LAKE VIEW PARK
Lake View Park, a residential neighborhood in Asheville, NC, is known for its beauty and rich history and only minutes from Downtown Asheville. It is a community of 485 homes surrounding Beaver Lake and Park, both of which are owned by the residents. The beauty of the lake, proximity to downtown, varied architecture (from historic to contemporary), gentle topography, mature trees, and meandering roads, all within the Asheville City School district, make Lake View Park a neighborhood of choice.
Lake View Park residents pay fees for the upkeep of the lake and park, and we employ a warden to enforce our rules for safety and to facilitate the enjoyment of the lake and the park by our residents. Non-residents are invited to use the facilities as long as all the rules and restrictions are honored.
Beaver Lake dam was constructed by the Charles E. Waddell & Company in 1923. This was the same engineering company that built the Biltmore Bridge, and also provided engineering design services to the City of Asheville and the Biltmore Estate. About the same time after Beaver Lake was completed, Dixie Highway reached Asheville, and Merrimon Avenue became a part of the famous Dixie Highway system which extended Merrimon Avenue through Weaverville. This was part of the eastern branch of Dixie Highway which connected the states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan.
LAKE VIEW PARK
While many different areas of Asheville have gone through cycles of growth, decline and then re-growth, North Asheville has been resilient. North Asheville retains the grace and style and an earlier age. The focal point of the Lakeview Park community is Beaver Lake, a small man-made lake created in the 1920s. Lakeview Park residents are the collective owners of the lake and surrounding land. Monthly dues from residents, managed through the Lake View Park Commission, finance the maintenance of the lake and park. The City of Asheville does not own or manage Beaver Lake. Famed landscape architect John Nolen created the Lakeview Park neighborhood in collaboration with Frederick Law Olmstead.
The Country Club of Asheville is located in north Asheville near Beaver Lake, Grove Park and not far from the Blue Ridge Parkway and the French Broad River. The Country Club of Asheville. J.J. McCloskey originally designed and laid out the course in 1905. Eight years later, in 1913, club members retained Donald J. Ross, one of the world’s foremost golf architect of his time, to redesign the course, matching his superior specifications with the vision of the founding members. In 1976, the country club initiated “The Big Swap,” selling its golf course, clubhouse and pro shop to the Grove Park Inn in exchange for the hotel’s property overlooking high western mountains and the adjacent Donald Ross-designed Beaver Lake Golf Course.
LAKE VIEW PARK
NEARBY CITIES: Asheville, Hendersonville, Mars Hill
NEARBY TOWNS: Biltmore Forest, Black Mountain, Montreat, Weaverville, Woodfin
TOWNSHIPS: Avery Creek, Black Mountain, Broad River, Fairview, Flat Creek, French Broad, Ivy, Leicester, Limestone, Lower Hominy, Upper Hominy, Reems Creek, Sandy Mush, Swannanoa, Woodfin
UNINCORPORATED COMMUNITIES: Alexander, Arden, Barnardsville, Candler, Enka, Flat Creek, Forks of Ivy, Jupiter, Leicester, Ridgecrest, Skyland, Stocksville, Swannanoa.
High Schools: Asheville High School
Middle Schools: Asheville Middle, Hanger Hall School
Elementary Schools: Ira B. Jones Elementary, Vance Elementary, Isaac Dickson Elementary, Claxton Elementary, Hall Fletcher Elementary
Other Schools: Asheville Catholic School (PK-8), Asheville Montessori, Carolina Day School, Temple Baptist School, Emmanuel Lutheran School, Maccabi Academy, North Asheville Christian School, Odyssey Community School.
COLLEGES: Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College-Asheville, Black Mountain College-Black Mountain, Shaw University, Brevard College-Brevard, Mars Hill University-Mars Hill, Montreat College-Montreat, University of North Carolina-Asheville, Warren Wilson College-Swannanoa, Western Carolina.
LAKE VIEW PARK ZIP CODES: 28804
BUNCOMBE COUNTY ZIP CODES: 28701, 28709, 28715, 28728, 28730, 28748, 28757, 28770, 28776, 28778, 28801, 28803, 28804, 28805, 28806, 28810, 28813, 28814, 28815, 28816,
NEARBY COMMUNITIES: Lake View Park/Beaver Lake, Elk Mountain, Five Points, Fox Trails, Grace, Grove Park-Sunset, Henrietta-Spears Street, Lakeview Park, Norwood Park, North Asheville, River Walk