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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2250 Mallard Cove Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC2250 Mallard Cove Drive

Price$1,495,999

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MLS Number CAR3902441

  • Residential
  • Year Built 1995
  • Full Bath 3
  • Elevation 1000
  • Bedrooms 3

Welcome to 2250 Mallard Cove, this lovely 3 bedroom, 3 bath home is perfect for your family and friends to make lasting memories at Lake James. This home features updated vaulted great room, fireplace, kitchen island, stainless appliances, dining area opening to covered deck overlooking the lake, dock and screened in gazebo, pick your perfect spot to enjoy to enjoy your morning coffee. Basement provides private master suite, rec room with bunk area and full bath, plenty of space for all of your weekend guests! Walk out to screened porch and expansive open deck. Easy concrete walk to double dock, sundeck, 2 boat slips, and one new Hydrohoist lift, also your private paved boat launch, plenty of space for all of your lake toys. Over 367 feet of shoreline, with shoreline stabilization. Professionally landscaped yard, installed irrigation system, and invisible fencing. Big Lake Views from decks, gazebo, and dock. Deep water cove ideal for swimming, paddle boarding and kayaking.

Listed by Denice Rechtiene of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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4645 Boyd Moore Avenue Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC4645 Boyd Moore Avenue

Price$1,050,000

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MLS Number CAR3906874

  • Residential
  • Year Built 1988
  • Full Bath 3
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3

NO Restrictions NO HOA's!!! Enjoy your very own waterfront home. Lake access is a pleasant golf cart ride down the backyard and step out onto your own private dock. This home would also make an amazing vacation rental offering 3 Br.s and 3 full baths. Unfinished basement with fireplace offers additional potential. Main level laundry, garage and office space. The kitchen with custom cabinetry adjoins a tall sunroom surrounded by floor to ceiling windows. Cross cut marble flooring adorns the main level bath. Enjoy outdoor parties and entertaining from your full-length expansive deck. The primary bedroom boasts of a private balcony that overlooks the sunroom or look out onto the water. Garage space abounds offering 4 1/2 parking areas. Large, paved driveway as well. So be sure to invite guest or just enjoy your own space. If your dream is to inspire family lake memories or have an income producing property on beautiful Lake James. This is it.

Listed by Penni Grigg of RE/MAX Southern Lifestyles

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2041 W Bluewater Drive Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC2041 W Bluewater Drive

Price$1,100,000

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MLS Number CAR3904319

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 3
  • Elevation 1500
  • Bathroom 4

Welcome home to 2041 W Bluewater Dr! This stunning property is nestled right on Lake James in the gated community of Waters Edge. Relax on the beach that is right behind the property or spend a beautiful, warm mountain day kayaking or paddle-boarding. Right on the back of the property is the Fonta Flora Trail, with 15 miles of trails to explore either on foot or on mountain bike! A quick drive will bring you to lake James State Park with more trails, swimming, fishing, and boating. Fantastic investment opportunity as this property is already a successful short term rental, with a rental income of $40K in the last three months alone. The three bedrooms plus office space (which could be used as additional sleeping space) makes for plenty of room for multiple people to stay for a better return on investment. This home is also being sold fully furnished, including all water toys, kitchenware- everything you need for a successful short term vacation rental or second home.

Listed by Tyler Coon of Keller Williams Professionals

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2225 Mallard Cove Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC2225 Mallard Cove Drive

Price$1,695,000

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MLS Number CAR3902141

  • Residential
  • Year Built 2001
  • Full Bath 4
  • Square Feet 5,118
  • Bedrooms 5

LAKE JAMES awaits with this 5BR 4.5Bath Lake front home. Enjoy the lake with your private boat dock and Amazing views of the lake and mountains. Private gated community convenient to Morganton, Marion, Hickory or even Asheville. Home features approx 5100 sf of living space over 2 floors. As soon you walk in you, the Lake is calling from the large family room, spacious kitchen w/stainless steel appliances including 6 burner gas stove but you will want to spend your time on the nearly 44' rear deck or screened in porch. Lots of entertaining space both up and down. Home also has 2 car attached garage with circle drive but the Lake is the Attraction including your own beach area.

