Falconhurst Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The pride and joy of the Falconhurst neighborhood is a quarter-acre plot of land residents have turned into a community garden. Several kinds of fruits and veggies share space with a variety of flowers. Residents have added a gazebo, a bean teepee designed to let climbing varieties grow as tall as possible, and an irrigation system that catches and uses rainwater. Everyone is invited to the annual harvest celebration in October. Community spirit continues throughout the year with monthly gatherings and potlucks.
Located three miles west of downtown Asheville, Falconhurst got its start in the 1920s. Many craftsman-style cottages date back to that era. Many more homes went up in the 1950s and 1960s, and these reflect the ranch style that was popular during that time period. Lots are larger, with most ranging from a quarter to a third of an acre. The streets are not laid out in any particular order, which may make it confusing for newcomers.
The western section of the neighborhood, which lies along Patton Avenue and Highway 23, is commercial. As a result, services like the post office and the Great Smokies Medical Center sit within a few blocks of most of Falconhurst. Following Patton Road east leads to the Town and Country Shopping Center, a Kmart, and downtown Asheville.
The Governor Morehead Preschool also sits within the commercial zone. On the eastern edge of the community lies the private Rainbow Mountain Children’s School. Other elementary and secondary schools lie within a mile radius. A row of churches line Highway 23. About a mile south of Falconhurst is Carrier Park, which offers sports fields, a roller hockey rink, and hiking trails. The park sits on the north bank of the Swannanoa River, a wetland nature area.