Yancey County

35.9176, -82.3000 Yancey County Market Information

Yancey is an elevated county 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.

The county is bordered by Tennessee to the north and a stretch of the Appalachian Trail to the south. There are 11 townships in Yancey, 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 to 6,684 feet above sea level. The mountain 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 a recently built 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. In addition to its peaks and valleys, Yancey County is known for its extraordinarily rich artistic output. The county boasts more that 400 full-time and 200 part-time working artists, including basket makers, glassblowers, metal smiths, painters, paper makers, potters, quilters, sculptors and weavers.

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 regions most popular writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

The performing arts have a strong presence here as well. The Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville, founded in 1947, 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 to 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. Visit: www.parkwayplayhouse.com for more information.

Another standout Burnsville's institution is the Nu-Wray Inn, built in 1833. The oldest lodging house in the region, it's 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.

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.

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 which has an ongoing series of invitational shows and walking tours of the campus. For more information visit: www.penland.org

While mountain traditions run deep in Yancey, the county is making some key modern advancements of late. In late 2012, the main highway through the county, U.S. 19E, will be 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, thanks to a recent development: In a 2010 referendum, Burnsville residents OK'd alcohol sales, so Yancey is no longer a dry county.

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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

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

134 Forest Ridge Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 577171
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  4263 Hsq ft  ·  52.000 acr

$1,100,000

134 Forest Ridge Road
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

4125 Hwy 197 Highway in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3148654
4 bed  ·  4 ba  ·  3884 Hsq ft  ·  4.000 acr

$600,000

4125 Hwy 197 Highway
Burnsville 28714

244 Whispering Pine Lane in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3281848
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2367 Hsq ft  ·  2.330 acr

$329,000

244 Whispering Pine Lane
Burnsville 28714

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

$290,000

36 Poplar Ridge Lane #62
Burnsville 28714

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

$280,000

491 White Oak Flats Road
Green Mountain 28740

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

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

482 Duncan Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3235660
2 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2478 Hsq ft  ·  2.480 acr

$224,900

482 Duncan Road
Burnsville 28714

361 Byrd Mountain Estates Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3256346 Under Contract-Show
2 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1807 Hsq ft  ·  0.530 acr

$174,000

361 Byrd Mountain Estates Road
Burnsville 28714

215 Byrd Mountain Estates Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3252650
2 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  1139 Hsq ft  ·  1.110 acr

$115,000

215 Byrd Mountain Estates 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

166 Heritage Ridge Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3163453
4 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  4834 Hsq ft  ·  0.670 acr

$1,930,000

166 Heritage Ridge Road
Burnsville 28714

2061 Hickory Springs Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3269367
3 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  5101 Hsq ft  ·  11.960 acr

$1,675,000

2061 Hickory Springs Road
Burnsville 28714

375 Rhododendron Lane in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 586924
4 bed  ·  5 ba  ·  4367 Hsq ft  ·  0.180 acr

$1,555,000

375 Rhododendron Lane
Burnsville 28714

2985 Mountain Air Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3242120
5 bed  ·  5/1 ba  ·  5274 Hsq ft  ·  0.560 acr

$1,360,000

2985 Mountain Air Drive
Burnsville 28714

373 Rhododendron Lane in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3226287
4 bed  ·  5 ba  ·  3938 Hsq ft  ·  0.110 acr

$1,260,000

373 Rhododendron Lane
Burnsville 28714

2465 Ogle Meadows Road #40 in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3277380
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2940 Hsq ft  ·  7.160 acr

$1,250,000

2465 Ogle Meadows Road #40
Burnsville 28714

450 Rhododendron Lane in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3264615
4 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2413 Hsq ft  ·  0.110 acr

$1,195,000

450 Rhododendron Lane
Burnsville 28714

3040 Mountain Air Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 592743
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  4096 Hsq ft  ·  0.640 acr

$1,050,000

3040 Mountain Air Drive
Burnsville 28714

7 Austin Mountain Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3166041
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  4061 Hsq ft  ·  0.690 acr

$999,000

7 Austin Mountain Drive
Burnsville 28714

526 Lynnwood Lane in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3207290
5 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  3650 Hsq ft  ·  34.420 acr

$998,000

526 Lynnwood Lane
Burnsville 28714

230 Slickrock Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 588824
4 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  3379 Hsq ft  ·  0.760 acr

$995,000

230 Slickrock Road
Burnsville 28714

323 Sunset Point Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3123053
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  4028 Hsq ft  ·  0.800 acr

$990,000

323 Sunset Point Road
Burnsville 28714

12041 197 Highway in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3192640
7 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  6080 Hsq ft  ·  51.860 acr

$990,000

12041 197 Highway
Burnsville 28714

156 Signature Lane in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3192357
5 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  3501 Hsq ft  ·  2.000 acr

