Montford Historical District in Asheville, known primarily as Montford, is one of Asheville’s oldest and most established areas. Montford has a creative mix of residential homes, commercial buildings, as well as some of the best bed and breakfasts in town.
The reason Montford homes are so popular is due to its great location in the city of Asheville. On some of the farther sides of Montford, it’s only a 30-minute walk to downtown Asheville or a short drive. Being the historical district, the city of Asheville has set certain guidelines to follow as far as how home exteriors may look. More information can be found on the City of Asheville website or by giving The Eskritt Real Estate Group a call to discuss the details.
Many of the homes in this friendly Asheville neighborhood follow a Queen Victorian style with lots of unique architecture that is growing more and more rare in this area. Some homes still have the unique pebble-dash exterior which is a mix of concrete and stones to give that interesting texture, similar to what is found in Biltmore Village. The neighborhood is also very popular for income property as it’s a very desirable area to rent, being so close to downtown and only a few minutes away from the University of North Carolina, Asheville.
The single-family homes in Montford usually have an older style feel on the outside, but the insides of the homes can blow you out of the water! Many people come into these homes in Montford and completely gut the interior and update the home to their liking while keeping the exterior of the home the same, as there are guidelines one must follow should they choose to change it. Homes for sale in Montford are priced higher than the average home for sale in Asheville and range from the 200’s to 2,000,000’s depending on what you are looking for and whether you want a project or a move-in ready home.
Commercial buildings in Montford are usually comprised of offices, as well as some restaurants. Tod’s Tasties Cafe is located right on Montford Avenue and only uses local ingredients. If you are ever in the area, I would highly recommend stopping by to grab a delicious sandwich, coffee, and a decadent desert.
The reason bed and breakfasts are so popular in Montford is because most of the homes that were built (which is usually prior to 1950) were made with very large rooms. This attracts bed and breakfast owners because they allow their guests much privacy. These inns draw people from all over the world because of their architecture, the proximity to downtown and other amenities, as well as the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains!
Call The Eskritt Real Estate Group and let us show you the homes for sale while exploring all that this historic district has to offer.
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