Legacy at Mills River: A New Vision in Senior Living

Legacy at Mills River: A New Vision in Senior Living

Legacy at Mills River, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in development– with a new vision for senior living–is coming to North Carolina. Framed by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, Legacy at Mills River will be a thriving community of seniors enjoying superior care, a fulfilling lifestyle, enriching experiences, and a novel approach to home ownership.

This new senior living community, which has an anticipated completion date of 2024, is open to persons aged 62 or older—and future community members are already reserving their future homes. To learn more about why Legacy at Mills River is poised to quickly become one of the best senior living communities in North Carolina, read on!


  1. Legacy’s Innovative Approach
  2. Healthcare and Wellness Services for Members
  3. The Legacy Lifestyle
  4. Location and Area Highlights
  5. Where to Find More Information

A New Kind of CCRC

Legacy at Mills River is designed to transform the entire concept of senior living, first and foremost by promoting home ownership among our members. The concept of owning a home in a CCRC is almost unheard of, but Legacy at Mills River will give every community member real ownership control of their equity and assets—and the opportunity to select an Estate Home, Village Home or Manor Home, designed to fit each member’s preferences.

Beyond being homeowners, Legacy’s members will form a community of unique and timeless beauty while enjoying the finest continuum of care, eco-friendly “green” technology and sustainable partnerships with local vendors. It will be a community of like-spirited individuals looking to flourish together in a wondrous natural setting where they’ll be cared for and valued.

Caring for a Community

Legacy at Mills River is a sustainably-designed CCRC (also known as a Life Plan Community), and that means that community members benefit from a full continuum of care, right in their own neighborhood.

This continuum starts with wellness and preventative care. When Legacy at Mills River opens, members will love the top-class Fitness Center, physician-staffed Health Center, walking paths, pool, spa and other amenities vital to healthy, balanced day-to-day living.

Of course, higher levels of care are often required, and Legacy at Mills River will provide premium care services for any community members who need them. These services will include a range of home care services that exceed state staffing minimums, so everyone gets the attention they need when they need it. From Assisted Living to Memory Care and Skilled Nursing, Legacy at Mills River will ensure that our members get nothing but the best medical assistance.

The Legacy Lifestyle

At Legacy at Mills River, senior community members aren’t just homeowners—they’re homeowners who get to experience the ease of maintenance-free living. This means that if you join the Legacy at Mills River community, you’ll own your home, but you won’t have to worry at all about upkeep. We take care of that, with professionals who handle repairs, yard work, housekeeping and the other hassles that normally come from owning property.

Without having to stress about home maintenance, you and your fellow community members will be free to enjoy all the amenities and activities Legacy at Mills River will offer.

This “Legacy Lifestyle” stems from a campus which will be meticulously planned and centered around convenient living, with all the services and leisure activities you could want at your fingertips. From movie watching to gardening, fishing, hiking, swimming and relaxing, Legacy at Mills River will have it all—not to mention delicious cuisine and spectacular views.

Life at Mills River

Active senior living communities aren’t complete without things to do off-campus, and this is another area where Legacy at Mills River will excel. It would be hard not to with such an incredible location—nestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains, surrounded by 112 acres of Mills River land and a short distance from the pleasant and exciting towns of Hendersonville, Asheville and Brevard.

These towns boast shopping centers, churches, community attractions, restaurants and—of course—natural beauty. Legacy at Mills River is secluded enough for peace and quiet, but close enough to these other communities that boredom simply isn’t possible. Additionally, Legacy at Mills River will be easy to access from airports and highways.

For history buffs, explorers and culture lovers, there’s an entire region’s worth of adventures waiting for you. The town of Mills River itself is storied and historic, tracing its origins back to 1787, and nearby you can find the home of Thomas Wolfe, the Biltmore Estate, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and many other worthwhile attractions.

You might want to stay for a while.

Want to Learn More?

Legacy at Mills River is a place where you belong—and, thanks to our unique equity model for homeownership, a place that belongs to you.

To find out more information about Legacy at Mills River—or to schedule an appointment to visit our Design Center, stop by our website or call us at 828-696-1554.

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