The Haw Creek Community is located in a quaint valley of East Asheville, perched in the mountains of North Carolina. Settled in the early 1700’s, the name of the neighborhood stems from the many Hawthorne trees that thrived along the banks of the area’s creeks. Haw Creek was established as a farming municipality in its early years, however, it now is predominantly residential and is host to over 2,500 residences, while still maintaining that rural feel. With no road outlets to any other part of town, Haw Creek enjoys less trafficked roads and more privacy than other parts of town.
Haw Creek Lifestyle
Haw Creek is an active community with an established association that provides support to surrounding neighborhoods. As a result of a professional working relationship with city, county, and state legislators, its members can voice concerns/needs of neighboring communities making an impact on the East Asheville area.
The association meetings are held at St. John’s Episcopal Church and occur annually in January. Activities include yard sales, Cider Fest, the annual Haw Creek BBQ, pot luck dinners, ice cream socials, National Night Out and Haw Creek Litter Brigade to upkeep the streets. New residents are welcomed to the neighborhood with kits, hand-delivered, containing information of schools, churches, trash pickup and emergency contacts. Newcomers also receive a copy of the quarterly newsletter of upcoming association events and are added to the Haw Creek Facebook page to connect with other members of the community.
Buying a Home in Haw Creek
When it comes to housing in the Haw Creek area, there is something to suit everyone’s taste. With over 7,000 households, options include affordable apartments, new and existing single-family homes, townhomes, and condos. This community is a series of neighborhoods made up of a variety of home styles ranging from traditional, Arts and Crafts/ Contemporary, mid-century modern and ranch styles. As the Asheville area has exploded in growth, new housing developments are under construction also, providing the option to build semi-custom homes in the area.
Despite the rural charm, Haw Creek is conveniently located within a 15 minute drive from Downtown Asheville, Mission Hospital, Asheville Mall, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Easily access both I-40 and I-240 from Tunnel Road, which also has its own shopping and commercial districts. If you work or play in Swannanoa or Black Mountain, Tunnel Road provides a less trafficked shortcut east. And if you travel to South Asheville on the regular, you can enjoy a pleasant and scenic drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway while avoiding all the highways and traffic lights on other routes. Some consider this neighborhood the Best Kept Secret of Asheville!Greg Eskritt on