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 nice!
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 affordable, with the median Sevier County
home sold in 2020 costing $317,000 compared to the 2019 national
median price of $320,700.
Property Taxes - our county property tax rate for 2020
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!
- 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:
Outdoor Recreation - there are so many opportunities
for outdoor fun that our biggest problem is just deciding what to
do next! Here are some highlights:
- Roads - 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.
- Trolley - We also have a convenient
public transportation system operated by Gatlinburg
Forge that enables you to access much of our area without
- Air - 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!
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