Downtown Asheville

Asheville's Central Neighborhoods

Living in the heart of Central Asheville gives you the unique combination of the vibrant entertainment hub of downtown, unique, locally owned shops, and many farm-to-table restaurants.

Stroll Downtown Asheville and you will be surrounded by unique architecture placed on the backdrop of sweeping mountain views. Close to unique shopping, exquisite restaurants, and exciting entertainment, you are never too far from something interesting and fun to do.

We invite you to discover the highly desirable Downtown Asheville lifestyle and the neighborhoods nearby! You’ll find a mixture of stately historic homes of the Montford Area, to high-rise condos planted in Downtown, to cottage-style homes of the River Arts District.

Explore Asheville’s Central Neighborhoods

Downtown Asheville is one of the finest examples of a neighborhood in a city center with less than 100,000 residents. Centered around Pack’s Square and Pritchet Park, you’ll find some of the country’s finest examples of Art Deco architecture in a bustling yet walkable downtown. Asheville’s downtown is loaded with things to see and do. It’s only one mile from the Grove Arcade, a gorgeous shopping center off of Battery Park, to McCormick Field, home to Asheville’s Minor League Baseball team, The Tourist. Living in Downtown Asheville will put you in the center of it all.

Downtown Asheville’s Five Points neighborhood is one of the most historic neighborhoods in the city. Just north of Route 240 and off of Merrimon Avenue, you’ll find lovely examples of craftsmen, bungalows, brick apartment buildings, and victorian homes on quiet and walkable streets. You’ll also find the nearest Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s to the city center. If you’re looking for proximity to downtown with a residential feel, consider Five Points.

Downtown Asheville’s Kenilworth neighborhood is just southeast of the city center. Bordered to the west by Biltmore Avenue, to the east by Route 240, and to the south by the Swannanoa River, Kenilworth is one of the largest neighborhoods in downtown Asheville. It’s home to Mission Hospital and the Mission Health complex, an area that’s surrounded by some of the most liveable streets in Asheville. Take a drive through the winding roads of Kenilworth to visit Lake Kenilworth and you might find your next dream home.

Downtown Asheville’s Montford neighborhood is one of the most picturesque and historical communities in Asheville. This community is just north of downtown Asheville, west of Broadway St., and east of Route 26 surrounding Montford Avenue. The community is a National Register Historic District with over six hundred buildings, mostly residences, built between 1890 and 1920. You’ll find gorgeous examples of Victorian, Queen Ann, craftsman homes, and more. 

Downtown Asheville’s River Arts District (RAD) neighborhood is one of the fastest-growing neighborhoods in all of Asheville. South of downtown and along the French Broad (Zillicoah) River, you’ll find renovated industrial buildings, artist showrooms, breweries, restaurants, and perhaps, your future home. In the last several years there have been massive investments into The River Arts District Transportation Improvement Plan (RADTIP) which built out the 2.2-mile Wilma Dykeman Greenway.

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