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.

Annual Hot August Night 5K

Come beat the heat at the Annual Hot August Night 5K on Saturday, August 16 at 7pm. Fees are $20 for adults, $15 youth for 12 and under. There is a $5 discount if you register by August 8. [... click heading to read more]

Montford Neighborhood Association Meeting Minutes

David Patterson, Secretary

The Montford Neighborhood Association held the regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 7PM at the Montford Community Center on Pearson Drive. MNA Board members included Brian [... click heading to read more]

Green Corner

Mitch Russell

Summer is coming, and based on the National Climate Assessment, an 800-page report researched in part by Asheville’s National Climatic Data Center, according to the Asheville Citizen-Times, we are in for some warmer weather in the coming [... click heading to read more]

Thrive Preschool

Written by Emma Leland Drake

I am excited to announce Thrive Preschool, 144 Cumberland Avenue, a neighborhood, weekday morning program with full and part-time options. Enrollment for children ages 3-5 is OPEN.

This spring marks my family’s ten-year anniversary [... click heading to read more]

Montford Park Players

John Russell, Managing Director, The Montford Park Players

Free Shakespeare Starts the Season

The Montford Park Players opened our 42nd outdoor season of free Shakespeare June 6 with Henry V, the story of the heroic young King of England [... click heading to read more]

Farewell to Julius McDowell—Westover Drive Resident

Jerry Connell, Westover Drive

Julius Edward McDowell died Sunday, April 13, 2014. He was the son of the late Reverand Julius E. McDowell and Mrs. Margaret Nesby McDowell.

I first met Julius when I bought the house next to [... click heading to read more]

Pollinator at Blue Spiral 1 Gallery

Michael G. Manes, Assistant Gallery Director

Contemporary artists celebrate the honeybee in Pollinator, one of four current exhibitions at downtown’s Blue Spiral 1 gallery. Pollinator features a diverse collection of works by 11 regional artists using media including printmaking, [... click heading to read more]

Pollinator Beginnings

Phyllis Stiles

Over the last weekend in April, Bee City USA distributed more than 270 native plants to 18 Montford households who wanted to welcome bees, butterflies, and other pollinators into their yards. Each co-op member paid $25 for [... click heading to read more]

Chiesa—A New Restaurant in Montford!

by Susan Rothlein

We’ve all been watching the amazing transformation of the church building at the corner of Montford Avenue and West Chestnut Street. The changes happening under the direction of the new owners, Michael McDonough, a Montford architect, [... click heading to read more]

Proposed redesign of the Montford Complex

Proposed redesign of the Montford Complex including the Montford Community Center, playground, parking & street access and changes to outdoor sports facilities. Community meeting regarding this design is scheduled for Tues., June 17. Pre-meeting scheduled from 5-7 pm. MNA [... click heading to read more]