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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1518 Southpointe Drive Morganton NC 28655
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MLS Number CAR3763137

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Square Feet 2,146
  • Full Bath 2

Enjoy the Lake life in one of the most desirable locations on Lake James in Southpointe subdivision. Whether you desire a full-time residence or a vacation home, this floor plan offers many options. Custom built and well-maintained home boasts an attractive story and half contemporary design with exposed beams in the Great Room, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, solid surface kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances, large owner's suite on the main floor adjoining the sunroom, two bedrooms upstairs with full bath plus an office loft area that overlooks the Great room. Full unfinished basement offers an open canvas for designing a finished space that would meet the desires or needs of a growing family. Maintenance free brick construction to include a large deck for relaxing or entertaining. Deeded boat slip #114 (conveys with property) awaits you just around the corner to include a community club house, pool, walking trails and beautifully landscaped grounds.

Listed by Dewaine Smith of WEICHERT,Realtors - Unlimited

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154 BEAR CLIFF VILLAGE Drive Nebo NC 28761
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MLS Number CAR3811215

  • Residential
  • Property SubType TOWNHOUSE
  • Full Bath 3
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Square Feet 2,143

Welcome home to Lake James! This spacious townhome features numerous updates: stunning, new granite countertops in the kitchen, updated master bath with beautiful soft-close cabinetry, walk-in tile shower and double vanity, and new carpet installed in 2017. The main level features a master suite, open concept kitchen and living space. One of the few homes to feature a half bath on the main level! Enjoy the natural surroundings and Blue Ridge Mountain Views from one of your large, screened-in porches with composite decking or sun deck. Bear Creek Marina is a golf-cart ride away and offers dinner, live music and rentable boat slips. 7 mile drive to Lake James State Park- offering hiking, biking and swimming areas- 15 minutes to the shops and restaurants of downtown Marion - 1 hour from Asheville.

Listed by Heidi Barrier of ERA Mountain View Properties

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TBD Yancey Road Marion NC 28752

Marion, NCTBD Yancey Road, Unit 8

Price$292,500

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MLS Number CAR3811067

  • Residential
  • Full Bath 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Square Feet 1,824

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 Only 1 lot left to build on. 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 Some features: - Stainless Steel Appliances including microwave, dishwasher, 25 cf side by side fridge, smooth top stove - Shaker style hardwood colored cabinets, raised wall cabinet over range - CULTURED MARBLE sinks in all bathrooms - Stainless Steel Farm Sink in the kitchen - Large kitchen island with soft close trash can and pot pan drawers - Large drop in master tub with shelves

Listed by Mark Cox of N C Land and Lots

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233 Magnolia Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC233 Magnolia Drive

Price$1,500,000

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MLS Number CAR3809708

  • Residential
  • Year Built 2001
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 3,754
  • Bedrooms 4

STUNNING LAKEFRONT LAKE JAMES MCDOWELL COUNTY/NEBO NC DREAM HOME WITH LONG RANGE PANORAMIC MOUNTAIN AND LAKE VIEWS. Enjoy your best lake life at 233 Magnolia Dr with its perfect floor plan, expansive deck and screened porch overlooking the lake, and easy/gentle sloped access to your covered dock and 120' of sea-walled shoreline. Spacious and meticulously maintained home inside and out with open floor plan, soaring ceilings, cozy fireplaces, and extraordinary spaces indoors and outdoors for entertaining. Primary owner's suite on main level is a serene retreat. Additional bedroom and bathroom on main level ideal for guests. Upper level has a bonus/office space and is plumbed for additional bathroom. Lower level living room with two additional bedrooms, and spacious full bathroom provide space to host family and friends who will love your lake home as much as you do. Many updates including new roof in 2021 and new heat pump in 2015. Your NC Lake Life Awaits!

