Welcome to Montford!

Whether you are a visitor, new to the neighborhood, or a longstanding resident, Montford is a great place to be. 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 by individual families and a myriad of industrious bed and breakfast owners who have helped to restore the district to its former splendor. The residents of Montford welcome you. It’s the people here, through all their efforts, that make this neighborhood a great place!

For more of the latest news about what’s going on in Montford, see the “News & Events” column to the right.

I-26 Update

Julie Mayfield

There is a lot happening around transportation planning and funding at the state level, so it’s time for an update on the I-26 Connector Project. In 2013, the state created a new prioritization process to better allocate [... click heading to read more]

Green Corner

Mitch Russell

So I’ve got to admit that I’ve been living under a rock when it comes to the potential current geological epoch that has been termed the Anthropocene. Coined by biologist Eugene Stoermer, but popularized by atmospheric chemist [... click heading to read more]

2014 Holiday Tour of Homes

First, We Need Homes

The quest has begun to find homes for this year’s Holiday Tour of Homes, Saturday December 13, 1-5pm. If you haven’t been, you must think attending. It’s an opportunity to connect with your community, get [... click heading to read more]

New Montford Park Benches Thanks to Future Eagle Scout

Joan Miller

If you’ve visited Montford Park recently, you’ve noticed the old benches have been replaced with handsome new ones. Sam Cavagnaro, a Montford resident, chose this project as part of his earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Sam [... click heading to read more]

Images of Montford Avenue, c. 1910 and 2014

Joe Newman

Circa 1910. North Carolina Collection, Pack Memorial Library, Asheville.

Thomas Wolfe described Montford Avenue as “the most fashionable street in town.” The two vintage postcard photographs here, both taken looking north from the Bearden Street intersection, [... click heading to read more]

Montford Park Players

The Montford Park Players, North Carolina’s longest running Shakespeare Festival, is proud to announce its 2015 theatre season.

Noel Coward’s Private Lives plays March 12 – 29, 2015 in the historic Asheville Masonic Temple. Private Lives is the story [... click heading to read more]

Thomas Wolfe 8K October 18, 10am

Leslie Grotenhuis, Event Director

What’s So Special About the Thomas Wolfe 8k?

First and foremost, the Thomas Wolfe 8k, or TW8k as it is lovingly referred to, is the oldest running race in Asheville. This will be the 38th [... click heading to read more]

Montford Neighborhood Association Minutes

David Patterson, Secretary

The Montford Neighborhood Association held the regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 16 at 7pm at the Montford Community Center on Pearson Drive. MNA Board members included Brian Elston, President, Michael McDonough, Vice-President, David Patterson, [... click heading to read more]

Community Recreation News

Kim Kennedy

Congratulations to William Hoke, Montford Center Assistant Director. His Developing Future Male Leaders program just won the Innovative Program Award from the North Carolina Recreation and Parks Association. Way to Go!

Join Montford Youth Basketball Teams

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Odyssey School 5k, Autumn Faire and Chili Cookoff

Cory Adams

Odyssey Community School is celebrating its 4th Annual 5k Costume Run and Autumn Faire on Sunday, October 12th. This year new co-directors Megan McCarter and Cory Adams are excited to run with their students. Says McCarter, “It’s [... click heading to read more]