Pigeon Forge is a mountain resort city in Sevier County with plenty to offer its residents. It has an approximate population of 5,875 people, and it caters to tourists looking for a place to experience southern culture. It is located only five miles from The Great Smoky National Park with several outlet malls, gift shops, and amusement attractions that will provide jobs and entertainment.
The Pigeon Forge area was originally the home of Isaac Love’s iron forge along the Little Pigeon River in 1820. Before that it had been a Cherokee hunting ground. During the first half of the 18th century Europeans arrived to the area, but it wasn’t until the early 20th century that Pigeon Forge experienced a big commercial boom with the opening of the Great Smoky National Park in 1934.
Someone living in Pigeon Forge can take advantage of the many hiking trails, white water rafting experiences, and wildlife sightings provided by the park along with numerous craft shops and restaurants found within the city. There are also several fun activities here that include:
Pigeon Forge is a part of the Sevier County School District with 712 children in attendance. Among the top rated schools one will find Pigeon Forge High School, Pigeon Forge Middle School, Father’s House Day Care, and My Audie’s Place Day Care. Pigeon Forge schools have an overall rating of 5 out of 10.
If living in Pigeon Forge interests you, contact a real estate agent to learn more about available homes in the area. The current median price of a home in Pigeon Forge is $163,700.
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