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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463 Lakeview Hills Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC463 Lakeview Hills Drive

Price$1,250,000

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MLS Number CAR3664558

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 3
  • Square Feet 1725

Rare Mid century modern ranch lake home. Unobstructed views form this point lot across big water to Dobson's Knob and west. Main home features open great room with 2 master suites on either side. Boathouse with bunk room/guest suite has efficiency kitchen and full bath. Over 3 acres of privacy with covered single slip dock and jet ski ramps, 4 car carport with new roof and outside storage building. Short term rentals allowed in this gated community just 15 minutes from Marion. One of a kind property!

Listed by Polly Leadbetter of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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577 Waterglyn Way Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC577 Waterglyn Way

Price$1,599,000

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MLS Number CAR3662542

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

Enter the great room from the covered front porch to view the 2 story stacked stone WB fireplace, 9 foot wainscotting & soaring great room windows showcasing the lake & mountain views. 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. Also main level office or additional bedroom with full bath. Upper level has 2 BR's w/private baths & library nook. Lower level family room w/wetbar area, tray ceiling, exercise room, sauna and bunk area w/full bath as well as over 900sf of unfinished storage. Four season room off kitchen leads to uncovered ipe deck and lower level has covered fieldstone patio overlooking the lake. Take the stone steps or drive your cart to the double decked 2 slip floating dock w/lifts. Three car garage with workshop and sink.

Listed by Polly Leadbetter of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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2133 Bowen Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC2133 Bowen Drive

Price$2,150,000

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MLS Number CAR3658125

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Full Bath 4
  • Square Feet 3245

This extraordinary combination of location and design is seldom seen anywhere in the world. Merge magnificent, mountain and water views from this large, point lot and you've got unrivaled property on Lake James. From the gravel driveway, meander down to the homesite, hidden from the cul-de-sac drive. Note the landscaping, outdoor living area, and space to grow. This is a compound/estate style lot that allows for an additional dwelling to be built, if/when your family ever desires. But don't let that distract you from the beautiful, rustic lake home and detached garage in front you. The main floor includes plenty of living space and two large bedrooms with bathrooms ensuite, including the master. A half bath & laundry surround the ample kitchen where quality and craftsmanship are apparent. Need to spread out? The walkout basement and loft include 2 additional bedrooms, 2 more full bathrooms & office space. All impeccably maintained. Camp Lake James Membership is included & is close by!

Listed by Fletcher Edens and Bryan Jones of Lake James Team

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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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284 Waterglyn Way Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC284 Waterglyn Way

Price$552,900

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MLS Number CAR3586417

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Full Bath 4
  • Square Feet 5703

Luxurious and spacious waterfront home at Lake James, less than a mile from Marion golf course. This home offers 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, bonus room, large deck, and sunroom. It has 6 rooms that could be used as bedrooms along with a second kitchen in the basement. The main level boasts a spacious living room with cathedral ceilings, rocked fireplace, and built-ins. Also on the main find the master with an enormous master bath w/ jetted soaker tub, 2 vanities, and 2 walk-in closets. The kitchen offers high-end cabinetry, appliances and open concept dining area with water view. Hardwoods throughout main and upper level, tile in basement. Every shower is custom tiled and every cabinet has granite tops. Large pantry & laundry room on the main. Enjoy the peaceful neighborhood, deeded boat slip (#9), low HOA's, no city taxes, very little yard work, oversized double garage, updated HVACS, 2 Rinnai water heaters, and unfinished utility room in the basement. This home offers too much to list!

Listed by Christie Leonard of WNC Real Estate Inc.

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1191 High Trail Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC1191 High Trail Drive

Price$874,900

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MLS Number CAR3655667

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 3
  • Square Feet 2516

Magnificent lakefront home on beautiful Lake James voted as one of the Top 10 cleanest lakes in the US. This home is perfection top to bottom offering lakefront & mountain views. Step inside the beautiful foyer and fall in love with the rustic yet modern decor under the soaring ceilings w/ open concept living room, dining, and kitchen area. Spacious master on the main with an impressive master bath that includes a free-standing soaker tub. Downstairs find 2 more bedrooms w/ private baths all of ample size, another living room w/ a fireplace, wet bar and fridge, laundry area, & poured patio. Matching detached garage & covered deck w/ gorgeous fireplace, all wood doors, prof. landscaping. Comes with high end & like new furnishings throughout. If this will be your 2nd home this community allows vacation rentals and this property has a great rental history! The home has its own personal lg. aluminum dock w/ platform area and arm system. Located less than 45 mins from Morganton & Asheville.

Listed by Christie Leonard of WNC Real Estate Inc.

