Our History

River Bend is located in the foothills of Western North Carolina in the Town of Granite Falls and fronts on the quiet cove known as Gunpowder Cove on Lake Hickory.  Gunpowder, LLC investment group purchased the property from Crescent Resources in 1998 with the vision of developing an inviting and serene lake front community with low impact to the water frontage and environment.  Over the years River Bend has held true to that vision as the development has grown from an undeveloped tract of land to a balanced and harmonious neighborhood.  River Bend provides all the comforts and security of all infrastructure and utilities while also maintaining a constant and close relationship with nature. River Bend is tucked out of the main stream while only being minutes from Highway 321 and Interstate 40 as well as a short drive to the beautiful North Carolina Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway.