“All homes in Beverly Hills will be of the type that are termed “different.” They will possess a personality and charm all their own and will radiate a distinctiveness of motif that will be immediately welcomed and accepted by persons who would naturally want such a location in which to live. A Beverly Hills home will be pleasing to the eye, a jewel mounted in a perfect setting and a place that will be more than just a house in which to seek shelter. They have been so planned and designed by the developers as to fit naturally into the atmosphere of the entire locality.”
When Carol Marin, Realtor at Real Living, thinks of classic Asheville ranch neighborhoods, Beverly Hills is certainly one that comes to mind. Nestled around the Municipal Golf Course in east Asheville, the winding roads and lush greenery of this community give it a special character, as do the many architecturally diverse homes built from the 1920’s to the present. Walking or driving the neighborhood you will see many mid century ranch homes as well as charming rock cottages and bungalows from the 1920’s and 1930’s.
Location, Location, Location
Beverly Hills is close to everything. Grocery shopping, restaurants, public library, tons of shopping around Tunnel Road and in less than 10 minutes you can be in Biltmore Village or downtown Asheville. For recreation the Nature Center is directly across Swannanoa River Road from Beverly Hills and the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway is close by on Highway 70. The Municipal Golf Course, designed by Donald Ross, with its greenways meandering through Beverly Hills is an Asheville landmark all its own and Ann Patton Joyce Park is a public park in the heart of the neighborhood.
Beverly Hills Home Owner’s Association is an active organization meeting monthly and organizing a community picnic as well as a large, well-attended community yard sale each spring. The Yard of the Month Committee recognizes outstanding Beverly Hills gardens in the spring and summer months.
Real Estate Market
Despite what you hear about the real estate market in general, Beverly Hills continues to have consistent sales and there always seem to be those who seek out this neighborhood specifically when buying a home. 17 homes were sold in the past year. Sold home prices range from $135,000-$272,000. The average sale price for a home in Beverly Hills is currently $198,000.
The majority of Beverly Hills homes are either two bedroom and one bath cottages or 3 bedroom and 2 bath ranch style homes, consistent with the two building booms.
Here is Carol’s link to the homes that are currently available for sale in Beverly Hills. If you are looking to buy or sell in the near future- it would be our pleasure to meet with you to get the process started!
During the 1920’s Asheville experienced its greatest economic boom and as a result Asheville began to spread out as numerous new housing developments appeared. Grovemont, Kenilworth, Malvern Hills and Beverly Hills were all developed during this period of prosperity.
In researching Beverly Hills history, Carol Marin came across a document, which was apparently, the original marketing brochure for Beverly Hills entitled The Master Suburb. While she thinks of Beverly Hills as being just a hop, skip and jump to downtown, in the 1920’s, it was marketed as a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Certainly a large part of the charm of Beverly Hills is in the variety of homes. There are many smaller, cottage-style homes from the earlier boom as well as an abundance of ranch style homes that represent the second wave of construction from the 1950’s through the 60’s. All are distinctive and interesting in their own way and that seems to have been the plan for the neighborhood from the very beginning.
Lastly, what do the residents love about their neighborhood? Here are the top several things: 1. Great Walking Neighborhood 2. Active Neighborhood Association 3. Friendly Neighbors 4. Views 5. Convenient to Everything. 6. Golf Course.