family friendly neighborhood east ashevilleWhat you need to know about living in East Asheville

It’s the gateway between Asheville and Black Mountain. East Asheville is a quiet, friendly, and family friendly community that is highly desirable for many looking to buy a home in Asheville.

This location is off the tourist map, making going out during high tourist seasons more comfortable. Families and couples don’t typically deal with parking meters and the traffic of downtown Asheville, when they stay in their neck of the woods. Don’t get us wrong we love downtown, however when you are looking for a small town feel and you don’t want to fight the crowds, East Asheville may be the perfect spot.

Locals have moved from West Asheville to East Asheville and have fallen in love, because of the convenient access and quiet feeling. In minutes you can be to Asheville, Black Mountain, or the HFC Soccer fields. The best part, the restaurants are very family friendly. Let’s take a look at a few…

East Village Grille

1177 Tunnel Rd | 828.299.3743

A staple of East Asheville and a hop, skip, and a jump away from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Tiger Wings, Grouper Reuben, and a cold local brew. East Village Grille where American classics and Greek specialties have been a favorite local spot for 23 years. A menu sure to satisfy any palate, and an atmosphere to make anyone feel like a local.
Sun – Thu: 11am – 10pm

Fri – Sat: 11am – 11pm

Copper Crown

1011 Tunnel Rd | 
Serving a little something for everyone, Copper Crown offes lunch, dinner and brunch on the weekends with menus focused on value as well as quality. Their menus reflect both the diversity of our influences (American South, Italy & New Orleans, to name a few) as well as our support of many local farms.

Mon: 11:00am – 10:30pm
Wed – Thurs: 11:00am – 10:30pm
Fri – Sat: 11:00am – 12:00am
Sun: 11:00am – 10:00pm

Pomodoros Greek & Italian Café – East

1070 Tunnel Rd | 828.299.3032

Offering an authentic Mediterranean experience in the heart of Western North Carolina. Drawing inspiration from the countries of Greece and Italy, they tempt the palate with diverse and innovative dishes using the freshest and finest ingredients.
Open Daily: 11am – 9:30pm

Fri & Sat Close at 10pm

Sunday Brunch Open at 10am

Ultimate Ice Cream Company

1070 Tunnel Road |828.296.1234
Ultimate Ice Cream offers world class ice creams, gelato’s, sorbets and soy creams. Utilizing only the finest ingredients both locally and from around the world. Frozen confections are made in small batches in the shop. Serving scoops in cups or cones, sundaes, malts, floats, a variety of baked goods, espresso and coffee.
Open Daily: 12:30pm – 9pm

Fri & Sat: Close at 10pm

Okie Dokie’s

2375 US Highway 70 |

Holding true to traditional Southern BBQ roots, meats are smoked using only hardwood coals. Though tending fires around the clock is hard work, it’s worth the effort. “This que makes one terrific sandwich”, Bob Garner’s Book of Barbeque. “Okie Dokies ranks as championship que”,  Southern Living’s Off the Eaten Path, also serves signature fried pickles and jalapeno hushpuppies.

Mon – Sat: 11am – 8pm

Happy Jack’s Biscuits-n-Gravy

84 Mineral Springs Road
Behind Applebees on Tunnel Road Get Directions
People love them for using fresh local eggs n sausage. Real Butter is in their made from scratch Biscuits Gravy n Flap Jacks.
Create a memory with Happy sauce on your burger. 90% Lean. Warning: Addictive. 
Hit the re-fresh button with Gaelic Ale or Mimosa.

Mon – Thu: 7am – 2pm

Fri – Sun: 7am – 8pm

East Asheville is within a 20-minute walk of downtown Asheville, however not as trendy as West Asheville in relationship to biking and walking. Housing styles vary, and neighborhoods include Haw Creek, Beverly Hills, Chunns Cove, Town Mountain, and Riceville. If you want to live in Asheville, but are looking for a quiet more family-friendly feel, consider East Asheville.

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