Situated on the west side of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Parkway Forest is a residential subdivision located approximately four miles east-northeast of downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Residences within the community are primarily large ranch homes with well-maintained lawns and landscapes. A key feature of the neighborhood is the scenery with majestic trees, natural greenery, and mountains visible on the horizon.
Residents of Parkway Forest are surrounded by natural Carolina landscapes while living close to a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. Along with some of the best dining facilities and specialty shops, the downtown section is home to various historic and architectural attractions.
The downtown area prides itself with deep architectural roots, which vary from Art Deco to Neoclassical designs. The Montford Historic District contains the boyhood home of novelist Thomas Wolfe. Visitors to the downtown area also enjoy an array of museums, arts centers, and galleries.
Honored as one of the top architectural wonders, the Biltmore Estate is located south of downtown, just a few miles west of Parkway Forest. Asheville is home to more than 50 parks with amenities ranging from playgrounds to roller hockey areas. Another important Asheville feature is the University of North Carolina, located on the north side of Historic Montford and roughly six miles northwest of Parkway Forest.
Sitting just to the northeast of Parkway Forest is the Pisgah National Forest. To the southwest of the community is the Nantahala National Forest. Bordering Nantahala to the southwest is Chattahoochee National Forest. West of Asheville and adjacent to Nantahala is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. All of these major state attractions envelope the Parkway Forest neighborhood.