Mills River, North Carolina is in the Southwest corner of the Asheville Basin, and just beyond Mills River, this relatively low-altitude valley gives way to mountain wilderness and the Pisgah National Forest. Established in 2003 along highways 191 and 280 between Fletcher and Brevard, Mills River is convenient to the Asheville Regional Airport, Hendersonville, South Asheville, Enka-Candler, and West Asheville; and it’s a 25-minute drive to Downtown Asheville.  


Learn More about Mills River Community including HOA/Covenant Info, Community Insight, and a hand picked list of Hot Properties in the area.

Homes in Mills River are primarily Ranch, Contemporary, Traditional, Bungalow, or Arts and Crafts styles, and current listings range from $200,000 to $1.8M. A couple of new constructions are available in the $500,000–600,000 neighborhood. Homes here are a little more expensive than average for Western North Carolina, but gorgeous, wooded neighborhoods with spacious yards, a virtually nonexistent crime rate, and highly-rated schools have long made it a desirable area.

Major employers in Mills River include UPM Raflatac and Sierra Nevada Brewing. The latter is also an excellent diversion destination, offering a seasonally-changing menu that highlights local foods, a huge variety of beers on tap, and tours of the brewing facility. Residents can also eat, drink, and keep it local at the Bold Rock Cidery; play paintball at Line of Fire; check out 200+ live snakes at Serpentarium Magic; or go for a horseback ride in the Pisgah National Forest with Saddle Up!

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