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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Asheville - Our Neighborhood

Our month in Asheville has been spent living on an alley.      That doesn't sound to great, but we are in the heart of the Montford Historical District.  

Montford retains more than 600 buildings, most of which were built between 1890 and 1920, and includes a variety of architectural influences reflecting the cosmopolitan character of Asheville during the turn of the 20th century.

Montford was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, and in 1981 the Asheville City Council designated Montford as a local historic district. Montford's success has been fostered by its proximity to Asheville's city center.   The district is located an easy walk or bike ride from downtown, which RJ will confirm as he has walked it more than once.

Many of the homes have cottages and/or carriage houses on the alley behind their home.     Our Host has both.     Our 2-bedroom cottage is one of the nicest we have stayed at during our journeys.    We have three skylights to make it bright and cheery, stainless steel appliances, leather furniture and many antiques throughout.     The floors are original narrow plank wood with a trap door to the basement.   We are really enjoying our stay here.

RJ and I like to walk around the neighborhood and admire the homes.     These are some of the homes within a two (very long) block radius of our cottage.

This one is a B&B

The people of Asheville are friendly, a bit eclectic, very artsy and they all seem to have dogs that are walked frequently.


  1. Your cottage looks adorable. I couldn't help but admire the next photo with the Green Bay Packer colors.

  2. Those are some mighty fine looking cottages. But yours is just the right size. Do please send me a pic of one its window views.