$975,000

156 Signature Lane
Burnsville 28714

2 Seminole Trail in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3239480
4 bed  ·  5/1 ba  ·  3656 Hsq ft  ·  75.000 acr

$965,000

2 Seminole Trail
Burnsville 28714

107 Smoke House Way in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3178251
3 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  3534 Hsq ft  ·  0.502 acr

$950,000

107 Smoke House Way
Burnsville 28714

40 Short Snort Court in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3183630
4 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  3575 Hsq ft  ·  0.710 acr

$925,000

40 Short Snort Court
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

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

134 Forest Ridge Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 577171
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  4263 Hsq ft  ·  52.000 acr

$1,100,000

134 Forest Ridge Road
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

4125 Hwy 197 Highway in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3148654
4 bed  ·  4 ba  ·  3884 Hsq ft  ·  4.000 acr

$600,000

4125 Hwy 197 Highway
Burnsville 28714

244 Whispering Pine Lane in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3281848
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2367 Hsq ft  ·  2.330 acr

$329,000

244 Whispering Pine Lane
Burnsville 28714

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

$290,000

36 Poplar Ridge Lane #62
Burnsville 28714

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

$280,000

491 White Oak Flats Road
Green Mountain 28740

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

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

482 Duncan Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3235660
2 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2478 Hsq ft  ·  2.480 acr

$224,900

482 Duncan Road
Burnsville 28714

361 Byrd Mountain Estates Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3256346 Under Contract-Show
2 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  1807 Hsq ft  ·  0.530 acr

$174,000

361 Byrd Mountain Estates Road
Burnsville 28714

215 Byrd Mountain Estates Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3252650
2 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  1139 Hsq ft  ·  1.110 acr

$115,000

215 Byrd Mountain Estates 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

166 Heritage Ridge Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3163453
4 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  4834 Hsq ft  ·  0.670 acr

$1,930,000

166 Heritage Ridge Road
Burnsville 28714

2061 Hickory Springs Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3269367
3 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  5101 Hsq ft  ·  11.960 acr

$1,675,000

2061 Hickory Springs Road
Burnsville 28714

375 Rhododendron Lane in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 586924
4 bed  ·  5 ba  ·  4367 Hsq ft  ·  0.180 acr

$1,555,000

375 Rhododendron Lane
Burnsville 28714

2985 Mountain Air Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3242120
5 bed  ·  5/1 ba  ·  5274 Hsq ft  ·  0.560 acr

$1,360,000

2985 Mountain Air Drive
Burnsville 28714

373 Rhododendron Lane in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3226287
4 bed  ·  5 ba  ·  3938 Hsq ft  ·  0.110 acr

$1,260,000

373 Rhododendron Lane
Burnsville 28714

2465 Ogle Meadows Road #40 in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3277380
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2940 Hsq ft  ·  7.160 acr

$1,250,000

2465 Ogle Meadows Road #40
Burnsville 28714

450 Rhododendron Lane in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3264615
4 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2413 Hsq ft  ·  0.110 acr

$1,195,000

450 Rhododendron Lane
Burnsville 28714

3040 Mountain Air Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 592743
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  4096 Hsq ft  ·  0.640 acr

$1,050,000

3040 Mountain Air Drive
Burnsville 28714

7 Austin Mountain Drive in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3166041
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  4061 Hsq ft  ·  0.690 acr

$999,000

7 Austin Mountain Drive
Burnsville 28714

526 Lynnwood Lane in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3207290
5 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  3650 Hsq ft  ·  34.420 acr

$998,000

526 Lynnwood Lane
Burnsville 28714

230 Slickrock Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 588824
4 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  3379 Hsq ft  ·  0.760 acr

$995,000

230 Slickrock Road
Burnsville 28714

323 Sunset Point Road in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3123053
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  4028 Hsq ft  ·  0.800 acr

$990,000

323 Sunset Point Road
Burnsville 28714

12041 197 Highway in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3192640
7 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  6080 Hsq ft  ·  51.860 acr

$990,000

12041 197 Highway
Burnsville 28714

156 Signature Lane in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3192357
5 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  3501 Hsq ft  ·  2.000 acr

$975,000

156 Signature Lane
Burnsville 28714

2 Seminole Trail in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3239480
4 bed  ·  5/1 ba  ·  3656 Hsq ft  ·  75.000 acr

$965,000

2 Seminole Trail
Burnsville 28714

107 Smoke House Way in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3178251
3 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  3534 Hsq ft  ·  0.502 acr

$950,000

107 Smoke House Way
Burnsville 28714

40 Short Snort Court in Burnsville, North Carolina 28714 - MLS# 3183630
4 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  3575 Hsq ft  ·  0.710 acr

$925,000

40 Short Snort Court
Burnsville 28714

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