FBC Selected as Southern Living Inspired Community

ASHEVILLE, N.C., September 8, 2014 — French Broad Crossing, a 750-acre conservation community located on the French Broad River near Asheville, NC has been selected as a Southern Living Inspired Community.

Southern Living Inspired Communities are hand-picked premier developments that are held to the highest standards and offer consumers an environment of home, garden and style that reflects and embraces the Southern Living lifestyle. Chosen communities embrace the natural beauty of the Southern landscape, display the best of Southern Living inspired architecture and contain environments that foster communal gatherings.

Dillard-Jones Builders, two-time winner of the Southern Living Custom Builder of the Year Award, will be designing and building the2015 Southern Living Inspired Home. Builders are chosen for their extensive experience and knowledge, reputation in the marketplace and focus on the discriminating customer who is looking to build a custom home. Dillard-Jones Builders offers design, build and interior design services under one team guided by the same goals. Groundbreaking is scheduled for November 2014, with home completion and ribbon cutting planned for September 2015.

“French Broad Crossing is a one-of-a-kind community, where sustainability and stewardship of the land are our founding principles,” says Jack Fisher, owner and developer of French Broad Crossing. “Families now and for generations to come will enjoy incomparable Blue Ridge vistas throughout the changing seasons and the sense of community that such beauty inspires. We are proud to have been selected as a Southern Living Inspired Community.”

Named for the untamed river, French Broad Crossing offers beautiful large private mountain and riverfront homesites with breathtaking views.Completed amenities include a private river park along the banks of the French Broad river with grilling/picnicking facilities, open and covered gathering and grilling spaces at the highest point of the development and the River Lodge, which features a gourmet kitchen, large outdoor fireplace and open gathering area, game room and expansive patio with a dramatic river view. Adjacent to the lodge is a fully equipped fitness center, pool and hot tub.

“There is a uniqueness to the region that is well worth preserving,” explains Kristen Bryan, Associate Marketing Director, Southern Living. “Southern Living Inspired Communities shows our pride of place, we feel French Broad Crossing emphasizes all the positive aspects of life in the South and are proud to have them join this elite group of communities.” 

The Southern Living Inspired Home is the first effort in a broader partnership between Southern Living and French Broad Crossing. The community plans other Southern Living inspired events such as celebrity chef dinners, holiday festivals and charitable activities.

About French Broad Crossing

French Broad Crossing is presented by The Preserve Communities, an award-winning Asheville, N.C., real estate development firm that focuses on North Carolina mountain communities comprised of magnificent mountain homesites and grand amenities. Each of the company’s developments is located in a natural setting within the North Carolina mountains, conserved and protected from future development.

About Southern Living

Southern Living was recognized by editors of Adweek as ―The Best Home Magazine of 2013. The brand also received the Readers’ Choice award in the same category, as voted by the general public. Southern Living celebrates the essence of life in the South, covering the best in Southern food, home, garden and travel. Reaching more than 16 million people each month, Southern Living connects consumers with the region’s rich culture through a variety of print, digital, mobile, tablet and event platforms. Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, the rapidly expanding Southern Living brand is part of Time Inc., one of the largest content companies in the world and the largest publisher in the U.S.

To learn more about the living experience at French Broad Crossing or our other Preserve Community, The Preserve at Little Pine, please contact our sales office at sales@preservecommunities.com 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.