Home just a few steps to lake features over 400' of lakefrontage with sea wall, private boat house w 2 slips & lifts, floating 16x24 dock(both w all new flotation), terrace w gas fire pit. Perfect home for entertaining. Large open LR,DR w wall of windows, stone fireplace, oak walls, exposed beams overlooking deck & lake. Chefs kitchen w Garland commercial gas range & gas double ovens, stainless appliances,Titanium granite,pantry,powder room, Sitting room, marble floors, game room w mahogany walls, down 3 steps to master suite w gas stone fp bath,private deck, up 4 steps to 2 add'l BR ,BA. Lower level: Bonus RM w private terrace, tiled floors, Laundry rm. Detached 3 car garage. New 5 ton 2 stage heat pump. Beautiful irrigated landscaping. Roof approx 5 yrs old. Stone &cedar exterior, stamped concrete drive. Crawl space,cellar

Listed by Dianne Reihl of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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2278 Lake Forest Cove Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC2278 Lake Forest Cove

Price$1,595,000

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MLS Number CAR3762109

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 3
  • Square Feet 4061

Stunning custom craftsman style waterfront home in Mallard Pointe. This property offers some of the best mountain & water views on Lake James. The great room provides two stories of windows providing awe-inspiring views, two story stone wood burning fireplace, wood floors, coffer ceiling, huge gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless appliances, and slate floors, deck with screened porch, oversized laundry/mud room. Attached two car heated garage with plenty of storage. Upper level has private master suite with sitting area looking out over the lake. Master bath, was dual vanities, soaking tub and walk in shower. Through closet is a large bonus room. Home has elevator and whole house generator. Lower level features family room with second stone fireplace, two bedrooms with private baths & heated tile floors, and Kitchenette. Walk out to patio that looks out at beautiful landscaping and cascading waterfall. Home has a deeded boat slip #8 in the quiet cove across the street.

Listed by Denice Rechtiene of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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4634 Harbor View Terrace Morganton NC 28655

MLS Number CAR3765892

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Full Bath 3
  • Square Feet 2993

SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT HOME ON BEAUTIFUL LAKE JAMES!! Make this your forever oasis, with fabulous LAKE VIEWS from almost every room! Enjoy entertaining in this open concept layout, and relax on any of the 3 decks overlooking the lake. Enter to find 3 large bedrooms, a large kitchen, breakfast nook, dining room, and living room with beautiful stone fireplace. GRANITE countertops, HARDWOOD floors, and well-maintained carpet throughout. Walk onto your large deck overlooking the lake from the OWNER'S SUITE!! Head downstairs to the second living area with a bar, fireplace, and a large bedroom with a private full bath. Additional unfinished bonus room downstairs, with large storage space. Head out for a swim in the lake or neighborhood pool, play a game of tennis, or go boating on the lake! Boat slip included. Just a short drive to the mountains, enjoy a day strolling through shops and restaurants in quaint towns nearby! Must see, there are endless possibilities.

Listed by Karen Pinner of Hunter Rowe Real Estate Inc

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47 A Bear Cliff Village Drive Nebo NC 28761

MLS Number CAR3762458

  • Residential
  • Property SubType TOWNHOUSE
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Full Bath 3

Incredible Lakes James and mountain views from this expansive townhome. You can't get any better than this with how much space this townhome provides and just a golf cart ride away from Bear Creek Marina. On summer days sit on the screened porch and watch the fireworks over the lake on 4th of July. On fall nights sit on the open deck and look at the leaves change as their colors reflect in the water. This townhome provides an open floor plan with gas fireplace. Large master bedroom on main floor leads to the deck. Downstairs you will find another deck as well as 3 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Plenty of space for all! Peace and tranquillity await you at a price point you can enjoy!

Listed by GreyBeard Realty

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4880 Ashton Court Morganton NC 28655

MLS Number CAR3753797

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 3
  • Square Feet 3521

Stunning lake views & views of Table Rock, Hawksbill & surrounding mountains from this waterfront home w covered dock in desirable East Shores at Lake James. Easy to maintain home! Main floor : living room w gas fp, dining room and galley kitchen w marble countertops, stainless appliances,pantry all opening to deck & all overlooking the lake & mountains. Also on main is bedroom, full bath & tv room/den(possible in-law suite). Hardwood floors. Upstairs features large master suite with sitting area/office,walk-in closet,master bath with dual vanities,walk-in tiled shower,jetted tub. Gorgeous views from Additional bedroom with walk in closet & ensuite bath upstairs. Lower level with family room,laundry,exercise room and oversized 2 car garage. Opens to patio & large deck with totally unobstructed views of the lake and mountains. Covered dock with jet ski dock. Just steps to community pool and tennis court. 15 Minutes to downtown Morganton for dining, shopping, entertainment

Listed by Dianne Reihl of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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586 Harborside Drive Nebo NC 28761

MLS Number CAR3757086

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Full Bath 3
  • Square Feet 3691

Enjoy the rustic elegance of this Lakefront home. Grand slate entry showcases the open great room w views of the mountains & Lake James. Cypress flooring, stacked stone woodburning FP , large covered deck off great room. Well appointed kitchen w alder cabinetry, leathered granite counters, island w warming drawer, bar seating , breakfast nook. Large laundry w cabinetry. Guest suite w tiled BA. Main level master w corner windows overlooking lake, large walk in closet & heated tile floors in BA. Lower level is finished w 2 add'l guest BR, full bath, family room w WB FP, media room/office/5th BR space, kitchen with frig, DW drawer & icemaker. Doors out to lower stamped concrete patio area where you can take steps to viewing deck w fire pi t& then down to viewing deck#2 & then down to double decker single slip dock. All shoreline stabilization is complete. Wired for whole house generator, lg. storage room and 21' deep 2 car garage.Furnished w some exclusions. Short term rentals allowed

Listed by Dianne Reihl of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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2300 Lake Forest Cove Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC2300 Lake Forest Cove

Price$1,490,000

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MLS Number CAR3756241

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 4
  • Square Feet 4559

Absolutely gorgeous, unobstructed views of Lake James & the NC Mountains from this Cape Cod style home. Three Bedrooms, Four & a half Baths in the main house plus a 523 SF guest apartment over the garage. The two story Great Room brings in tons of natural light & there are stunning views of the lake & mountains from almost every room. The basement features a family room, exercise & media rooms, office & storage. Master on main level, hardwood floors, two gas fireplaces, screened-in porch, large deck off Great Room, front porch, whole house generator, three car garage, covered boat dock with spot for pontoon & lift for second boat. This charming home is located down a winding drive & privately situated on 2.11 acres. The views are unparalleled. This is lake living at it's best!

Listed by Huntie Jokinen of Real Living Carolina Property

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5888 Holiday Shores Avenue Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC5888 Holiday Shores Avenue

Price$679,000

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MLS Number CAR3754950

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Full Bath 3
  • Square Feet 3258

Come live the mountain lake life with beautiful views of Lake James from this lovely home in Holiday shores. Main level offers open kitchen living area w/gas logs, built in's and bright sunroom surrounded by windows & water views! Lower level offers separate entrance with Den and 2nd kitchenette for easy entertaining to patio and your private in ground pool,w pool house. Theres room for the whole family! This beautiful low Maintenance home has Lg. 3 car gar. with tons of storage for all your lake toys! Home has ALL new siding, NEW deck, and has been completely painted inside and out and is fresh and move in ready .Large corner lot with beautifully landscaped yard. Close to 2 landings for easy boat storage & access. STRentals Allowed! Don't miss this one in a Great Neighborhood.

Listed by Dayna Pelle of Beverly-Hanks, South

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