Listed by Tim Newton of Coldwell Banker Newton RE

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101 Bear Cliff Village Drive Nebo NC 28761
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MLS Number CAR3903358

  • Residential
  • Property SubType TOWNHOUSE
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Full Bath 3
  • Bathroom 3

LAKE JAMES TOWNHOME WITH INCREDIBLE LAKE VIEWS - Don't miss this opportunity to snag one of these highly desirable Lake James Townhomes! Featuring a NEW ROOF (2022) and fully furnished with beautiful pieces from Ashley furniture, this impeccably maintained home is move-in ready! This spacious home has hardwood floors on the main level, an open great room with fireplace & spectacular views, a screened deck off the great room, and the ensuite bedroom on the main level. The lower level has two additional bedrooms, bonus room or 4th bedroom, 2 full baths and laundry area… all with easy access to the lower level deck/patio. The two car garage has plenty of room for your car and your boat! 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 EXP Realty LLC Asheville

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1314 Buckhorn Tavern Road Morganton NC 28655
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MLS Number CAR3899988

  • Residential
  • Full Bath 1
  • Square Feet 860
  • Year Built 1980
  • Bedrooms 2

New Listing; 1314 Buckhorn Tavern Rd, hard to find getaway cabin on approx 4.7 acres of land and within minutes to Beautiful Lake James. Come enjoy the privacy and beauty of this area. Land is wooded and mostly level. Home features new metal roof, ample sized living room with primary bedroom and 2nd bedroom which also serves as laundry area. Home also carries a 1 year home buyer warranty and will not last at this price, $172,500

Listed by Tim Newton of Coldwell Banker Newton RE

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3744 N Powerhouse Road Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC3744 N Powerhouse Road

Price$3,700,000

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MLS Number CAR3898986

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Elevation 1500
  • Year Built 2023
  • Square Feet 5,341

Welcome to your own private compound on Lake James! Beautiful, modern, under construction custom home with over 3 acres of water frontage.Home is ready for your custom touches as buyer can pick out all finishes. Come enjoy your own private oasis on Lake James with no HOA. Home has three levels including owners retreat on main level with steam shower, custom kitchen with walk in refrigerator and large walk in pantry. Basement has separate lving space with second kitchen, three bedrooms, 2 large baths with steam shower, rec room, and flex space for home theatre, gym, or even an indoor swimming pool!Upstairs has space for more bonus/bedrooms, office and bathroom.There is even an extra large 3 bay aluminum garage (30' x 40") on the property with plumbing for a bathroom and electricity.Custom aluminum dock is already in place and ready for you to bring your own PWC and enjoy the gorgeous views of Shortoff Mountain!Or bring your own builder and buy property for a lower price as-is!

Listed by Melissa Plemmons of EXP Realty LLC Ballantyne

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61 Magnolia Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC61 Magnolia Drive

Price$1,499,000

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MLS Number CAR3899883

  • Residential
  • Year Built 1996
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Elevation 1000
  • Bathroom 3

PRICE IMPROVEMENT! Incredible views of Lake James & Shortoff Mountain from this spectacular & private waterfront home. Gorgeous contemporary home with three-level living, maple hardwood floors, carpet in basement. Decks with lake views on every floor. Main level features custom kitchen/wormy maple cabinets, granite counters, 5 burner gas range; dining area is surrounded by windows; great room living area features vaulted ceiling open to upper level, 2 bedrooms, full bathroom & laundry. Spacious primary suite on upper level with sitting area and fireplace, bath includes spa tub/view & separate shower. Lower level is huge second living area with bath, closet & views to lake. Mature landscaping & hardscape throughout the yard. Entrance to lower lot from cul-de-sac has shop/storage building/electricity & gently sloping steps lead to lake & covered private dock/gazebo in quiet cove. Pontoon boat conveys making this a turnkey lakefront estate, HOA fees $500/yr & golf course is >.2 miles.

