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Marion Blends Small City and Country Lifestyle   Marion, the closest town to Lake James, is a friendly progressive city of about 5,500 people that was founded in the mid-1800s. Recently selected as a “Main Street” city by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Marion has small town… [Read More]

Just eight miles from Lakes James in Burke County, Morganton is a charming small town of about 17,000 nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Burke County, North Carolina, almost midway between the major metropolitan areas of Asheville and Charlotte. Convenient location and mild … [Read More]

Once they come to Lake James North Carolina, people simply don’t want to leave. Many come to vacation on Lake James via North Carolina Cabin rentals and fall in love with the area. Because of the limited property development allowed on the Lake, residential property listings continue to be somewhat … [Read More]

About Lake James Real Estate

Lake James Real Estate is located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Not far from the charming towns of Morganton and Marion in Western North Carolina lies Lake James, a pristine lake fed by three rivers. Surrounded by ancient forest. And waiting for you to call it home. We’re the only real estate firm in the area specializing in Lake James NC property and homes. Let us be your guide to Lake James real estate in Morganton & Marion, North Carolina.

Lake James Community Map

Explore the surrounding neighborhoods of Lake James! Click on a neighborhood to learn more about the area and view the local properties.

Lake James Communities – New
1780 Properties Bear Cliff Properties Cottage Park Properties Dry Creek Properties East Shores Properties Forest Lake Heights Properties Heron Point Properties Lakeview Hills Properties Laurel Point Properties Mallard Cove Properties Plantation Pointe Properties South Pointe Properties Sunset Point Properties The Peninsula at Lake James Properties Waterglyn Properties Waters Edge Properties Old Wildlife Club Properties The Arbor Properties The Peninsula at Lake James Properties Black Forest Properties Waters Edge Properties Laurel Ridge Properties Beach Club at Lake James Properties Lakeridge Properties Marion Lake Club Properties Mallard Pointe Properties Holiday Shores Properties The Enclave

1780 Properties

Residential community with waterfont and interior homesites. Lots are wooded and homes are wood and stone with a rustic feel. Waterfront homesites allow private docks. Interior homesites have a deeded community slip. Well and septic. All owners are members of Camp Lake James amenity area with swimming pool, fitness center, tennis courts, canteen, expeditions center and outdoor amphitheater. Located on the north central side of the lake, 25 minutes to Morganton and 15 minutes to I-40.

Bear Cliff Properties

 


Bear Cliff is an established residential and gated community located on the Northwest end of the lake, just 10 minutes from the town of Marion, 45 minutes from the Asheville Regional Airport, and about an hour and a half from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. This rural neighborhood features single-family waterfront and interior residential lots with a variety of terrain, 3 fishing ponds, Bear Creek Marina + General Store, leased boat slips, camping areas, and splendid long-range views. You’ll have a front row seat to stunning scenery and your pick of recreational activities within this private and heavily-wooded haven.

Cottage Park Properties

Gated community of cottage style homes. Wooded sites from 1-2.5 acres some with views of the lake and South Mountains. Amenities include community pool and clubhouse and a children’s play area. Municipal water and septic. Located on the south central side of the lake across from Mimosa Marina. 10 minutes to I-40 & 15 minutes to Morganton.

Dry Creek Properties

Sister community to Southpointe. Dry Creek features 1.5 acre minimum wooded lots with 125 foot water setbacks. Interior homes have deeded community slips. Homes can be wood, stone or hardiplank exterior. Community walking trails and parks in addition to sharing community pool, clubhouse and boat slips with Southpointe. City water and septic. Located on the northeastern end of the lake and just 15 minutes to I-40 and Morganton

East Shores Properties


Established community with most lots approximately 1 acre lots. Interior lots have community slips and waterfront lots are allowed covered docks. Community pool, clubhouse and tennis courts. City water and septic. Located on the southeast end of the lake, 15 minutes to I-40 and Morganton.

