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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1739 Linden Grove Court Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC1739 Linden Grove Court

Price$1,145,000

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MLS Number CAR3795207

  • Residential
  • Full Bath 3
  • Year Built 2004
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 4

You must see this gorgeous waterfront home. Whether you're looking to make this a full time residence or a vacation home, the floor plan of this home lends itself to so many options! Step onto the wrap around deck with new composite decking & into the main level of the home. If you can peel your eyes away from the views of Lake James, you'll notice the tall ceilings, stone fireplace, & large open concept dining area. Step through the living room to a beautiful screened porch with a fireplace. With our mild climate, you can use this area year round! There is also access to the screened porch from the large primary bedroom & bathroom. Finishing off the main floor are two additional bedrooms, a bathroom, & a laundry area. Downstairs includes one bedroom, laundry room, bathroom, & an additional living area. Step outside to the covered patio with hot tub area & new custom stone patio with tons of room to entertain. Take a gradual walk down to the covered deck or your dock & enjoy lake life!

Listed by Sara Black of RE/MAX Southern Lifestyles

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4411 Georgia Pines Road Morganton NC 28655
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MLS Number CAR3794059

  • Residential
  • Full Bath 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,584
  • Year Built 1985

Wonderful secluded Log home nestled on over 10 acres just across the street from Lake James. This log home has open floor plan with one level living, spacious living room with wood burning stone fireplace, kitchen with breakfast bar, dining area, Master suite, two additional bedrooms and main bath, laundry is also just off of the kitchen. Large covered deck and expansive sun deck. There is a second septic system on the property, if you want to add a guest cottage or garage apartment. This property allows you hiking and ATV trails just outside your door, enjoy the fire pit, hike the circle trail to the creek that borders the property the path is to the right of the fire pit and comes back up to the left, listen to the birds, hunt in your private forest. Property does extend on the other side of Georgia Pines Rd, and is cleared, it would be a great pasture or garden area. Nature is just outside your door.

Listed by Denice Rechtiene of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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4794 East Shores Drive Morganton NC 28655

MLS Number CAR3793836

  • Residential
  • Full Bath 3
  • Square Feet 2,930
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3

Spectacular waterfront 3BR,3BA home in desirable East Shores w easy walk to private dock,deep water & gazebo & gorgeous views of Lake James & surrounding mountains including Mt Mitchell. Main level: Great Room w soaring wall of windows, vaulted tongue & groove ceiling, engineered hardwood floors, stone fireplace, opening to composite decking, retractable awning.Dining area & Well laid out Kitchen, granite, custom cabinets,stainless appliances. Large Main Bedroom w hardwoods, walk in closet, Bath w dual vanities, tiled surround jetted tub/shower. Add'l BR & full BA on main. Laundry closet w stackable w/d. Upstairs to cupola w inlaid wood flooring detail for office/ sitting room w views. Lower level: family room, BR & full BA, bonus room, tons of storage including garage area for boat toys, etc. Large patio leads to walkway to lake. Superior wall construction. 2 car carport. Sea wall in place. 200+ feet of waterfrontage w huge natural boulders. Can be sold furnished w few exclusions

Listed by Dianne Reihl of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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TBD Yancey Road Marion NC 28752

Marion, NCTBD Yancey Road, Unit 8

Price$325,000

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MLS Number CAR3792024

  • Residential
  • Square Feet 1,657
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Year Built 2022
  • Full Bath 2

PRE-CONSTRUCTION SITE BUILT HOME 4 Bedroom, 2 bath, with Island Kitchen. Level Lot Open floor plan with walk in closet. 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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1367 Forest Lake Heights Drive Nebo NC 28761
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MLS Number CAR3787660

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 3
  • Square Feet 1,605

Peace abounds in this solid-built, lovingly cared for, beautiful home on picturesque Lake James. Enjoy your morning coffee or tea in privacy on the screened-in porch with views of the lake. Grab your bathing suit for swimming in the lake off the beach or launch your boat from your covered boat dock, complete with a boat & jet ski lift. Full basement for storage, rec space, or use it as a blank canvas to expand to meet your family's needs. Memory-making doesn't end with summer. Imagine sitting on the sandy beach around a fire, enjoying the fall foliage. Inside is equally impressive, w/ a kitchen that opens into the dining and LR with easy access to a large deck perfect for entertaining family and friends. Never worry about losing power w/a whole house generator. Easy access to locally-owned restaurants, breweries, stores in Marion, Hickory, Black Mountain, and Asheville make this the ideal year-round or second home. See why this area made one of the top three best places to retire.

