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Historic Montford Neighborhood

Historic Montford is home to several businesses, lively shops, bed & breakfasts, and restaurants.

It is also walking distance to Downtown Asheville and the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Historic Montford Neighborhood | Asheville, NC

Located north of Asheville is Historic Montford Neighborhood. It is the first of three local historic districts to come under the jurisdiction of the Historic Resources Commission of Asheville and Buncombe County. The neighborhood is made up of about 300 acres with over 600 buildings constructed between the 1890s and 1920s. Homes and buildings represent the rich architectural styles of Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, and Neoclassical, produced mostly by architect Richard Sharp Smith.

Today, Montford is home to the Asheville Visitor’s Center, several lively shops, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, and businesses. It is also walking distance to Downtown Asheville and the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Every year, the community welcomes the public to their classical play performances in the park, music & arts festivals, self-guided holiday home tours, and more.

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(all data current as of 11/17/2019)

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Community Details

Area: about 300 acres

Year built: 1848

600+ buildings built between 1890 and 1920

U.S. National Register of Historic Places (1977)

Historic Resources Commission Guidelines

Community Amenities

Recreation Complex: playground, tennis court, lighted ball field, and amphitheater

Montford Center: climbing wall and gymnasium

Children’s programs

Open space

Community garden

Community Location

5 minutes from UNC Asheville

10 minutes from Downtown Asheville

15 minutes from Mission Hospital

25 minutes from Asheville Regional Airport

30 minutes from Hendersonville

45 minutes from Brevard