Asheville Neighborhoods, Ranch Neighborhoods

Revisiting Woodland Hills

I thought it was time to revisit Woodland Hills, one of my favorite Asheville neighborhoods. Developed in the 1960’s by James Barfield, Woodland Hills is a neighborhood of mostly brick ranch homes with a number of 1970’s contemporary homes sprinkled in.

1963 Home in the Lake Section of Woodland Hills

Woodland Hills encompasses four sections, all close in proximity, Highlander Road Section, The Lake Section (with a small Lake and a park), New Stock Road Section and a small section called Blueberry Hill.

One of four sections of Woodland Hills

Although Woodland Hills was developed as a planned community, it is thoughtfully arranged so as to take advantage of the surrounding natural beauty and it’s a great walking community with mature trees and lots of greenery to enjoy along the way.

Woodland Hills features beautiful natural landscapes

 Though most of the homes were built in the 1960s and 70’s there is a nice variety throughout the neighborhoods:

  • There are homes with three, four and five bedrooms
  • Square footages range from 1500 to 3800
  • Many have finished lower levels
  • Lot sizes average about half an acre

Many homes in Woodland Hills are still owned by the original owners but are gradually being sold to new owners who appreciate mid century architecture and are updating them for their own modern-living lifestyle. As we lovers of the ranch know, these solid well-built homes lend themselves to simple living with easy connection to outdoor living space.

With a wonderful location between north Asheville and Weaverville, Woodland Hills is convenient to all the amenities of downtown and north Asheville.

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One thought on “Revisiting Woodland Hills

  1. We have a wonderful old neighborhood in Winston-Salem that we moved from called Woodland Hills (mainly 80’s contemporary). We moved into a 1959 ranch that we blog about. This neighborhood looks very interesting to me – we will add it to our list of things to do on our next visit!

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