Asheville, North Carolina offers many remarkable gay and lesbian neighborhoods to live in as well as a wonderful setting in the mountains that encourages a healthy outdoor lifestyle. The smaller surrounding rural towns and neighborhoods offer an attractive mix of both historical and newly built homes. The city is very green conscious and residents actively work to preserve the natural beauty in the area.
Asheville is considered to be a great place to live with a booming, developing economy and cost of living that is well below the national average. The median sales price for a home, according to 2012 statistics on Trulia is $192,000. This has grown 9.7% in the last quarter of 2012. The “movers and shakers in the area are West Asheville Estates, Five Points, Huston-Courland, Falconhurst and a development called Racquet Club village. To give you an idea of the boom that is going on in these areas; consider that West Asheville Estates and Five Points have rocketed 38.75% and 21% respectively ~ other areas average gains of about 11%.
Two neighborhoods that are being gentrified and that are quite attractive to new buyers are Oakley and Historic Montford with average prices of $165,661 and $362,54 respectively. These are areas of older Arts and Crafts homes and big yards to live in. The actual LGBT area of the city is in a triangle bordered by Durham, Raleigh and Chapel. This is the artsy and expensive part of the city to live in that has been gentrified since the seventies. As these properties are in the downtown area the homes tend to be more expensive at $295K and upwards. The priciest downtown neighborhoods are Historic Montford with it’s many architectural treasures, as well as Grove Park, Claxton, Chestnut Hills, Norwood Park, Five Points, Jackson Point and Murdock Linden. The least expensive areas to live in are Shiloh, Biltmore and Parkway Forest where homes average at 141K and lower.
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