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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.

Something Moved

Marci Spencer, March 2015

“It was Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014,” begins a story, recorded in the book, Pisgah National Forest: a History. “A family drove eastbound on I-40 to Exit 90 at Nebo to the Grandfather District Ranger [… click heading to read more]

Second Montford Challenge to benefit the Montford Music and Arts Festival

Longtime Montford residents and Festival Supporters Brian May and Scott Merrill have offered a Second Montford Challenge to benefit the Montford Music and Arts Festival on May 16, 2015.

They will also match up to $1000 in donations from [… click heading to read more]

Care & Feeding Of Pollinators

Phyllis Stiles

“To a bee, a flower is the fountain of life. And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love.” Khalil Gibran, “The Prophet” (1923)

Bees, beetles, and butterflies emerge in spring with huge appetites. They’ve [… click heading to read more]

Alternatives to Pesticides Workshops

Phyllis Stiles

Remember a century ago when all food was organic? (It’s OK if you don’t remember personally!) Rampant pesticide use has put the monarch butterfly’s existence at risk, and caused worrisome declines among all pollinators. Adverse impacts on [… click heading to read more]

Waterfalls and Wildflowers in the Southern Appalachians

Thirty Great Hikes

By Timothy P. Spira

If you love waterfalls, here are some of the best hikes in the Southern Appalachians. And if you love plants—or simply would like to learn more about them—you will be in hiking [… click heading to read more]

Postcard of 80 Cumberland Avenue

Postcard of 80 Cumberland Avenue mailed on September 8, 1911. Contribution by Brian Astle, Montford resident.

Recent photo, same perspective as above, taken in early March, 2015, by Brian [… click heading to read more]

Ask Away, Montford!

Dear Kelli,

I moved here for a quiet community, but my neighbor is so noisy. He rides his moped (without the muffler I might add), for all hours of the night. Is it appropriate to toss a broomstick into [… click heading to read more]

Montford Residents Offer $1000 Challenge

Montford residents Hernán and Lou Ann Navarro have offered, for the third year in a row, to match up to $1000 in donations from Montford neighbors and friends. Hernán and Lou Ann have been a huge support of the [… click heading to read more]

We Need Volunteers

Montford Music and Arts Festival

Kim Kennedy, Festival Volunteer Coordinator

Dear Montford Neighbors,

We are again looking for volunteers to help with this year’s festival Saturday, May 16, 10am-7pm. We have some new pre-event jobs, so I’m appealing to [… click heading to read more]

2015 Montford Music and Arts Festival Sponsors

David Baker, Festival Fundraising Committee Chair

Thanks to our many sponsors. Please support these businesses, as they support our neighborhood!

The Bunn House An idyllic boutique inn where you will experience downtown charm amidst historic surroundings. Built in 1905 [… click heading to read more]