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.

Find the homes in Yancey County that allow you to Live the Life You Choose. Click below to search Yancey County, NC real estate for your ideal listings.

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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

1124 Indian Creek Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3343343
418.190 acr

$1,650,000

1124 Indian Creek Road
Burnsville 28714

155 Grace Way in Green Mountain, North Carolina 28740 - MLS# 3342659
2 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  3567 Hsq ft  ·  0.920 acr

$590,000

155 Grace Way
Green Mountain 28740

655 Hawks Branch Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3338463 Under Contract-No Show
3 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  864 Hsq ft  ·  14.900 acr

$175,000

655 Hawks Branch Road
Burnsville 28714

184 Crosswind Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3340352
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1671 Hsq ft  ·  4.200 acr

$198,000

184 Crosswind Drive
Burnsville 28714

349 Barefoot Cove Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3336692
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1140 Hsq ft  ·  1.050 acr

$199,900

349 Barefoot Cove Drive
Burnsville 28714

200 Rabbit Hop Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3337042
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1344 Hsq ft  ·  3.940 acr

$189,000

200 Rabbit Hop Drive
Burnsville 28714

193 Byrd Mountain Estates Road #5 in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3338796
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1899 Hsq ft  ·  1.070 acr

$158,000

193 Byrd Mountain Estates Road #5
Burnsville 28714

0 Byrd Mountain Estates Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3338435
1.320 acr

$15,000

0 Byrd Mountain Estates Road
Burnsville 28714

87 Myers Lane in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3337457
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2082 Hsq ft  ·  1.720 acr

$280,000

87 Myers Lane
Burnsville 28714

0 Sunrise Lane #6 in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3336265
1.200 acr

$39,000

0 Sunrise Lane #6
Burnsville 28714

1963 Roses Branch Road in Bakersville, North Carolina 28705 - MLS# 3336513 Under Contract-Show
2 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2713 Hsq ft  ·  10.600 acr

$200,000

1963 Roses Branch Road
Bakersville 28705

240 Coventry Lane in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3335756
3 bed  ·  4 ba  ·  3421 Hsq ft  ·  11.210 acr

$759,000

240 Coventry Lane
Burnsville 28714

107 Shepard Way in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3333522
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1568 Hsq ft  ·  0.510 acr

$219,000

107 Shepard Way
Burnsville 28714

1183 Cane River School Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3328914
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1764 Hsq ft  ·  0.380 acr

$183,500

1183 Cane River School Road
Burnsville 28714

423 Hillside Drive #423 in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3328550
1 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  624 Hsq ft  ·  0.110 acr

$77,900

423 Hillside Drive #423
Burnsville 28714

421 Hillside Drive #421 in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3328572
1 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  624 Hsq ft  ·  0.110 acr

$77,900

421 Hillside Drive #421
Burnsville 28714

605 Raven Rock Lane in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3327265
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  2260 Hsq ft  ·  48.000 acr

$599,999

605 Raven Rock Lane
Burnsville 28714

221 Battle Creek Drive in Green Mountain, North Carolina 28740 - MLS# 3325932
16.270 acr

$330,000

221 Battle Creek Drive
Green Mountain 28740

1641 Lickskillet Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3326861
107.460 acr

$699,900

1641 Lickskillet Road
Burnsville 28714

360 Garvel Mountain Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3325127 Under Contract-Show
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  896 Hsq ft  ·  1.670 acr

$99,999

360 Garvel Mountain Road
Burnsville 28714

225 Garland Lane in Green Mountain, North Carolina 28740 - MLS# 3325473
3 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  1800 Hsq ft  ·  8.380 acr

$129,900

225 Garland Lane
Green Mountain 28740

502 Overlook Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3324791
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  885 Hsq ft  ·  0.060 acr

$129,000

502 Overlook Drive
Burnsville 28714

500 Overlook Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3324903
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  885 Hsq ft  ·  0.060 acr

$129,000

500 Overlook Drive
Burnsville 28714

67 Pearl Way #20 in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3323846
3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1852 Hsq ft  ·  2.750 acr

$384,900

67 Pearl Way #20
Mars Hill 28754

400 Saw Mill Hollow Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3323818
3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2125 Hsq ft  ·  5.720 acr

$275,000

400 Saw Mill Hollow Road
Burnsville 28714

651 Possum Trot Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3323453 Under Contract-Show
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1778 Hsq ft  ·  1.040 acr

$239,000

651 Possum Trot Road
Burnsville 28714

000 Hwy 19 Highway in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3319695
5.770 acr

$69,900

000 Hwy 19 Highway
Burnsville 28714

145 Pinnacle Road #13 in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3321199
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2344 Hsq ft  ·  1.060 acr

$339,900

145 Pinnacle Road #13
Burnsville 28714

75 E Pasture Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3316527
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  1850 Hsq ft  ·  0.580 acr

$220,000

75 E Pasture Drive
Burnsville 28714

Lot 122 Caddis Trail in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3316430
1.360 acr

