Neighborhood Profile – Park Avenue

The Park Avenue development in South Asheville, off of Sweeten Creek Road between Ballantree and the Givens Estate, was started in 1984. Over a period of several years, 92 homes were constructed. The community is governed by the Covenants and Rules and Regulations of the Park Avenue Property Owners Association, Inc. (PAPOA) to insure that [...]

Neighborhood Profile – Norwood Park

Norwood Park is a 26-acre planned community north of downtown Asheville.  The neighborhood is bounded by Murdock, Norwood, Woodward and Farrwood Avenues, between Merrimon and Kimberly Avenues.   Designed in 1914, Norwood Park was advertised as adjoining the “golf links” (the Grove Park golf course).  The neighborhood was planned to fill a need for middle class housing [...]

Neighborhood Profile – Wilshire Park

Wilshire Park is a residential community that was developed during the 1950s and 1960s in West Asheville.  The sixty acre community is adjacent to Patton Avenue and Johnston Boulevard, near Haywood Road and other connecting streets. In 1962, the home owners organized The Wilshire Park Community Club.  These founding neighbors established club by-laws that included these [...]

Neighborhood Profile – Carney Place

Carney Place, a Habitat for Humanity community in West Asheville, was built from early 2011 through late 2013. The 22 Habitat houses line all of Trellis Court and a portion of Brotherton Avenue. The name Carney Place was chosen by one of Habitat’s donors in honor of his family home in Alabama.   A Habitat neighborhood is [...]

Neighborhood Profile – Givens Estates

Givens Estates is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located on a 215-acre campus in south Asheville.  Founded as a United Methodist retirement community, Givens Estates offers a continuum of residential and health care options to senior citizens of all faiths and walks of life.  Approximately 680 seniors live independently in houses, duplexes, or [...]

Neighborhood Profile: East End / Valley Street

The East End / Valley Street Neighborhood Association represents the oldest African-American neighborhood in Asheville. Once the center of African-American life in Asheville, the neighborhood was connected to The Block (Eagle, Market Streets) and Valley Street (now South Charlotte), which was the heart of the neighborhood. The neighborhood is one of the most historically significant [...]

Neighborhood profile – Lakeshore Heights

Lakeshore Heights is in north Asheville and includes areas west of Merrimon Avenue to Reynolds Place and Horizon Hill, bounded on the south by Sandon Road and on the north by Beaver Lake.  The neighborhood consists of mostly single family homes with a few rental apartments.  Most significantly Lakeshore Drive is used as a cut through for traffic [...]

Neighborhood Profile – Haw Creek

Asheville’s Haw Creek Community Association (HCCA) was formed in 1983 in response to proposed development neighbors felt was out of character with the neighborhood, and a desire to ensure residents had a say about the future of their community.  HCCA is a 501 C-3 (non-profit) incorporated in 1984.   Haw Creek is located in a beautiful valley [...]

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