Imagine living in your own
National Park

Welcome to French Broad Crossing: a Southern Living™ Inspired Community overlooking the majestic French Broad River. Just 30 minutes from downtown Asheville, French Broad Crossing is surrounded by land held in conservation to ensure an enduring living experience for generations to come.

Preserve a legacy as timeless as the
French Broad River

All it takes is one look. The moment you set your eyes on French Broad Crossing—the preserved mountain setting, the majestic river, the sweeping views in every direction—you feel a connection to this community.

An inspired living experience

Each year, Southern Living™ combs the entire Southern United States in search of premier communities that best exemplify authentic charm, impeccable taste, and a distinctively Southern spirit. These hand-picked neighborhoods embrace a pride of place and encourage new traditions of living in the South. French Broad Crossing is such a community.

An elevated experience preserved
just for you

Few places on Earth deliver both the natural and man-made amenities that French Broad Crossing provides. This is a treasure trove of outdoor activities: fishing, rafting, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, four-wheeling, and more.

The Exclusive River Lodge

This beautiful timber-frame facility—with large boulders found onsite and used as its base—was constructed using the latest green building techniques. Local artisans, stone masons, carpenters, and blacksmiths created the details and finishes that give the stately lodge its rustic and natural character. Here, the gourmet Viking kitchen, generous gathering area, and outdoor covered fireplace invite get-togethers with friends, family, and neighbors with a grand patio overlooking a section of Class-3 rapids on the French Broad River.

Wellness Facility and Pool

Located adjacent to the River Lodge, the Wellness Facility and Pool gives guests the opportunity to workout, recover, and relax. The very latest cardio machines and equipment are the perfect way to begin the day or get the heart pumping after an afternoon of fishing. The picturesque family pool is the perfect place to while away the day, affording incredible views of the river below and mountains in the distance.

The River Park and Pavilion

Down by the Sandy Bottoms Rapid of the French Broad River sits some of the most precious North Carolina mountain real estate the entire region has to offer. It’s an ideal meeting place for small gatherings or family picnics. The French Broad River Park and Pavilion provides easy access to these waters, whether you’re trying your hand at fly fishing, kayaking, white-water rafting, or tubing.

The Tree House

This inviting amenity was constructed by skilled craftsmen—using local materials—to make a wonderful gathering place for those who appreciate peaceful mountain serenity. Hidden deep in The Bluffs, The Tree House offers an outdoor fireplace with plenty of covered and open space for residents and friends to congregate. Bring some steaks and your favorite beverage and enjoy a cookout with a great view.

Ancient Majesty: the French Broad River

More than anything else, what defines and distinguishes French Broad Crossing is its namesake river. North Carolina’s French Broad River is the third oldest on the planet, older than both the Nile and Amazon. For our homeowners, the river is more than a geographical marker or landscape feature, it’s central to French Broad Crossing’s unique way of life. The community’s River Lodge, as well as many property lots, overlooks this mesmerizing water source that supports a wide variety of fish—and a variety of water sports and activities.

Our Home Collection

Explore our featured homes.

At French Broad Crossing, we want to give you the home options to meet your needs and preferences. Whether it’s one of our Southern Living™ Inspired Homes, a pre-approved home design from one of our designated builders, or an expansive homesite on preserved land… we have just what you’re looking for. You can even select your own builder if you like to custom-design your dream home. Homesites from $100k.

2016 Southern Living Inspired Home - $850,000

Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 3

French Broad Crossing has been chosen to be a Southern Living™ Inspired Community and this is the inspired home. The setting for this home is second to none with over 4 acres of breathtaking views of the river. Completed amenities include the River Lodge, Fitness Center, Pool, Spa, River Park, Tree House Park and miles of hiking trails. Just a short drive from Asheville. *Artist rendering. Actual plans and color specifications subject to change.

2215 French Broad - $1,895,000

Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 6/2 | SQ FT: 3,778 | Acres: 4.000

New home in private gated community. Located in French Broad Crossing, a private gated conservation community on the banks of the French Broad River. Completed amenities include The River Lodge, Fitness Center, Pool, Spa, River Park (direct access to river) Tree House Park and miles of Hiking Trails. If you have been looking for a special unique community for your new mountain home, look no further!!! Beautiful peaceful place!!

64 Gentle Ridge - $535,000

Bedrooms: 2 | Bathrooms: 2 | SQ FT: 1,832 | Acres: 1.850

Come discover it for yourself

Come be our guest and find out what living here is all about.

3 day/2 night Discovery Weekend in
our Mountaintop Lodge

Exclusive Offer $199
Mountaintop lodge suite | Guided ATV tour | Sweeping panoramic views | Private jacuzzi

This is perhaps the best way to personally experience the community and meet some of the neighbors that call French Broad Crossing home, all while being only minutes from Asheville, NC. You'll stay in a gorgeous private mountaintop lodge at The Preserve at Little Pine—French Broad Crossing's sister community just next door. These exclusive accommodations are very limited and are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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