Listed by Angie Cullen of Nest Realty Asheville

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154 BEAR CLIFF VILLAGE Drive Nebo NC 28761
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MLS Number CAR3802016

  • Residential
  • Full Bath 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Year Built 2007

Welcome home to Lake James! This spacious townhome features numerous updates: stunning, new granite countertops in the kitchen, updated master bath with beautiful soft-close cabinetry, walk-in tile shower and double vanity, and new carpet installed in 2017. The main level features a master suite, open concept kitchen and living space. One of the few homes to feature a half bath on the main level! Enjoy the natural surroundings and Blue Ridge Mountain Views from one of your large, screened-in porches with composite decking or sun deck. Bear Creek Marina is a golf-cart ride away and offers dinner, live music and rentable boat slips. 7 mile drive to Lake James State Park- offering hiking, biking and swimming areas- 15 minutes to the shops and restaurants of downtown Marion - 1 hour from Asheville.

Listed by Heidi Barrier of ERA Mountain View Properties

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33 Gray Ridge View Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC33 Gray Ridge View Drive

Price$924,900

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MLS Number CAR3801234

  • Residential
  • Full Bath 3
  • Year Built 2021
  • Square Feet 2,582
  • Bathroom 4

JUST COMPLETED! Enjoy stunning views of the Linville Gorge, Table Rock and Shortoff Mountain from this contemporary styled home. Located in the gated community of the Peninsula at Lake James, the home features soaring great room with gas fireplace & windows highlighting the views. Main level master suite with double sinks & oversized tiled shower. Large walk in closet leads directly into laundry (also accessible from hall). Chefs kitchen w/dual fuel 36" stove, large eat at island with prep sink & professional dual refrigerator/freezer. Separate flex room is perfect game room/office. Large covered rear patio with fireplace. Upper level features 2nd master suite w/private balcony & floor to ceiling windows, 3rd ensuite BR/BA and large walk in attic storage. Two car garage with workbench additional parking space. Take a short drive to the community pool and picnic area and day dock for your boat. Recirculating HW, hand forged wrought iron railings, Pella Windows and barnwood details

Listed by Polly Leadbetter of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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1605 Lillians Point Court Morganton NC 28655

MLS Number CAR3798824

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Square Feet 2,174
  • Year Built 2006
  • Bathroom 5

Must see this Lakefront home w/unbelievable lake and mountain views including table rock. Home features 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and located in beautiful East Shores development. 3 levels of covered decking to enjoy the mountain and lake views. Gas log FP in living room plus exterior winch to make bringing groceries etc to the upper level. Plus home includes your own community boat slip right below property. Also includes community pool and tennis courts and short drive to Asheville, Hickory or even Charlotte. All this for only $585,000. Call today!

Listed by Tim Newton of Coldwell Banker Newton RE

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2008 Old Wildlife Club Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC2008 Old Wildlife Club Drive

Price$2,725,000

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MLS Number CAR3799486

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 4
  • Full Bath 3
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Year Built 2020

Do you know that iconic Lake James view from the tip of Old Wildlife Club? It's the one where you have a direct look at sun-soaked Shortoff Mountain over miles of shimmering, main-channel Lake James. This is where you'll find it! This nearly-new home features bright indoor finishes with loads of gathering space and the right floor plan for your visiting family and friends. Note the large, comfortable kitchen with pantry, and the screened porch and deck you've been craving. The generous master suite is also on the main level. Put all this together with plenty of outdoor living space, privacy, a large detached 2 car garage, and an easy walk to your new, covered dock and you've found one of the best ever. Membership to Camp Lake James, the area's foremost amenity and adventure center, is included.

Listed by Bryan Jones and Fletcher Edens of Keller Williams Unified

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26 Screech Owl Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC26 Screech Owl Drive, Unit 74

Price$1,995,000

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MLS Number CAR3787832

  • Residential
  • Full Bath 3
  • Square Feet 3,775
  • Bathroom 4
  • Year Built 2014