Listed by Rebecca Condrey and Kim Moran of WEICHERT,Realtors - Unlimited

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1578 Calls Lodge Court Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC1578 Calls Lodge Court

Price$1,390,000

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MLS Number CAR3895596

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 3
  • Full Bath 2
  • Square Feet 3,898

This LAKEFRONT home on Lake James has it all! It has beautiful year-round unobstructed lake and mountain views including Table Rock. Home features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, across two levels in East Shores. The home was renovated in 2018 with high-end kitchen aid appliances, granite counters, pantry, flooring, fixtures, ensuite bath with walk-in shower, soaking tub, and walk-in closet. Enjoy your lake time on the screened-in covered porch, decks, lakefront beach, fire pit, and single slip dock with jet ski port. Two gas fireplaces, large living spaces on main and basement levels as well as two kitchens. Parking is available for the main level and basement level behind the home. Community pool and tennis courts. Broker/owner

Listed by Jennifer Deacon of Fonta Flora Realty

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843 Harborside Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC843 Harborside Drive

Price$724,500

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MLS Number CAR3895577

  • Residential
  • Square Feet 3,284
  • Full Bath 3
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Year Built 2015

Enjoy this beautiful home on a double lot overlooking Black Bear Cove on Lake James! Vaulted ceilings with fir beams accentuate the open floorplan complete with oak hardwood floors, a fireplace, multiple decks and pine doors. The screened in portion of the deck has two fans. Lounge in the claw foot tub in the primary bathroom complete with heated floors. In the kitchen you'll find stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets with pull-out spice racks, a double-decker silverware drawer and a built-in knife block. You'll love the tankless gas water heater, the hard-wired security system, surround sound pre-wiring, the huge fire pit, and the 2 phone-controlled HVACs, lights and locks. The walk-out basement with a covered patio is mostly finished with poured walls, stained cement floors, a projector that coveys, a full bath with a tile shower, a bonus room with a walk-in closet and propane set up for a kitchenette. This home includes a deeded double boat slip (18'4").

Listed by Nicole Palmer of Realty Executives of Hickory

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1331 Paddys Creek Road Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC1331 Paddys Creek Road

Price$800,000

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MLS Number CAR3892736

  • Residential
  • Elevation 1000
  • Full Bath 2
  • Year Built 2004
  • Square Feet 1,984

Looking for a private retreat to call home, this beautiful secluded wooded wonderland is on 38 acres, just north of Lake James. This 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath one level home will make a perfect primary residence or a weekend getaway. The open floor plan has large kitchen with gas range, breakfast island, open to living room, formal dinning room, master suite has office cove, and handicapped bath. Large four season porch is just off the kitchen with a wood burning stove. Home as a wrap-around covered deck, to enjoy the views, Dobson Knob is just to the west. Detached two story garage/shop 32 ft x 24 ft, is ready for all all of your tools and equipment, office area and a bath can be added. Garage has three covered bay areas on each side and out the back. Shack Branch Creek runs through this property. Fabulous short and long mountain views will be available with some tree trimming. Enjoy established gardens, tool shed, fig trees and blueberry bushes, in your mountain paradise!

Listed by Denice Rechtiene of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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341 Dockside Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC341 Dockside Drive

Price$1,570,000

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MLS Number CAR3894232

  • Residential
  • Full Bath 4
  • Year Built 2009
  • Square Feet 3,729
  • Bathroom 4

Everything you're looking for in a lake home! Lake, mountain and sunset views. Open layout is perfect for entertaining. Living area has free standing wood burning fireplace and views of the lake. Kitchen is spacious with abundant cabinetry, island seating, SS appliances and large dining area off the foyer. Two main level bedrooms, one with private bath and one adjacent to hall bath. The primary suite is on the upper level-very private with large wall of closets and a spacious sitting area. Finished space above the garage that can accommodate extra guests or be used for a gym, rec/movie room or office. Lower level has large family room and another room for additional sleeping quarters. Full walk in pantry/storage, extra refrigerator and laundry. Room to enjoy outside with main level deck, lower patio w/built in grill, outdoor shower and fire pit. Take a short walk to the gazebo, dock w/upper deck & additional floating sundeck. Great primary, secondary or investment property.

Listed by Polly Leadbetter of Lake James Real Estate Inc

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