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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1975 Waterford Way Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC1975 Waterford Way

Price$869,000

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MLS Number CAR4127185

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 4
  • Square Feet 3,500
  • Acreage 0.8

Traditional home in East Shores at Lake James Don't wait to see this one. Deeded boatslip for access to Lake James Custom built, large family home with bonus room over the garage and partially finished daylight basement Dedicated boat/RV parking with electricity beside the garage Double pantry in the kitchen. Central vacuum. Patio wired for hot tub. Azek maintenance free back deck. Home gym or ample family room in the basement with separate entrance. Tankless water heater plumbed to City of Morganton water. Wired for backup generator. Be sure to check out the wine cellar and ample storage throughout this home Close to downtown Morganton. Within 45 minute drive to Asheville, NC Plenty of hiking and outdoor activities in the vicinity of Lake James Walking distance to community pool, tennis courts and deeded boatslip access

Listed by Laura Faria of Engel & Volkers Foothills Lake James

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1634 Watkins Court Morganton NC 28655

MLS Number CAR4124163

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 3,148
  • Acreage 0.69

Craftsman style updated home in desirable East Shores, Lake James. One level living features LR w cathedral ceiling, stone gas fp, office w custom bookcases. Gourmet Kitchen w Wolf gas cooktop, double ovens, 2 Subz. refrigerators & wine cooler, microwave, dw. Walk in Pantry/laundry/office with dw, farm sink, custom cabinetry. Breakfast area opens to DR w stone gas FP, walls of windows leads to large TREX deck. Gas grill set in outdoor custom cabinetry, quartz countertop. Retractable awnings. Primary BR w 2 walk- in closets. Main BA w tiled walk-in shower, dual vanities, 2 add'l BR & full BA. Lower: FR w wet bar, wine cooler, fridge, full BA. Cedar closet, WD hookup. Opens to stone patio, garden room & add'l storage. O/S 2 car garage w storage. Updates: 6 new ext. doors on back of home, new carpeting in all BR, oak floors refinished, new lower HVAC, new landscaping.Easy Walk to deeded boatslip X, Low HOA dues, amenities: swimming pool, tennis & clubhouse. Minutes to downtown Morganton

Listed by Dianne Reihl of Engel & Volkers Foothills Lake James

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1492 Brentwood Place Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC1492 Brentwood Place

Price$649,999

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MLS Number CAR4124034

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,080
  • Acreage 0.79

Affordable Lake James Living in desirable East Shores community! Beautiful traditional sunny 2 story home w rocking chair front porch. Featuring oversized Living Room w gas fireplace, office/Dining Room, spacious Kitchen w updated cabinetry,new granite & backsplash,stainless appliances & pantry all w hardwood flooring opens to expansive trex covered deck overlooking large,level backyard w seasonal mountain views. Laundry & powder room on main. Upstairs w enormous master suite with shiplap accent wall, walk in closet, bath w soaking tub, shower and tiled flooring. 2 additional bedrooms & full bath. Oversized garage w workshop area & tons of cabinetry for storage. Beautifully landscaped yard w extensive perennial collection.Smart thermostats & Smart switches control lights throughout. Walk to the deeded boat slip #25. East Shores, w low HOA dues, amenities include swimming pool, tennis courts & clubhouse. Just 15 minutes to charming downtown Morganton for shopping,dining,entertainment

Listed by Dianne Reihl of Engel & Volkers Foothills Lake James

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1275 Camp Firestone Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC1275 Camp Firestone Drive

Price$989,000

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MLS Number CAR4077028

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 1,556
  • Acreage 3.79

Tucked into a private corner in a small gated portion of treasured 1780 on Lake James, this rustic but bright waterfront home is the perfect getaway. Sit on the large, screened porch or back deck overlooking miles of main channel Lake James and the South Mountains. Create your own waterfront space on the natural beach, close to where your future dock can be built, an easy walk or UTV drive just to the right from the back patio. The primary bedroom suite is on the main floor with a large family room and fireplace to gatherround. Upstairs includes 2 bedrooms, one with bunk beds in place, and a full bathroom. The basement is ready to finish with studded walls and plumbing intact. Lake James Marina is a short stroll away. Your membership to Camp Lake James, the lake's preeminent adventure center, is included and is just a short cart or boat ride away. There you'll find amenities such as a large outdoor pool, canteen, fitness center, amphitheater, tennis, and pickle ball.

