Asheville Neighborhoods

Lake View Park and Beaver Lake

Four miles from downtown is one of only a few neighborhoods in Asheville with a lake. Lake View Park is certainly one of the most sought-after locations to live in Asheville.

Winding streets showcase stately traditional homes along with an array of fabulous ranch and mid century modern homes, many built by noted mid century modern architects.

Serene and lovely, Beaver Lake offers fishing, kayaking, canoeing and a great walking trail. The lake and surrounding park and trail system are privately owned and maintained by residents of Lake View Park

Just south of Beaver Lake you will find the Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary. A 10-acre oasis of wildlife that can be enjoyed along the boardwalk that winds through the wetlands of Beaver Lake. An interesting variety of native and migratory birds come to nest and feed near the lake.

Amenities? North Asheville has you covered. Merrimon Avenue, the main road leading into the city from Beaver Lake has a multitude of grocery stores to choose from as well as a nice selection of local eateries, including everything from sushi and pizza to a gourmet dinner experience at Plant.

History of Beaver Lake- In the early 1900s, the area that is now Beaver Lake was a quiet meadow known as Baird Bottom where livestock grazed.  During this time, a trolley system carried vacationers back and forth between Asheville and Weaverville.

In 1923, esteemed urban planner and landscape architect John Nolen designed the neighborhood and recreational lake. Lakeview Park History

Looking to buy or sell a mid century modern home in the greater Asheville area? Give me a call at 828-545-2712 or email me at I’d love to hear from you!

Photos courtesy of Outside In Photography

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