Yancey County

35.9176, -82.3000 Yancey County Market Information

Yancey County Homes and Land for Sale

Yancey is an elevated county (population 17,800) with some of the highest mountains to be found in Western North Carolina—and in the eastern U.S., for that matter. It makes sense, then, that the county offers living situations and outdoor experiences that go above and beyond the norm, presenting you with many opportunities to Live the Life You Choose.

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While mountain traditions run deep in Yancey, the county has recently made some key modern advancements. In late 2012, the main highway through the county, US 19E, was expanded from two lanes to four, aiding travel to and from the area. That said, there's actually one less reason to drive out the county: In a 2010 referendum, Burnsville residents okayed alcohol sales, so Yancey is no longer a dry county.

Yancey is also home to one of the most unique communities in the South: Celo, a settlement and land trust founded in 1937. There, some 40 families adhere to a loosely defined humanist ethic and help run a collective farm and the Arthur Morgan School, a progressive middle school with roots in Quaker values and the Montessori educational approach.

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BUYING PROPERTY IN YANCEY COUNTY

Beverly-Hanks has an office located in north Asheville on Merrimon Avenue, just half an hour from Yancey County. If you're searching for homes and land in Yancey County, our expert real estate agents are available to help. Your Beverly-Hanks & Associates REALTOR® is backed by an outstanding support staff and committed to the highest standards of customer service.

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YANCEY COUNTY REAL ESTATE IS ALL ABOUT LOCATION:

Yancey County is bordered by Tennessee to the north and a stretch of the Appalachian Trail to the south. There are 11 townships in the county, the largest of which, Burnsville, is the county seat and has 1,700 residents. Located in the center of the county, Burnsville is 35 miles north of Asheville and 50 miles west of Johnson City, Tenn. Just a few miles from Burnsville looms Mount Mitchell, the tallest peak east of the Mississippi, reaching 6,684 feet above sea level. Mount Mitchell is accessible by foot via several hiking trails or by bike or vehicle on the Blue Ridge Parkway, a sightseer's and cyclist's haven.

YANCEY COUNTY PROXIMITIES:

Mars Hill: 25 minutes

Spruce Pine: 29 minutes

Barnardsville: 32 minutes

Weaverville: 34 minutes

Downtown Asheville: 43 minutes

Asheville Regional Airport: 53 minutes

Black Mountain: 56 minutes

Marion: 57 minutes

YANCEY COUNTY TAX RATES (2016–2017):

Tax rates are per $100 of assessed valuation.

Yancey County: $ 0.6000

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Yancey County is a collection of active, historic, and growing communities. Read about recent news, events, and real estate market updates for the area on the Beverly-Hanks blog.

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HOMES AND LAND IN Yancey

Below is a selection of properties in Yancey. If you would like to view all properties in this area. click here

964 Cane River School Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3302670
3 bed  ·  4 ba  ·  5330 Hsq ft  ·  8.000 acr

$629,900

964 Cane River School Road
Burnsville 28714

580 Old Log Road in Green Mountain, North Carolina 28740 - MLS# 3300003
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  873 Hsq ft  ·  2.860 acr

$165,000

580 Old Log Road
Green Mountain 28740

92 Silas Branch Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3297563 Under Contract-Show
3 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  1006 Hsq ft  ·  5.170 acr

$119,900

92 Silas Branch Road
Burnsville 28714

250 Reserve Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3296435
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  2233 Hsq ft  ·  3.530 acr

$345,000

250 Reserve Drive
Burnsville 28714

16 Rocking Horse Trail in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3292318
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1259 Hsq ft  ·  0.470 acr

$157,500

16 Rocking Horse Trail
Burnsville 28714

9999 Westover Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3293763
12.630 acr

$202,000

9999 Westover Drive
Burnsville 28714

1400 Fox Creek Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3288724
10.820 acr

$123,900

1400 Fox Creek Road
Burnsville 28714

134 Forest Ridge Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3287834 Under Contract-Show
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  4263 Hsq ft  ·  52.000 acr

