Stately Victorian homes and timeless garden cottages define several of the established neighborhoods gracing the northern tip of Asheville, such as Montford. Other areas bordering UNC-Asheville are in varying stages of gentrification with a mix of homeowners, student renters, and cultural creatives. You’ll find multiple health and wellness businesses tucked away on secondary corridors like West Chestnut Street. The recent development along primary thoroughfare Merrimon Avenue seems to include every grocery outlet on the planet, alongside one of the best health food stores in town, Green Life. Luckily, Weaver Park, the Botanical Gardens, and Beaver Lake offer green spaces nearby. Keep north to the dead end, and you’re in Weaverville.