Built in the late 19th-century as a “resort park” development, Albermarle Park is still a thriving neighborhood boasting curving streets, majestic trees, and all 42 original cottages. The neighborhood was carefully planned, with buildings and trees thoughtfully situated to allow for excellent shared views of the mountains.
Stroll through the streets of Albermarle Park, and you’ll forget that you’re only a 15 minute walk to Downtown Asheville and all it has to offer! Residents of Albermarle Park love that this secluded, peaceful neighborhood feels like it’s far outside of the bustling city limits.
The architectural style of the neighborhood is eclectic, with pebbledash stucco with half-timbering and wood shingle siding, and traditional and rustic shingle siding.
If you appreciate serene, natural beauty and distinctive historic homes–yet still value proximity to the hustle and bustle of the city center–Albermarle Park should be on your list of neighborhoods to consider calling home! Check out Albermarle Park’s official neighborhood website HERE.
BEVERLY HILLS (MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE) HISTORIC DISTRICT
Asheville’s Municipal Golf Course, and the accompanying residential neighborhood known as Beverly Hills, was laid out in 1926. Construction of homes in this development slowed during the Great Depression, but recommenced in the 1950s and 1960s, with Minimal Traditional, Ranch, and Split Level style houses making an appearance.
Interested in learning more about life in Asheville's Beverly Hills neighborhood? Check out this community’s facebook page HERE.
Welcome to Asheville’s historic Chestnut Hill, a compact neighborhood that boasts stately homes dating from the late nineteenth- and early-twentieth century, and a lengthy list of notable early residents.
This predominantly residential neighborhood is known for its brick-paved sidewalks, tree-lined streets with granite curbstones, and mature gardens. Several places of worship are found in Chestnut Hill, as well as professional offices and the Claxton Elementary School. Chestnut Hill is pedestrian-friendly, with its historic homes being situated conveniently nearby the neighborhood’s grocery stores, schools, and offices.
Homes in Chestnut Hill can be found in a range of architectural styles, from the in-town vernacular, to sophisticated examples of the Queen Anne, Colonial Revival and Shingle styles so popular at the time of the neighborhood’s development.
If you value historic significance coupled with convenience, you will definitely want to come tour Chestnut Hill and consider calling it home! Chestnut Hill is on the National Register of Historic Places. See this neighborhood's official profile HERE.
CLINGMAN AVENUE HISTORIC DISTRICT
The Clingman Avenue Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. This neighborhood, which was developed in the early 20th century, is comprised of 33 buildings. Walk through this historic neighborhood, and you will see many homes in the Queen Anne and Bungalow styles.
GROVE PARK–SUNSET MOUNTAIN
Grove Park–Sunset Mountain is a neighborhood with a “historic past, a vibrant present, and a bright future”, states the Grove Park-Sunset Mountain Neighborhood Association. This neighborhood was planned in 1908 to provide a peaceful community for residents to leisurely enjoy life and the natural world, while still remaining withing conventient driving distance from the urban hub of downtown Asheville.
The neighborhood still retains its historic ambience, with curving streets, large deciduous and evergreen trees, and stately stone retaining walls. It features a majestic entry park, and is unique in that it is home to the Grove Park Inn, a historic Arts and Crafts style inn and spa on the National Register of Historic Places.
Homes in the Grove Park-Sunset Mountain neighborhood mainly represent styles from 1908 through 1938, with American Foursquare, Bungalow, Chateauesque, Colonial Revival, Georgian Revival, Italian Renaissance, Neo-Classical, Prairie, Queen Anne, Shingle, and Tudor Revival styles appearing throughout.
You’ll want to visit the Grove Park-Sunset Mountain neighborhood if you’re seeking a serene community full of historic charm while still living within easy community distance to downtown Asheville! Visit the Grove Park–Sunset Mountain Neighborhood Association HERE.
HISTORIC BILTMORE VILLAGE
Historic Biltmore Village, with it’s tree-lined streets fanning out from the town’s center, is at once a lively tourist destination and beautiful place to call home. This neighborhood is one of the earliest example of a planned mixed-use community, featuring residential, recreational, and retail spaces together. The homes in Historic Biltmore Village were primarily designed with an rural English village, or northern French hamlet, in mind. Following this theme, stucco pebbledash, brick, and wood timbers abound in the architecture of this neighborhood.
Visit Historic Biltmore Village’s official website here, to see what attractions lie just down the road from the homes in this attractive historic neighborhood.
The Historic Downtown Asheville District is truly the central hub of Asheville! It is not only home to all the finest in local dining, shopping, nightlife, and commerce, but is also a desirable place to call home. With three public parks, and what National Park Service declares to be “the finest collection of late 19th- and early 20th-century urban architecture in North Carolina", Historic Downtown Asheville is truly unique.
In Historic Downtown, you’ll find four distinct neighborhoods: Battery Park, Lexington Park, Pack Square, and Thomas Wolfe Plaza. Each neighborhood has its own unique personality and ambience.
If you’re looking for a beautiful, urban community with historic charm to call home, you’ll most certainly want to consider Historic Downtown Asheville. This neighborhood’s community association page can be viewed HERE.
Historic Montford is a warm and lively community, with an eclectic array of almost entirely original homes. Nestled within this mostly wooded landscape are 646 buildings, of which most are residential homes from the late nineteenth- and early-twentieth centuries. This neighborhood hosts the annual Montford Music & Arts Festival, an event that brings in musicians, performers, vendors, and craftspeople to the neighborhood and offers volunteer positions for those who enjoy being active in the community.
The homes of Montford are diverse in size, shape, and design. Architectural styles on display include Queen Anne, shingle, bungaloid, half-timbered, and Colonial Revival. Weatherboarding, stucco, wood shingles, and even brick are common materials found on the exteriors of Montford homes.
If you’re longing to live in nature, but still wish to be conveniently located within city limits, you’ll want to put Historic Montford at the top of your list for Asheville neighborhoods to consider calling home. Click HERE to visit Montford's Neighborhood Association page.
North of Downtown Asheville lies Norwood Park Historic District, an early 20th century neighborhood covering 26 acres. Norwood Park and its 155 contributing structures was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.
Curving, tree-lined streets gracefully follow the natural topography of this neighborhood. Sidewalks and close proximity to commercial services such as shops, restaurants, and banks, make this neighborhood very walkable. Other nearby attractions include the 10-acre Botanical Gardens at Asheville, and UNC-Asheville.
Located north of Downtown Asheville at the foot of Sunset Mountain, Proximity Park is a 31 acre neighborhood dating to the early 20th century. This historic neighborhood boasts beautiful deciduous and evergreen trees and two creeks running through the terrain.
Thirteen historical architectural styles are represented in Proximity Park, making for a diverse collection of homes to consider calling your own. Some of these styles include Colonial Revival, Mission Revival, Bungalow, Craftsman, and Romantic Revival.
If you’re looking for a beautiful suburban Asheville neighborhood with a diverse array of homes and historic charm, you’ll want to plan a visit Proximity Park!
RIVERSIDE INDUSTRIAL HISTORIC DISTRICT
With its 27 contributing buildings, as well as the historic Southern Railroad Tracks, the Riverside Industrial Historic District is steeped in history. This predominantly industrial district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004, and is home to many notable historic buildings that represent a wide variety of architectural styles from Italianate, to Late Victorian, to commercial.