Montford is, hands down, one of Asheville’s most charming and architecturally diverse neighborhoods. On a stroll through this north Asheville gem, you’ll see an array of homes and B&B’s ranging in styles from Colonial Revival, Arts & Crafts, Queen Anne and Victorian, all located within a short walk to the center of downtown Asheville.
Much of the neighborhood has been designated a Historic District and it is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Many of Montford’s historic homes seem castle-like, with whimsical spires and huge wraparound porches shaded by any manner of English roses, jasmine vines, Carolina rhododendron and more.
Throughout most of the year, you’ll see groups of people lounging in the green of Montford Park—walking their dogs, playing tennis, throwing a frisbee, pushing baby strollers or practicing yoga and Tai Chi.
Montford retains the unique, homey character it’s had since it was its own village, separate from the City of Asheville, until it was annexed in 1905. At the time, only about 50 people lived there. And while it’s now a bonafide Asheville neighborhood, it’s still a place where neighbors sit on each other’s verandas for a late-summer glass of wine, where families turn their historic homes into dreamy Halloween haunts in the fall, and where people greet each other warmly on starry evening walks.