The Great Smoky Mountains is a spectacular place to live and work. Rising along the Tennessee - North Carolina border, in the southeastern part of the U.S., this area is known as The Great Smokies. Sevier, Cocke and Blount counties comprise the Tennessee region of The Great Smokies. Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are the three most popular cities in The Great Smokies and Tennessee.
The friendly small town atmosphere of the region makes this an ideal place to raise a family. The collective population of the counties is 248,551. The Great Smoky Mountains is an ideal place with its majestic mountain vistas, picturesque sunsets and great outdoor spaces. The area boasts world class shopping, restaurants, parks and entertainment.
The Great Smoky Mountain schools are comprised of both public and private schools. In-depth information on the performance of the public schools can be accessed from the web page of The Tennessee Department of Education.
Sevier County is served by The Sevier County School System which includes Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Wears Valley, Pittman Center, Seymour and Kodak. The county’s schools are all seated in The Great Smoky Mountain foothills. The school system has 4 high schools, 4 middle schools and fourteen elementary schools.
Cocke County is served by The Cocke County School System. The county has 9 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 2 high schools. There are approximately 4,800 students enrolled.
Blount County is served by The Blount County School System. The school system has 11 elementary schools, 2 high schools and 4 middle schools.
Summer is a fantastic time to live in the region. The main attraction is the world renowned Great Smoky Mountains National Park noted for the majestic and ancient mountains. It is the most visited park in the U.S. The parks sprawling acreage boasts lush evergreen, streams, rivers and waterfalls. There are hiking trails that encompass parts of the Appalachian Trail. Children will love Ripley’s Aquarium of The Smokies in Gatlinburg. It was voted best U.S. aquarium by USA Today. There’s a 4 story play structure and shark lagoon that will amaze. Then there’s Dollywood in Pigeon Forge. This one-hundred fifty acre amusement park offers endless fun with its waterpark, dinner shows and roller coasters. And to relax, there is a resort and spa to wind down the day.
According to Best Places to live, the median home price in the region is $232,000. The Great Smoky Mountains has a variety of living spaces to offer. Whether you’re looking for a condo, luxury home, single-family home or an investment property, the area has an abundance of options. Property values are expected to increase which makes this a great time to buy a home in The Great Smokies.
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