Asheville Riverfront Homes for Sale in NC
There are several rivers that meander through the Asheville, NC area, which means you’ll find Asheville riverfront homes for sale both near the city and far from it. The French Broad River is the largest of the area’s rivers, and it runs through the heart of the area, passing downtown to the west (and forming the centerpiece of the aptly named River Arts District). The Pigeon River runs even farther west, and the Swannanoa River can be found in East Asheville. The proximity of homes to each river depends on the area; for instance, there are homes so close to the small Swannanoa River that owners have the riverbank in their backyards. In contrast, the much larger French Broad River has a larger embankment between homes and the water.
Why Choose a Riverfront Home for Sale in NC Mountains
If you love the outdoors, choosing a riverfront home will bring you even closer to nature. The French Broad and Pigeon Rivers are popular hubs for tubing, canoeing and paddleboarding, and owning a riverfront home would give you easy access to the water whenever you felt like a nice day of floating. The smaller Swannanoa River isn’t used for recreational activities in the same way, but it still offers a pleasant view as it winds through East Asheville. Once you’ve chosen your riverfront home, the tranquility of the water will make your home feel like a serene mountain retreat (but without the long, arduous drive to get there).
Popular Areas with Riverfront Homes for Sale Near Asheville NC
Riverfront homes can be found in the following areas of Asheville or small towns near Asheville:
- Canton, NC (Pigeon River) – 25 minutes from Asheville
- Downtown Canton
- J.H. Plott neighborhood
- Woodfin, NC (French Broad River) – 10 minutes from downtown Asheville
- River Walk neighborhood
- River Arts District – West Asheville (French Broad River) – 5 minutes from downtown Asheville
- Riverbend Forest – East Asheville (Swannanoa River) – 10 minutes from downtown Asheville
- Swannanoa, NC (Swannanoa River) – 15 minutes from downtown Asheville
Current Riverfront Homes for Sale in NC
Take a look at the listings to find your new riverfront home in the Asheville, NC area. If you have any questions about a specific property, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.