$1,000,000

134 Forest Ridge Road
Burnsville 28714

4957 Hwy 80 in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3288734
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  4502 Hsq ft  ·  10.000 acr

$2,500,000

4957 Hwy 80
Burnsville 28714

4957 Hwy 80 in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3288743
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  4502 Hsq ft  ·  58.000 acr

$4,000,000

4957 Hwy 80
Burnsville 28714

0 Shoal Creek Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3280896
19.590 acr

$200,000

0 Shoal Creek Road
Burnsville 28714

244 Whispering Pine Lane in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3281848
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2562 Hsq ft  ·  2.330 acr

$319,000

244 Whispering Pine Lane
Burnsville 28714

0 Shoal Creek Road #19.59 ac. in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3282760
19.590 acr

$200,000

0 Shoal Creek Road #19.59 ac.
Burnsville 28714

477 New Ground Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3279138
2 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2363 Hsq ft  ·  9.240 acr

$262,000

477 New Ground Drive
Burnsville 28714

0000 Overlook Drive in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3251040
1.000 acr

$50,000

0000 Overlook Drive
Mars Hill 28754

Lot 344 Tearshirt Lane in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3246165
0.690 acr

$3,400

Lot 344 Tearshirt Lane
Mars Hill 28754

353 White Pine Lane in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3222586
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2352 Hsq ft  ·  2.140 acr

$209,900

353 White Pine Lane
Burnsville 28714

273 Mother Nature Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3221888 3D Home Tour
3 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  2975 Hsq ft  ·  7.230 acr

$995,000

273 Mother Nature Drive
Burnsville 28714

9999 Eagle Bald Trail in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3217013
2.600 acr

$99,995

9999 Eagle Bald Trail
Burnsville 28714

0 Rice Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3213164 Under Contract-No Show
37.560 acr

$315,000

0 Rice Road
Burnsville 28714

1082 Winter Star Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3198863
2 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  993 Hsq ft  ·  1.000 acr

$80,000

1082 Winter Star Road
Burnsville 28714

491 White Oak Flats Road in Green Mountain, North Carolina 28740 - MLS# 3194456 Under Contract-Show
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1563 Hsq ft  ·  13.520 acr

$280,000

491 White Oak Flats Road
Green Mountain 28740

570 Doan Town Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3178253
4 bed  ·  4 ba  ·  4968 Hsq ft  ·  45.000 acr

$1,995,000

570 Doan Town Road
Burnsville 28714

36 Poplar Ridge Lane #62 in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3167198
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  3084 Hsq ft  ·  8.170 acr

$260,000

36 Poplar Ridge Lane #62
Burnsville 28714

708 E Main Street in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 593213
2.790 acr

$995,000

708 E Main Street
Burnsville 28714

1295 Will Higgins Road in Green Mountain, North Carolina 28740 - MLS# 593073
2 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  1038 Hsq ft  ·  20.000 acr

$249,900

1295 Will Higgins Road
Green Mountain 28740

0 Grey Ghost Lane in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 583735
3.570 acr

$175,000

0 Grey Ghost Lane
Burnsville 28714

0 Balsam Gap in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 562058
77.440 acr

$2,710,400

0 Balsam Gap
Burnsville 28714

000 Wilson Boundary Road (32 Ac) in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 562108
32.000 acr

$1,056,000

000 Wilson Boundary Road (32 Ac)
Burnsville 28714

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Properties in Yancey

Below is a selection of properties in Yancey. If you would like to view all properties in this area. click here

964 Cane River School Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3302670
3 bed  ·  4 ba  ·  5330 Hsq ft  ·  8.000 acr

$629,900

964 Cane River School Road
Burnsville 28714

580 Old Log Road in Green Mountain, North Carolina 28740 - MLS# 3300003
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  873 Hsq ft  ·  2.860 acr

