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  • No state income taxes on wages

  • No personal property taxes

  • Inexpensive property taxes

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is our most visited national park, with more than 10,000 annual visitors. From the highest peak, at Clingman's Dome (6,644 f.), you can see 7 states: Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.


The park features more than 850 miles of hiking trails, including 71 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Tourists also enjoy driving the 11-mile stretch of the Tail of the Dragon and the 43-mile Cherahala Skyway, with elevations of 5,390 feet and magnificent views.

Whether you are a city or country dweller, there's something for everyone in the towns in the Smokies :

  • Maryville: the largest city in Blount Co. (population 129,000), home to the Knoxville Tyson-McGhee airport, and just 20 minutes from downtown Knoxville, Maryville College (ranked #3 in Regional South Colleges), festivals, greenway, theater, lots of restaurants and shopping, and named 'one of the top 10 places to live in Tennessee'

  • Townsend: the 'quiet' side of the Smokies, and featuring numerous campgrounds, the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, festivals, crafts, music, caverns, and the Little River, famous for tubing

  • Pigeon Forge: outlet malls, time shares, fun parks, helicopter rides, many dinner theaters, and home to the spectacular Dollywood theme park and Splash Country Water Park

  • Gatlinburg: exquisite crafts by mountain artisans, skylift, snow skiing and ice skating at Ober Gatlinburg, Ripley's Aquarium, the Titanic Museum, hotels, timeshares, and mountain side cabins 

  • Sevierville: home of country music star Dolly Parton, caverns, aviation museum, and shopping

  • Wears Valley: mountain views, cabins, hiking, crafts, and tourist shopping

  • Knoxville: technically, just outside of the Smokies, Knoxville is home to 187,500 people, and is a thriving metropolis with fantastic restaurants, art museums, greenways, entertainment, shopping, festivals, theater, and lakes. The city is surrounded by the 652-mile Tennessee River, the site of the 1982 World's Fair, and is home to the University of Tennessee Vols.

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For more information regarding Knoxville, Sevierville, & Maryville please contact one of our local realtors for your individual needs.  

Nancy Zambell Tennessee Mountains Realty Group

Owner/Broker, GRI, ABR, SRS

Nancy Zambell


Steve Morris Tennessee Mountains Realty Group

Affiliate Broker

Steve Morris


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