Great Smoky Mountains National Park Is Once Again Open!

November In The Smokies

On Wednesday morning, roads and trails into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park were finally re-opened, 15 days after being closed due to the recent government shutdown. Traffic was lined up outside the Townsend entrance to the park before it opened as tourists waited to enter. A ceremony celebrating the reopening had to be moved to the Tremont campground because of the traffic.

“We had traffic backed up at the Sugarlands and we also had traffic backed up from here at the “Y”  all the way into Townsend,” said Blount County Mayor Ed Mitchell. “That gives you an idea of what we were missing on a daily basis by this park being shut.”

Due a recent deal between Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, as well as support from county leaders in Sevier and Blount Counties, the park was temporarily re-opened from Wednesday, October 16th, until this Sunday, October 20th, at 11:59 P.M. However, the recent ending of the government shutdown as of last evening by the federal government further means that the National Park will remain open for the foreseeable future, past this Sunday at 11:59 P.M.

The National Park costs $60,100 to operate per day, according to the National Park Service. Prior to the resolution of the shutdown last evening, it would take $300,500 to keep the park open for the five days called for in the state-to-state brokered deal. All national parks were closed October 1 when Congress failed to pass a funding bill, leading to a partial government shutdown. However, the federal government agreed last week to allow states to re-open national parks if they paid for the operating costs. In addition, bills introduced in the U.S. House and Senate would reimburse states within 90 days for any costs associated with reopening the parks during the shutdown. Now that there is a resolution to the shutdown by the federal government as of last evening, the National Park is on track to remain open for the foreseeable future.

What does this all mean? For now and into the foreseeable future, it appears that the National Park will be open, and will remain open, to the public, following the last evening’s resolution to the recent government shutdown by the federal government. This comes during the middle of the changing of the leaves in the fall season here in the Smokies, which attracts many people to the area every year and is expected to do so again this year.

While enjoying the wonder and splendor of the Great Smoky Mountains, as well as the now re-opened National Park, why not see what else the Smokies can offer you? Please feel free to browse our available properties, and see what is available for you if you are thinking about buying a new home in the area. Let our team help you realize your home ownership dreams today, as we have many great properties available!

 

Here Are A Few of My Featured Listings:

Unique Contemporary Home w/Mtn Views Come & enjoy this one of a kind, unique, contemporary home! This 5000+ sq ft, 4 BD/3 BA home is located just off the Parkway in Sevierville in a beautiful, private neighborhood! Type: Single Family Home Location: Sevierville,TN Price: $325,000 Get more information >
Chalet w/ Amazing Mtn. Views Beautiful 3 BD/3 BA Mountain Contemporary Chalet located minutes from downtown Gatlinburg and Ober Gatlinburg! Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg,Tennessee Price: $299,900 Get more information >
Beautiful Mountain Sunsets Incredible large diameter log construction creates a special, solid, and timeless appeal. Type: Single Family Home Location: Pigeon Forge Price: $450,000 Get more information >


The Jason White Team
Century 21 Four Seasons Realty
1441 Wiley Oakley Dr
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Toll Free: 877-678-2121
Fax: 865-436-7227
Email: jason@jasonwhiteteam.com
Website: www.SmokyMountainLifestyle.com

The 14th Annual Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival Comes to Sevier County This Weekend!

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One of the greatest and most unique features of the Great Smoky Mountain region is its tradition of music, including bluegrass music. This weekend, starting Thursday, September 19th, and going until Saturday, September 21st, the Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival will be held in the Kodak, TN area, featuring a wide array of bluegrass artists and wonderful music.

The Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival is an annual event in its 14th year for 2013. Featured artists/bands are world-class, award winning musicians who travel worldwide entertaining bluegrass lovers. The event is geared for all ages and is held Swaggerty’s Farm, in the Kodak area, which also incorporates an RV Park.

