Waynesville

35.4887, -82.9887    Year Established: 1809

High mountain peaks surround the town of Waynesville and its quaint, historic Main Street. The town was once billed as the Gateway to the Smokies and is now the seat of Haywood County.

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Waynesville's proximity to Asheville offers residents the best amenities of a larger city while still holding on to its small-town atmosphere. The town recently garnered some national attention for its hometown appeal. Waynesville was voted "Best Mountain Town," "Best Main Street Town," "Best Small Town," "Best Undiscovered Town," and a "Low-Cost Eden," in the third edition of America's 100 Best Places to Retire, published by Where to Retire magazine.

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High mountain peaks surround the town of Waynesville and its quaint, historic Main Street. The town was once billed as the Gateway to the Smokies and is now the seat of Haywood County.

Quick Link: Waynesville Homes and Land for Sale

Waynesville's proximity to Asheville offers residents the best amenities of a larger city while still holding on to its small-town atmosphere. The town recently garnered some national attention for its hometown appeal. Waynesville was voted "Best Mountain Town," "Best Main Street Town," "Best Small Town," "Best Undiscovered Town," and a "Low-Cost Eden," in the third edition of America's 100 Best Places to Retire, published by Where to Retire magazine.

Quick Link: Find a Waynesville Real Estate Professional

BUYING PROPERTY IN WAYNESVILLE

Beverly-Hanks has an office conveniently located on Main Street in Waynesville. If you're searching for homes and land in Waynesville, 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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WAYNESVILLE REAL ESTATE IS ALL ABOUT LOCATION:

Waynesville is located about half an hour west of Asheville, NC on Highway 74, just a few miles from Interstate 40. Nearby are Haywood County schools (elementary, middle, and high school). Haywood Community College is located in nearby Clyde. The town is also conveniently located within minutes of Haywood Regional Medical Center, a Duke LifePoint Hospital. The Blue Ridge Parkway, a sightseer's and cyclist's haven, can be accessed nearby, as can Pisgah National Forest.

WAYNESVILLE PROXIMITIES:

Lake Junaluska: 10 minutes

Clyde: 12 minutes

Maggie Valley: 17 minutes

Canton: 20 minutes

Sylva: 24 minutes

Downtown Asheville: 35 minutes

Asheville Regional Airport: 40 minutes

Cherokee: 40 minutes

Downtown Hendersonville: 50 minutes

Brevard: 65 minutes

ABOUT HAYWOOD COUNTY

Haywood County, NC boasts the highest average elevation of any county east of the Rockies, with 18 mountains topping 6,000 feet or higher. These ridges bring snow in the winter and cooler temperatures in the summer, qualities that have attracted tourists and residents for generations. Waynesville's community-centric atmosphere is just part of what makes Haywood a unique mountain community. The county also includes Maggie Valley, a small town long popular to visitors; the historic town of Clyde; and Canton, a historic industrial town that takes pride in its blue-collar roots.

WAYNESVILLE TAX RATES (2014)

Waynesville is the county seat of Haywood County, NC. Waynesville residents pay both city and Haywood County property taxes, as totaled below. Tax rates are per $100 of assessed valuation.

Haywood County: $ 0.5661

Waynesville: $ 1.0043

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Waynesville is a vibrant town with an active core. Read about recent news, events, and real estate market updates for the area on the Beverly-Hanks blog.

Properties in the area

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$2,175,000

237 Ratcliff Cove Rd
Waynesville 28786

$1,950,000

1426 Howell Mill Rd
Waynesville 28786

$1,295,000

466 Claw Foot Trl
Waynesville 28785

$1,295,000

1863 South Main St
Waynesville 28786

$1,275,000

1897 S Main St
Waynesville 28786

$1,250,000

333 Howell Mill Road
Waynesville 28786

$1,095,000

80 Owl Ridge Road
Waynesville 28786

$987,000

1766 Russ Avenue
Waynesville 28786

$899,995

48 Little Mountain Rd
Waynesville 28786

$799,000

1940 S Main St
Waynesville 28786

$799,000

74 Old Balsam Road
Waynesville 28786

$750,000

1720 S Main St
Waynesville 28786

$680,000

37 Campfire Loop
Waynesville 28785

$649,000

0 Jonathan Creek Road
Waynesville 28785

$550,000

120 North Main Street
Waynesville 28786

$495,000

00 Mosaic Place
Waynesville 28786

$435,000

1841 South Main Street
Waynesville 28786

$425,000

2251 Old Balsam Rd
Waynesville 28786

$425,000

1889 Russ Ave
Waynesville 28786

$399,000

1605 South Main Street
Waynesville 28786

$397,000

20 Swanger Ln
Waynesville 28786

$389,000

508 Pigeon St
Waynesville 28786

$385,000

1753 Ratcliff Cove Rd
Waynesville 28786

$369,000

3039 Crabtree Rd
Waynesville 28785

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Waynesville Offers the Best of Town and Mountain Living!

Historic buildings, relaxing benches, public art, and welcoming folks make Waynesville a thoroughly enjoyable place to live and visit. Fine shops, galleries, cafés, and restaurants are all within walking distance of Main Street's tree-lined brick sidewalks.

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ABOUT DOWNTOWN WAYNESVILLE

Downtown Waynesville is a pedestrian's dream with much to choose from, including working art studios, fine restaurants, breweries, a local bookstore, coffee roastery, gift shops, a bakery, and more. Held on the first Friday of each month is Art After Dark, a gallery stroll with meet-the-artist events. With as many attendees as it attracts, it's almost like a street party!

The popular Mountain Street Dances are also held on several Friday nights during the summer beginning at 6:30 pm in front of the Haywood County Historic Courthouse. The dances are fun, free events where you can listen to live music and take part in traditional mountain dancing. Don't worry if you're new to the art form, as the caller takes his time and walks everyone through the steps.

WAYNESVILLE IS FULL OF HERITAGE AND HANDICRAFTS

On the west side of Waynesville is Hazelwood Village, which has merged with the town but has maintained its own identity and evolved into a revitalized retail district, including pottery studios, a coffee roastery, gourmet restaurants, and even a business that makes homemade soaps and lotions (which make great gifts). Hazelwood is home to the Folkmoot Friendship Center, which serves as the headquarters for the two-week international dance and music festival that is held every July.

Waynesville is also home to the Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts, which is located in the historic Shelton House and features 19th century crafts, including pottery, quilts, baskets, and woodworking.

WAYNESVILLE IS THE GATEWAY TO THE SMOKIES

Waynesville is also one of those mountain towns that provides a great jumping off point for a mountain vacation. It's close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Pisgah National Forest, mountain biking trails, and whitewater rafting rivers.

Just outside of Waynesville is Cold Mountain, the peak that Charles Frazier used to name his acclaimed novel, and which also became the title of the subsequent movie. Hiking the mountain requires a map and an entire day, but you can view it by following U.S. 276 out of Waynesville until you hit the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Cold Mountain overlook is right at the U.S. 276/Blue Ridge Parkway intersection.

SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING IN WAYNESVILLE

Waynesville is a vibrant town with an active core. Read about recent news, events, and real estate market updates for the area on the Beverly-Hanks blog.

Community Amenities

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  • Planned Activities
  • Walking/Hiking Trails
  • Long Distance Views

Nearby Activities

  • Lake Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Running
  • Walking/Hiking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Boating
  • Mountain Biking/Cycling
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Entertainment
  • Art/Culture