The Smoky Mountains!
Tennessee Smoky Mountains real estate differs from most big cities, like the four spectacular seasons of the Great Smoky Mountains, the area is always changing. They say if you leave the area for 2 years upon your return you will get lost in the changes. It’s very true, some of the old is made new and the new made to appear old. Either way, the Smokies retain their beauty not only in the abounding nature but the spirit of the kind people who live here. There are numerous opportunities for those seeking a wonderful place to retire, commercial property investors, vacation rental properties, private second homes or that long dreamed of farm house on acres of land. Come join the fun and settle down in your own unique part of this great country!
Over 10 million visitors travel to the Smokies annually, this is turn creates numerous jobs and affords Commercial real estate investors the potential of finding and developing long stretches of roadway frontage along the 17 plus miles to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance. Independent studies conducted 2009-2014 showed that while Las Vegas, Florida and other key destinations where down in visitation, the Smoky Mountains area saw significant income increases. Such sustained performance during this harsh period of time attracted home buyers seeking second homes as investment properties and retirement ventures.
While there are many ways to venture to the Smoky Mountains area, let me take you through one of the most traveled routes. Exiting Tennessee’s I-40, at the 407-mile marker, begins your journey thru Kodak and Sevierville’s well established commercially developed properties. This is a very prospering area with large commercial tracts of land still awaiting development. Traveling along Hwy 66 miles of roadway on both sides lay undeveloped.
Entering Historic Sevierville, you are now in the hub of agricultural, banking, and legal offices for the areas neighboring communities. Passing the County Courthouse, you are on what is called The Parkway.
The Parkway is actually Hwy. 441 and several other roadways forming a major thoroughfare to Gatlinburg. You can remain on the action-packed Parkway into Pigeon Forge or travel Hwy 411 onto the less populated Veterans Boulevard, passing several horseback riding stables and Dollywood Theme Park along your way.
Once in Pigeon Forge you see more of what attracts so many visitors to the Smoky Mountains. The Smokies are known for their family atmosphere and as the #2 Wedding destination in the nation! Heading out of Pigeon Forge to Gatlinburg you will be enveloped by the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains as you travel along what is locally known as The Spur, a 6-mile scenic byway along the Little Pigeon River into downtown Gatlinburg.
Arriving in bustling Gatlinburg you have entered a very unique pedestrian friendly city, gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Gatlinburg’s history is steep as the hills that surround and much of the city’s structures are reminiscent of the Swedish Alps. The area is surrounded by beauty and nestled amongst such are thousands of magnificent vacation rental properties waiting to great families with the warmth of the Great Smoky Mountains and its many splendid tranquil offerings.