The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Woodfin

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I-26 Exit Ramp in Woodfin NC    Riverside Park in Woodfin, NC, along French Broad River    Sign outside Town Hall, Woodfin  NC  Reynolds Mountain home, Woodfin NC

Woodfin, North Carolina

Located just north of and adjacent to Asheville, Woodfin NC was named in honor of Nicholas Washington Woodfin, a former lawyer and statesman of North Carolina. Woodfin is the only municipality bearing the name Woodfin in the United States. Woodfin was incorporated in 1971, and has roots back to the mid 19th century.
      The history of Woodfin is closely tied to manufacturing. Much of the remaining early housing stock is characteristic of early 20th century mill villages. Many neighborhoods within the community are easily recognized for the mill village style and bear names such as "Martel Village" and "Company Bottom." The decline of American industry in the 1970s and 80s brought a decline in the fortunes of Woodfin as well. The loss of many manufacturing jobs led to a decline in population and property values. During the 1990s and into the present however Woodfin has grown rapidly from an influx of new residential growth in the region, including the development of luxury private mountain communities, most notably
Reynolds Mountain, and from its proximity to neighboring Asheville. 

     The Town of Woodfin has a number of superb parks: Woodfin River Park, located at 1050 Riverside Drive; Roy Pope Memorial Park, located at 90 Elk Mountain Road; South Woodfin Park, located at the intersection of Lookout Road and Midwood Drive. Woodfin River Park offers an ideal spot for a picnic by the meandering French Broad Rive which flows through the city.

 

 

Resources
City Website:
Woodfin: 90 Elk Mountain Road, Woodfin NC 28804; 828-253-4887
Location:
Central Mountains, immediately north of Asheville
County:
Buncombe County: County Offices, 205 College Street, Asheville NC 28801; 828-250-4000
Elevation & Population: 
2,113 feet, 6,000+
County Chamber of Commerce:
Buncombe County Chamber of Commerce  205 College Street, Asheville NC 28801; 828-250-4100
Newspaper: Asheville Citizen-Times, 14 O’Henry Avenue, Asheville NC 28801; 828-252-5611, 800-800-4204.
Movie Theatres: (Nearest)
Asheville Movie Theaters
High School: Asheville High School, 419 McDowell Street, Asheville NC 28803; 828-350-2500
Colleges and Universities:
(Nearest) University of North Carolina at Asheville, One University Heights, Asheville NC 28804; 828-251-6600
Hospitals:
(Nearest) Mission Hospital, 428 and 509 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC 28803; 828-213-1111

Area Major Festivals: French Broad River Festival (May), Bele Chere (July), Craft Fair of the Southern Highland Craft Guild (October),   More Festivals
Area Natural Attractions: French Broad River
Blue Ridge Parkway
Area Cultural Attractions:
Biltmore Estate, Dry Ridge Historical Museum, Thomas Wolfe Memorial, Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace


Real Estate

Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
(See also Asheville)
The Bavarian Restaurant & Biergarten: (German) 332 Weaverville Highway, Woodfin NC 28804; 828-645-83838
Bellagio Bistro: (Greek-Italian) 133 Weaverville Road, Asheville NC 28804; 828-658-9700

Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
(See also Asheville)
Days Inn Asheville North: 3 Reynolds Mountain Boulevard, Asheville NC 28804; 828-645-9191


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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