Beauty - this is one of the most beautiful places in
the world ... enough said!
- our climate includes all four seasons, but mildly so. Our average daily high
temperatures range from 48 degrees F in January to 85 degrees F in July ... that's
Cost of Living - you can afford to live here and live well:
- our area offers everything from affordable starter homes,
townhomes, & condos to multimillion-dollar mountain estates.
Overall housing is quite affordable, with the median Sevier
County home sold in 2016 costing $180,000 compared to the
2015 national median price of $222,400.
Property Taxes - our county property tax rate for 2016
was $1.86 per $100 assessed. That translates to about $930
annually on a $200,000 home! The municipal rates are also
low, ranging from .16 to .85 per $100.
State Income Tax!
Utility Costs -
we benefit from being located in the midst of the TVA,
plus our moderate climate cuts heating and cooling usage.
- Sevier County
School District serves our area operating schools in grades
State College operates a campus in Sevierville that offers
a variety of technical, occupational, and parallel majors. There
are several other colleges & universities in our area, including
the University of Tennessee.
- Sevier County is located right in the middle of Tennessee's eastern border with
North Carolina, and is within a day's drive of over half of our nation's population.
Once you get here, it's easy to get around:
Recreation - there are so many opportunities for outdoor fun that our biggest
problem is just deciding what to do next! Here are some highlights:
- though our winding mountain roads take a bit of getting used to, our road system
is well-maintained and you'll soon find it easy to get just about anywhere in
our area in a reasonable amount of time. We're also served by three US highways
and Interstate 40 if you're heading out of town.
- We also have a convenient public transportation system operated by Gatlinburg
and Pigeon Forge
that enables you to access much of our area without a car.
- our local airport, Gatlinburg-Pigeon
Forge Airport, serves private aircraft and corporate jets. Commercial air
service is available 45 minutes away at McGhee
- Bus - a large variety
of charter bus operators serve our area, with Greyhound
passenger service available out of Knoxville.
Smoky Mountains National Park - the nation's most-visited national park;
a natural paradise of ancient mountains containing an amazing diversity of plant
& animal life in one of the most beautiful settings imaginable.
National Forest - enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, mountain biking,
whitewater sports, boating and more!
- Douglas Lake
is our "home" lake, but there are lots of lakes to choose from within
an hour's drive.
& Streams - whether it's whitewater rafting, tubing, flyfishing for trout,
or chasing trophy smallmouth bass; our area has an abundance of moving water to
suit almost every activity.
- the Smokies area has become a favorite destination of golfers
everywhere, with 4 courses in Sevier County alone: Sevierville
Golf Club, Gatlinburg,
Creek, and River