Saturday - Mar 25, 2017

Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Profile – Givens Estates

Neighborhood Profile – Givens Estates

Givens Estates is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located on a 215-acre campus in south Asheville.  Founded as a United Methodist retirement community, Givens Estates offers a continuum of residential and health care options to senior citizens of all faiths and walks of life.  Approximately 680 seniors live independently in houses, duplexes, or apartments

Neighborhood Profile: East End / Valley Street

Neighborhood Profile: East End / Valley Street

The East End / Valley Street Neighborhood Association represents the oldest African-American neighborhood in Asheville. Once the center of African-American life in Asheville, the neighborhood was connected to The Block (Eagle, Market Streets) and Valley Street (now South Charlotte), which was the heart of the neighborhood. The neighborhood is one of the most historically significant


Neighborhood profile – Lakeshore Heights

Neighborhood profile – Lakeshore Heights

Lakeshore Heights is in north Asheville and includes areas west of Merrimon Avenue to Reynolds Place and Horizon Hill, bounded on the south by Sandon Road and on the north by Beaver Lake.  The neighborhood consists of mostly single family homes with a few rental apartments.  Most significantly Lakeshore Drive is used as a cut through for traffic

Neighborhood Profile – Haw Creek

Neighborhood Profile – Haw Creek

Asheville’s Haw Creek Community Association (HCCA) was formed in 1983 in response to proposed development neighbors felt was out of character with the neighborhood, and a desire to ensure residents had a say about the future of their community.  HCCA is a 501 C-3 (non-profit) incorporated in 1984.   Haw Creek is located in a

Burton Street Neighborhood Profile

Burton Street Neighborhood Profile

The Burton Street Community Association, established in 1967 as the Burton Street Advisory Board, was formed for the purpose of promoting the educational, social, economic and cultural welfare of its members, improving the neighborhood through democratic citizen participation and involvement in activities which affect our everyday lives. The Burton Street neighborhood, founded in 1911 by


Barricades go up for Halloween on Vermont Avenue in West Asheville

Barricades go up for Halloween on Vermont Avenue in West Asheville

There will be lots of Halloween happenings around Asheville Saturday night but one of the biggest parties around town involves a street closing. Hundreds of costumed trick or treaters converge on Vermont Avenue in West Asheville each year for candy-filled extravaganza. And while the children are tricked out in their costumes so are the houses.

Visit Neighborhood Sidewalk page on City of Asheville’s website

Visit Neighborhood Sidewalk page on City of Asheville’s website

Here’s an update on the City’s recently adopted Neighborhood Sidewalk Policy for prioritizing construction of neighborhood sidewalks: Visit our Neighborhood Sidewalk Policy page, where you can click on a list of streets in alphabetical order and how they rank in terms of sidewalk replacement. City staff will be applying secondary screening factors to the streets at


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