Mills River NC Real Estate for Sale
If access to outdoor activities and Pisgah National Forest is important to you, then Mills River is a community that should definitely be on your list. The town of Mills River, NC lies in northern Henderson County, just over the Buncombe County line. In fact, some properties in Buncombe County have a Mills River address. As nearby areas South Asheville, Arden, and Fletcher, have grown very quickly, real estate in Mills River has become increasingly popular. Much of the land in Mills River has gently rolling topography and easy access to main thoroughfares. Mills River sits almost right in the middle between Asheville, Hendersonville, and Brevard, and the Asheville Airport is also very close.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Mills River is pure heaven. Pisgah National Forest backs up to Mills River, and it offers a dazzling array of outdoor options, including the North Mills River Recreation Area, South Mills River Trail, and the Turkeypen Gap Trailhead. These areas provide opportunities for fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking, trail running, horseback riding, and camping. A great way to end a day spent on the trails is at Mills River’s Sierra Nevada Brewery. Based in California, Sierra Nevada opened its Mills River location in 2014 at a cost of approximately $125 million. This incredible venue offers a taproom, restaurant, outdoor music, and guided brewery tours.
Much of the real estate for sale in Mills River is in new developments, but there are several mid-century homes available as well. In recent years, many of the newer residential neighborhoods have focused on higher-end single-family homes. These subdivisions are starting to offer more existing homes available for resale, but there are still developer lots for sale for buyers wanting to build their dream home. Mills River also offers a commercial district along the Boylston Highway corridor (also known as NC Highway 280). This area offers retail space along the highway, as well as larger commercial tracts ideal for warehouse, office, and light industrial use.