Listed by Bryan Jones and Fletcher Edens of Keller Williams Unified

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200 Lake Club Drive Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC200 Lake Club Drive

Price$1,399,000

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MLS Number CAR4115412

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 6
  • Square Feet 4,908
  • Acreage 0.52

Beautiful lakefront home with long range & golf course views, located on tee box #12 of Marion Lake Club. Mountain views out the front of the house & a quiet cove with private dock with flagstone fire pit sitting area at the rear. Spacious kitchen with large island, granite counter tops & stainless steel appliances. 2 primary suites; one on main & one on upper level. 2 additional rooms with private baths on upper level. 2nd level also includes a bonus room over the garage, currently used as sitting room with an electric fireplace and 2 closets. Upper and main level laundry rooms. Hardwood floors throughout with tiled baths. Finished basement includes additional room, full bath, large family room, and full kitchen. Tons of storage space. 3 car garage. Partially covered deck with outdoor kitchen. Large workshop/shed located along the lower patio, with paved driveway connection. Paved golf cart path and stairs lead down to the lake w/ covered dock. Dock has HydraHoist boat lift.

Listed by Harrison Webb of Fonta Flora Realty

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2817 Campbells Trace Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC2817 Campbells Trace

Price$1,200,000

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MLS Number CAR4122387

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 4
  • Square Feet 2,659
  • Acreage 1.7

Nestled within the trees in the 1780 neighborhood within the upscale Camp Lake James community! This stunning home presents a luxurious living opportunity w/over 2600 htd sqft & has an off-site deeded boat slip on Lake James. The open flrplan blends indoor elegance w/breath-taking scenery outside. The LR offers a FP & opens to the fabulous KIT & dining area + a screened porch. The upper lvl has a loft area & 2 BR(w/ensuite baths). A bonus rm on the lower lvl (no closet) offers an additional rm. The lwr lvl den extends the living space, opening up possibilities for a home office, gym & more...you can access a patio & fire pit area-ideal for nights under the stars. True to its prestigious location, residents have access to amenities-swimming in the community pool, enjoying the lake, a meal at the Canteen or playing pickleball. This property is more than just a home;it's a retreat within the coveted Camp Lake James community, awaiting those who appreciate beauty, luxury, & great outdoors.

Listed by Kathryn Herman and Carly Pruitt of Coldwell Banker Boyd & Hassell

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2302 East Point Road Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC2302 East Point Road

Price$2,199,000

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MLS Number CAR4113436

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Square Feet 3,829
  • Acreage 0.97

Discover lakeside living in this stunning waterfront property. Nestled on a private one-acre level lot, this home offers breathtaking long-range views & unforgettable sunsrises over Lake James. Featuring 3 spacious bedrooms & 3.5 bathrooms, including 2 primary suites, catering to both comfort & privacy. With over 3800sf, there is ample space for relaxation and entertainment. The interior boasts hardwood floors throughout. The billiard room, bar area and expansive brick patio overlooking the lake offer perfect settings for gatherings of all sizes. Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in the property's direct waterfront access, PRIVATE boat ramp and covered dock with large seating area. The solar panels ensure energy efficiency without compromising on comfort. The property includes a generous 3-car garage & 2-car covered parking, accommodating cars, RVs and watercraft alike. No HOA and short-term rentals are allowed. Enjoy your solitude on the quiet location just off the main channel.

Listed by Polly Leadbetter of Engel & Volkers Foothills Lake James

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1499 Brentwood Place Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC1499 Brentwood Place

Price$517,500

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MLS Number CAR4115517

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,028
  • Acreage 0.67

Dreaming of living at the lake?, come see this 3BR, 3Bath ranch home w/vaulted ceilings, main floor owners bedroom, split bedroom layout, gas log fireplace plus you will love having morning coffee on the screened in porch listening to nature. Home also has partially finished basement w/large family room great for entertaining and full bath plus oversized 2 car garage. Plus dont forget your boat or jetski as home includes your own boat slip to enjoy all that LAKE JAMES has to offer for only $529,000.

