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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577 Waterglyn Way Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC577 Waterglyn Way

Price$1,599,000

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MLS Number CAR3712259

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 5
  • Square Feet 5003

Don't let this .69 acre property fool you! This point lot with 250+ ft of shoreline is VERY private and has views to die for! Beautiful 2 story Great room with stone WB FP. Dream kitchen has leathered granite island, Sub Zero full size refig/freezer, induction cooktop & Wolf double ovens. Butlers pantry w/icemaker. Main level master w/new Kohler soaking tub, double sinks and marble shower. Master closet is a room in itself w/shelf system & skylights. Main level office (or additional bedroom) w/full bath. Upper level has 2 BR's w/private baths & library nook. Lower level family room w/wetbar, exercise room(or BR), sauna & full bath. Bunk area provides additional sleeping quarters. 900sf of unfinished storage. 4 season room off kitchen leads to deck and lower level has covered fieldstone patio. Take the stone steps or drive your cart to the double decked 2 slip floating dock w/lifts. 3car garage with workshop, awesome landscaping, sprinklers and no yard to mow! A hidden gem in Waterglyn.

Listed by Polly Leadbetter of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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2641 Laurel Pointe Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC2641 Laurel Pointe Drive

Price$679,900

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MLS Number CAR3697464

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 2
  • Square Feet 2239

Rare opportunity to own a waterfront home with a year round view like this on Lake James! This 3 bed/2.5 bath home has been stylishly remodeled. Upon entry note the open concept living, kitchen & dining under vaulted ceiling w/ panoramic views from every window in the back. The master on main is enormous w/ 2 closets. The private master bath boasts a custom tiled shower, ceramic tile & spacious vanity. Also on the main enjoy a rocked fireplace, pantry, half bath & beautiful real hardwoods! Downstairs find 2 ample sized bedrooms w/ dbl closets & updated full bath. There is an over sized garage, storage closets & attached workshop along w/ a storage building. Underneath the top deck overlook the lake on the poured patio from the hot tub. Updates to the home from 2018-2019- 30 yr roof, HVAC, windows, hardwoods, interior & exterior paint, duct cleaning, light & plumbing fixtures, ceramic tile & slip cover. This home offers an easy walk right to your personal covered slip. HOA only $100yr

Listed by Christie Leonard of WNC Real Estate Inc.

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3741 NC 126 None Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC3741 NC 126 None

Price$174,500

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MLS Number CAR3703459

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 1
  • Square Feet 1032

Must see this beautifully updated 3 BR 1 Bath cottage sitting on 3.1 acres of land only minutes to beautiful Lake James. Home features new siding, new metal roof, covered front porch, luxury vinyl planking thru out, new cabinets, new stainless range, refrig, dishwasher and microwave, PLUS gorgeous granite countertops in kitchen and totally updated bath with walk in ceramic tile shower and seperate soaker tub. Partial basement for storage and over 3 wooded acres to explore. Home will not last, call today $174,500

Listed by Tim Newton of Coldwell Banker Newton RE

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5169 Fair Oak Drive Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC5169 Fair Oak Drive

Price$994,900

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MLS Number CAR3697294

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 6
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Full Bath 4
  • Square Feet 2565

Immaculate lake access home with so many extras! Brick & stone exterior w/stone patio & xeriscape landscaping make this house close to maintenance free. One level living with split bedroom plan. Luxurious master w/private office addition has coffered ceiling and doors to patio. Master has double sinks copper soaking tub & large tiled shower. 2 BR's share jacknjill bath. Open dining/living/ kitchen w/ breakfast room. Cozy stone FP with gas logs. Upper finished media room with seating for 4. 2 car attached garage with built in cabinetry, covered front porch & screened rear porch that opens to rock patio with hot tub. Detached garage w/private guest quarters-2BR/1BA, full kitchen and laundry, garage w/cabinetry, shop w/half bath & finished lower level garage/storage and exercise room with half bath. Over 3000SF heated & cooled. Generator, on demand WH, security system and lots of extras. Use of community slip #101 included. Pool, clubhouse & walking trails, City water and sewer.

Listed by Polly Leadbetter 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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TBD Yancey Road Marion NC 28752

Marion, NCTBD Yancey Road, Unit 7

Price$258,078

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MLS Number CAR3689968

  • 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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TBD Yancey Road Marion NC 28752

Marion, NCTBD Yancey Road, Unit 10

Price$271,578

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MLS Number CAR3689358

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 2
  • Square Feet 1824

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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2226 Mallard Cove Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC2226 Mallard Cove Drive

Price$899,900

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MLS Number CAR3671690

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

This custom waterfront home has 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and provides plenty of space for family and friends to enjoy lake side living on Lake James, the cleanest lake in NC. This home features a two story great room with wood burning fireplace, open kitchen, laundry, half bath, and master suite with trey ceiling all on the main level. The finished basement provides game room, 2 additional bedrooms, full bath, and office/bunk room and two car garage. Walk out to your covered patio with hot tub. The stairway leads you to the private dock, with slide, just waiting for your kids to enjoy and you can dock your boat. Additionally there is a detached two car garage to store all of your lake toys with plenty of additional space for a work shop. Established landscaping includes a fig tree and blueberry bushes.