Forest Lake Heights Properties

 

Established community on the southwestern side of the lake. Wooded interior and lakefront homes. Waterfront lots are allowed covered docks. Well and septic. Minimal restrictions and no HOA. Lake Ridge-Private, 10 waterfront homesite community located on the south central side of the lake. Beautiful lake and mountain views from all homes. Municipal water and septic. Homes are allowed covered docks. Reasonable restrictions and low HOA dues. Easy access to I-40 and 20 minutes to Morganton.

Heron Point Properties


This gorgeous, gated neighborhood is located on the Northern shore of Lake James near the Linville River, just 20 minutes to downtown Morganton where you can find a variety of local shops, restaurants, breweries, and entertainment. The ample shoreline and unparalleled views, make this community distinct. Surrounded by over 3000 acres of environmentally protected lands, Heron Point presents a unique opportunity to embrace all the natural wonders that Western North Carolina has to offer. Your home will overlook crystal clear lake water, layers of Blue Ridge mountains, and thick evergreen forests as far as the eye can see. As a neighbor to Lake James State Park and The Fonta Flora State Trail, you’ll have easy access to miles of hiking and mountain bike trails around the lake, and you’ll have the option to enjoy water-based activities, as all 4 lots are dockable and provide a private location off the main channel to boat and swim. Sensational views and total serenity await you as a homeowner within this charming waterfront nest. 

Lakeview Hills Properties

Beautiful northern mountain and sunset views from this established community. Gated entry, mostly wooded property with 50 foot or less setbacks. Almost all waterfront lots. Covered and double decker docks allowed. Well and septic. Located on the south western side of the lake, 15 minutes to I-40 and 15 minutes to Marion.

Laurel Point Properties

Smaller established community with half to one acre wooded lots. Waterfront homes and interior home site with deeded community boat slips. Waterfront lots are allowed covered docks. Municipal water and septic. Located on the south central side of the lake, 10 minutes to I-40 and 20 minutes to Morganton. Laurel Ridge-Small 6 home gated community located on top of the ridge with awesome views of the lake and mountains. All lakefront lots approximately 1 acre with community boat slips for all lots due to slope. Municipal water and septic. Located on the south east side of the lake, 15 minutes to I-40, 20 minutes to Morganton.

Mallard Cove Properties

Quiet, small gated community with less than 20 homes. Lots are about 1 acre. All lots are waterfront have a 65 foot setback from the lake and are allowed covered docks. Municipal water and septic. Located on the south central side of the lake, 10 minutes to I-40 and 15 minutes to Morganton.

Plantation Pointe Properties

Small community of waterfront and interior homes with views of the mountains. Interior homes have community slips and waterfront lots are allowed covered docks. Well and septic. Located on the southwest end of the lake, 20 minutes to I-40 and 10 minutes to Marion.

South Pointe Properties

Large residential sister community to Dry Creek. Home sites range from just under one acre to 2+ acres. Interior lots have easily accessible community boat slips and large parking area. Waterfront lots are allowed covered gazebo or dock. Waterfront setback is 65 feet. Amenities, shared with Dry Creek, include a community pool and clubhouse and walking trails. City sewer and water available. Located on the north east side of the lake, 20 minutes to I-40 and 15 minutes to Morganton.

Sunset Point Properties

 

Gated community with beautiful views to the west. Waterfont and interior homesites from half to 1+ acres. Interior lots have community slips and

waterfront lots are allowed covered docks. Amenities include community water system, covered picnic pavilion with grills and fireplace. Community well and septic. Located on the north central side of the lake, 30 minutes to I-40 and 30 minutes to Morganton/Marion.

The Peninsula at Lake James Properties


After passing through the stone pillar gate, you’ll find yourself in one of Lake James's newest communities. This expansive tract of land offers incredibly scenic views of Lake James, and the neighborhood offers an immaculate community pool and pool house. The Peninsula at Lake James is one of the few communities on the lake that allow owners to rent their homes out as a vacation rental, so you’re able to enjoy your beautiful home during the times of year that you choose while earning additional income when you’re away.

