Best Private Residential River & Conservation Community

Private Mountain Communities (PMC) – recognized as the leading authority on community living in Western North Carolina – named French Broad Crossing the “Best Private Residential River & Conservation Community” in the region.

The master-planned community is located along the banks of the majestic French Broad River (3rd oldest river in the world) in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The award is especially significant given the fact that PMC works closely with 200 Planned Communities in the area, matching families with their ideal living situation based on a specific set of preferences and criteria.

Best of Both Worlds

“French Broad Crossing epitomizes authentic mountain living in a pristine natural setting,” says Harry Redfearn, Founder and Owner of Private Mountain Communities. “They have an ideal location, with 750 acres bordered by the French Broad River and surrounded by land held in conservation. You feel like you’re living in a National Park, but you’re within minutes of the charming mountain towns of Marshall and Hot Springs, and just an easy half-hour drive from the dynamic downtown of Asheville, North Carolina.”

“We are very honored and proud to receive this award from Private Mountain Communities,” says Jennifer Buntin, Director of Marketing & Sales at French Broad Crossing. “It’s gratifying to know that others in the region, especially someone as influential and knowledgeable as Private Mountain Communities, recognizes the true beauty of the special offering that we have. There is no other place like French Broad Crossing anywhere – that gives families a preserved mountain setting just a short drive from Asheville. It’s truly one-of-a-kind, just like the French Broad River that gives us our name.”

A Southern Living Inspired Community

French Broad Crossing is also distinguished in that it has been one of the few communities in the nation to be designated a Southern Living Inspired Community, a distinction that is based on its picture-perfect setting and array of outdoor recreational activities for families. The community is also home to the 2017 Southern Living Inspired Home, the only such home in Asheville this year.

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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.