West Asheville is located in Buncombe County and only 5 minutes across the French Broad River from Downtown Asheville. The West Asheville community is the new hot trendy area in Asheville. The Flagship address in West Asheville is Haywood Road. The West Asheville community has exploded with development for business, restaurants, breweries as well as new and renovated homes.

West Asheville community resources include two community centers, a branch library and a variety of local parks, playgrounds and greenways. Two city fire stations and a police resource center serve our area. With the French Broad River defining the eastern and southern boundaries of West Asheville we also have easy access to boating, floating and the extensive park system along the river.

This side of town was traditionally more affordable than other areas, but that has changed. Modest houses, cottages and bungalows have been snapped up by alternative-lifestyle groupies, young families and investors. The barbershops, furniture stores and family owned businesses are being replaced with cafes and bakeries are serving up organic fare, holistic practitioners and a range of eclectic stores. This has become some of Asheville's most sought after real estate.



Stroll down Haywood Road in Historic West Asheville and notice the quaint side streets lined with bungalows. The neighborhood is in the midst of a renaissance. Formerly abandoned buildings are now home to flourishing restaurants, breweries and vintage boutiques, but the streets have a small hometown feel where businesses are family owned and neighborhoods are an easy walk or bicycle ride away.

This area is evolving organically as a hip, trendy enclave for the young granola-munching crowd as well as beginning families in search of affordable fixer-uppers. Haywood Road, which serves as West Asheville’s main drag, features a hodgepodge of trendy cafes nationally recognized restaurants and funky stores and shops housed in older buildings that have been renovated.

Men’s Journal magazine named West Asheville as one of the best neighborhoods in the Southeast: “The Eccentric Throwback,” as the magazine calls West Asheville. It has the sidewalks, large yards and tended gardens that many of its readers (and Asheville-area residents) remember from childhood.

Located along Haywood Road and down in the River Arts District are some of the best restaurants Asheville has to offer. Nationally recognized, award-winning fare is available in a informal and comfortable settings in this community. Along with neighborhood pubs, a cidery and breweries West Asheville home for live music with plenty of options from local to national and international acts.



NEARBY CITIES- Asheville, Hendersonville

COUNTY: Buncombe

TOWNS- Biltmore Forest, Black Mountain, Montreat, Weaverville, Woodfin

TOWNSHIPS-Asheville, Avery Creek, Black Mountain, Broad River, Fairview, Flat Creek, French Broad, Ivy, Leicester, Limestone, Lower Hominy, Reems Creek, Sandy Mush, Swannanoa, Woodfin, Upper Hominy.

UNINCORPORATED COMMUNITIES: Alexander, Arden, Barnardsville, Candler, Enka, Flat Creek, Forks of Ivy, Jupiter, Leicester, Ridgecrest, Skyland, Stocksville, Swannanoa.


Asheville Public Schools: Asheville High School (known as Lee H Edwards High School) School of Inquiry and Life Sciences at Asheville, Asheville Middle School, Claxton Elementary, Randolph Learning Center, Hall Fletcher Elementary, Isaac Dickson Elementary, Ira B. Jones Elementary and Vance Elementary.

Charter Schools: Francine Delany New School for Children, Evergreen Community Charter School.

Private Residential High Schools: Christ School (all male) (located in Arden) and the co-educational Asheville School. Several other private schools, including Carolina Day School, enroll local day students.


BUNCOMBE COUNTY ZIP CODES: 28701, 28709, 28715, 28728, 28730, 28748, 28757, 28770, 28776, 28778, 28801, 28803, 28804, 28805, 28806, 28810, 28813, 28814, 28815, 28816,

WEST ASHEVILLE NEIGHBORHOODS: Appalachian Gardens, Briarcliff Crossing, Bear Creek, Camelot, Chicken Hill, Deaverview Park, Davenport Park, Haywood Road, Hi-Alta Park, Hillside Terrace, Horney Hayes, Laurelwood, Lucerne Park, Malvern Hills, Morningside Park, Rhododendron Heights, Scenic View Terrace, Sulphur Springs, Willow Brook, Wilshire Park

NEARBY COMMUNITIES: Biltmore Park, Biltmore Commons, Beaver Lake, Bent Creek Preserve, Canterbury Heights, Ciel, Country Club of Asheville, Country Gardens, Crest Mountain, Crowell Farms, Echo Hills, Elk Mountain Estates, Emma, Enka Hills, Estelle Park, Grove Park, Grove Park Cove, Harmony, Lake View Park, Lees Ridge, Leicester Village, Magnolia Farms, Mill Creek, Montford, Mount Carmel Estates, Oakcrest Village, Oakmont, Pinebrook Farms, Pisgah View, Poplar Ridge, Residences at Biltmore, Scott Mountain, Serenity, Shadow Oaks, Sky Harbor, Southside Village, Stradley Mtn. Park, Sunset Mountain, Thoms Estate, Villas at Westridge, Village Creek West, Village Park, Westville Commons, Wildcat Cliffs, Wildwood, Willow Creek Village

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Updated: 3rd October, 2022 5:10 AM (UTC).