$165,000

580 Old Log Road
Green Mountain 28740

92 Silas Branch Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3297563 Under Contract-Show
3 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  1006 Hsq ft  ·  5.170 acr

$119,900

92 Silas Branch Road
Burnsville 28714

250 Reserve Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3296435
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  2233 Hsq ft  ·  3.530 acr

$345,000

250 Reserve Drive
Burnsville 28714

16 Rocking Horse Trail in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3292318
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1259 Hsq ft  ·  0.470 acr

$157,500

16 Rocking Horse Trail
Burnsville 28714

9999 Westover Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3293763
12.630 acr

$202,000

9999 Westover Drive
Burnsville 28714

1400 Fox Creek Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3288724
10.820 acr

$123,900

1400 Fox Creek Road
Burnsville 28714

134 Forest Ridge Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3287834 Under Contract-Show
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  4263 Hsq ft  ·  52.000 acr

$1,000,000

134 Forest Ridge Road
Burnsville 28714

4957 Hwy 80 in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3288734
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  4502 Hsq ft  ·  10.000 acr

$2,500,000

4957 Hwy 80
Burnsville 28714

4957 Hwy 80 in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3288743
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  4502 Hsq ft  ·  58.000 acr

$4,000,000

4957 Hwy 80
Burnsville 28714

0 Shoal Creek Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3280896
19.590 acr

$200,000

0 Shoal Creek Road
Burnsville 28714

244 Whispering Pine Lane in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3281848
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2562 Hsq ft  ·  2.330 acr

$319,000

244 Whispering Pine Lane
Burnsville 28714

0 Shoal Creek Road #19.59 ac. in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3282760
19.590 acr

$200,000

0 Shoal Creek Road #19.59 ac.
Burnsville 28714

477 New Ground Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3279138
2 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2363 Hsq ft  ·  9.240 acr

$262,000

477 New Ground Drive
Burnsville 28714

0000 Overlook Drive in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3251040
1.000 acr

$50,000

0000 Overlook Drive
Mars Hill 28754

Lot 344 Tearshirt Lane in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3246165
0.690 acr

$3,400

Lot 344 Tearshirt Lane
Mars Hill 28754

353 White Pine Lane in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3222586
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2352 Hsq ft  ·  2.140 acr

$209,900

353 White Pine Lane
Burnsville 28714

273 Mother Nature Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3221888 3D Home Tour
3 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  2975 Hsq ft  ·  7.230 acr

$995,000

273 Mother Nature Drive
Burnsville 28714

9999 Eagle Bald Trail in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3217013
2.600 acr

$99,995

9999 Eagle Bald Trail
Burnsville 28714

0 Rice Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3213164 Under Contract-No Show
37.560 acr

$315,000

0 Rice Road
Burnsville 28714

1082 Winter Star Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3198863
2 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  993 Hsq ft  ·  1.000 acr

$80,000

1082 Winter Star Road
Burnsville 28714

491 White Oak Flats Road in Green Mountain, North Carolina 28740 - MLS# 3194456 Under Contract-Show
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1563 Hsq ft  ·  13.520 acr

$280,000

491 White Oak Flats Road
Green Mountain 28740

570 Doan Town Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3178253
4 bed  ·  4 ba  ·  4968 Hsq ft  ·  45.000 acr

$1,995,000

570 Doan Town Road
Burnsville 28714

36 Poplar Ridge Lane #62 in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3167198
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  3084 Hsq ft  ·  8.170 acr

$260,000

36 Poplar Ridge Lane #62
Burnsville 28714

708 E Main Street in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 593213
2.790 acr

$995,000

708 E Main Street
Burnsville 28714

1295 Will Higgins Road in Green Mountain, North Carolina 28740 - MLS# 593073
2 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  1038 Hsq ft  ·  20.000 acr

$249,900

1295 Will Higgins Road
Green Mountain 28740

0 Grey Ghost Lane in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 583735
3.570 acr

$175,000

0 Grey Ghost Lane
Burnsville 28714

0 Balsam Gap in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 562058
77.440 acr

$2,710,400

0 Balsam Gap
Burnsville 28714

000 Wilson Boundary Road (32 Ac) in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 562108
32.000 acr

$1,056,000

000 Wilson Boundary Road (32 Ac)
Burnsville 28714

Live the life you choose

Traditional arts and crafts abound in Yancey County, inspired by the area’s geography!