Featured bluegrass artists will include groups like Flatt Lonesome, Rhonda Vincent and the Range, Bridging the Gap, the Lonesome River Band, and many, many more well-known bluegrass artists. Tickets start at $21 on Thursday (if bought in advance), or $27 at the gate, and then on Friday and Saturday, tickets are $27 for each single day (in advance), and $30 at the gate. You can also buy an advance weekend pass for $75 for all three days, or you can get the same pass for $80 at the gate. However, children 12 years old or younger will be admitted for free. The Festival is located at 525 East Dumplin Valley Road, Kodak, TN 37764, which is off of Exit #407 on I-40. You can call for more information at (865) 397-7942, or you can also visit their website at www.dumplinvalleybluegrass.com.

Events like this make the Great Smoky Mountain region a unique place that is rich in culture, history and tradition. Festivals like this one create a unique sense of community for people in this area, and further add to the diversity of what the Smokies can offer to people, whether you are visiting for the first time, or have been here your whole life. Why not also take this opportunity to also look around and see what else this wonderful region has to offer for you? Please feel free to browse our inventory of available homes, and see what this area can offer you in helping realize your dreams!

 

Here Are A Few of My Featured Listings:

Private, Log Home Near Dwtn. Gatlinburg! Private, 2 BD/2 BA log-style home located within walking distance to downtown Gatlinburg! Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee Price: $219,900 Get more information >
3.84 Acres & On The River Beautiful river frontage along the middle prong of the Pigeon River, known and verified to be the cleanest in the state. Beautiful, 30′ deep pool and huge boulders create a scenic park like setting. Type: Single Family Home Location: Sevierville,TN Price: $259,900 Get more information >
Wears Valley Luxury You’ll notice the unusually high quality construction from the moment you pull in the driveway. Type: Single Family Home Location: Pigeon Forge Price: $575,000 Get more information >


The Jason White Team
Century 21 Four Seasons Realty
1441 Wiley Oakley Dr
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Toll Free: 877-678-2121
Fax: 865-436-7227
Email: jason@jasonwhiteteam.com
Website: www.SmokyMountainLifestyle.com

Smoky Mountain Civil War Relic Show and Sale in Pigeon Forge This Weekend!

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This weekend, Pigeon Forge will be the host for the 4th annual Smoky Mountain Civil War Relic Show and Sale, located at 4010 Parkway in Pigeon Forge (Smoky Mountain Convention Center). This unique event will be like a step back in time over 150 years, to one of the most significant periods in American history – the Civil War.

Featured at this event will include authentic Civil War era muskets, rifles, pistols, photographs, and uniforms, along with other relics, artifacts, and other collectibles. Collectors from all over the country will come to buy, sell, and talk about these varied and valuable artifacts.

In addition to over a hundred tables filled with relics, the Civil War event will include exciting historical reenactments and artillery demonstrations. Actors portraying famous military figures from the Civil War such as General Robert E. Lee and General Ulysses S. Grant will interact with attendees and answer their questions about the war. People who come to the event will also have the chance to investigate their ancestors’ participation in Pigeon Forge history, with help from onsite genealogy researchers.

This year’s show will feature authentic Civil War era songs performed by multi-instrumentalist Mike Scott, out of Hendersonville, TN, who recently released an album of wartime music, Home Sweet Home: Instrumental Tribute to the Civil War Era of Songs. Also, there will be an appearance Gerald Augustus, who is the author of the book The Loudon County Area of East Tennessee in the War 1861-1865, and will  speak about the importance of preserving the land where Civil War battles were fought.

Tickets for both Saturday and Sunday only cost $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children ages 12 and under. The event will last from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Please go to http://www.smokymountaincivilwarshow.com, or http://www.visitmysmokies.com, to find out more.

Unique events like the Smoky Mountain Civil War Relic Show and Sale make the Great Smoky Mountain area a great place for education, history, culture, the arts, music, and so much more. Why not consider looking at what the Smoky Mountain area can offer you today? We have many featured properties still available for those coming to the area, and are looking for a home to call their own. Please feel free to browse our available properties today, and see why the Great Smoky Mountains are such a great and unique place.

