Historic Montford is a gem within the city of Asheville. A portion of Montford is a National Register Historic District. Recent years in Montford have witnessed the renovation of many of the neighborhood’s residences. Many of the historic buildings are owned by individual families. Some of the largest and most beautiful properties have been converted to bed and breakfast operations. It is these property owners who have helped to restore the district to its former splendor. Driving or walking through this district you will see a variety of architectural influences reflecting the cosmopolitan character of Asheville during the turn of the 20th century. Victorian, Queen Anne and Arts and Crafts styles combined with Neoclassical, Colonial Revival and castle-like motifs, result in an overall complex quality of designs and artistic talent throughout the neighborhood. Asheville architect and supervising architect of the Biltmore House Richard Sharp Smith produced numerous residential homes in Montford.
Located in the heart of the Montford neighborhood, the Montford Center features the Montford Climbing Wall, gymnasium and two multi-purpose rooms. The center is surrounded by the Montford Complex with a playground, tennis court, lighted ball field and the Hazel B. Robinson Amphitheater. The community also hosts the Asheville Visitors Center and the Montford Farmer’s Market. The Montford Park Players, North Carolina’s Longest Running Shakespeare Festival, presents free theater all summer long. Join them for their summer season under the stars and enjoy quality classic drama in a delightful outdoor setting. It has grown for the past 36 years due to its entertaining and educational quality productions of Shakespeare and other great playwrights, its delightful outdoor setting, and because it has kept its productions free. The Montford area is also home to Asheville’s Green Way a great place to walk with dogs and enjoy the neighborhood. An eclectic and charming neighborhood Montford is welcoming, friendly and walkable. It’s the people here, through all their efforts, that make this neighborhood a great place! Homes in Montford on occasion can start under $100,000 and go over $1 million.
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