America’s Best Place to Retire, Play, Work, and Live

National Recognition for Asheville, NC

Year after year, Asheville, NC is recognized as one of the most popular cities in America—for a variety of reasons. In a 2015 retirement poll, Market Watch reported that Asheville was the top city in America to retire. The article states: “Because of its charming environment and mild weather, [Asheville] has long been a desirable retirement community,” made even more attractive by its dynamic cultural mix of art, dining, shopping, and entertainment, as well as its proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Asheville: “The Paris of the South”

Asheville is widely recognized as one of the most vibrantly alive, culturally diverse, and sophisticated small towns in the nation. It consistently garners a number of national awards and accolades, including mention on the following “best of” lists:

“Best Cities in North America” (Travel+Leisure, 2016)
“Best Foodie Destinations in the USA” (U.S. News & World Report, 2016)
“Best New Cities for Beer Lovers” (Fortune, 2016)
“Where to Go in 2016” (Budget Travel, 2016)
“The Coziest Cities in America” (Elle Décor, 2016)
“Best Places to Go” (Frommers, 2015)
“World’s Best Cities” (Travel + Leisure, 2015)
“The 9 Most Romantic Cities in the South” (Huffington Post, 2015)
“The Brightest Fall Foliage Around the USA” (USA Today, 2015)
“The 20 Coolest Towns in the U.S.” (Matador Network, 2015)
“America’s Smartest Cities” (Forbes, 2014)

Asheville: Something for Everyone

Located next to the scenic French Broad River—the third oldest river in the world—Asheville is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. The charming mountain town is the gateway to a variety of recreational pursuits, such as fishing, hiking, rafting, biking, and more. Among its more popular destinations are the Biltmore Estate (the largest privately owned home in America) and the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. It also boasts an eclectic mix of casual and fine-dining restaurants, art galleries, curio boutiques, live music, entertainment venues, theaters, and limitless shopping possibilities. Asheville also has superb healthcare, provided by the nationally acclaimed Mission Health System. 

French Broad Crossing: Come Be Our Guest

French Broad Crossing is unique in that it gives you the privacy and natural serenity of a natural park, and yet it’s just minutes from the dining, entertainment, and attractions of Asheville. Southern Living magazine has selected French Broad Crossing as one of their premier “Inspired Living” communities: a distinction that is bestowed on just a handful of communities across the country. It was chosen because of its breathtaking location along the French Broad River, on one of the most scenic tracts of land in Western North Carolina. With a dynamic lifestyle for families, French Broad Crossing offers an array of outdoor amenities and recreational opportunities on site.

To learn more about the living experience at French Broad Crossing, please contact our sales office at or call us at 866-947-9629.


A New Legacy Can Begin Today

Come discover one of the best mountain communities in North Carolina near Asheville, offering homeowners access to an unprecedented living experience on the French Broad River. Look out across the river to gorgeous mountain views. Spend an afternoon with friends and family at our inviting River Lodge. This is where you belong. Your new legacy can begin now.