Welcome to North Asheville
Quintessential Asheville Neighborhood
With its historic grace and style, the artsy and iconic neighborhood of North Asheville showcases eclectic Victorian and Tudor-style homes along walkable streets with unsurpassed restaurants and unique shops. North Asheville encompasses many unique neighborhoods beginning just north of downtown out to Beaverdam and Reynolds Mountain. Grove Park, Jackson Park, Norwood Park, Lakeview Park, and Town Mountain.
What to Love
- Beautiful, year-round weather with a mild climate
- Endless outdoor activities, like Beaver Lake and breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains
- Homes feature diverse architecture, including Victorian, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, and mid-century modernism.
Mountain living at its finest, the neighborhoods offer incredible views, exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities, and amazing dining options. Residents are mostly young families and retirees, making the area highly community-focused with an energetic population looking to retain North Asheville’s charm and artsy, vibrant atmosphere.
Stroll down the wide, tree-lined streets to experience the traditional, small neighborhoods of a time long passed. North Asheville has retained the charming homes of the early 20th century and has not experienced large, commercial growth. The area is quiet and quaint, minutes from downtown amenities, and offers its own unique comfort.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
The hotel Omni Grove Park Inn is steeped in rich history and features an impressive list of famous guests. Stay for a few nights to experience the breathtaking views and hear legendary stories from the nationally recognized, historic hotel.
Owner and chef Eric Scheffer opened Vinnie’s Italian Restaurant in 2010 after realizing Asheville was lacking a traditional, family-owned “Old-School” Italian restaurant. The award-winning locale pledges to bring the community together over delicious food in a friendly atmosphere. Vinnie’s offers the best pasta and the best service, and they were named the overall best restaurant in North Asheville.
Plant has over a dozen “Best Of” awards in the North Asheville area. They have been voted the best vegetarian restaurant, healthiest bite, and greenest restaurant, along with the most romantic spot for dinner. Plant is 90% vegan, with no animal products used in-house, and every meal is made from scratch. They cook “spirited and delightful” plates for a wide range of palates and offer a rotating, seasonal menu of the highest quality ingredients. Try their grilled beets with horseradish mayo, summer ramen, and saffron crème brûlée for dessert.
The historic Grovewood Village was once home to the weaving and woodworking operations of Biltmore Industries. Today, you can shop handmade arts and crafts, take classes, and tour the 11-acre property to learn about its history, experience museum events, and view Asheville’s only antique car museum. Grovewood Village is dedicated to preserving and promoting American arts and crafts on their unique property, and they host numerous events throughout the year to showcase their unique educational and fun opportunities.
Things to Do
Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary sits on 8 acres of wetlands in North Asheville. This protected land features a boardwalk for visitors to explore the wetlands and search for birds and other wildlife in their natural habitat. The Sanctuary is open daily from dawn to dusk and provides Asheville residents with a tranquil and calming spot for reflection and observation. They also provide volunteer opportunities to keep the Sanctuary maintained and cared for and host bird walks for all ages, so residents can learn about the numerous species that call the sanctuary home
The Botanical Gardens of Asheville is a ten-acre garden dedicated to preserving the native species of the Southern Appalachians. Admission is free and the gardens are open daily, featuring walking tours, classes and workshops for all ages, and special volunteer opportunities for community members. The Botanical Gardens host a spring and fall plant sale each year, with funds donated directly to supporting, growing, and fostering the native plant populations in the area.