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.

Thomas Wolfe 8k October 18, 10am

The Thomas Wolfe 8k will run through the streets of Montford for the thirty-eighth consecutive year. The Asheville Track Club’s cornerstone race will begin and end in front of Wolfe’s Old Kentucky Home on North Market Street at 10am, [... click heading to read more]

Green Corner

Plastic Shopping Bags—Should Asheville Ban Them?

Mitch Russell

What’s good for California and three coastal Carolina counties may be good for Asheville too.

Last month I wrote about the potential environmental dangers and damage of fracking. This month I’m [... click heading to read more]

Volunteers Needed

We could use volunteers to deliver the newsletter—a few routes, 10 times a year at the start of the month.

This is a great excuse to get out, take a walk, get to know a Montford street well.

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Taking a Stroll on the Greenway

Joan Miller

You’ve probably noticed the new greenway stretch along Reed Creek is now open to the public. This property at 525 Broadway is the latest success toward completing a greenway system linking downtown with Montford and UNC Asheville.

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Old-Time “Uppin’ Block” Survives on Montford Avenue

Zoe Rhine, North Carolina Collection, Pack Memorial Library

This stone mounting block for horse-drawn carriages was called an uppin’ block. In the era of horse-drawn carriages, boarding passengers stepped up on the block to give them a boost into [... click heading to read more]

Remembering a Montford Childhood in the 1950s and 1960s

Anne Plyler

Singing around the piano in the Homewood music room, c. 1960. Photo by Ewart M. Ball, Jr., Asheville Citizen-Times. North Carolina Collection, Pack Memorial Library, Asheville.

I grew up in Montford and lived here from 1952-1966 [... click heading to read more]

Calendar

Montford Neighborhood Association Meeting

Third Tuesday of every month, Montford Community Center, 34 Pearson Drive. Next meeting: September 16, 7pm. Watch the list serve for agenda.

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

Montford Community Recreation News

Kim Kennedy, Director, Montford Center

Fall Programs for Adults and for Youth and Teens

The center has a full slate of programs available this fall. We’re pleased to offer, once again, the Developing Future Male Leaders program led by [... click heading to read more]

An Invitation to the 28th Annual Asheville Greek Festival

September 26-28 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 227 Cumberland Avenue

Greetings Neighbors!

Once again it’s Greek Fest time in Montford. There will be lots to learn, see, do, and definitely EAT on Friday and Saturday, September 26 and [... click heading to read more]

19th Annual Montford Holiday Tour of Homes

Press Release

Event Details: Saturday, December 13, 2014 1:00 – 5:00 pm Tickets $20… Available Dec. 1st through the 13th at Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center Gift Shop 36 Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Come to Montford, Asheville’s most [... click heading to read more]