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Considering a move to or within Asheville? Here in the world of Asheville real estate, we are noticing a few trends that may seem familiar to you. The first is the desire to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. Another is a premium placed on convenience to alleviate the pressures of today’s busy schedules. Enter the demand for walkable neighborhoods.
Aside from the obvious walkability of downtown Asheville’s historic and luxury condos, we would like to explore with you 5 other diverse walkable neighborhoods.
Montford is an historic district just Northwest of downtown Asheville. The main commercial corridor, Montford Avenue, is lined with enormous hardwoods and gorgeous homes, mostly from the early 1900s, in a vast array of architectural styles. A handful of establishments such as Nine Mile Caribbean cuisine and Chiesa Italian restaurant make this neighborhood have a sense of community. Additionally, there is a small park and a community center with tennis courts and wooded amphitheater, perfect for a stroll to entertainment.
One of Asheville’s oldest and most distinguished planned neighborhoods, the Grove Park neighborhood, lies just North of downtown. Charlotte Street serves as the vital avenue for this part of town. Though this neighborhood is more elongated, stretching all the way to the Grove Park Inn, many residents can be seen taking the tree-lined sidewalks to the dining on Charlotte Street. You can get the flavor of this neighborhood by checking out restaurants like the Asian cuisine of Ghanshan Station and pastries at City Bakery.
Of all of these walkable neighborhoods, West Asheville has perhaps the most robust and distinctive mini-downtown area of its own. Haywood Road is a revitalized thoroughfare lined with pubs, restaurants, and boutiques. Bike corrals and pedestrian crossings encourage green forms of transportation. Architectural styles range from smaller historic bungalows to mid century ranchers to newer green homes. There are several parks, a public library, bookstore, yoga studio and more to walk to!
The newer south Asheville community of Biltmore Park neighborhood is a planned town center surrounded by a suburban neighborhood of larger homes built around 1990-2010. The concept of this neighborhood was designed to promote smart growth and walkability. Sidewalks are the norm and you can walk to many stores, restaurants and even a YMCA. The mountains to sea trail even passes close by the edge of the neighborhood.
River Arts District-Central
The River Arts District is one of Asheville’s newest revitalized areas. Sitting along the banks of the French Broad River and criss-crossed with railroad tracks, it has long been an industrial area. Manufacturing warehouses are slowly making way for artist’s studios and historic buildings are being rehabbed into breweries, restaurants and bars. Sidewalks and bike lanes help pedestrians access downtown and the nearby river park. Much of the housing in this area is either bungalow style homes, condos or studio apartments.
Mosaic Realty would love to help you find your place among Asheville’s walkable neighborhoods.
For more information on real estate in Asheville, please contact Mike Figura at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him anytime at (828) 337-8190.