Oak Forest is one of my favorite neighborhoods. It is a great possibility if you are in the market for a mid-century home. As a matter of fact you won’t find much of anything BUT mid-century, ranch style homes in Oak Forest.
The first homes were constructed in the mid 1950’s and the development continued through the late 1960’s. Oak Forest is a picturesque neighborhood with a gentle topography, mature trees and nicely landscaped lawns. It’s a great walking neighborhood and a convenient drive to everything.
There are approximately 200 homes in Oak Forest, mainly of one-level brick construction. An important feature of the mid-century home was connection to outdoor space, so, true to the era, many Oak Forest homes have sliding doors to a patio space or large windows to bring the outside in.
- Homes are typically 3-4 bedrooms.
- Square footages range from 1500 to 3500.
- Many have finished lower levels.
- Most have a fireplace in the living room or family room
- Lot sizes average about half an acre.
Location: Nestled in south Asheville, just off 25 (Hendersonville Road), Oak Forest would have been considered a neighborhood on the outskirts of town back in the day. Now of course, the surrounding area has grown and developed in every direction so there is a great variety of shopping and restaurants nearby and downtown Asheville is a 10 minute drive north. Highlights are green grocery stores such as the Fresh Market and Earth Fare and upscale shopping, dining and cinema at Biltmore Town Square. Arden and Fletcher are also a short drive to the south for additional conveniences.
Market: There generally isn’t a lot of turn over in Oak Forest. Three sales in the past six months, with sale prices ranging from $235,000-$345,000. One house currently on the market at $285,000 and two under contract, listed at $310,000 and $340,000. At this time the median price range is $300,000 with average price per square foot at $141.00.
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