Waterglyn Properties

Mid sized residential community with approximately 60 homesites from half to 1+ acre. Community water and septic. Waterfront and interior home sites. Interior lots have community boat slips and waterfront lots are allowed covered docks. The waterfront setback is 50 feet. Located on the southwest side of the lake, 15 minutes to I-40 and Marion.


Waters Edge Properties

Old Wildlife Club Properties

 

Residential community with waterfront and interior homesites. Lots are wooded and homes are wood and stone with a rustic feel. Interior homesites have a deeded community slip. Municipal water and septic. All owners are members of Camp Lake James amenity area with swimming pool, fitness center, tennis courts, canteen, expeditions center and outdoor amphitheater. Located on the south central side of the lake, 20 minutes to Marion and 15 minutes to I-40.

The Arbor Properties

 


One of the largest and grandest subdivisions on Lake James, The Arbor at Lake James is a beautifully-maintained neighborhood that promises a safe, secure, and stress-free environment where residents can engage socially while supporting and serving their local community. Along with manicured common areas and open spaces, there is very little noise and pollution, and you’re surrounded by some of the tallest mountains on the East Coast, including Mount Mitchell, Dobson’s Knob, and Shortoff which contributes to the overall sense of tranquility.


The Arbor at Lake James is a covenant-protected community and offers a variety amenities including boat docks (with single and double boat slips available for slip owners and their guests that may be sold, rented, or exchanged with other landowners), gated community boat storage facility for boats and trailers, an electronic gated entrance, paved roads, nearby horse trails, and a lakefront pavilion used for community activities such as Happy Hours on Fridays, Chili Dinner each October and the Lake James Clean-up each Spring. This neighborhood truly has it all!

The Peninsula at Lake James Properties

Gated residential community with 1+ acre waterfront and interior lots. Most waterfront lots allowed private docks. No deeded community slips. Day docks for owners. Clubhouse and community pool area. Community wells and septic. Located on north central side of the lake, 25 minutes from Morganton or Marion and 30 minutes from I-40.

Black Forest Properties

 

 

Only 56 home sites on over 600 acres give this community a very private and peaceful feel. Lot sizes range from 3-20 acres with multiple buildings allowed on most sites. Waterfront setbacks are 100 feet. Interior lots include a community slip. Well and septic needed. Community amenities include a full time caretaker, community building, river and lake camps with pavilions, a tree house, kayak launch & storage, fire pit and community docks. Located on northwest side of the lake. 10 Minutes to Marion, 20 minutes to I-40.

Waters Edge Properties

Gated residential community of approx. one acre waterfront and interior homesites. Some waterfront sites are allowed private docks. No community slips. City water and septic. Community beach area and access to Fonta Flora State Trail. Located on the northeastern part of the lake, 15 minutes to Morganton and 20 minutes to I-40.

Beach Club at Lake James Properties

Small 6 lot all waterfront lot community. All lots allowed private docks. Minimal restrictions. No HOA. Municipal water and septics. Located on the southeast side of the lake, 20 minutes from Morganton and 10 minutes from I-40.

Lakeridge Properties

10 waterfront homesite community located on the southcentral side of the lake. Beautiful lake and mountain views from all homes. Municipal water and septic. Homes are allowed covered docks. Reasonable restrictions and low HOA dues. Easy access to I-40 and 20 minutes to Morganton.

Mallard Pointe Properties

 

Smaller community with approximately 40 homesites ranging from half to one acre. Waterfront lots have a 65 foot setback from the lake and are allowed covered docks. Interior lots have community slips. Municipal water and septic. Located on the south central side of the lake, 15 minutes to I-40 and 20 minutes to Morganton.

Holiday Shores Properties

 

One of the original Lake James lakefront communities. Established community of lakefront and interior home sites. A few of the interior homes have an offsite dock. Minimal restrictions. Setback from water is 50 feet or less. Covered docks are allowed. Municipal water and septic. Located on the south central side of the lake, 10 minutes to I-40 and 20 minutes to Morganton.


