French Broad Crossing Marshall, NC

Community Overview

The only gated, master-planned community on the ancient French Broad River


Just a short 30-minute drive from Asheville, French Broad Crossing is located in Marshall, NC, a charming mountain town that parallels the ancient French Broad River. Outside the gates lies a world of recreation and entertainment. Hot Springs, Weaverville, and the Blue Ridge Parkway are just some of the nearby destinations that homeowners enjoy. French Broad Crossing is a true nature community. In fact, more than 1/3 of the land has been placed in permanent conservation. This community serves as a pristine mountain escape, yet just a short drive from the enticements of downtown Asheville. On-site, homeowners can enjoy the rustic River Lodge set high on the mountain, to the Riverfront Family Park, which offers families easy water and recreation access. Everything about this community reflects the beauty and majesty of Western North Carolina.

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  • River Lodge
  • Wellness Center & pool
  • French Broad River
  • UTV & hiking trails
  • The Tree House
  • Riverfront Family Park & Pavilion
  • Shared Amenities with sister community, The Preserve at Little Pine

Area Information

Western North Carolina is known for its mix of natural attractions, scenic wonders, and cultural enticements—something for everyone. The Blue Ridge Mountains are a treasure trove of outdoor activities, the gateway to a variety of recreational pursuits: countless trails for hiking, cycling, and nature-watching; sweeping, scenic views along Blue Ridge Parkway; camping and exploring in the Pisgah National Forest. That’s just for starters. The ancient French Broad River offers superb rafting, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. The region is also sprinkled with a number of inviting mountain towns. Nearby Asheville also offers a major airport and superb health care through Mission Hospital.

Local attractions:

  • Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Biltmore Estate
  • Pisgah National Forest
  • North Carolina Arboretum
  • French Broad River
  • Western North Carolina Nature Center
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
  • Thomas Wolfe House
  • Botanical Gardens of Asheville

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