Mount Mitchell State Park

Nearby Mount Mitchell is surrounded by the 2,000-acre Mount Mitchell State Park, which is full of choice spots for hiking, camping, picnicking, and outdoor education. Several trails of varying lengths lead to the summit of Mount Mitchell, where an observation deck offers the perfect perch for high-altitude sightseeing. The summit can also be reached via a short, paved, ADA-accessible path. Halfway to the summit, the Park Restaurant serves up vittles with a view. Flowing right by the park is the Toe River, which offers premium trout fishing and whitewater rafting.

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Fine Arts and Crafts in Yancey County

In addition to its peaks and valleys, Yancey County is known for its extraordinarily rich artistic output. The county boasts more than 400 full-time and 200 part-time working artists, including basket makers, glassblowers, metal smiths, painters, papermakers, potters, quilters, sculptors, and weavers.

Located on the border of Yancey and Mitchell Counties is the renowned Penland School of Crafts. Innovative artists—both emerging and established—come from all parts of the country and represent the creative mission of the school. In addition to a sales area, there is a gallery that has an ongoing series of invitational shows and walking tours of the campus.

Performing Arts in Yancey County

The performing arts have a strong presence here, as well. Founded in 1947, the Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville is the longest-running community theater in North Carolina. It produces a wide range of performances and has a special dramatic arts education program for children age 4–18. They create distinctive productions for their audiences that often are crafted and performed by artists who live in the community. This commitment makes the theatre experience at the Parkway Playhouse unique.

Yancey County Area Festivals

Twice a year, the Toe River Arts Council sponsors the Toe River Studio Tours, as scores of local artists, from both Yancey and neighboring Mitchell County, open their studios for a free, up-close look inside the creative process. And each August, downtown Burnsville comes alive with local art at the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, which has been celebrated for more than 50 years.

The Carolina Mountains Literary Festival is held in Burnsville each September. It started as a small gathering of authors and readers in 2005 and has blossomed into a full-fledged literary happening complete with readings, workshops, plays, and seminars. The event is free and draws some of the region’s most popular writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Yancey County Landmarks

One standout Burnsville institution is the Nu Wray Inn, built in 1833. The oldest lodging house in the region, it has hosted such notables as Mark Twain, Thomas Wolfe, and Elvis Presley. The inn is known both for its historic charms and its signature Southern breakfasts, with most menu items sourced from local farms.

The John Wesley McElroy House was built around the same time, in 1840, and also plays an active part in saluting Burnsville's heritage. McElroy, a local businessman and lawyer (and later a Confederate brigadier general) constructed the 3,000-square-foot home as a mountain mansion for his wife, Catherine. In later years, the family of William Moore, a state senator and Union Army officer, took residence in the home. In the early 1900s, it served as Burnsville's first post office, before being abandoned and falling into disrepair over the decades. The home got a new lease on life in 1987, when a local historical association purchased it and established the Rush Ray Museum of Yancey County History.

SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING IN YANCEY COUNTY

Yancey County is a collection of active, historic, and growing communities. Read about recent news, events, and real estate market updates for the area on the Beverly-Hanks blog.

Community Amenities

  • Campsites
  • Community Open Space
  • Conservation Trust
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Golf Learning Center
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain Biking/Cycling
  • Outfitter/River Pro
  • Playground
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Walking/Hiking Trails

Nearby Activities

  • Fly Fishing
  • Running
  • Walking/Hiking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Mountain Biking/Cycling
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Entertainment
  • Art/Culture
  • Primary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Theater/Symphony
  • Golf
  • Working Out
  • Kids Camp
 
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