Rustic elegance in illustrious Old Wildlife Club on Lake James.A private,waterfront lodge with Mountain and main channel sunset views includes a gated drive,private beach,spacious covered dock and boat slip.Tons of space for large families and lots of friends.This cabin is 100% wood,individually cut walls and ceilings,beautiful log staircases,laurel railings,and two huge gathering areas with custom FP mantles and stone FP that can be used to heat the entire space. Attached with a breezeway,the oversized 3 bay garage holds a fully functioning 2 BR guest apartment with full bath,LR,Kit and laundry.The outdoor space has 2 large screened porches,covered deck with a wood-burning/gas FP, jacuzzi, large storage shed,and a wooden walkway to both the beach and the dock.The lakeside platforms awe inspiring view is the perfect place for morning coffee or happy hour! Easy access to Camp Lake James, located directly across the lake via boat or paddling.Equipped with high-speed fiber optic internet

Listed by Fletcher Edens and Bryan Jones of Keller Williams Unified

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4950 Canterbury Place Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC4950 Canterbury Place

Price$2,400,000

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MLS Number CAR3781547

  • Residential
  • Full Bath 5
  • Bathroom 6
  • Year Built 1994
  • Square Feet 6,767

A Gem on Lake James, this beautiful 5-bedroom, 5.5-bath Victorian-style home sits on a one-of-a-kind gated lot with over 550' of private shoreline. The wraparound porch presents a three-mile lake view with mountains beyond. You enter the home to a show-stopping foyer w/a wrap staircase. There is a formal dining room,butler's pantry & newly renovated kitchen that includes granite countertops,a four flavor soda fountain w/ice machine and much more! The home also includes new carpeting throughout,a project room, large walk-in pantry,family room w/windowed circular alcove,two story circular library, 5 fireplaces-4 wood burning(3 gas available)& one gas in bedroom, and a castle balcony. WHAT A VIEW! Finished walk-out basement that is plumbed & wired for additional kitchen, workshop area w/garage door, Jurassic Area w/dinosaurs & misting waterfall and Hot Tub Spa Area. The two-story, two slip boat dock is great for swimming/fishing.

Listed by Tim Newton of Coldwell Banker Newton RE

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178 Harborside Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC178 Harborside Drive

Price$2,495,000

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MLS Number CAR3783916

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 7
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Full Bath 5
  • Year Built 2007

Awesome views and a level walk to the water make this one of the best lakefront homes on Lake James! Move right in and enjoy the rustic upscale feel of this turnkey offered lake lodge that has been professionally decorated and furnished. Plenty of room to entertain family and friends with a main level master suite as well as 3 ensuite bedrooms and baths on the upper floor and a bunk room with full bath in the bonus room over the garage. Well equipped kitchen with gas cooktop, wall oven, large island and seating area. Den, office or media room just off the great room. Beautiful stone fireplace graces the living area and a wetbar with beverage and wine chiller compliment the heart of the home. Lovely outdoor gazebo dining area with sprawling deck space, hot tub, and walkway to stone firepit, patio and the lake. Two story covered dock with jetski ramps, boat lift and X30 Mastercraft ski boat included. Even has its own putting green in the front yard. Gated drive and 3 car garage.

Listed by Polly Leadbetter of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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2300 Obeth Road Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC2300 Obeth Road, Unit 86

Price$1,750,000

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MLS Number CAR3781279

  • Residential
  • Square Feet 2,838
  • Full Bath 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bedrooms 3

Extraordinary, waterfront home located in the heart of cherished 1780 on Lake James. Note the beautiful, direct view of famed Dobson's Knob Mountain, especially from the fireplace on the screened porch, but also from nearly every room. The home is the perfect design and style for its rustic, lakefront setting. You'll notice right from the foyer the intentional design features created to enhance the art and decor of the home. Note the roomy living area with the vaulted ceiling of reclaimed lumber and pleasant fireplace. The kitchen, with sophisticated finishes, includes plenty of elbow room and is connected to an ample pantry and dining area. The large master suite and laundry are also located on the main floor. The full basement includes another large gathering area, a wet bar and wine cellar, a full heated workshop, a heated UTV garage area, and 2 more full bedrooms. Don't forget the bunk room, not included as a bedroom, creating even more space. Camp Lake James membership included.

Listed by Fletcher Edens and Bryan Jones of Keller Williams Unified

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