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Haywood County, NC encompasses a total area of approximately 555 square miles and is within the Asheville metropolitan area. Waynesville is its largest city, which also serves as its county seat. Haywood County, NC has an estimated population of more than 59,000 residents.

Established in the year 1808, the county is named after John Haywood, also known as “Treasurer John,” a politician who served as North Carolina State Treasurer for 40 years – the longest in the state’s history.

At Haywood County, locals and visitors get to enjoy countless opportunities for outdoor recreation as well as enjoyable shopping, exciting events, plenty of world-class dining establishments, and a thriving arts and culture scene.

Quick Facts

  • Haywood County, NC is a terrific place for those who enjoy farm-fresh food. The county is home to over 700 farms which produce a stunning variety of farm-grown products all year round, from berries, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, fruits, and more.
  • Drop by Ghost Town in the Sky, a one-of-a-kind Wild West-themed amusement park located in the majestic Buck Mountain in Maggie Valley. Here, guests can enjoy performances, rides, zip lines, museums, and games; all while being surrounded by picturesque views of the mountains of Western North Carolina.
  • Outdoor enthusiasts can head to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park nestled on the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. Enjoy breathtaking views, miles of hiking paths, and a wide variety of plant and animal life.
  • Haywood County has some of the highest elevations east of the Mississippi Rive and Maggie Valley is where the Cataloochee Ski Area, located high in the mountains of Western North Carolina is the home of “Great Skiing in the Great Smokies!” One of the first areas in the region to open each season, Cataloochee is committed to making your skiing and snowboarding experience the best it can be by utilizing one the most advanced snowmaking systems in the Southeast.
  • In 2001, elk were released in Cataloochee Valley as part of an experimental program to reintroduce elk to the park. The herd can be seen regularly in the fields of the valley, especially in the early morning and evening hours. Visitors to Cataloochee also enjoy viewing deer, elk, turkey, and other wildlife. Wildlife watching can be especially fruitful during mornings and evenings in the valley’s open fields.

Luxury Homes for Sale in Haywood County, NC

A wide selection of excellent homes in Haywood County is available for the discerning homebuyer. Choices range from comfortable bungalows, charming two to four-bedroom townhomes conveniently located next to shopping and dining hubs, and spacious five-bedroom homes with spectacular views of the surrounding peaks. There are plenty of vacant lots and land available in the area as well, for those who’d like to design and build their dream home.