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Welcome to the Foothills

Explore our Featured Communities

Marion Blends Small City and Country Lifestyle   Marion, the closest town to Lake James, is a friendly progressive city of about 5,500 people that was founded in the mid-1800s. Recently selected as a “Main Street” city by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Marion has small town… [Read More]

Just eight miles from Lakes James in Burke County, Morganton is a charming small town of about 17,000 nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Burke County, North Carolina, almost midway between the major metropolitan areas of Asheville and Charlotte. Convenient location and mild … [Read More]

Once they come to Lake James North Carolina, people simply don’t want to leave. Many come to vacation on Lake James via North Carolina Cabin rentals and fall in love with the area. Because of the limited property development allowed on the Lake, residential property listings continue to be somewhat … [Read More]

About Lake James Real Estate

Lake James Real Estate is located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Not far from the charming towns of Morganton and Marion in Western North Carolina lies Lake James, a pristine lake fed by three rivers. Surrounded by ancient forest. And waiting for you to call it home. We’re the only real estate firm in the area specializing in Lake James NC property and homes. Let us be your guide to Lake James real estate in Morganton & Marion, North Carolina.

Lake James Community Map

Explore the surrounding neighborhoods of Lake James! Click on a neighborhood to learn more about the area and view the local properties.

Lake James Communities
1780 Properties Bear Cliff Properties Cottage Park Properties Dry Creek Properties East Shores Properties Forest Lake Heights Properties Heron Point Properties Lakeview Hills Properties Laurel Point Properties Mallard Cove Properties Plantation Pointe Properties South Pointe Properties Sunset Point Properties The Peninsula at Lake James Properties Waterglyn Properties Waters Edge Properties Old Wildlife Club Properties The Arbor Properties The Peninsula at Lake James Properties Black Forest Properties Waters Edge Properties Laurel Ridge Properties Beach Club at Lake James Properties Lakeridge Properties Marion Lake Club Properties Mallard Pointe Properties Holiday Shores Properties The Enclave

1780 Properties

Residential community with waterfont and interior homesites. Lots are wooded and homes are wood and stone with a rustic feel. Waterfront homesites allow private docks. Interior homesites have a deeded community slip. Well and septic. All owners are members of Camp Lake James amenity area with swimming pool, fitness center, tennis courts, canteen, expeditions center and outdoor amphitheater. Located on the north central side of the lake, 25 minutes to Morganton and 15 minutes to I-40.

Bear Cliff Properties

 


Bear Cliff is an established residential and gated community located on the Northwest end of the lake, just 10 minutes from the town of Marion, 45 minutes from the Asheville Regional Airport, and about an hour and a half from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. This rural neighborhood features single-family waterfront and interior residential lots with a variety of terrain, 3 fishing ponds, Bear Creek Marina + General Store, leased boat slips, camping areas, and splendid long-range views. You’ll have a front row seat to stunning scenery and your pick of recreational activities within this private and heavily-wooded haven.

Cottage Park Properties

Gated community of cottage style homes. Wooded sites from 1-2.5 acres some with views of the lake and South Mountains. Amenities include community pool and clubhouse and a children’s play area. Municipal water and septic. Located on the south central side of the lake across from Mimosa Marina. 10 minutes to I-40 & 15 minutes to Morganton.

Dry Creek Properties

Sister community to Southpointe. Dry Creek features 1.5 acre minimum wooded lots with 125 foot water setbacks. Interior homes have deeded community slips. Homes can be wood, stone or hardiplank exterior. Community walking trails and parks in addition to sharing community pool, clubhouse and boat slips with Southpointe. City water and septic. Located on the northeastern end of the lake and just 15 minutes to I-40 and Morganton

East Shores Properties


Established community with most lots approximately 1 acre lots. Interior lots have community slips and waterfront lots are allowed covered docks. Community pool, clubhouse and tennis courts. City water and septic. Located on the southeast end of the lake, 15 minutes to I-40 and Morganton.

