Choosing the Right Asheville Neighborhood

Asheville, North Carolina is a vibrant city composed of culturally rich, unique, and charming neighborhoods. There are more than 20 neighborhoods to choose from in Asheville. With so many options, how do you know which neighborhood is right for you? Below you will find some information about the neighborhoods that make up Asheville. If you have any questions about a neighborhood or would like to schedule showing for homes in a neighborhood, contact GreyBeard Realty. 

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North Asheville

North Asheville North Asheville is a mainly residential neighborhood with beautiful tree-lined streets and close proximity to the Asheville Country Club, the Grove Park Inn, Beaver Lake, and UNC-Asheville.  Architecture in North Asheville ranges from midcentury to Tudor revival with housing options ranging from starter ranch homes to multi-million dollar estates. If you are looking for a neighborhood that offers natural beauty, delicious local restaurants, and plenty of activities to keep you occupied, North Asheville may be the right neighborhood for you. 

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Beaverdam is situated just 4 miles south of Downtown Asheville but certainly doesn’t feel like it. Beaverdam features bucolic rolling hills butting against the Blue Ridge Mountains. You will find historic farmhouses and log cabins as well as more newly constructed properties for sale in Beaverdam. Beaver Lake and the Bird Sanctuary provide plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities including boating. Feel close to nature while staying close to the action in Beaverdam. 

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Grove Park

The Grove Park neighborhood is one of Asheville’s most established neighborhoods and is known for its beauty, walkability, historic architecture, and convenience to Downtown Asheville. Grove Park is home to plenty of walking paths to keep residents active. Grove Park has many gorgeous, old homes with styles ranging from Tudor Revival to Colonial to Craftsman and just about everything in between. Is Grove Park the right neighborhood for you? Select the link below to browse real estate for sale in Grove Park. 

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Lakeview Park

Lakeview Park is a beautiful Asheville neighborhood that provides residents lakeside living within close proximity to all the action of Asheville. Lakeview Park residents own the lake and surrounding land and pay monthly dues to manage and preserve Lake View Park. If you are looking for luxury lakefront living close to Asheville, Lakeview Park may be the neighborhood for you. 

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Montford is a stunning historic neighborhood with 300 acres of historic homes, tree-lined streets, and an abundance of parks. Montford is conveniently located just across I-240 from Downtown. There are over 600 historic buildings in Montford that reflect a mix of late 19th and early 20th century styles from Queen Anne and Georgian Revival to Arts and Crafts and just about everything in between. You will find mostly midsize homes that are competitively priced, making it a very desirable place to call home in Asheville. 

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Town Mountain

Town Mountain is an iconic North Asheville neighborhood on Beaucatcher Mountain. Town Mountain is situated just 5 miles from Downtown Asheville and is known for its bucolic winding roads and breathtaking mountain views. You will find an array of homes for sale in Town Mountain from gated communities and private estates to more modest homes. If you are looking to be close to the beautiful mountains while still being within a short drive to all Asheville has to offer, Town Mountain may be the place for you. 

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East Asheville

East Asheville is a highly desirable neighborhood nestled between Downtown Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway. If you are looking for a blend of peaceful seclusion while still having commercial convenience, East Asheville may be the neighborhood for you. Within a 20 minute walk, but outside the tourist map, East Asheville provides residents year-round comfort even when the rest of the city gets a little crazy. Some of the smaller neighborhoods that make up. Housing styles vary in East Asheville, attracting a wide variety of buyers. 

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Haw Creek

Haw Creek is a beautiful valley in East Asheville with quick and easy access to Downtown Asheville. While Haw Creek is within 15 minutes to the Asheville Mall, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Downtown Asheville, it has retained a rural feel. You will find a mix of real estate for sale in Haw Creek from townhomes and condos to single-family homes. If you are looking for an established community with easy access to surrounding areas, Haw Creek may be the right neighborhood for you. 

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Kenilworth is a historic neighborhood just south of Downtown. Home to tree-lined sidewalks, rolling hills, and a 19-acre lake, Kenilworth is a tranquil place to call home while still being within a 20-minute walk to Downtown Asheville. Kenilworth is known for its 1920s Bungalow homes and Spanish style stucco homes – making Kenilworth a favorite amongst buyers looking for eclectic architecture. In addition to the historic properties, there are a growing number of modern homes popping up in Kenilworth, meaning there is something to please just about everyone’s architectural style. 

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South Asheville

South Asheville is a historic neighborhood once part of the Biltmore Estate. In South Asheville, residents enjoy easy access to world-class shopping, restaurants, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. You will find a wide range of homes for sale in South Asheville from newer condos to grand historic estates. If you are looking for a gorgeous historic neighborhood with locally-owned restaurants and shops, South Asheville is definitely somewhere to check out. 

