One of the oldest and most popular neighborhoods in the Asheville area is the beautiful Montford historic district. You will not find much much land here but many in the area are buying and revitalizing the historic Homes in this community. Bordered roughly by I-240, I-26 and Broadway Avenue, Montford has more than 600 buildings on the National Historic Landmark registry and in 1981 the city of Asheville designated it as the city's first local historic district. Montford is a short walk to downtown Asheville's dining, shopping and entertainment.

A walking or driving tour of Montford's approximately 300 acres is an unforgettable treat as it hosts a diverse set of homes in Asheville's downtown corridor, including turn of the century houses in Victorian, Neoclassical, Queen Anne and Arts and Crafts, all the way up to castle-like estates. With such ornate and picturesque real estate, it's not surprising The Biltmore Estate's chief architect, Richard Sharp Smith, played a direct role in the building of many Montford homes. As a result, this unforgettable Asheville neighborhood is a favorite for visitors and tours.

Montford is home to the Asheville Cemetery where author Thomas Wolfe and North Carolina Governor Zebulon Vance lay in rest. Montford also hosts North Carolina's longest running Shakespeare Festival, held annually every summer at Hazel Robinson Amphitheater.

Rich in architecture and history, Montford entertains several seasonal and year-round tours. Favorites include Montford's Annual Holiday Tour of Homes, a festive self-guided tour held every December through select historic homes decked with holiday cheer.

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