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Leicester Real Estate


Leicester (\ˈles-tər\) is an unincorporated community in Buncombe County. Leicester is part of the Asheville metropolitan area.
In April 1829, a Post Office began operating in the area, then called Turkey Creek. Frontiersman Leicester Chapman acquired a tract of land from the city of Asheville, becoming the Postmaster in 1852. Seven years later, Chapman renamed the area Leicester for the Earl of Leicester, also his own namesake.



Leicester’s schools fall within the Buncombe County School District.

Which school the students attend will depend on your home address. To verify which one, check out the Buncombe County School District Mapping.

Population Statistics*

As of 2014, Leicester’s population was 55,742.

  • The total number of households is 22,852 with 2.49 people per household on average.
  • The median age of the current population is 37.91 with 18,604 people being married and 18,893 being single.
  • The crime rate in Leicester is below the national average.
  • Total household expenditures in Leicester are below the national average.


Leicester is located at 35°39′18″N 82°41′47″W, about 10 miles northwest of Asheville. The elevation of Leicester is roughly 2,100 ft.

The weather recorded temperatures oscillate between a high point in July of 84.40° F and a low point of 23.03° F in January.

*Demographic information is aggregated from data for the 28806 28701 28748 zip codes.

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