History: Lakeview Park & Beaver Lake Neighborhoods
Lake View Park neighborhood was created along with Beaver Lake by landscape architect John Nolen. Prior to 1923, Beaver Lake was known as Baird Bottom. It was a meadow where cows grazed quite uneventfully. A trolley service ran through Baird Bottom carrying vacationers back and forth between a transfer station near Grace Church on Merrimon Avenue and Weaverville. Merrimon Avenue didn’t extend all the way through Weaverville, but ended near Grace Church. Ashevillians would catch the 45-minute to an hour ride from the transfer station into Weaverville where they could escape the hustle and bustle of busy Asheville.
Today, Baird Bottom is a lake, and the trolley tracks, what have been left of them, are hidden under three to four feet of water. Created in 1923 by landscape architect John Nolen, historic Beaver Lake and the adjoining property are privately owned and maintained by the residents of Lake View Park. The park and lake is enjoyed by both Lake View Park residents and guests for activities such as jogging, running, walking, biking, bird watching, watching the sun set, picnicking, boating, and fishing.
The Lake View Park Experience
In addition to the lake and bird sanctuary, Lake View Park is home to The Country Club of Asheville, which includes an 18-hole Donald Ross designed golf course. View a beautiful photo gallery of Beaver Lake by photographer Daniel Chow by clicking here.
Beaver Lake/Lake View Park Quick Facts
Schools: Asheville City Schools
Closest Future Interstate: I-26/19-23 and I-240
Proximity to Downtown: 10-15 minute drive
Home Prices: $300,000-$1,000,000+
Tour Lake View Park Homes For Sale
If you would like more information on any of the available real estate in Lake View Park or to tour some of these homes for possible purchase, please contact realtyPro Asheville by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us at Michael 828/775-1004 or Penny 828/768-7366.