East Asheville neighbors the areas of Kenilworth, Beverly Hills, Chunn's Cove, Haw Creek, Oakley, Oteen, Reynolds, Riceville, and Town Mountain. Many residents like this area because of its close proximity to the Veterans Hospital, the golf community of Beverly Hills, and the Asheville Mall. It is also known as the “Gateway to the Blue Ridge Parkway.” You can access the main entrance to The Blue Ridge Parkway from Tunnel Road. From there you will find many scenic overlooks and a mecca of hiking spots and natural water falls for exploration. East Asheville has not grown as fast as other parts of the city and still remains a quiet neighborhood with a lot to offer.