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.
That’s the Montford Newsletter
Joe Newman, Circulation Manager
Without the work of more than 50 good neighbors who take this newsletter to every household in Montford, ten times a year, it wouldn’t be in your hands right now. Editor [... click heading to read more]
Saturday, March 15. Dozens of food trucks will meet in the parking lot of the Masonic Temple at 80 N. Broadway from noon-8pm to compete for the title of Best Food Truck in Asheville.
Sign up now for our Bump Set Spike Youth Volleyball class. Youth, grades 3-5, learn the basics of volleyball through drills and recreational games. Classes are held on Tuesdays, March 18-April 29 (no class April 15) from [... click heading to read more]
Part Five of Rediscovering Montford’s Early History
Zoe Rhine, North Carolina Collection, Pack Memorial Library
Circa 1905. Herman Biggerstaff (conductor). Note the streetcar sign at top reads “Montford.” The car sides are open for summer weather, and the [... click heading to read more]
Renovation on Montford Avenue
At the time I write this, we are awaiting City action on our shell building permit application, which will allow us to renovate the building to “mixed use” (residential upstairs and commercial below), [... click heading to read more]
Montford Neighborhood Association Meetings
Third Tuesday of every month, Montford Community Center, Pearson Drive. Next meeting: March 11, 2014, 7pm. Watch the list serve for agenda items.
All residents are welcome. Everybody in Montford is a member [... click heading to read more]
Early postcard of Montford showing the broad tree-lined Cumberland Avenue looking towards the original Battery Park Hotel. It is interesting to note how the houses are somewhat hidden behind the vegetation. Postmark, 1910.
North Carolina Collection, Pack Memorial [... click heading to read more]
I am an ambassador with a recent startup, CompostNow, that offers doorstep compost pickup to Asheville residents. We provide our members with bins in which to throw their food scraps (including meat, bones, and dairy) and other [... click heading to read more]
English Country Dancing in Montford
On a recent Sunday afternoon, my neighbor Peggy Brooks and I walked up Montford Avenue to Homewood Manor to escape for a few hours into the romance and elegance of a Jane [... click heading to read more]
Offering Free Energy Audits
Last year, Montford residents helped promote Solarize Asheville, a project with the mission to make it cheaper and easier for people to install solar systems. That pilot program has evolved into Clean Energy [... click heading to read more]