 

Here Are A Few of My Featured Listings:

Amazing Mount LeConte Views Over $28,000 in rental income for 2012! Nicely decorated cabin with fantastic views of Mt LeConte. Enjoy the views from the spacious decking this cabin has to offer. Type: Single Family Home Location: Chalet Village Price: $219,900 Get more information >
Mount LeConte Views $24,486 in rental income for 2012!! Beautiful views of Mt. LeConte & the smokies from all three levels of this chalet in sought after Chalet Village North. Type: Single Family Home Location: Chalet Village Price: $269,900 Get more information >
Ready To Make You $$$ There is $$$ to be made – produced just under $30,000 in rental income for 2012!! Excellent views of the the Smokies along with year around sun rises from both floors of this 5 bedroom 5 bath chalet. Type: Single Family Home Location: Chalet Village Price: $289,900 Get more information >


The Jason White Team
Century 21 Four Seasons Realty
1441 Wiley Oakley Dr
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Toll Free: 877-678-2121
Fax: 865-436-7227
Email: jason@jasonwhiteteam.com
Website: www.SmokyMountainLifestyle.com

Come Enjoy the 38th Annual Gatlinburg Summer Craftsmen’s Fair from July 19-28, 2013!

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From July 19-28, 2013, Gatlinburg is home one of the Southeast’s most popular events – the 38th Annual Craftsmen’s Fair, which will be held starting Friday, July 19th, and goes until Sunday, July 28th, at the Gatlinburg Convention  Center, located in downtown Gatlinburg.

 

The 38th annual fair features 200 booths from artisans and craftsmen all over the United States, featuring the most unique and top quality arts and crafts. There also will be free live country and bluegrass music at the event, including Dennis Lee and Band, along with Tim Watson, “The Fiddle Man,” who will perform at 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day of the fair.

 

The 38th Annual Craftsmen’s Fair in Gatlinburg will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, except for Sunday, which is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission for adults is $6, and children 12 and under are admitted free. The Gatlinburg Convention Center is located at Traffic Light #8 in downtown Gatlinburg. For more information, please visit http://www.craftsmenfair.com, or call (865) 436-7479.

 

Gatlinburg is home to a very unique arts and crafts community, and fairs such as the Craftsmen’s Fair, held every Summer and Fall, are highly popular and draw considerable interest to the area. In addition, these unique events are one of many reasons the Great Smoky Mountains are a great place to live or purchase an investment property. Studies continue to show that first-time homebuyers, along with looking for available properties, are also looking for a sense of place and for activities that create a greater sense of community for them. As people come to Gatlinburg to enjoy this unique event, people will also have the opportunity to explore the many properties available in the area for those looking to become a part of the many unique and special communities in and around the Great Smoky Mountains, including Gatlinburg. There are numerous home choices available, and we are here to help you through every step of your journey towards being a homeowner.

 

Here Are A Few of My Featured Listings:

3 BD/2 BA Home w/Rolling Hills This recently built 3 BD/2 BA contemporary home is located only minutes from downtown Sevierville and Dollywood in a growing subdivision. Type: Single Family Home Location: Sevierville,TN Price: $149,900 Get more information >
Chalet w/ Amazing Mtn. Views Beautiful 3 BD/3 BA Mountain Contemporary Chalet located minutes from downtown Gatlinburg and Ober Gatlinburg! Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg,Tennessee Price: $299,900 Get more information >
Beautiful Private Cabin w/City View Beautiful, private 4 Bedroom/3 Bathroom home located just below Ober Gatlinburg. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg,Tennessee Price: $195,000 Get more information >

 

 

The Jason White Team
Century 21 Four Seasons Realty

1441 Wiley Oakley Drive
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Toll Free: 877-678-2121
Fax: 865-436-7227
Email: jason@jasonwhiteteam.com
Website: http://www.smokymountainlifestyle.com

Why The Smoky Mountains?

Smoky-Mountains-WaterfallThe Great Smoky Mountains National Park is America’s most visited national park. With a strong sense of Appalachian culture, the ancient mountains, over 800 miles of trails and something for everyone in the surrounding communities it is easy to see why. Let’s explore a few of the things that this awe-inspiring region has to offer and why it is such an appealing location for your real estate purchase.

