Montford Real Estate

Montford is one of the most notable historic neighborhoods in Asheville, NC. If you want to live minutes from downtown Asheville, this is your place!

Over 600 buildings are in the Montford area, many of which are residential. Some other buildings have been turned into bed and breakfasts or local establishments. Most houses were constructed between 1890-1920. Sadly, 21 structures of the original neighborhood were lost to commercial development. Since then, the community has taken action to protect the rich architectural heritage. Many of the remaining buildings were added to the national registry, thus making this a National Registry Historic District. 

Most of the buildings are domestic and vary in shape, size, and style. This gives the neighborhood its character, setting it apart from cookie-cutter developments. In recent years, the cost of owning one of the historic homes can range from $1 to 2 million. Owners need to be able to restore and maintain buildings to registry rules. To learn more about guidelines, check out the Montford Historic District Design Review Standards document.

There are, however, other homes available in the area that are newer and can be altered. Some of these houses can be found in a pocket neighborhood that was established on an old ravine. The undeveloped land proved to be useful for expanding Montford's housing availability.

Residents of Montford will tell you this is one of the best neighborhoods in Asheville. There is a strong sense of community as people who live there are often like-minded and take care to keep the area clean, safe, and quiet. 

As one would expect, this historic district draws tourists and Asheville locals alike. If you're visiting, just cross the bridge on Montford Avenue, and you're there! Consider stopping at the Asheville Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center to learn more about North Carolina and the city. You can also catch a trolley and take a quick tour! 


If you are in the neighborhood, be sure to check out some of these places.

Riverside Cemetery - Established in 1885, this historic cemetery has drawn many visitors to its gates. Riverside was created as a resting place for the deceased and a serene park for the living. Tours are available to those interested in learning more about the area's history and some of its famous residents.

Montford Park Players - If you long for some Shakespeare in the park, look no further! The Montford Park Players is a theater troupe that performs throughout the summer at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheater. Performances are free, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Montford Porch Fest - Every September, homes and businesses open up their porches to local musicians and bands, featuring live music for visitors to hear as they meander throughout the neighborhood.

Parks - There are several parks and miles of paths throughout Montford. The Tempie Avery Montford Center Complex is the base for recreational activity in the area, providing fun for all ages. 

Dining - One of the perks of living in (or visiting) Montford is the restaurants. Local favorites include All Day Darling, Nine Mile, and Tall John's. As an added bonus, there is also a neighborhood corner store, Montford Convenience.

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Montford - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Montford: $924,600 / County Avg $937,300


Avg Sq. Ft. in Montford: 2,430 / County Avg 2,342


Avg Price per/sqft in Montford:$381 / County Avg $400


Avg Year Built in Montford: 1961 / County Avg 1988


Avg Days on Website in Montford: 42 / County Avg 100


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