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. 

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4542 Cobb Avenue Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC4542 Cobb Avenue

Price$218,000

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MLS Number CAR3938501

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,410
  • Acreage 0.48

Location, Location, Location!!! This home is located in the Lake James area with views of the lake from the back oversized deck. It has 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath and an extra room for an office space. When you walk into this home, you'll notice the spacious living room with a brick wood-burning fireplace, big windows, and hardwood flooring. The updated kitchen has white tile countertops, double sinks, painted cabinets, and new flooring. The dining area is so cute with its rustic decor and design. The bedrooms are adorable and perfectly situated for this cottage. The basement has plenty of storage to help maintain the living quarters upstairs. If you enjoy the Lake life, you'll love being here. With Burke County Zoning approval/permit, you could VRBO or Airbnb this property. Make your appointment to view this very affordable home.

Listed by Greg Shuffler of Fonta Flora Realty

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4654 Harbor View Terrace Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC4654 Harbor View Terrace

Price$1,850,000

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MLS Number CAR3935824

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 4,660
  • Acreage 0.86

Exceptional waterfront, spacious home located in East Shores on Lake James. This substantial brick home offers a rare, easy walk to the well-built, covered dock and a beautiful, long water and mountain view. The usable space in the home will impress you. Starting with the 3 car garage, enter into a huge family room and sizable kitchen, looking out onto a beautiful back deck with Lake James just below. The primary suite is on the main floor as well. There are bedrooms on the top floor that are bordered by hundreds of square feet of unfinished storage space that could be converted to more living space. Need more? The basement includes another large gathering space and more rooms large enough for game rooms, work shops, hobby space, or whatever your heart desires. East Shores includes tennis courts, pool, and clubhouse and is about as close to the vibrant town of Morganton as you can get from Lake James.

Listed by Bryan Jones and Fletcher Edens of Keller Williams Unified

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6491 S Shore Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC6491 S Shore Drive

Price$915,000

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MLS Number CAR3934750

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,911
  • Acreage 0.37

Enjoy peace and serenity tucked away in a private cove of Holiday Shores. Bask in the sunlight in one of the numerous outdoor spaces--the partial wrap-around deck, covered porch, the side patio, or the boat dock! Enormous windows throughout the home make the space light up. The main level features two bedrooms, one full bath, and generous space for gatherings or relaxation. The upper-level loft boasts amazing lake views and the primary bedroom, oversized walk-in closet, and upgraded bathroom. Bring all of your watersport accessories because there is plenty of storage space! This home has recently been a very successful short-term rental. Don't miss this opportunity to own this waterfront paradise on Lake James!

Listed by Donna Prinz and Steven Owens of Keller Williams Biltmore Village

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2710 Hemlock Court Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC2710 Hemlock Court, Unit 36

Price$680,000

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MLS Number CAR3933371

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,281
  • Acreage 0.66

Lake James is one of the most sought out places to live and enjoy the lake life. Laurel Pointe is a small quiet neighborhood. This immaculate Cape Cod style home is waiting for you. The front porch spans the length of the home. It boasts amazing views of Lake James. Home also includes a deeded boat slip. Home features 3 bedrooms (2nd primary upstairs with sitting area) /3 full baths. Open concept for entertaining incl. Vaulted ceiling, skylights, ventless gas fireplace, and built in bookshelves. Kitchen incl. all appliances, black corian countertops and tile back splash. Dining room also has amazing views of the lake and has two lighted pantry closets. Laundry on main floor w/ washer, dryer & utility sink. French doors lead out to a covered deck overlooking a private sanctuary with mature trees, wood fenced yard & 12x16 shed. Basement rec room which leads to your private workshop. Custom window treatments convey. Check out our 360 video tour. Affordable lake living.

