Historic Districts

Historic District Map

Below is a list of designated Local Historic Districts, as well as National Register Historic Districts in Asheville and Buncombe County. All properties located within the boundaries of a Local Historic District are subject to design review. Properties located within a National Register District are not subject to design review unless they are also located within a Local Historic District. Structures considered to be "Contributing" as part of a National Register Historic District may potentially qualify for Historic Preservation Tax Credits. Click here for a comparison of Local Historic District designation and National Register designation.

Albemarle Park Historic District

History of Albemarle Park

Map of Albemarle Park Historic District

Architectural Design Guidelines

Landscape Design Guidelines


Biltmore Village Historic District

History of Biltmore Village

Map of Biltmore Village Historic District

Design Guidelines -

Book 1 (General Design Guidelines & Policies)

Book 2 (Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings)

Book 3 (New Construction)

A-Frame Sign Guidelines


Montford Historic District

History of Montford

Map of Montford Historic District

Design Guidelines


St. Dunstan's Historic District

History of St. Dunstan's

Map of St. Dunstan's Historic District

Design Guidelines



National Register Historic Districts

Rehabilitation of properties listed on the National Register may qualify for historic preservation tax credits. The State Historic Preservation Office can determine what tax credits may be available to you. Please contact them via their Web site or by calling (828) 296-7230 ext. 227 prior to beginning any alterations.

List of National Register Historic Districts


Contact Information

Historic Resources Commission of Asheville & Buncombe County

Stacy Merten, Director
Office: 828-259-5836
Email: smerten@ashevillenc.gov

Alex Cole, Historic Resources/Planner I
Office: 828-259-5638
Email: acole@ashevillenc.gov

Location: Asheville City Hall, Fifth Floor, 70 Court Plaza
Mailing address: P. O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802