Asheville, NC Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 33,596 housing units in Asheville. This represents a 13.1% growth from 29,713 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 33,505 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 91 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Asheville is about 56.3%. Asheville's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 8.5%. Average household size is 2.14 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Asheville were built after 1961.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type2.80%
One Bedroom15%
Two Bedrooms35.80%
Three Bedrooms35.20%
Four Bedrooms9.10%
Five Bedrooms or more2.10%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.25
Median year structure was built1959
Median Value of occupied units$109,100
Median Price asked for vacant units$88,900

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size1.99
Median year structure was built1965
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$439

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.40%
Second Mortgage6.50%
Home Equity Loan8.80%
Simple Mortgage44.60%
Debt Free39.70%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs18.5%