Downtown Asheville Condos

Urban Living On The Beaten’ Track

Asheville has seen a recent explosion in new urban living development. Within just a few miles of Pack Square, numerous new condominiums and townhomes are ready (or getting there) for occupancy.  Density development (versus sprawl) is strategically in keeping with sustainable urban planning, and it facilitates vibrancy in downtown communities.  With so much development, though, we thought we would take snapshot of living opportunities - both new and established - available within a two mile radius of downtown’s Pack Square.

The architecture of the new structures vary, but suffice it to say contemporary and industrial are not hard to find. This provides a nice contrast to some of the more established downtown home associations that reflect turn-of-the-last-century charm, such as The Fitzgerald at Grove Park. Find an elegance befitting of an early era here that is inspired by buildings such as the Grove
Park Inn and the Biltmore Estate. Located on Macon Street near the Grove Park Inn, these condominiums will likely range in price from $1 to $2 million. But there are many other price points found in downtown Asheville.

Also established are The Windswept Views condominiums. These are affordable and functionally desirable (split and open floor plan/ 2/2).  Situated on the ridge behind Charlotte Street at its Martin Luther King intersection, this development proves that at present one can purchase an in-town condo for under $250K.  Savor the extraordinary views here and enjoy the pool. Perhaps best of all, be minutes from downtown.  Similarly priced are the newer and
industrial feeling Clingman Lofts on Clingman Street located at the gateway to all that is West Asheville.  Enjoy the urban-modern feel here. Enjoy, too, being minutes away from the other hot Asheville - West Ashe - and downtown! We noticed one unit is on the market now for $260K.

55 South Market touts itself as organic, environmentally and tech friendly, modern, and sleek. It will not disappoint - it is all those things. And it is conveniently located in the South Slope. (Its Walking Score rating is 85. Nice.) Appealing outdoor spaces also set this community apart as a private courtyard invites residents to spend time together at the outdoor kitchen and grilling station - a spot that allows one to cook while socializing with neighbors and friends. Later, enjoy an evening around the fire pit. We’ve noticed some units are priced under (albeit just) $500k.

The Oxford Place Condominium is located in the heart of Asheville.  Built in 1891, the historic building was originally the Oxford Hotel. Then, after the Great Recession, it became a furniture store and then eventually a plumbing store. The developer was dedicated to keeping, or recreating, anything found during renovation to restore its original splendor.  It maintains a similar historic charm as it did throughout its time as an opulent hotel. The lofts offer a mix of
historic architecture and modern amenities; each interior is different. The location is hard to beat. Located at 52 Biltmore Avenue your city is at your feet as soon as you leave the building. On the market now, one unit is listed for $925,000. This is a building to watch if you wish your dwelling to have a story.

A bit south of Oxford Place will soon be 145 Biltmore Ave. This art deco condominium promises a world class residence with customized amenities. From their website, 145 Biltmore Ave states, “[we] feature the first “transterior” concept for indoor/outdoor living in Asheville: seamless transitional doorways, the largest outdoor living spaces available in the city, abundant windows and fresh air, and sun-drenched winter garden rooms.” On the market now, we see these listed at a beginning price of $540k.

An upcoming project called Radview was recently approved by the city and will break ground in the River Arts District (on Roberts Street behind the N.C. Glass Center) next year.  This space is designed to be a live-work-shop experience. There will be both retail and office space available. Artist studios and proximity to bus routes and greenways will round out the functionality of Radview.  Additionally, there will be apartments offered for under $1,000. per month to
encourage lower income living downtown.

45 Asheland, located in the South Slope, is a contemporary new condo community that is 90 percent sold at present.  It is dog-friendly and features high ceilings, balconies, security, and private parking.  Owners of units located on specific floors may even offer short term weekend rentals. Best of all,  though, you are steps - a 5 minute walk - from the bustling streets of
downtown.  These units are offered at varied prices. On the market now are units ranging from $595k to $1 million.  

Also new in the “SS” is the Bauhaus South Slope. The thoughtful, meticulous design of Bauhaus South Slope is unique. The sleek, modern architecture pays homage to the Bauhaus school from the early 20th century, making it timeless, enduring, and reflective as is Asheville’s historic roots. Form and function - aesthetics and usability - enhances livability here. The Bauhaus South Slope boasts intelligent use of space. And expansive windows bring the mountains in.  On the market at present, Bauhaus South Slope hovers in price at around 700k - 800k.

This is just a small sample of urban living options in walkable downtown Asheville.  Curious? Just give Janet Schlaufman a call (828-785-5678) to learn more!

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