French Broad Crossing

French Broad Crossing


    • County Madison
    • Elevation 2000 ft
    • Population 69,000


    • Biking Trails
    • Camping
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Clubhouse/Lodge
    • Community Parks
    • Conservation Community
    • Fitness Center
    • Fly Fishing
    • Gated Community
    • Hiking
    • Mountain Views
    • Pavilion
    • Picnic area
    • River
    • Swimming
    • Walking/Hiking Trails
    • Water View
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“When you stand here, and look at the ancient river, or the old-growth forest, or the majestic ridgelines on all sides, you get the feeling that this place is magical. Our goal from day one has been to preserve and safeguard this incredible piece of land that we have been entrusted with—not just for our homeowners, but for their children’s children.”

— Jack Fisher, Founder & Owner of French Broad Crossing

Life on the River

Imagine living in your own National Park. That’s precisely the living experience that French Broad Crossing bestows upon families fortunate enough to call this community home. Located along the ancient French Broad River—the third oldest river in the world according to geologists—this picturesque community is world’s away from the stress and toil of everyday life, yet just a short drive from the dynamic city of Asheville, and the charming mountain towns of Hot Springs and Marshall. Within the gates lies a multi-faceted lifestyle that is deeply gratifying. Homes and homesites here are surrounded by land that is held in conservation to ensure a timeless living experience that is at once private, expansive, and in accord with nature. Family and friends can gather here throughout the year to create magical memories—and enjoy a legacy that will be passed down from generation to generation.

Nature based Amenities & Features

Direct access to the French Broad River • Expansive lots, minimal footprint • Incredible panoramic views • Rustic River Lodge • Wellness Facility & Pool • Riverfront Park & Pavilion • Sandy beachfront • “Tree House” with outdoor fireplace • Miles of nature trails • Unlimited outdoor activities: rafting, kayaking, fishing, swimming, camping, hiking, four-wheeling, horse-back riding, and more

A Southern Living Inspired Community.

Southern Living magazine has selected French Broad Crossing as one of their premier “Inspired Living” communities: a distinction that’s bestowed on just a select few properties across the country. It was chosen because of its breathtaking mountain location along the French Broad River, poised atop hundreds of acres of land protected from future development. In addition, French Broad Crossing boasts Asheville’s only 2017 Southern Living Inspired Home, which is open daily for tours.

Preserve a Legacy as timeless as the French Broad River.

From the moment you set foot on this property, breathe the fresh mountain air, or hear the roar of the river below, you realize: this place is special. Best of all, it will stay in its pristine natural condition for generations to come, just as nature intended. Families can take pride in being part of a community that preserves the land by placing large tracts in conservation with Southeast Regional Land Conservancy to prevent future building. This is a four-season community that constantly serves up new adventures each and every day. A place where families can retreat, relax, and create enduring memories in a picturesque mountain setting—now, and for years to come.

Community Accolades

  • Located just outside Marshall, NC in Madison County
  • Only master planned community in WNC located on the French Broad River
  • Recognized as a Southern Living Inspired Community
  • Home to the 2017 Southern Living Inspired Home
  • Much of the land is held in conservation to preserve it for future generations
  • Named “Best Private Residential River and Conservation Community” by Private Mountain Communities


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properties in this community

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    237 White Rapid Way

    • $275,000.00
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    407 Red Fox Trail

    • $350,000.00
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    109 Long View Court

    • $165,000.00
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    154 Turkey Trot Trail

    • $175,000.00
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    406 Red Fox Trail

    • $299,000.00
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    000 River Club Trail

    • $109,795.00
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    7 French Broad Parkway

    • $200,000.00
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    43 Red Fox Trail

    • $299,000.00
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    196 Red Fox Trail

    • $245,000.00
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    1948 French Broad Parkway

    • $150,000.00
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    512 Wild River Run

    • $185,000.00
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    00 Whitewater Way

    • $149,000.00
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    00 Wild River Run

    • $265,000.00
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    59 Gentle Ridge Drive

    • $119,000.00
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    3519 French Broad Parkway

    • $350,000.00
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    3641 French Broad Parkway

    • $350,000.00
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    154 Turkey Trot Trail

    • $175,000.00
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    406 Red Fox Trail

    • $299,000.00
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    677 White Water Way

    • $145,000.00
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    275 Raccoon Run

    • $165,000.00

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