Historic Montford

The original Village of Montford was incorporated during the late 1890’s and was known as a haven for Asheville’s businessmen and professionals. More than a century later, mature trees line wide avenues and brick sidewalks, and the large old homes, mostly built before 1920 and once the prestigious addresses of Asheville’s upper middle class — now define one of Asheville’s most popular housing areas.  Today’s Montford residents have a tradition of home preservation where various influences from Victorian and Queen Anne-style homes align with Arts and Crafts, Neo-Classical and Colonial Revival homes.  This unique neighborhood has been on the National Registry of Historic Places since 1977 and was designated a Historical Area of Asheville in 1981.

Your event will enjoy the naturally elegant Montford setting in the heart of residential Asheville, near the historic Riverside Cemetery (check out its famous residents), Montford Park (known for outdoor theatre performances during the summer), exclusive Bed and Breakfasts  or enjoy a guided trolly tour–all within walking distance of The Morris Hellenic Cultural Center. This is a perfect location for your destination event!

We are located on the grounds of Western North Carolina’s only Greek Orthodox Church (Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church) which was built in 1957 and renovated in 2008-2009. It’s architectural beauty is a highlight in the Montford neighborhood and home to the annual 3-day Greek Festival, a beloved Asheville tradition, always held in late September.

Each season shows off the beauty of this quaint and historic neighborhood of Montford, which teems with creativity and ambiance. All this within minutes of our lively downtown scene, the Basilica of St. Lawrence, the US Cellular Center, restaurants and hotels. On-site and easy off street parking available, and we are bus or trolley accessible.

 

 

 

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