Grove Park Sustainable Neighborhood –National Historic in Asheville
Asheville Real Estate Journal
____Points of Interest: One of the most intriguing neighborhoods in Asheville, NC, isGrove Park. This neighborhood , within easy walking distance of downtown Asheville, bakeries, coffee shops and restaurants. It adjoins the famous Grove Park Inn and, like Biltmore Forest, has earned a reputation as an example of enduring quality in addition to being a desirable place in which to make your home and purchase an amazing home.
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."
___ Livability:Asheville's Grove Park is a welcoming, livable, walkable neighborhood. This is a multigenerational neighborhood where people of all ages enjoy strolling beneath the massive trees. ..and you may spot a wild turkey hen and her poults along the way. If you enjoy the idea of walking along curvilinear streets under magnificent tree canopies, this Asheville neighborhood is for you. The homes are Beautiful- with a capital “B”!
___ 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!
___ Sustainable Excellence:When it comes to sustainable excellence Asheville's Grove Park’s historical neighborhoods regularlyexceed expectations. Universal design is favored by multigenerational residents – parents, children and grandparents, baby boomers retiring to Asheville. You can find elements of universal design in updates and green retrofitting.
Here is a photo I took recently of such a project. Notice the no-step entrance.
Grove Park, Sunset Terrace, and Proximity Park, three areas in the neighborhood,are listedon the National Historic Register.
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 buildings.
___ Neighbors: This is a mature community. There area several second and/or vacation homes in this area, yet neighbors have a strong community voice.
___ Pet -Friendly: Yes
___ Current Average Price Range in Grove Park: $702,000
___ Available Single Family Residences: 36
___ SOLD in 2012: 11 and ___ SOLD Price Point: $282,000 to $730,000
and AT OR WITHIN 10% of Listed Asking Price
___ Current Homes For Sale in theGrove Park Neighborhood in Asheville range in price from $318,000 to $3,750,000.
A Personal Note: If you are relocating to Asheville, interested in this neighborhood and not already working with a REALTOR® I’d love to talk with you about homes and land for sale in the Grove Park Sustainable Neighborhood. You can use the survey located to your right -->