Chestnut Hills Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The Chestnut Hills neighborhood is located along Madison Street in Asheville, just a few miles away from Merimon Avenue, off of Broad Street. The area immediately around the Chestnut Hill itself, an area that extends roughly 500 yards north from Patton Mountain to the center of the city, has been designated a Historic District for the many residential streets which date back to the 19th century. The homes in this area are a mixture of Queen Anne, Colonial Revival and Shingle style residences and are set along tree lined streets with brick-paved sidewalks that were common in the late 19th and early 20th century neighborhoods. Most of the residences found here date back to the 1800s and later, when the city was experiencing its post-railroad boom.
Nature lovers living in the Chestnut Hills area might enjoy a day at the Botanical Gardens at Asheville, located less than 8 miles from the community. Set on 10 acres of land adjoining the University of North Carolina at Asheville, the gardens were established in the 1960 and designed by world famous landscape artist Doan Ogden. The gardens are open year round at no charge to residents or visitors, and feature more than 600 plants that are indigenous to the Southern Appalachians, including trees, grasses, wildflowers, and vines. In addition, more than 50 regionally or federally endangered plant species can be found here, including Oconee Bells, Swamp Pink, and Broad-leaved Coreopsis.
Shoppers looking for one-of-a-kind items will want to pay a visit to one of the many antique events located in and around the community. One of the largest and best known is held annually at the Grove Park Resort and Spa in historic Biltmore Village. This three-day event attracts serious collectors, as well as casual shoppers from all over the country, and visitors can also participate in auctions for collectible books, furniture, artwork and many other items.