20 apartments for rent in Kenilworth Forest, Asheville, NC
You can reach the neighborhood of Kenilworth Forest, located in Asheville, North Carolina, by taking Tunnel Road south from Asheville, then turning east on White Pine Drive. This lovely area in western North Carolina’s largest city is close to Asheville city schools, churches, and numerous shopping areas including the Asheville Mall on Tunnel Road, the historic shopping district, the historic Wall Street, the recently restored Grove Arcade Public Market, and Biltmore Village. This city, sitting in the shadow of the Great Smokey Mountains, has much more to offer than great shopping.
While Asheville is famous for its mountain crafts; it is also the home of America’s most famous home. George Vanderbilt, one of the country’s richest men, visited Asheville in 1888 and fell in love with the beauty of the land and mountains. He eventually purchased over 225 square miles of land and built a 250 room home. Biltmore was his country getaway for many years. To this day it is the largest home in the United States and one of the best examples of the gilded age. The 250 rooms cover over 4 acres and house thousands of antiques and historical artifacts. The current estate covers over 8000 acres is also the home of Biltmore gardens and winery, and the Biltmore Village shops. This is the most visited historical homes in America, with more than one million visitors a year, among them Asheville residents.
Asheville residents agree with George Vanderbilt, the mountain scenery is incredible, and often ride the Great Smoky Mountain railroad 53 mile train ride with over 25 bridges though the mountains. Biking and hiking along the Blue Ridge Parkway National Park are also popular.