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Old 03-03-2012, 11:41 AM
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My wife and I plan on moving to Asheville, NC in May this year and renting a house for at least the first year of residence until we decide where we'd like to purchase a home. We spent a little time there in fall last year and would like to be about 10 minutes driving distance/walking distance to town. We are looking at the Montford area, both for its convenience and charm. Many listings for the area mention studio and small apartments, even a frat house, seeking student residents. Was wondering if the area is generally quiet with the large number of young people. We're not elderly, but do enjoy a good night's rest. Our rental criteria is simple. We like a little space around us (if possible so close to town), quiet, a pet allowance and a property with some character/funk. Any help would be appreciated. This has been a big decision for us as we have lived in our current home in Baltimore for about 17 years. Thanks, Robert
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:51 AM
Location: Austin, TX
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Yes you can find what you are looking for in Montford, it is a fairly quiet neighborhood, with some exceptions if you get unlucky with neighbors. There is a good mix of long term residents and groups of younger people renting out houses. Like I mentioned before you could get unlucky and have a loud neighbor, just like any neighborhood, but for the most part it seems fairly relaxed.

Many of the houses are pretty old which can give them a bunch of character but you also get the not-so-fun things that come along with older houses such as higher heating bills, and very few houses have central A/C. On the plus side nearly everything has a decently-sized yard. Costs are relatively high for the Asheville area, but coming from Baltimore you'll likely find people complaining about the prices hilarious.

I would suggest the house I'm moving out of, where the largest source of noise is the rumble from a neighbor's truck, but I'm not moving out until June 1st so that won't be helpful to you.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:59 PM
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Default Can we rent the house?

Hi, we're selling our home in Houston and we wanted to see how Asheville suits us. We had a house lined up in Montford, but it fell through this morning. If the house you're in is still available on June 1, can you let us know? We really like the area! I'm at stef2211 at gmail.com
Thanks so much!!
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