A Walking Tour: Historic Montford

A Walking Tour: Historic Montford

Kimber Watson
Nov 5, 2009

While visiting the quirky yet charming city of Asheville, we stumbled upon the neighborhood of Montford. We were searching for a Caribbean restaurant that a local had recommended, but once we caught a glimpse of some of the amazing homes, we were quickly distracted and decided to take ourselves on a self-guided walking tour...

Montford is a short walk from downtown Asheville; a neighborhood filled with grand Victorian homes, a slew of B&B's, and cute bungalows. While the most recognizable architecture style is Victorian, we also saw influences from a variety of progressive styles. From the corner towers and lavish ornamental details of the eccentric Queen Anne style - to the shingle walls and gambrel roofs of Colonial Revival. Going further into this eclectic neighborhood, you will also find Neoclassical apartment buildings, cottages, healing centers, and yes - a Caribbean restaurant! Much of Montford is also included in the National Register of Historic Places.

If you happen to find yourself in Asheville, I highly recommend walking the streets of Montford or perhaps spending the night at one of the gorgeous B&B's. And in case anyone is looking to relocate, the house pictured in the third photograph is for sale!

(Image: Kimberly Watson)

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