Listed by Tonya Marthaler and Becky Driggers of Southern Roots Real Estate

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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
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Full Bath 3
  • Square Feet 4,761

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 Mooresville

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2222 Cottage Park Road Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC2222 Cottage Park Road

Price$470,000

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MLS Number CAR3766056

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 2
  • Square Feet 2,191

Must see this immaculate 3BR 2Bath mostly 1 level home in gated LAKE community. Home sits across from Mimosa boat landing at Beautiful LAKE JAMES. Home only 7 years old, lots of stone work on exterior, vaulted great room w/gas log FP, Huge kitchen area w/large granite topped island and lots of cabinets. Split bedroom layout plus enjoy the peaceful setting from your 12x22 screened in back porch, great for entertaining or just morning coffee. Primary bedroom w/large owners bath featuring garden tub and large walk in shower and oversized owners closet. Secondary bedrooms are both good sized and well appointed. Future "man cave" or just extra storage over 2 car garage and all this on large corner 1.26 acre lot. Conveniently located to either Morganton, Marion or even Hickory or Asheville. Move in condition, this home will not last!

Listed by Tim Newton of Coldwell Banker Newton RE

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4950 Canterbury Place Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC4950 Canterbury Place

Price$2,600,000

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MLS Number CAR3781547

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 6
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Full Bath 5
  • 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. There are two lots. Lot #16 can be developed or sold.

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
  • Year Built 2007
  • Full Bath 5
  • Square Feet 3,993

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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244 Cedar Rdg Road Marion NC 28761

Marion, NC244 Cedar Rdg Road

Price$990,000

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MLS Number CAR3784467

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 2
  • Square Feet 2,019

A wonderful opportunity to own a Beautiful Lake James waterfront home situated on 1.5 acres offering views of the lake and mountains. A short path meanders down to your boat dock with a gazebo to stop and relax along the way. A lovely covered patio area is situated off the home to enjoy the views, peace and tranquility. Bring your family for a vacation getaway or make this your primary residence. The open concept features 26 foot ceilings with a stone wood burning fireplace and lots of natural light. The owner's suite offers a step out to the deck for your morning wake up lake awesomeness! The suite bath features double sinks, tile shower, tile floors and a jetted tub. A lovely bonus room is located above the garage with a half bath for your office or guests. Per seller 40 year architectural shingles, tankless hot water heater w/ a booster. Make an apt for your showing today.

Listed by Rhonda Silver of Rhonda Silver Real Estate Group LLC

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4962 East Crest Drive Morganton NC 28655

MLS Number CAR3782929

  • Residential
  • Full Bath 3
  • Year Built 1995
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 3

Absolutely gorgeous views of Lake James, Table Rock & Hawksbill from this well maintained, waterfront home w deeded boat slip #2 in sought after East Shores. Main floor: great room w bank of windows overlooking lake & mountains, vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors. Kitchen w newer stainless appliances, quartz counters, breakfast area opening to screened porch & large deck, dining room, laundry room all w vinyl flooring. Main bedroom w large windows & views, ensuite bath w jetted tub, dual vanities, shower, large walk in closet. Two add'l BR and full BA on main. Lower level : family room opening to large deck, bonus room, full bath & unfinished area for workshop or gym w views! Tons of storage. Home overlooks community boat slips, & is located steps to community pool & tennis court. Just walk down your steps to the lake & canoe or swim over to dock for easiest access. Shoreline stabilization in place. 2 car garage. Minutes to downtown Morganton

Listed by Dianne Reihl of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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1495 Brentwood Place Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC1495 Brentwood Place

Price$585,000

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MLS Number CAR3782024

  • Residential
  • Full Bath 4
  • Year Built 2009
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bedrooms 4

Loft style living at the lake. The designer/owner built custom home features many green built practices including site orientation, reclaimed wood details, timber used from property and energy efficient mini split HVAC units. Main level great room w/open beamed ceiling & low profile electric fireplace. Kitchen features Trespa solid surface island and counters. Large pantry and access to private screened porch and grilling deck. Main level bedroom with full bath. Retreat to the upper level master suite with private deck, huge closet with built ins and luxurious bath with tiled shower. Additional bedroom, full bath and loft area for work, study or play and upper deck access. Lower level has 4th bedroom and bath, mudroom area and 2 car OS garage with workshop area and additional w/d hookups. Extra parking/storage area under the porch. Private rear yard. East Shores pool and tennis courts included in HOA dues. Energy efficient all electric home with hi speed internet.

Listed by Polly Leadbetter of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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