East Asheville, like Asheville’s other cardinal directions, offers its own unique lifestyle to its residents and visitors. Take Tunnel Road away from downtown and you are quickly immersed in dining options and shopping. From local favorites Papa’s & Beer and Whole Foods Market to the Asheville Mall, the Tunnel Road corridor is always alive with activity. Visit the Western North Carolina Nature Center and see more than 60 species of animals from right here in Appalachia, including black bear, wolves, otters, and cougars. Next door at the newly upgraded Azalea Park make use of the large soccer complex or take your dog to the popular dog park. The East Asheville neighborhoods of Haw Creek, Chunn’s Cove, Oakley, and Beverly Hills all offer residents the convenience of being close to Asheville but with a more laid back, suburban lifestyle. Visit http://www.wncnaturecenter.com/ for more info on the WNC Nature Center.