$29,900

Lot 122 Caddis Trail
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

1124 Indian Creek Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3343343
418.190 acr

$1,650,000

1124 Indian Creek Road
Burnsville 28714

155 Grace Way in Green Mountain, North Carolina 28740 - MLS# 3342659
2 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  3567 Hsq ft  ·  0.920 acr

$590,000

155 Grace Way
Green Mountain 28740

655 Hawks Branch Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3338463 Under Contract-No Show
3 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  864 Hsq ft  ·  14.900 acr

$175,000

655 Hawks Branch Road
Burnsville 28714

184 Crosswind Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3340352
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1671 Hsq ft  ·  4.200 acr

$198,000

184 Crosswind Drive
Burnsville 28714

349 Barefoot Cove Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3336692
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1140 Hsq ft  ·  1.050 acr

$199,900

349 Barefoot Cove Drive
Burnsville 28714

200 Rabbit Hop Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3337042
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1344 Hsq ft  ·  3.940 acr

$189,000

200 Rabbit Hop Drive
Burnsville 28714

193 Byrd Mountain Estates Road #5 in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3338796
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1899 Hsq ft  ·  1.070 acr

$158,000

193 Byrd Mountain Estates Road #5
Burnsville 28714

0 Byrd Mountain Estates Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3338435
1.320 acr

$15,000

0 Byrd Mountain Estates Road
Burnsville 28714

87 Myers Lane in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3337457
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2082 Hsq ft  ·  1.720 acr

$280,000

87 Myers Lane
Burnsville 28714

0 Sunrise Lane #6 in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3336265
1.200 acr

$39,000

0 Sunrise Lane #6
Burnsville 28714

1963 Roses Branch Road in Bakersville, North Carolina 28705 - MLS# 3336513 Under Contract-Show
2 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2713 Hsq ft  ·  10.600 acr

$200,000

1963 Roses Branch Road
Bakersville 28705

240 Coventry Lane in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3335756
3 bed  ·  4 ba  ·  3421 Hsq ft  ·  11.210 acr

$759,000

240 Coventry Lane
Burnsville 28714

107 Shepard Way in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3333522
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1568 Hsq ft  ·  0.510 acr

$219,000

107 Shepard Way
Burnsville 28714

1183 Cane River School Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3328914
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1764 Hsq ft  ·  0.380 acr

$183,500

1183 Cane River School Road
Burnsville 28714

423 Hillside Drive #423 in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3328550
1 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  624 Hsq ft  ·  0.110 acr

$77,900

423 Hillside Drive #423
Burnsville 28714

421 Hillside Drive #421 in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3328572
1 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  624 Hsq ft  ·  0.110 acr

$77,900

421 Hillside Drive #421
Burnsville 28714

605 Raven Rock Lane in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3327265
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  2260 Hsq ft  ·  48.000 acr

$599,999

605 Raven Rock Lane
Burnsville 28714

221 Battle Creek Drive in Green Mountain, North Carolina 28740 - MLS# 3325932
16.270 acr

$330,000

221 Battle Creek Drive
Green Mountain 28740

1641 Lickskillet Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3326861
107.460 acr

$699,900

1641 Lickskillet Road
Burnsville 28714

360 Garvel Mountain Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3325127 Under Contract-Show
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  896 Hsq ft  ·  1.670 acr

$99,999

360 Garvel Mountain Road
Burnsville 28714

225 Garland Lane in Green Mountain, North Carolina 28740 - MLS# 3325473
3 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  1800 Hsq ft  ·  8.380 acr

$129,900

225 Garland Lane
Green Mountain 28740

502 Overlook Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3324791
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  885 Hsq ft  ·  0.060 acr

$129,000

502 Overlook Drive
Burnsville 28714

500 Overlook Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3324903
2 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  885 Hsq ft  ·  0.060 acr

$129,000

500 Overlook Drive
Burnsville 28714

67 Pearl Way #20 in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3323846
3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1852 Hsq ft  ·  2.750 acr

$384,900

67 Pearl Way #20
Mars Hill 28754

400 Saw Mill Hollow Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3323818
3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2125 Hsq ft  ·  5.720 acr

$275,000

400 Saw Mill Hollow Road
Burnsville 28714

651 Possum Trot Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3323453 Under Contract-Show
3 bed  ·  2 ba  ·  1778 Hsq ft  ·  1.040 acr

$239,000

651 Possum Trot Road
Burnsville 28714

000 Hwy 19 Highway in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3319695
5.770 acr

$69,900

000 Hwy 19 Highway
Burnsville 28714

145 Pinnacle Road #13 in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3321199
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2344 Hsq ft  ·  1.060 acr

$339,900

145 Pinnacle Road #13
Burnsville 28714

75 E Pasture Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3316527
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  1850 Hsq ft  ·  0.580 acr

$220,000

75 E Pasture Drive
Burnsville 28714

Lot 122 Caddis Trail in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3316430
1.360 acr

$29,900

Lot 122 Caddis Trail
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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