Being close to the Blue Ridge Parkway is a major advantage to calling many neighborhoods around Asheville home. Here are some areas where you can be assured amazing parkway proximity.
In this East Asheville neighborhood, road cyclists can leave from their front door and be on the Blue Ridge Parkway in a matter of minutes. Or if you’d rather drive, there’s quick access to such popular parkway spots as the hiking destination of Haw Creek Valley Overlook (milepost 380) and the Folk Art Center (milepost 382).
When you’re not on the parkway, Tunnel Road – running along Haw Creek’s southern border and replete with restaurants and retail stores – affords commercial conveniences few other Asheville neighborhoods can offer. And it’s only a few minutes from the Asheville Mall and downtown Asheville, with quick access into the heart of the city via Tunnel Road or I-240.
This hidden residential gem in East Asheville is nestled adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway in one of Asheville’s most lush urban forests. With stately 80-year-old oak trees lining the East Asheville neighborhood’s historic municipal golf course, and quiet streets crisscrossing the fairways, Beverly Hills offers not only amazing access to the parkway, but a wonderfully walkable, bikeable, reasonably priced neighborhood with a real sense of community. Bordered roughly by Tunnel Road to the north and Swannanoa River Road to the south and east, the area boasts a perfect balance of natural and retail amenities, just minutes to downtown Asheville.
If you’re looking for perfect proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway with unparalleled mountain and city views in Asheville, Town Mountain is the place to be. What sets Town Mountain apart is the fact that it truly feels luxuriously remote, while at the same time being mere minutes from both the parkway and Asheville’s twinkling city center.
The central neighborhood clusters along its main artery of Town Mountain Road, a meandering route of hairpin turns and switchbacks that winds up Beaucatcher Mountain from downtown toward the parkway. Dotting the hills are remarkable homes in a wide variety of styles – from gated communities to mountain estates to luxury condos – perched perfectly to maximize mountain enjoyment.
The neighborhood of Bent Creek is one of the most optimally positioned communities for parkway fans and outdoor adventurists alike. In addition to having quick access to the parkway, Bent Creek residents also have in their backyard the North Carolina Arboretum and the nationally renowned Bent Creek Experimental Forest. Add to that the fact that residents can be at a plethora of commercial amenities in mere minutes, and you’ve got the perfect spot to set up in Asheville.
Just 10 minutes south of downtown Asheville, amid the lush backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, sits the town of Biltmore Forest. Residents and visitors alike are drawn to Biltmore Forest for its close proximity to the parkway as well as exhilarating outdoor activities, popular tourist attractions, and residential neighborhoods teeming with majestic mansions, historic rambling ranches and gated communities.
With the Blue Ridge Parkway slicing the southern end, Hendersonville Road bordering the east, downtown Asheville and I-40 to the north, and the Biltmore Estate running along the western border, Biltmore Forest is perfectly positioned for optimal living and playing. The town of Biltmore Forest provides a full range of services including police, public works, water, zoning and sanitation.
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