Asheville Real Estate FactsPopulation:

City of Asheville – 83,393

Buncombe County – 238,318


Average Humidity – 57%

Average January Temperature – 36°

Average July Temperature – 73°


Asheville City Schools

Superintendant- Dr. Bobbie Short (Interim Superintendent)

Contact 828-350-7000

Buncombe County Schools

Superintendant – Tony Baldwin


Private Schools:

Christ School (

Asheville School (

Carolina Day School (

Veritas Christian Academy  (

Asheville Christian Academy (

For more school information, visit


Buncombe County Sales Tax – 7%

NC Individual Income Tax – 6.0%-7.75% base rate, then varies upon filing status & income level.

Buncombe County – $0.569 per $100 of assessed value

City of Asheville Property Tax – $1.095 per $100 of assessed value (includes Buncombe County and school tax


Median Sales Price 2014 Single Family Residential in Buncombe County YTD- $205,500

Average Days on Market 134.

Average Sales Price 2014 Single Family Residential Buncombe Country YTD- $275,284

453 Homes Sold

2013 January 1- March 28 – YTD Comparison

Median Sales Prices 2014 Single Family Residential in Buncombe County $216,564

Average Sales Price 2013 Single Family Residential Buncombe Country YTD- $264,097

Average Sales PriceAverage Days on Market 164

521 Homes Sold


  • North – includes the neighborhoods of Albemarle Park, Beaverdam, Beaver Lake, Chestnut Hills, Colonial Heights, Grove Park, Hillcrest, Kimberly, Klondyke, Montford, and Norwood Park. Chestnut HillGrove ParkMontford, and Norwood Park neighborhoods are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Montford and Albemarle Park have been named local historic districts by the Asheville City Council.
  • East – includes the neighborhoods of Kenilworth, Beverly Hills, Chunn’s Cove, Haw Creek, Oakley, Oteen, Reynolds, Riceville, and Town Mountain.
  • West – includes the neighborhoods of Camelot, Wilshire Park, Bear Creek, Deaverview Park, Emma, Hi-Alta Park, Lucerne Park, Malvern Hills, Sulphur Springs, Haywood Road, and Pisgah View.
  • South – includes the neighborhoods of Ballantree, Biltmore Village, Biltmore Park, Oak Forest, Royal Pines, Shiloh, and Skyland. Biltmore Village has been named a local historic district by the Asheville City Counc

Area Ranking:

Top Small City for Art, American Style Magazine

Listed as top of 2011 Best Places to Retire,

Ranked 6th among all US cities as a place to do business,

Voted #1 of top 25 Small Cities, American Style Magazine

Outdoor Recreation:

Bent Creek Recreation Area

NC Arboretum

Asheville Track Club

Mills River

Carrier Park

French Broad River

Other Area Resources:

National Rankings:

Ranked #17 of “25 Best Places for Business and Careers”, June 2012

Ranked #13 of 91 “Medium-Sized Cities” and #75 out of 398 “All Cities” in 2012 Best Cities for Job Growth, May 2012

Voted as One of the 10 Best Locations in the “Best Active Destinations” category of 10Besties Readers’ Choice Travel Awards,, February 2012

Named #1 on 2012 List of “Best Places to Retire”, February 2012

Asheville Ranked as One of “10 Great Sunny Places to Retire” AARP, January 2012

Asheville Listed Among “15 Destinations on the Rise”, January 2012