Forest Lake Heights Properties

 

Established community on the southwestern side of the lake. Wooded interior and lakefront homes. Waterfront lots are allowed covered docks. Well and septic. Minimal restrictions and no HOA. Lake Ridge-Private, 10 waterfront homesite community located on the south central side of the lake. Beautiful lake and mountain views from all homes. Municipal water and septic. Homes are allowed covered docks. Reasonable restrictions and low HOA dues. Easy access to I-40 and 20 minutes to Morganton.

Heron Point Properties


This gorgeous, gated neighborhood is located on the Northern shore of Lake James near the Linville River, just 20 minutes to downtown Morganton where you can find a variety of local shops, restaurants, breweries, and entertainment. The ample shoreline and unparalleled views, make this community distinct. Surrounded by over 3000 acres of environmentally protected lands, Heron Point presents a unique opportunity to embrace all the natural wonders that Western North Carolina has to offer. Your home will overlook crystal clear lake water, layers of Blue Ridge mountains, and thick evergreen forests as far as the eye can see. As a neighbor to Lake James State Park and The Fonta Flora State Trail, you’ll have easy access to miles of hiking and mountain bike trails around the lake, and you’ll have the option to enjoy water-based activities, as all 4 lots are dockable and provide a private location off the main channel to boat and swim. Sensational views and total serenity await you as a homeowner within this charming waterfront nest. 

Lakeview Hills Properties

Beautiful northern mountain and sunset views from this established community. Gated entry, mostly wooded property with 50 foot or less setbacks. Almost all waterfront lots. Covered and double decker docks allowed. Well and septic. Located on the south western side of the lake, 15 minutes to I-40 and 15 minutes to Marion.

Laurel Point Properties

Smaller established community with half to one acre wooded lots. Waterfront homes and interior home site with deeded community boat slips. Waterfront lots are allowed covered docks. Municipal water and septic. Located on the south central side of the lake, 10 minutes to I-40 and 20 minutes to Morganton. Laurel Ridge-Small 6 home gated community located on top of the ridge with awesome views of the lake and mountains. All lakefront lots approximately 1 acre with community boat slips for all lots due to slope. Municipal water and septic. Located on the south east side of the lake, 15 minutes to I-40, 20 minutes to Morganton.

Mallard Cove Properties

Quiet, small gated community with less than 20 homes. Lots are about 1 acre. All lots are waterfront have a 65 foot setback from the lake and are allowed covered docks. Municipal water and septic. Located on the south central side of the lake, 10 minutes to I-40 and 15 minutes to Morganton.

Plantation Pointe Properties

Small community of waterfront and interior homes with views of the mountains. Interior homes have community slips and waterfront lots are allowed covered docks. Well and septic. Located on the southwest end of the lake, 20 minutes to I-40 and 10 minutes to Marion.

South Pointe Properties

Large residential sister community to Dry Creek. Home sites range from just under one acre to 2+ acres. Interior lots have easily accessible community boat slips and large parking area. Waterfront lots are allowed covered gazebo or dock. Waterfront setback is 65 feet. Amenities, shared with Dry Creek, include a community pool and clubhouse and walking trails. City sewer and water available. Located on the north east side of the lake, 20 minutes to I-40 and 15 minutes to Morganton.

Sunset Point Properties

 

Gated community with beautiful views to the west. Waterfont and interior homesites from half to 1+ acres. Interior lots have community slips and

waterfront lots are allowed covered docks. Amenities include community water system, covered picnic pavilion with grills and fireplace. Community well and septic. Located on the north central side of the lake, 30 minutes to I-40 and 30 minutes to Morganton/Marion.

The Peninsula at Lake James Properties


After passing through the stone pillar gate, you’ll find yourself in one of Lake James's newest communities. This expansive tract of land offers incredibly scenic views of Lake James, and the neighborhood offers an immaculate community pool and pool house. The Peninsula at Lake James is one of the few communities on the lake that allow owners to rent their homes out as a vacation rental, so you’re able to enjoy your beautiful home during the times of year that you choose while earning additional income when you’re away.