If you are looking for a place to kick back, get away from the rush of day-to-day life and get in touch  with nature The Great Smoky Mountains region offers multiple opportunities. From easy walking trails to  longer back packing trips you will not run out of chances to hike and enjoy waterfalls, an abundance of  wildlife and amazing mountain views. A trip to Cades Cove offers a chance to visit historic buildings and can be taken in with a walk, an auto tour, a cycling trip or even on horseback. As you are out and about expect to see elk, deer and black bear as part of your Smoky Mountain experience.

If you are looking for a more intense adventure venture to Pigeon Forge and give Dollywood’s newest roller coaster a try. As America’s first winged coaster it is sure to get the adrenaline going. Want something more hands on? There are a multitude of options for a day spent whitewater rafting, flying through the sky on one of the local zipline tours or even indoor skydiving.

As the gateway community to The Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg is a picturesque traditional mountain town. With bits of nature and history at every turn it is easy to lose yourself in the local mountain heritage. With a stroll down the gorgeous streets you can encounter pieces of history, street performances and a wide variety of shopping opportunities.

With the quiet beauty and many entertainment options of the area there is no question why this has become a top tourist destination. Add this to a recently improving housing market and it equals a great location for anyone considering a real estate purchase. It is the perfect choice of locations whether you are looking for a vacation home, a money-making investment or a special place for retirement. Take a look at all of the available homes by visiting our website.

Here Are A Few Of My Featured Listings:

Over $30,000 Rental Income! Over $30,000 in gross rental income for 2012! This is a turn key authentic log cabin in excellent condition. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $217,000 Get more information >
Top Floor With Amazing Views First time on market! Top floor unit – best location in the building & best view in the building. Type: Condo Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $550,000 Get more information >
Near Ski Resort & Downtown A great opportunity to own a lot in desirable Chalet Village and has a winter view of the mountains. Type: Land Location: Chalet Village Price: $29,900 Get more information >

 

 

Vacant Land – A Good Buy?

GSMAOR178280G As we are watching market activity surge, prices starting a slow rise and inventory decline many of you may be asking is now the time to consider a vacant land purchase. Today we would like to take a moment to look into the benefits and things to consider before  making a land purchase. 
 
There are numerous things to check into when you begin to look at an undeveloped tract of land and the first is what are your long term goals for the parcel? Are you looking at a long term investment, to build right away or to get a good deal now and build a home later? Knowing ahead of time what your end plans are will help to guide your decision making.
 
If you intend to purchase it as a long term investment always think about location. If the market is primarily vacation rental property and that will be the end user, where are the hot spots for vacation rentals? Certainly in this area Chalet Village, Pittman Center, Wears Valley and locations near Dollywood would be excellent choices. If you are looking for somewhere to build a second home you will want to decide what location features are to you when you are enjoying time away. Mountain view? Close to attractions? Privacy? Or for a permanent residence, what about accessibility to shopping? School district? Traffic?
 
Once you have determined an end use and location you will want to consider potential costs of purchasing such as a survey. Also, what amenities are present and what will have to be added? Is the property serviced by city water and sewer? If not, is there an existing well and septic or will one need to be installed? 
 
Putting together a team to help will make your transaction go more smoothly and give you a clear picture when making a land purchase. We recommend exploring your financing options first so that when you have identified a piece of property you are prepared to make an offer. We are able to assist you with locating contractors, builders and others to be available throughout the process. 
 
There are numerous options available in the Great Smoky Mountain area if you are considering a land purchase. Land and lot prices are still low but as existing home inventory continues to decrease and prices increase land values will start to rise. Now may be a good time to start looking at some of the great available deals on undeveloped property.
Here Are A Few Of My Featured Vacant Land Listings:
Near Ski Resort & Downtown
A great opportunity to own a lot in desirable Chalet Village and has a winter view of the mountains.
Type: Land
Location: Chalet Village
Price: $29,900
Get more information >
Two For The Price Of One
Two lots for the price of one and right in the city within walking distance to downtown Gatlinburg dining, shopping and attractions.
Type: Land
Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee
Price: $35,000
Get more information >
Beautiful Ridge Top Property! Great Deal
Beautiful ridge top property with level building site. Clear a few trees to have a wonderful mountain view. Driveway to the top of the ridge. VERY MOTIVATED SELLERS!
Type: Land
Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Price: $29,000
Get more information >

As Spring Moves Into Summer Smoky Mountain Events Rev Up

SpringOne thing we love to do in Sevier County is celebrate. As Spring moves out and Summer moves in there is a steady flow of events, festivals and celebrations with something for everyone. Let’s take a look at the line up for 2013.

