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Welcome to Montford!

The 14th Annual Montford Music & Arts Festival

Come, experience and enjoy Asheville’s largest, longest running, single day neighborhood street festival. See for yourself why so many visitors return each year to hear the music, dine on local cuisine, and shop from some of the finest artisans in the area.

Visit The festival site for details >

The Neighborhood

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.

Festival T-shirt ON SALE NOW!

Wow! Look at this! Montford Music & Arts Festival T-shirts with a new look. The T’s multi-color design showing the symbolic tree of Montford along with the musical symbols that are the essence of the Festival are prominently displayed [… click heading to read more]

The First Newsletter

October 1995—A Date Which Will Live in Infamy

Our Newsletter is becoming historic in its own right. This October will mark twenty-two years of the Montford Newsletter. A great deal has changed since that first issue, but the same [… click heading to read more]

UNC Asheville Begins Site Work at 525 Broadway

Amy Jessee, UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville has begun site work at 525 Broadway in preparation for utilizing the property for overflow parking and material storage during construction projects that will begin in the spring of 2017. Campus [… click heading to read more]

The Bears Among Us

Poem by Sue G. Russell

I bet they see us, more than we see them. And when we do, we trumpet, our digitals in our hands. “Bear walking down Cumberland, just five minutes ago,” we warn. But [… click heading to read more]

Dr. Mary Frances (Polly) Shuford Interview

“[As far as women doctors in Asheville,] Dr. Margery Lord was here. [Dr. Margery Lord, City Health Officer for fifteen years from 1939-1954] And an eye specialist had been here. Dr. Merrimon. She fitted my first glasses when I [… click heading to read more]

Unique Bus Shelters on the way…

Sue G. Russell

It’s been awhile since local architect Michael McDonough first looked at the line of craft kiosks at the Grove Arcade and wondered, could that form translate into a bus shelter? Well, sometimes good things [… click heading to read more]

Discovering Montford’s Early History

Zoe Rhine, Special Collections Librarian, The North Carolina Room, Pack Memorial Library

Looking north from the head of Montford at Bearden; cobbled street, trolley tracks, horse-drawn carriage with umbrella (probably indicating a street vendor), woman standing on [… click heading to read more]

Release Party—Habitat Brewing Co.

Joan Miller

Matt Addis

Our relatively new neighbor, Habitat Brewing Co., is soon having a special release party. Habitat opened on Broadway between High Five and Moog; many of us have enjoyed its ambiance and local brews.

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Montford Community Center News

February – March 2017

Spring Break Camp

If you are looking for a fun place for your child to spend Spring Break; consider the Montford Center. We will run a program April 10-14 from 8:30-6pm for $50 [… click heading to read more]

Montford Holiday Tour of Homes Exceeded All Expectations

Cate Scales

The 21st Annual Montford Holiday Tour of Homes exceeded all expectations this year both in our fundraising goals and community involvement! I began working on the Tour in 2002 as a volunteer on the committee when we [… click heading to read more]