Waterglyn Properties

Mid sized residential community with approximately 60 homesites from half to 1+ acre. Community water and septic. Waterfront and interior home sites. Interior lots have community boat slips and waterfront lots are allowed covered docks. The waterfront setback is 50 feet. Located on the southwest side of the lake, 15 minutes to I-40 and Marion.


Waters Edge Properties

Old Wildlife Club Properties

 

Residential community with waterfront and interior homesites. Lots are wooded and homes are wood and stone with a rustic feel. Interior homesites have a deeded community slip. Municipal water and septic. All owners are members of Camp Lake James amenity area with swimming pool, fitness center, tennis courts, canteen, expeditions center and outdoor amphitheater. Located on the south central side of the lake, 20 minutes to Marion and 15 minutes to I-40.

The Arbor Properties

 


One of the largest and grandest subdivisions on Lake James, The Arbor at Lake James is a beautifully-maintained neighborhood that promises a safe, secure, and stress-free environment where residents can engage socially while supporting and serving their local community. Along with manicured common areas and open spaces, there is very little noise and pollution, and you’re surrounded by some of the tallest mountains on the East Coast, including Mount Mitchell, Dobson’s Knob, and Shortoff which contributes to the overall sense of tranquility.


The Arbor at Lake James is a covenant-protected community and offers a variety amenities including boat docks (with single and double boat slips available for slip owners and their guests that may be sold, rented, or exchanged with other landowners), gated community boat storage facility for boats and trailers, an electronic gated entrance, paved roads, nearby horse trails, and a lakefront pavilion used for community activities such as Happy Hours on Fridays, Chili Dinner each October and the Lake James Clean-up each Spring. This neighborhood truly has it all!

The Peninsula at Lake James Properties

Gated residential community with 1+ acre waterfront and interior lots. Most waterfront lots allowed private docks. No deeded community slips. Day docks for owners. Clubhouse and community pool area. Community wells and septic. Located on north central side of the lake, 25 minutes from Morganton or Marion and 30 minutes from I-40.

Black Forest Properties

 

 

Only 56 home sites on over 600 acres give this community a very private and peaceful feel. Lot sizes range from 3-20 acres with multiple buildings allowed on most sites. Waterfront setbacks are 100 feet. Interior lots include a community slip. Well and septic needed. Community amenities include a full time caretaker, community building, river and lake camps with pavilions, a tree house, kayak launch & storage, fire pit and community docks. Located on northwest side of the lake. 10 Minutes to Marion, 20 minutes to I-40.

Waters Edge Properties

Gated residential community of approx. one acre waterfront and interior homesites. Some waterfront sites are allowed private docks. No community slips. City water and septic. Community beach area and access to Fonta Flora State Trail. Located on the northeastern part of the lake, 15 minutes to Morganton and 20 minutes to I-40.

Beach Club at Lake James Properties

Small 6 lot all waterfront lot community. All lots allowed private docks. Minimal restrictions. No HOA. Municipal water and septics. Located on the southeast side of the lake, 20 minutes from Morganton and 10 minutes from I-40.

Lakeridge Properties

10 waterfront homesite community located on the southcentral side of the lake. Beautiful lake and mountain views from all homes. Municipal water and septic. Homes are allowed covered docks. Reasonable restrictions and low HOA dues. Easy access to I-40 and 20 minutes to Morganton.

Mallard Pointe Properties

 

Smaller community with approximately 40 homesites ranging from half to one acre. Waterfront lots have a 65 foot setback from the lake and are allowed covered docks. Interior lots have community slips. Municipal water and septic. Located on the south central side of the lake, 15 minutes to I-40 and 20 minutes to Morganton.

Holiday Shores Properties

 

One of the original Lake James lakefront communities. Established community of lakefront and interior home sites. A few of the interior homes have an offsite dock. Minimal restrictions. Setback from water is 50 feet or less. Covered docks are allowed. Municipal water and septic. Located on the south central side of the lake, 10 minutes to I-40 and 20 minutes to Morganton.