Your Guide to Living in Waynesville, North Carolina

Waynesville, North Carolina is a beautiful place to live. Situated between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains, Waynesville is the crown jewel of Haywood County. The city has the quaint mountain charm Western North Carolina residents dream of, with a walkable historic downtown and boutiques filled with locally made artisan goods.

Waynesville is also a perfect place for would-be adventurers: the city’s close proximity to hiking trails, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park means once-in-a-lifetime views and experiences are yours for the taking every single day.

Eating in Downtown Waynesville

Western North Carolina is heaven for foodies. The region’s incredible climate lends itself to local farming, so it’s almost a given that everywhere you go will have farm-to-table produce and meat options. There’s also the much-praised beer scene, which is headquartered in Asheville with outposts throughout the mountains. Whether you’re looking for southern classics or new American cuisine, Western North Carolina has you covered.

Of course, Waynesville is no exception. Downtown Waynesville has everything from classic diners like Clyde’s Restaurant to the fine-dining experience at Birchwood Hall. Beer fanatics are also in luck: Boojum Brewing is located right in Waynesville, offering up locally brewed ales, lagers, and seasonal releases. Boojum also has a full food menu for those of us who need a burger with their beer.

Exploring Waynesville’s Natural Beauty

Living in Waynesville means easy access to incredible natural vistas, teeming with wildlife. Whether you’re a visitor or a decades-long resident of the area, seeing deer grazing in the early morning, black bears wandering through the brush, or butterflies in flight never gets old.

One of the most incredible natural hotspots in the Waynesville area is Cataloochee Valley. Reintroduced elk roam free in the fields, and are easiest to spot in the summer. The valley also has preserved buildings from the 1900s, fishing areas, and hiking trails to explore.

Waynesville also offers easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway, with absolutely incredible views of the Great Smoky Mountains. If you prefer seeing nature from a car window, the Parkway is your ticket to ride. On-foot explorations are also possible thanks to the many hiking trails that you can pick up from roadside trailheads along the roadway.

Living in Waynesville

Located just under an hour from Asheville, Waynesville is the perfect place if you want to be outside the city’s hustle and bustle, but still be able to pop in from time to time. Living in Waynesville offers plenty of benefits that homebuyers love. Homes in the area range from recently built homes in neighborhoods perfect for starting a family to secluded log cabins and farm homes.

The average home price in Waynesville at the time of this writing (February 2020) is $248,494. For around that price, you could find yourself in a brand-new, two-story home with two bedrooms and 1.5 baths, a ranch with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, or one of dozens of other incredible homes.

Waynesville offers an incredible amount of home for your dollar. Most homes in Waynesville are on a quarter-acre lot or larger, and are generally more affordable per square-foot than homes in larger cities like Asheville or Black Mountain. Homes in Waynesville offer you the perfect opportunity to spread out in your home or grow your own produce in a backyard garden.

Homes for Sale in Waynesville, North Carolina

If you’re looking for a home in Waynesville, Keller Williams Asheville is here to help. You can get started right now by looking at our interactive map of homes for sale in Waynesville. Our map is always up to date with the latest MLS listings—we show you the real asking price on every property, not estimates.

When you find something you like, be sure to contact us. Our expert realtors know the market trends and can help you get the best deal possible on your new home. We also keep your data private: when you contact us we make a promise to never share your data with outside advertisers or other realtors.

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