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Biltmore Forest

Biltmore Forest is a small, historic community in South Asheville primarily known for its luxury homes. This quiet, residential neighborhood offers residents an abundance of amenities. You will find a mix of architecture in Biltmore Forest from vintage 1920s homes to new construction. If you are looking for a luxury home in a picturesque historic neighborhood, Biltmore Forest may be the neighborhood for you. 

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The Ramble at Biltmore Forest

The Ramble at Biltmore Forest is a gated community in South Asheville designed to meet all of its residents' needs. The Ramble at Biltmore Forest is where luxury meets nature. If you are looking for a gated community that has convenient access to Downtown Asheville as well as nearby restaurants, music venues, and much more The Ramble at Biltmore Forest may be the community for you. 

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Biltmore Lake

Biltmore Lake is a unique community surrounding a 62-acre lake. There are over 600 homes in Biltmore Lake all situated in mini-communities. You will find a plethora of common areas, trails, campsites, fishing, boating, and parks in Biltmore Lake. If you are looking for a neighborhood with trails and sidewalks meandering throughout it, Biltmore Lake may be the neighborhood for you. 

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Biltmore Park

Biltmore Park is an urban village situated between Asheville and Hendersonville. This cutting-edge community offers residents a mix of home options from modern condos and luxury homes to more modest homes. Biltmore Park offers an easy work-life balance with much of the community being walkable. If you are looking to take a break from Asheville’s bustle and want an established neighborhood with nature trails and gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Biltmore Park may be the neighborhood for you. 

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Biltmore Village

Biltmore Village is a charming neighborhood originally designed to house employees of Biltmore Estate. The architecture in Biltmore Village beckons back to an old-world European hamlet with high-pitched roofs, stone foundations, stuccoed cottages, and quaint tree-lined streets. This charming neighborhood is just minutes from fantastic dining and shopping as well as a short drive to Downtown Asheville. If you are looking for a whimsical neighborhood with lots to do, Biltmore Village may be the neighborhood for you. 

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Oakley is tucked between the Blue Ridge Parkway and Historic Biltmore Village in South Asheville, just minutes from Downtown. Oakley is home to an abundance of sidewalks, making it very walkable. Oakley has seen a resurgence over recent years, with many of the older homes being remodeled. You will find a blend of remodeled bungalows and newly constructed craftsman in Oakley. If you are looking for a neighborhood that is very walkable, close to Downtown and is seeing growth – Oakley may be the neighborhood for you. 

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West Asheville

West Asheville is a vibrant, urban village that has recently seen a resurgence. This walkable neighborhood has managed to retain its small hometown feel while seeing explosive growth. Once abandoned buildings are now home to breweries, restaurants, and shops. This funky neighborhood offers a wide variety of homes for sale from historic bungalows to newly constructed green-built homes and just about everything in between.

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Bent Creek

If you love being close to trails and waterways the Bent Creek neighborhood may be for you. Bent Creek River Park offers residents plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities from boating and fishing to mountain biking and hiking. Real estate in Bent Creek is primarily made up of three or four bedroom properties that range in style from cottages to ranches. If you are looking for trailside living while being close to all Asheville has to offer, Bent Creek may be for you. 

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Downtown Asheville

Downtown Asheville is the bustling, edgy commercial hub of the city of Asheville. You will find indie boutiques, cutting-edge galleries, and so much more in Downtown Asheville. Downtown Asheville is extremely walkable and truly comes to life at night. You will find a mix of Art Deco, Beaux-Arts and Neoclassical architecture set against the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains. 

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River Arts District

The River Arts District, situated just southwest of Downtown Asheville nestled between the central business district, historic Biltmore Village, and West Asheville, is the epicenter of Asheville’s art scene. You will find a mix of historic cottages along Chicken Hill, historic industrial buildings that have been renovated into apartments and studio spaces, as well as new construction in the River Arts District. If you are looking to be in one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the city that offers extreme walkability, the River Arts District may be for you. 

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The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove is a gated community featuring luxury amenities nestled in a lush valley, minutes from Downtown Asheville, the Pisgah National Forest, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Residents of the Cliffs at Walnut Cove enjoy the convenience of living close to Downtown Asheville while also enjoying the calm and peace of living close to nature in a golf community. 

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Fairview, located just southeast of Asheville, offers a mix of newer subdivisions as well as small farms. Residents of Fairview enjoy a peaceful, serene lifestyle with access to Downtown Asheville’s cultural offerings. 

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Southcliff is a gated community situated 7 miles from Downtown Asheville. Southcliff is known for its natural setting and stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Homes in Southcliff offer a great opportunity for those looking to live in harmony with nature. 

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