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Legacy at Mills River
582 Jeffress Road, Mills River, NC 28759
Phone: (828) 348-7081 Phone: (828) 348-7081
Email: Legacy at Mills River
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At A Glance…

At Legacy at Mills River, a sustainably-designed Continuing Care Retirement Community opening in 2023, residents don’t just shape their own future; they own it outright.

Here you hold the deed to your own property, built in accordance with LEED principles. You design it as you like. You live in it as you please. And you pass it along to your family members.


Community Amenities• Lifelong learning opportunities• Hiking trails and outdoor recreation• Personal and community transportation• Multiple on-site restaurant options• Heated indoor pool, spa and wellness center• Locally developed and managed • Secured worry free community• Panoramic beauty of WNC mountains


Legacy at Mills River is designed to transform the entire concept of senior living. Our goal is to:

  • Create a community of unique and timeless beauty
  • Enfold its residents in security, within the finest continuum of care
  • Cherish our environment with every “green” technology
  • Sustain community life by supporting local vendors
  • Advance the entire concept of senior living

The Choice is Yours

There are many aspects of Legacy at Mills River that make it an exceptional place to live.  We haven’t set out to simply create a five-star retirement community. Our goal is to create a new standard for five-star retirement communities.  At Legacy you’ll be free to stroll the gorgeously spacious site or gather with friends in our top floor dining room with panoramic breathtaking mountain views.  Community will be centered on activities that meet your independent lifestyle but with the peace of mind that comes with on-site private medical care there when you need it.  But the feature that makes it truly unique is our concept of ownership. Here, you’ll be more than just a resident; you’ll be a homeowner—commanding your own space, building equity, and creating a legacy for future generations.

A groundbreaking approach to senior living

Legacy at Mills River is a sustainably-designed Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). But we’re not a standard CCRC.  Choosing an entrance-fee CCRC is much like renting an apartment: you pay entrance and monthly fees, and in exchange you receive a place to live and a slate of benefits. But life at Legacy is different. Rather than renting your space at Legacy, we believe in the value of ownership. So our residents build equity in their homes. Here, you’re not just an occupant, you’re truly an invested member of our community.

Not only does our ownership model benefit our residents—giving them a lasting value few other senior living options provide—it also benefits our entire community, because our residents are quite literally more invested in our campus than the residents you’ll find elsewhere. It’s a win-win situation, and we’re proud to be pioneers. And it’s a model we hope will soon transform the entire industry, nationwide.

We believe in going beyond your fondest desires. Keep as is

Nowhere is our attention to detail more thorough than in our continuum of care. It begins with our state-of-the-art Health Center, staffed by physicians—there’s no need to leave the neighborhood for routine medical care. For long-term needs, Legacy at Mills River will have assisted living and dignified nursing care.

Private Assisted Living Suites and Nursing Care

As a sustainably-designed Continuing Care Retirement Community, Legacy at Mills River will offer assisted living and dignified nursing care. That means that we have the care you need, whenever you may need it.

Now accepting Reservations.  Opening in 2023

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Living Choices At Legacy at Mills River

Manor Homes: Cedargrain

The Manor Homes at Legacy are our apartment-style options—they’re located at the heart of our expansive campus, offering a perfect blend of nearby neighbors and independent living. As with all our independent living options at Legacy, choosing a Manor Home allows you to own your home, not just reside there.

Our Manor Homes offer a broad array of floor plans to choose from—ranging from cozy one-bedroom to spacious two-bedrooms. And no matter what arrangement you choose, you’ll have access to all the amenities throughout our campus and all the benefits of our exceptional care.

Manor Homes: Cedargrain

2 Bed,  2 Bath

1,204 sq.ft.

The Cedargrain floorplan is one of 34 Manor Home floorplans to select from.


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Village Homes: The Brantwood

The Village Homes at Legacy are a lot like townhomes—where you’ll have your own home, but you’ll live side-by-side with neighbors, right next door. It’s the best of both worlds. The perfect blend of community and independence. And just steps beyond your door, you’ll find an amenity-rich campus entirely yours to explore.

Our Village Homes come in a number of different floor plans. And each one can be customizedto meet your specific design tastes.

Village Homes: The Brantwood

The Brantwood floorplan is one of 2 Village Home floorplans to select from.

2 Bed, 2 Bath

1,425 sq.ft.

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Estate Homes: The Standen

The Estate Homes at Legacy are our most spacious choice—freestanding homes, complete with garages, where you can make yourself entirely at home. They offer the most privacy, plus all the benefits of home ownership, equity included, with none of the drawbacks, since things like maintenance and housekeeping come part and parcel along with your monthly fee.

You can choose an Estate Home in any number of floor plans, then you can customize the finishes of your layout to create a home that’s yours in every detail.

Estate Homes: The Standen

The Standen floorplan is one of 15 Estate Home floorplans to select form.

3 Bed, 2 Bath

2,388 sq.ft.

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