North Carolina Residental Development Home Sites


River Mist Development is a small, private residential development on the Little Tennessee River. All the lots are either riverfront lots or offer access to the river via a community park with a deck on the river with picnic tables and a fire pit for the enjoyment of River Mist residents. It also has a community pond with a place for play and picnics.

It is located just 8 minutes from the center of Franklin (just over 3 miles), yet it seems so secluded you will think you are alone. During the building of home sites, our developer saw all sorts of wild life – deer, wild turkeys, swans, geese, ducks, an eagle, beavers, mink, otters and various kinds of water birds.

Its location on the Little Tennessee River offers some pleasant possibilities. The Little Tennessee rises in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia. It flows north into North Carolina. In Franklin, it is joined by the Cullasaja River, flowing through the Nantahala National Forest into eastern Tennessee. It joins the Tennessee River at Lenoir City, Tennessee.

The Little Tennessee River has played a major role in the history of the Cherokee Indians. It received its name from the Cherokee town of Tanasi. As you stand in the community park at River Mist you can see an ancient Cherokee fish weir spanning the river, used by the Indians to funnel fish into their waiting baskets. It is a swift flowing, cold, clean stream known for its excellent fishing. Smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, brook, rainbow and brown trout, panfish and catfish all enjoy its swift waters. Go to for a great description of fishing this river in Franklin. Whether you are fly fishing, bait fishing or just floating down the river, life is good!

Our home sites range in size from 1 ½ acres to over 3 acres. The home sites and driveways are already in place and septic permits are complete. Our restrictions are designed to insure that your home will only increase in value as land with river access becomes harder to buy.

View deer, wild turkeys, swans, geese, ducks, eagles, beavers, mink, otters and various water birds.