Listed by Denice Rechtiene of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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20 Magnolia Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC20 Magnolia Drive

Price$840,000

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MLS Number CAR3670855

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Full Bath 4
  • Square Feet 5276

Enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, and golfing in the Blue Ridge Mountains at Lake James, a stunning 6,510 acre lake with 150 miles of shoreline. This custom home by England Builders is just a golf cart ride away from Marion Lake Club where you can enjoy 18 holes, social club, restaurant, and pool. The home features 11 ft ceilings with double crown molding and beautiful reclaimed Heart Pine floors. Relax on the expansive deck and enjoy long-range mountain and lake views. Split bedroom plan offers owner's wing with office area, sitting area, convenient walk-through closet to laundry, and spacious bath with shower and soaking tub. Guest wing features two large suites. The open concept floor plan is perfect for entertaining guests or host your parties on the lower level with surround sound, pool table, and wine cellar. Additional bedroom over garage. Level driveway, attached two-car garage, and mature landscaping make for worry-free mountain living. See video or call for a private tour.

Listed by Stephenie Thomas of Beverly Hanks & Assoc. Hendersonville

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501 Lake Club Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC501 Lake Club Drive

Price$975,000

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MLS Number CAR3670106

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 4
  • Square Feet 3938

Views to die for from almost every room in the house! Expansive water and mountain views as soon as you walk through the front door. 2 story great room with tongue and groove ceilings and hardwood floors. Double sided fireplace between kitchen and living room. Spacious kitchen updated in 2017 w/SS appliance and granite tops. Large dining and breakfast area with bar seating. Large screened porch overlooking the lake. Master on main with large walk in closet, bath with jet tub and shower. Upper level features 2 ensuite bedrooms, office & bonus room over garage. Lower level has an additional bedroom, full bath, family room and unfinished storage areas. Take a golf cart ride to the lake and enjoy the single slip covered dock with lift and PVC decking. Plenty of area to sit and enjoy the beautiful views, swim, or relax in the sun. Concrete patio and and block seawall. Driveway with plenty of parking and OS 2 car garage. New roof 2018. Marion Lake Golf course membership optional.

Listed by Polly Leadbetter and Laura Faria of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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429 Waterglyn Way Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC429 Waterglyn Way

Price$425,000

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MLS Number CAR3436115

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 2
  • Square Feet 2640

If you've seen this house before and passed it by, look again! It's gotten new life with new flooring, up and down, a new garage door, fresh paint, the landscaping has been refreshed, and a new beautiful flex space in the previously unfinished side of the basement has been finished out. It's great. What a lovely place! It has 10.55 feet of lake frontage at the end of the cove on the lake so you can launch your own kayak or canoe, plus deeded boat slip at the community dock. One level living with master suite on main (2 WICs), a nice living room with gas fireplace, breakfast nook in the kitchen plus a formal dining area, screened porch, powder room and laundry. Downstairs you have another bath, two bedrooms and that beautiful new flex space. There's lots of great outdoor living, too, with a huge front patio, and the back yard has fruit trees, a raised garden and a fire pit. You must see it now!

Listed by Charlene Blevins of Charlene Blevins Real Estate

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3594 N Powerhouse Road Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC3594 N Powerhouse Road

Price$4,950,000

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MLS Number CAR3648843

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 6
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Full Bath 4
  • Square Feet 7699

One of the most amazing homes at Lake James. Five private acres with over 800 feet of beach frontage. California inspired home is unlike any other at the lake. Glass entry is flanked by a stunning glass gallery leading to the master suite and the 30 foot cantilevered glass wall in the living area. Dream kitchen w/lavish butlers pantry. Open entire corner of the house to covered patio & outdoor kitchen dining area. Master suite w/private balcony, large enclosed shower & tub area, 2 spacious walk ins. Floating staircase leads to upper bedrooms & down to lower level-fitness room, sauna, guest suite, wet bar, family room, office, hot yoga room & half bath. Intercom & Sonos app surround sound, 3 car garage w/epoxy flooring, workshop area with built in cabinetry. RV parking pad w/50 amp hookup & dump station. Property is entirely fenced w/IPE gates. Short walk to the lake and covered dock for your boat & lake toys. Expansive water and views of the Linville Gorge & Blue Ridge Mountains.

Listed by Polly Leadbetter of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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