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.

Habitat Brewing Company Opens Soon

Mitch Russell

Jonathan Myers (L) and Matt Addis (R), with ties to WNC, met in Portland, Oregon and wanted to bring the age-old tradition of community or commons that is inherent in English pubs and taverns to Asheville. [… click heading to read more]

Montford is the first to display its history on a neighborhood bus shelter!

Have you noticed as you drive or walk past the bus shelter in front of the Chamber Visitors Center there is a panel that gives a brief glimpse of Montford history? What a great way to show pride in [… click heading to read more]

the Montford Sign Grant Program

Our second sign goes up

Are you a Montford business? Need a sign? Who you gonna call? BETTER CALL SUE: (828) 778-7747.


27 Blake Street—A Tale of Two Owners

Note from the editor: This is one of my favorite submissions in the newsletter since I’ve been the editor. If any of you have an interesting tale of your home, please do send it my way, along with a [… click heading to read more]

LaZoom Fundraising Comedy Bus Tour Tickets Are Selling Fast

Okay, LaZoom is on-on-on! June 26th, Sunday, departing 4:30 for a 90-minute comedy

ride. Just $25 a ticket with free snacks and free drinks! If you haven’t been on a LaZoom tour, now’s the time to join your neighbors [… click heading to read more]

Muchas, Muchas Gracias Festival Volunteers!

It was our 13th successful year with 6371 attending. The Montford Music and Arts Festival gave residents, vendors, and visitors of all ages local music, arts, and fine al fresco dining. We owe so much to volunteers (and, [… click heading to read more]


Montford Neighborhood Association Meetings Third Tuesday of every month, Montford Community Center, Pearson Drive. Next meetings: Tuesday June 21 and Tuesday July 19, 7pm. Watch the listserv for agenda items.

All residents are welcome. Everyone in Montford is a [… click heading to read more]

First Signs of the MNA Sign Grant Program

Look for new signage at One Click Fix, 438 Montford Avenue and also a dramatic new sign at everyone’s favorite Italian Restaurant, Montford’s own Chiesa. The debut of the Chiesa sign will be accompanied by one of Chiesa’s [… click heading to read more]

Movin’ Around Montford

By Sue G. Russell

If you’re out strolling, walking for your health, or just want to get the uplift a brisk constitutional gives, you can’t do much better than a walk up/down Chestnut Avenue. Keep your eyes [… click heading to read more]

Natural Neighborhoods: Sustaining Trees in Montford

Lisa Wagner, Montford Resident, Former Director of Education, South Carolina Botanical Garden, Clemson University

We live in a historic neighborhood with abundant trees, but they weren’t all here when Montford was established over a century ago. The [… click heading to read more]