kenilworth asheville nc

Kenilworth, Asheville, NC

A historical neighborhood of eccentric homes built in the early 20th century.

About Kenilworth

Kenilworth is a beautiful historic neighborhood just South of Downtown Asheville, next to the Mission Hospital Medical Center.

The neighborhood initially was an experimental subdivision for the city. In the early 1920s, James Madison Chiles, a business partner of the Old Kenilworth Inn, proposed a new development that would become modern-day Kenilworth.

The neighborhood was quickly built, complete with a man-made lake, Kenilworth Dam, and incredible vistas to the neighboring mountain ranges. Real estate lots sold quickly and Kenilworth was born.

Kenilworth is best known for it’s 1920s architecture, such as craftsman bungalows, Spanish villas, and Tudor revival cottages spread across hills and winding streets.

The neighborhood is home to Kenilworth Park, which features a well-maintained basketball court, soccer field, tennis courts, a playground, and shaded picnic benches. It’s often lively in the summers with families and friend mingling, letting their children roam free.

On the other side of Kenilworth, you’ll find an outlet to Tunnel Road, a strip that features many restaurants, grocery stores, shops, and the Asheville Mall. You’ll also find a bowling alley and hotels, as this is often a popular area for tourists to stay while in town.

Kenilworth Quick Stats:

  • Median Age: 41 years old
  • Homeowners: 51%
  • Population: 3,620
  • Most Popular Occupation: Healthcare
  • Distance to Downtown Asheville: 5-10 minutes
  • Home Median Sales Price: $425,000 (February 2020)

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