Listed by Marilyn Varnes of Coldwell Banker Newton RE

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Tbd Cedar Ridge Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NCTbd Cedar Ridge Drive

Price$2,295,000

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MLS Number CAR3933750

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 3,851
  • Acreage 1.64

Extraordinary waterfront home, currently under construction on one of the best lots on Lake James. This rare property includes stunning long-water and mountain views with a flat, easy walk to your existing covered dock and sandy beach. Contract now while there's still time to personalize the finishes, colors, and appliances in this remarkable yet classic Lake James design. List price reflects completed home. Large, open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, and plenty of gathering space on the main floor. The primary suite is on the main floor along with a study, potential bunk room, and an ample back deck and sun porch overlooking glimmering water, your dock, and beach. The basement includes more space for gathering and overnight guest with a family room and rec room, bedrooms and a workshop. The oversize garage makes room for the boat and workspace, with a lower level space large enough for UTV storage and more. Come put your finishing touches on this beautiful design.

Listed by Fletcher Edens and Bryan Jones of Keller Williams Unified

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2301 Mallard Cove Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC2301 Mallard Cove Drive

Price$1,795,000

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MLS Number CAR3914481

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Square Feet 3,823
  • Acreage 1.45

Exquisite Lake James custom home, premier waterfront location designed with lake life in mind. Home features two story great room with wall of windows looking out at the lake, stone fireplace, custom kitchen, master suite with gas fireplace and bath with heated floors. Expansive deck overlooking lake and mountains. Upper level has two bedrooms, bath with heated floors and cozy office nook overlooking great room and lake. Lower level has family room, second kitchen, bath with heated floors, stone fireplace, pool table, custom bunk room. Walk-out to covered patio, with two story stone fireplace, and stone walkway to fire pit and easy walk to the shoreline. Private covered boat dock, with hydrohoist lift and jet-ski dock, Enjoy swimming and paddle boarding in the quiet cove off main channel. This home has a three car garage, plenty of space for all of your lake toys, is on 1.45 acres and has 270 ft of shoreline. Mallard Cove is a small gated community on the east side of Lake James.

Listed by Denice Rechtiene of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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4499 Lake James Road Marion NC 28752

Marion, NC4499 Lake James Road

Price$350,000

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MLS Number CAR3931045

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 2
  • Square Feet 1,116
  • Acreage 1.53

Charming 1970's brick rancher in desirable Lake James area with a lovely fall/winter view of Lake James from the front of the property. Well-kept with lots of natural light, this lovely home has a recently remodeled kitchen, 2 large bedrooms, 2 full Bathrooms, a spacious living room, plenty of storage space and a nice yard with room to garden. The lower level has a separate entrance from the inside of the extra Large attached 2 car Garage that has about 740+ square feet. The road is state-maintained and there's no city taxes.Roof 2010, New windows 2016, New Kitchen 2020, Heat Pump 2017, Septic pumped 2022, Rutherford Electric, Spectrum Internet. Wood stove in basement stays and is vented to upstairs as another full house heat source. 900 Square feet in basement are heated but basement isn't finished out as Living Space yet. It wouldn't take much to complete it for Living Area though. Detached 2 car Garage with electricity measures 24X24 with 10ft ceilings. See it for yourself!

Listed by Jacque Mentink and Chelsi Poteat of ERA Live Moore

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1563 Calls Lodge Court Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC1563 Calls Lodge Court

Price$2,750,000

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MLS Number CAR3930007

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Square Feet 4,231
  • Acreage 0.59

Lake life at it's finest with this beautiful lakefront home on Lake James! Once you pull down the drive way you will appreciate all the work that went into the landscaping and the architecture to build this breathtaking home. The aluminum rear deck runs the whole length of the house overlooking the lake! Under the deck is a huge patio area to entertain family and friends. The dock features, 2 slips, one boat lift and two jet ski ports and gazebo area. Main floor consists of a large primary BR/Bth with separate vanities, garden tub, walk-in shower and closet. Beautiful kitchen area with island, granite counter tops and SS appliances, ample cabinet space. Spacious living room area with gas fireplace that flows into the formal dining room. Upstairs features 2 bedrooms, full bath and bonus room. Basement area includes a great room, separate kitchen and bonus room that could be used as an additional bedroom with a full bath. Also includes rec room with sauna.

