Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the Montford area, just north of downtown Asheville, boasts a variety of architectural styles as well as historic tidbits. Here, in 1948, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife Zelda died in a fire at the old Highland Hospital. Several residents found immortality in Thomas Wolfe’s “Look Homeward, Angel,” and Riverside Cemetery is the final resting spot for some of Asheville’s most prominent citizens like Thomas Wolfe, O. Henry and Zebulon Vance. Today, the area contains homes and businesses, including 15 bed and breakfasts.

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