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1420 Pheasant Run Court Morganton NC 28655
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MLS Number CAR3653122

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Full Bath 4
  • Square Feet 4063

Craftsman style Lakefront home nestled into its private natural woodland setting w very level walk to the lake. At the lakeside is a gazebo & floating dock. Home is perfect size for entertaining family & friends. Be wowed as you walk into the great room w vaulted tongue & groove ceiling,stone woodburning FP, beautiful pine floors & wall of windows overlooking Lake James. Oversized chefs kitchen, dining area & breakfast area. All opens to large deck & screened porch. Large master ste w new carpet , 2 walk in closets. Master bath features large tiled shower, split vanities. 2 Add'l BR w new carpet & full BA w tiled shower on main level. Large laundry/mud room. Lower level features large family room with pool table opening to patio. 2 Add'l BR & 2 full BA. Over 1200 sq ft of unfinished space w utility sink & door opening to patio for storing/easy access to lake toys, room for workshop or kids play area. 2 car garage on main.Southpointe amenities: swimming pool,walking trails,clubhouse

Listed by Dianne Reihl of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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2199 Yellow Fork Trail E Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC2199 Yellow Fork Trail E

Price$1,699,000

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MLS Number CAR3653723

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Full Bath 3
  • Square Feet 3219

Privacy can be your on this secluded 5 acre peninsula property. Custom built log home built in 2011. Great room with timbered ceiling, stone wood burning fireplace and views of the lake. Master bedroom on main has deck access Additional office space or bunk room on main with half bath. Open kitchen with bar seating and island with prep sink and large pantry. Reclaimed wood floors throughout main level. Cozy lower level has family room with stone fireplace, 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, laundry and den. Take the doors leading out of family room to stone patio and fire pit and path to "fishing cabin". Just the place to hang out and talk about the catch of the day! Gathering area and sleeping loft space with mini split HVAC. Take one of the winding paths to your private pier and dock or one of the prettiest secluded private lagoons and sandy beaches on Lake James. Camp Lake James membership included. Minutes to Fonta Flora bike trails and just 30 minutes to downtown Morganton.

Listed by Polly Leadbetter of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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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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63 Cabin Bluff Drive Marion NC 28752

MLS Number CAR3645870

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 2
  • Square Feet 1065

Over 9.5 private acres with a lovely, rustic cabin and room to grow in beautiful Black Forest on Lake James. Large, private, double-slip floating dock with covered pier deck already built on property as well. Start enjoying the lake immediately. Home includes 2 main level bedrooms, living room with fireplace, and a screened back deck. There is another bedroom and bathroom in the basement leading out into the garage area. Black Forest is a strictly secured, gated community with a full time caretaker on duty. It also includes a community house, Lake Camp and River Camp amenity areas, and miles of hiking trails.

Listed by Bryan Jones and Fletcher Edens of Lake James Team

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3104 Channel View Cove Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC3104 Channel View Cove

Price$589,900

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MLS Number CAR3627932

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 2
  • Square Feet 2508

NEW PRICE! NEW CONSTRUCTION. Still time to choose some features. Prairie style home made for entertaining on private, interior wooded lot. Open & bright floorplan with master suite on main. OS tiled shower & double sinks. Spacious kitchen with induction range, dishwasher and refrigerator w/fingerprint proof SS. Granite and slab wood counters. Large screen porch off dining area looks out over wooded rear yard. Lower level features split bedrooms with hall bath and family room accessing rear patio. Large unfinished area could be finished for more living space or used for storage. Efficient mini split HVAC for lower level. Large 2 car garage with tandem parking or workshop area. Exterior stone, hardi and cedar on the deep, covered front porch. Waters Edge is a gated neighborhood with community beach, lake access, fire pit and direct access to the Fonta Flora State Trail. Just 5 minutes to Linville public access ramp and 15 minutes to downtown Morganton shopping & entertainment.

Listed by Polly Leadbetter of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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135 Gamelands Drive Nebo NC 28761
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MLS Number CAR3642510

  • Residential
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Full Bath 1
  • Square Feet 688

Start with this thoughtfully designed, large/tiny home in Old Wildlife Club and grow from there. The Hansel, created by renowned Lake James artists ALM Bulding & Design, gives you enough room to start making your family memories now and may become your attached guest quarters when you're ready to expand. Expansion plans are included! Currently under construction, the Hansel combines rustic and modern design with a vaulted ceiling, large kitchen, laundry, and large loft bedroom. A rustic locust log extends through from the stained concrete floors to the turret roof to allow for spiral stair access to upstairs bathroom and loft bedroom. A screened porch off the living area is just part of your potential outdoor living space and will create the connection for a future addition. Exterior materials include hardy board and baton and boral ash shiplap siding. Your deeded boatslip is included and nearby. And, membership to Camp Lake James is included. Must see.

Listed by Bryan Jones and Fletcher Edens of Lake James Team

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