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The History of Asheville, NC

The city of Asheville is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina. With humble beginnings as a small outpost in 1784, the region was first settled by soldier Colonel Samuel Davidson and his family, who built log cabins by Christian and Bee Tree Creek. In the first decade after they arrived, the Davidson’s saw more and more newcomers, and by the time Buncombe County was officially formed in 1792, it had approximately 1,000 residents. Officials named the newly established county seat “Morristown,” but four years later the name was changed to Asheville, in honor of North Carolina Governor Samuel Ashe.

With the arrival of the railroad in 1880, Asheville came into new prominence as a resort and therapeutic health center which attracted nearly 30,000 seasonal visitors as well as many members of the wealthy elite, such as George W. Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt arrived in Asheville and purchased 120,000 acres with the intention of building a grand estate. Residents of Asheville at the turn of the century were consequently awed by the construction of the Biltmore—the largest privately owned mansion featuring 250 rooms, an indoor pool and bowling alley.

Including the Biltmore, much of Asheville’s history is featured in its stunning architecture. Prior to the Great Depression, Asheville experienced a great economic boom that brought about the construction of beautiful buildings in the Art Deco, Arts and Crafts, and Gothic Revival architectural styles. Asheville, unlike many other cities that sacrificed their historic buildings to urban renewal projects, preserved these buildings and chose to diligently repay its debt from the years following Black Monday. Most of these grand pieces of history, such as the Basilica of St. Lawrence and Grove Park Inn, continue to enhance Asheville’s growing façade today.

Asheville Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 466 homes for sale in Asheville, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
48% Single Family, 26% Condo, 26% Land/lot and 0% Multi Family.

48% Single Family
26% Condo
0% Other

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 466
Average Home Size 1,873 ft² / 174 m²
Price Range ($28,000 - $10,750,000)

Weather in Asheville

The average high temperatures in Asheville range from 47 in January to 84 in July

Average home income in Asheville

The average household income of a Asheville resident is $63,679 with an average home value of $231,227

Population of Asheville

Asheville has 119,726 residents.

Home ownership in Asheville

The average level of home ownership in Asheville is 57%.

Education breakdown of Asheville

Education levels of residents of Asheville include: highschool 24%, associate 9%, bachelor 25%, graduate 14%.

Households in Asheville

Asheville has 52,302 homes, built on average 45 years ago.

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You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 466 homes for sale in Asheville. These homes are comprised of Single Family, Condo, Land/lot and Multi Family. The average list price of these property results is 645,946. Prices are displayed as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Asheville please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 466 homes for sale in Asheville, NC are represented by 2 member brokerages serving the Asheville area. Member brokerages representing the 466 homes include Beverly-Hanks & Associates and Preferred Properties of Asheville.