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Asheville emergency communications tower to be replaced this fall

The City of Asheville is in the process of replacing one of our public safety communications towers on Beaucatcher Ridge at the former White Fawn Reservoir site. This site has been an excellent resource in support of radio communications for police, fire departments, and state highway patrol agencies in our region for more than 25 […]

Neighborhood profile: Asheville’s Oakhurst community

Nestled above Biltmore Avenue between McCormick Field and Memorial Stadium to the North, Mission Hospital to the South, and Beaucatcher Mountain to the East, Oakhurst is a small community of about 45 houses. It is a neighborhood with stunning mountain views, and if plans move forward, it will one day enjoy direct access to the […]

Asheville Neighborhood Profile – Chestnut Hills

Chestnut Hills Neighborhood encompasses an area north of the downtown Central Business District that starts at the corner of East Chestnut/Merrimon Avenue, running northward to Hillside Street, east to Julia Street, north to Annandale Avenue, east to Cornelia Street, south to Hillside Street and west to Washington Street. Most of the neighborhood is part of […]

Steve Mitchell recognized as Asheville Neighborhood Volunteer of the Year

During its Feb. 28 meeting, Mayor Esther Manheimer awarded a plaque to Steve Mitchell of the Malvern Hills neighborhood as Asheville’s Neighborhood Volunteer of the Year. This is the first year for the award. Initiated by the Neighborhood Advisory Committee, the award is designed to recognize and honor a city resident who has demonstrated a […]

Neighborhood Profile – Park Avenue

The Park Avenue development in South Asheville, off of Sweeten Creek Road between Ballantree and the Givens Estate, was started in 1984. Over a period of several years, 92 homes were constructed. The community is governed by the Covenants and Rules and Regulations of the Park Avenue Property Owners Association, Inc. (PAPOA) to insure that […]

Neighborhood Profile – Norwood Park

Norwood Park is a 26-acre planned community north of downtown Asheville.  The neighborhood is bounded by Murdock, Norwood, Woodward and Farrwood Avenues, between Merrimon and Kimberly Avenues.   Designed in 1914, Norwood Park was advertised as adjoining the “golf links” (the Grove Park golf course).  The neighborhood was planned to fill a need for middle […]

Neighborhood Profile – Wilshire Park

Wilshire Park is a residential community that was developed during the 1950s and 1960s in West Asheville.  The sixty acre community is adjacent to Patton Avenue and Johnston Boulevard, near Haywood Road and other connecting streets. In 1962, the home owners organized The Wilshire Park Community Club.  These founding neighbors established club by-laws that included […]

City invites neighborhoods to register

Asheville Neighborhood Services Coordinator Marsha Stickford is on a mission. She wants to get to know every neighborhood in the City! Marsha has a knack for connecting people with helping organizations and vice versa. Think of her as a concierge for City neighborhoods. Marsha works with the City’s Neighborhood Advisory Committee, a nine-member group established […]

Neighborhood Profile – Carney Place

Carney Place, a Habitat for Humanity community in West Asheville, was built from early 2011 through late 2013. The 22 Habitat houses line all of Trellis Court and a portion of Brotherton Avenue. The name Carney Place was chosen by one of Habitat’s donors in honor of his family home in Alabama.   A Habitat […]