Welcome to Montford!

Whether you are a visitor, new to the neighborhood, or a longstanding resident, Montford is a great place to be. A portion of Montford is a National Register Historic District. Recent years in Montford have witnessed the renovation of many of the neighborhood’s residences by individual families and a myriad of industrious bed and breakfast owners who have helped to restore the district to its former splendor. The residents of Montford welcome you. It’s the people here, through all their efforts, that make this neighborhood a great place!

For more of the latest news about what’s going on in Montford, see the “News & Events” column to the right.

Congratulations – Music and Arts Festival Juried Art Contest Winners

Thank you to Dana Irwin and Megan Kirby, who were the art judges for the Montford Music and Arts Festival.

1st PlaceMike Merritt Artworkse – Mike Merritt

2nd PlaceSeed and Sky Jewelry – Kelsey Loomer

3rd [… click heading to read more]

Bee In The Know

Don’t Spray a Bee Swarm or Hive

If you have a bee hive or swarm and don’t want them in your yard, don’t disturb them, don’t spray them or try to kill them. Though they can seem intimidating, swarms [… click heading to read more]

“Were you chosen?”

Marci Spencer

Photo credit: Paula Wise

Were you one of the fortunate ones? Did he choose your backyard? Did he grace you with his elegant presence and bold, handsome appearance?

If he arrived to feed among chickadees, cardinals [… click heading to read more]

Festival Volunteers Give With Heart

“Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds,” say the Navy SEALS. And the winning 2015 Montford Festival team of enthusiastic, creative volunteers did it again.

For the 12th year, we delighted residents, vendors and visitors alike of [… click heading to read more]

Final Roll Call—Montford Festival

Thank you Montford Challengers/Donors and Business Sponsors

Once again, we did it! What an awesome Festival. It all happened because of the unwavering generosity of our Montford Challengers and donors who stepped up to meet the challenges, and all [… click heading to read more]

Montford Festival—Thank You Again, Sponsors!

May Sponsors Stepped Up

Brian C. Hunter, CPA, P.A.—a firm of certified public accountants and consultants located in Asheville. Since 1995, we have provided personalized attention to tax and accounting matters for business and personal clients throughout the eastern [… click heading to read more]


Montford Park Players A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Montford Park Players, North Carolina’s longest running Shakespeare Festival, will open A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the second production of its 2015 outdoor season. It runs June 5-July 4, Friday-Sunday at 7:30pm [… click heading to read more]

Historic Resources Commission of Asheville and Buncombe County

Montford Action Agenda, May 13, 2015

Item and Summary and Action

45 Short Street – Rehabilitation of existing house, including replacement of asbestos siding with new material……………………………………………Approved with conditions (*CA will not include installation of new siding)

Go to [… click heading to read more]

Daphne Young

Montford is lucky. It has had more than a handful of men and women who’ve been willing to spend the effort toward a sense of, an experience of, community. Daphne Young is one of them. Daphne stepped down as [… click heading to read more]

Duke Energy Substation Update

Sarah Patten

This past December, Duke Energy announced it plans to build a large, 115-kilovolt power substation next to the future site of the new Isaac Dickson Elementary School (IDES) on Hill Street in Asheville.

The IDES PTO (parent-teacher [… click heading to read more]