Deer Run Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The Deer Run neighborhood south of downtown Asheville is aptly named; deer are often spotted in this small community. The block-long community is carved out of the North Carolina forest and only about three miles east of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Only two streets, Deer Run Drive and Deer Run Court, make up the neighborhood. Both streets end in cul-de-sacs surrounded by hardwood trees.
Less than 20 homes line these two gently curved streets. The first homes went up in the late 1970s and development continued slowly after that. Lots are large, most about a third of an acre, with expansive lawns, and plenty of trees separating one home from another. This is a neighborhood perfect for those who prefer privacy but still want to be close to the conveniences of city life, as downtown Asheville is only 11 miles north. There is no public bus service nearby, so a car is a resident’s best bet.
The closest public schools lie to the south near Skyland, including William E. Estes Elementary and T.C. Roberson High. South College, which offers degrees in medical and legal fields, sits a half mile north.
New Hope Presbyterian and the Living Savior Lutheran Church are the closest houses of worship. Hendersonville Road, about a mile east, has a collection of shops and restaurants along its length. Kmart and Rite Aid both have sizeable stores along the roadway as well. Locally owned eateries include Tupelo Honey South and Frankie Bones, a bar and rib joint. Golfers can follow this road to the Biltmore Forest Country Club, which lies less than three miles north.