Our Distinctive Difference

There are many aspects of Legacy at Mills River that make it exceptional. What sets retirement living at Legacy apart from other communities is the opportunity for home ownership. Here, you’ll be more than just a resident where you pay a one-time fee that may or may not be refundable to you. Here, you’ll buy a retirement home—commanding your own space, building equity as a legacy for future generations or to have it available for your own future needs. 100% of all units at Legacy are member-owned and sold as condominiums under the NC Condominium Act.

Thrive, Don’t Compromise

If you prefer morning sun with your cup of coffee from the comfort of a balcony, you’re in luck. If having a grand kitchen island is top on your list, you’ll have several floor plans to choose from. If your cottage home dreams include a fireplace, screened-in covered back porch, and two master closets, we share your dreams. Breathing in the fresh mountain air from your own home has never looked so good. 

Moving to Legacy is, put quite simply, a chance to surround yourself with fixtures and finishes that matter most to you. With more than 55 floor plans across three types of homes designed with specific “aging in place” standards top of mind, a home purchase at Legacy brings you peace of mind. It also brings you hand-scraped hardwood floors and quartz countertops as some of the many custom details of finer living.

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With all grading permits and approvals received, site work has begun.  This kicks off the necessary steps in Legacy’s overall timeline to open in 2026!  Don’t miss your chance to be among the first to own a home at Legacy. 

Contact us today to understand how to secure your future home with a fully refundable reservation deposit.

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Janet & Ann

Janet & Ann met in a yoga class over a decade ago and were married on the day the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Obergefell v. Hodges case.

Barbara and Paul

While Barbara and Paul have enjoyed living in downtown Charleston, SC, they will not miss the growing threat of hurricanes, tidal flooding and the various impacts of climate change when they move to Legacy.