Listed by Nicholas Newton of Coldwell Banker Newton RE

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845 Lake Club Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC845 Lake Club Drive

Price$1,500,000

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MLS Number CAR3928248

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,421
  • Acreage 0.34

Coming Soon 12/30/22! Lakefront, Golf Course, Hot Tub, Open Water Views & Mountain Views. Dreams really do come true with this Lake James home! This desirable level lake front home with easy walk out to your own sandy beach & double deck boat dock with hydrolift, & jet ski ramp awaits. Sitting in a quite cove with long range views surrounded by state park for a protected environment on Lake James. Main level establishes the Primary suite & ensuite, open concept kitchen/entertaining area with water views from every window. The lower level will host a second primary suite & ensuite, & 2 additional bedrooms with a jack and jill bath. Nestled into the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake James is a 6,510 acre lake in Western NC with 150 shoreline miles. Surrounded by natural attractions & endless adventures like boating, fishing, golfing, hiking, and biking. This Lake James Waterfront Home is more than a House its a Lifestyle.

Listed by Jannell Peterson of Rhonda Silver Real Estate Group LLC

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1020 Black Forest Drive Marion NC 28752

MLS Number CAR3845233

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,112
  • Acreage 6.14

Located in Lake James' premier gated community this authentic log cabin is situated on 6+ private acres. Bordered by the north fork of the Catawba River and Lake James, Black Forest is over 600 acres of nature with only 56 home sites. The community offers miles of hiking trails with both lake and river access (with covered shelters) a community center and a full-time on-site caretaker. Relax on one of the 3 porches or warm up in front of one of the two fireplaces. This house comes fully furnished with a deeded boat slip and makes an ideal 2nd home or primary residence. Additional structures can be built on the land, but not subdivided. Agent owned. NO Short-Term Rentals allowed.

Listed by Rebekkah Styron of Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-Biltmore Park

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1376 Cedar Branch Lane Morganton NC 28655

MLS Number CAR3919241

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 3,137
  • Acreage 1.21

Premier Waterfront Lot on Lake James with easy access to fantastic dock! Well kept Craftsman Adirondack style lakeside cottage tucked in the trees, private and comfortable home at the end of a cul-de-sac in sought after Southpointe! Hardwood floors, two screened porches, wrap-a-round deck, one level living with additional lower level space for guests. Walkable to community swimming pool, clubhouse and marina. Two dry stack rock woodburning fireplaces (plumbed for gas) with tons of natural light and fantastic outdoor space for year round enjoyment of all the things Lake James has to offer. Minutes to Morganton restaurants, shops and conveniences. Southpointe offers public water, sewer and high speed internet. Come see what others have found, beautiful Southpointe Lake living!

Listed by Byron Bailey of GreyBeard Realty Morganton

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29 Bear Hollow Court Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC29 Bear Hollow Court

Price$1,295,000

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MLS Number CAR3919784

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 4
  • Square Feet 4,295
  • Acreage 1.16

Come enjoy the lake and the mountains at this lovely home situated on Lake James in a private gated community. The back deck offers year round views of the mountains and the lake. Trimming or removing a few trees would greatly expand the lake view. The community dock comes with a deeded boat slip and is just a short golf cart ride away. This home was built for the builders mother so no expense was sparred and every detail considered for her. With three fully finished levels you have plenty of space for entertaining as well as for your family or guest to sleep. The outside entrance into the fully finished basement with a kitchen allows for many uses. Come put your touch on this lovely home. Showings begin Saturday May 28th.

Listed by Chris Smith of Modern Mountain Real Estate Company LLC

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