Listed by Tim Newton of Coldwell Banker Newton RE

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1710 Waterford Way Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC1710 Waterford Way

Price$639,900

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MLS Number CAR4116278

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,306
  • Acreage 0.75

DO NOT MISS OUT on this updated & affordable home in East Shores waterfront community on LAKE JAMES. This community offers a clubhouse, pool, tennis courts & great location around 15 mins to Downtown Morganton. Upon entering the home note the full length/covered front porch. On main level you will love the real hardwoods, fireplace, lg sunroom, 1/2 bath & open concept kitchen/breakfast area all under 9ft ceilings. There is a formal dining room on main that could converted to a main level bedroom. The updated kitchen offers solid surface counters, tile backsplash, SS appliances, & pantry. Upstairs you will love the spacious primary bedroom w/ vaulted shiplap ceiling, seasonal water views, private bath, walk-in closet & office area (could be 2nd walk-in closet). Enjoy the backyard fit pit, fenced area, & hot tub. Storage & work space in the full basement. Updates/extras...solar, covered storage, hardwoods-2017, Bosch HVACS 2021, ROOF 2021.Deeded & HOA maintained deep water boat slip.

Listed by Christie Leonard of WNC Real Estate at Lake James

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2775 Campbells Trace Nebo NC 28761

Nebo, NC2775 Campbells Trace

Price$1,790,000

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MLS Number CAR4113445

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,840
  • Acreage 1.67

MUST SEE! STUNNING MOUNTAIN VIEW HOME IN 1780 Walking distance to Camp Lake James amenities Experience the Blue Ridge Mountains from every room is this thoughtfully designed custom home Cook and entertain in the open kitchen with large walk-in pantry Relax in the great room with it's oversized gas log fireplace that can be transitioned to wood-burning if desired. Enjoy the screened-in porch with wood-burning fireplace and spectacular views The upper-level primary suite designed to maximize views from Dobson's Knob to the Pisgah National Forest The finished day-light walk-out basement includes 2 ample sized bedrooms, full bath, plenty of extra storage and a temperature controlled wine cellar Seller's hobby microbrewery set up in the basement can easily transition to a secondary kitchen. It provides an island with sink, vent hood, pot filler, 220 outlet and plenty of standard outlets throughout

Listed by Laura Faria of Engel & Volkers Foothills Lake James

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2243 Cottage Park Road Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC2243 Cottage Park Road

Price$1,249,999

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MLS Number CAR4102308

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathroom 6
  • Square Feet 4,525
  • Acreage 2.53

Exquisite property in Cottage Park at Lake James NC. Stylishly remodeled home boasts a private 2.53 acre lot w/ a creek on the back side of the land. There are 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 half baths, bonus room, office, & finished basement/2nd living quarters. Upon entry note open concept kitchen, dining, & living room under 25ft ceiling w/ stone fireplace. This dream kitchen offers new commercial grade appliances, custom Omega cabinets, Cambria quartz, island, pantry & sliding doors to the new HUGE trex & fully covered deck. Also on the main is the primary bedroom w/ luxurious private bath boasting a custom tiled shower, clawfoot tub, dual vanity & private toilet area w/ heated TOTO bidet. Upstairs spread out w/ a bonus room, 2 bedrooms & 2 remodeled baths. Entertain & accommodate in the day light basement w/ wine storage, remodeled kitchenette, full bath, bedroom, 2nd living area, poured patio w/ hot tub. The back yard is... WOW! Ask for a list of upgrades & what this home offers!

Listed by Christie Leonard of WNC Real Estate at Lake James

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1598 Braxton Gate Drive Morganton NC 28655

Morganton, NC1598 Braxton Gate Drive

Price$1,150,000

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MLS Number CAR4110774

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,749
  • Acreage 0.56

Clean lines and light filled, this contemporary styled home is the perfect place to call home. Spacious and open living and dining spaces. Simple iron mantle over the gas fireplace. Large sliding doors exit onto the covered and screened porch where you'll want to spend all your time. Kitchen has an abundance of horizontal white oak cabinetry as well as a walk in pantry that blends seamlessly into the kitchen with continuous quartzite counters, lots of open shelving and an additional refrigerator. Split bedroom plan gives privacy to the primary suite with double sinks, large zero entry shower and soaking tub. Side entry door allows for a half bath, generous sized drop zone mudroom and stairs to the finished bonus area above the garage. Oversized 2 car garage with sink and electric vehicle charging port. Located in Southpointe with community pool, deeded boat slip and Dry Creek walking trails. Just 15 minutes to Morganton and minutes to Fonta Flora Trail & Lake James State Park.

Listed by Polly Leadbetter of Engel & Volkers Foothills Lake James

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