Grove Park Sustainable Neighborhood –National Historic in
The Grove Park Neighborhood in Asheville, NC, named for developer Edwin W. Grove curves into the foot of Sunset Mountain. The Grove Park Historic District , a lovely example of sustainable neighborhoods is over 100 years old. It is graced by the Grove Park Inn, built of massive boulders reinforced by concrete and capped with a burnt-orange tiled roof.
According to the National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary , "Grove purchased the surrounding area and sold it off for more residential development creating a stock of remarkable and fanciful dwellings, while the roads approaching Grove Park became the setting for a number of significant buildings."
___ Architecture: TheGrove Park Neighborhood- expect to find Neo-Classical, American Foursquare, Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, Georgian Revival, Bungalow, Italian Renaissance, Queen Anne homes...many designed by Richard Sharp Smith. These homes are simply breathtaking!
Here is a
I took recently of such a project.
Notice the no-step entrance.
Here you will find an interesting mix of historic and newer homes,
tree-lined streets, incredible views of downtown Asheville and
absolutely no commercial zoning (although there are several
properties zoned institutional and two churches.)
___ Relocating to Asheville:
If you are relocating to Asheville it is even possible to find
rental properties here-from single family homes to larger apartment
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