This weekend, May 17th & 18th, Sevierville’s Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass Festival will be in full swing. Admission is free and it has been named Festival of The Year by the Southeast Tourism Society. Activities include numerous free concerts, the Tennessee state Championship Barbeque Cook-Off, games for the kids and more. More info can be found at http://www.bloominbbq.com.

This event also includes the Mountain Soul Vocal Competition Finals. This is a vocal competition centered around Dolly Parton’s Songwriting. Contestants pick one of the thousands of songs written by Dolly and perform them in any style they choose. This event is sure to be entertaining for every music lover.

Music Road Hotel & Convention Center will host the 13th Annual Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge Car Show on June 7th – 9th. This show will be followed on June 14th and 15th with the 2013 All Chevy Supernationals. If you are a car lover this is a great time to visit the mountains and admire beautiful classics.

Dollywood is kicking off a brand new event in 2013! June 22nd will be the beginning of the first Great American Summer. Dollywood will have extended hours from June 22 – August 4. Each day will begin with a live performance of the Star Spangled Banner and conclude with a fireworks display – “Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors”. Imagine the thrills of riding a roller coaster under the light of the moon.

This is just a sampling of the many events throughout the year. These are the activities that continue to promote the area as a top vacation spot. With the continuous flow of visitors to Sevier County and The Great Smoky Mountains and all of the available entertainment it makes the area a top choice for a second home or vacation rental investment. If you are thinking of a purchase, we are ready to help.

Here Are A Few Of My Featured Listings:

Creekside Cabin Close To Everything Consistently produces right at $25,000 in annual rental income. Listen to the comforting sounds of the rolling creek here at Sparkling Waters. This charming log cabin has all you need to enjoy a get away in the Smoky Mountains. Type: Single Family Home Location: Pigeon Forge Price: $169,900 Get more information >
Top Floor With Amazing Views First time on market! Top floor unit – best location in the building & best view in the building. Type: Condo Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $550,000 Get more information >
Near Ski Resort & Downtown A great opportunity to own a lot in desirable Chalet Village and has a winter view of the mountains. Type: Land Location: Chalet Village Price: $29,900 Get more information >

 

Gatlinburg, Your Key To The Smoky Mountains

Gatlinburg TennesseeLocated in the state of Tennessee at its eastern-most edge lies Sevier County, home to a massive tourist destination centered around The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you follow U.S.Hwy 441 down through the county, marvelous vistas of the Smoky Mountain lure you onward. As you reach the intersection of Hwy 441 and Hwy 321 you are getting close to the National Park and the Gateway Community of Gatlinburg.

Gatlinburg is often called the “Gateway to the Smokies” for good reasons. Following U.S. Hwy 441 takes you downtown into Gatlinburg and from there into The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Hwy 441 climbs in elevation as it scales some of the highest peaks of the Eastern United States and then works its way into North Carolina down into Cherokee.

Gatlinburg is magical in its attractions and in many other aspects as well. This tiny city may very well have been lost such as many remote southern rural towns. However, the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park changed the destiny of this city immediately. Restaurants and hotels sprang up rapidly to accommodate the influx of tourists coming to see the “Nation’s Most Visited National Park”. Hemmed in by mountains on all sides, Gatlinburg is never at a loss for magnificent views. The lush hardwood and coniferous forests carpet the areas outside of town. Clean, rocky, boulder-strewn creeks and rivers run through the city with a beautiful zen-like quality. Wild life such as; deer, boar, black bear, and turkey roam the area even into the city.

Ober Gatlinburg gives the city the allure of being a ski resort/winter sports center. Year-round activities and festivities keep this tiny burg hopping. Despite the nightlife, the topography of this location makes it easy to access the city amenities and within minutes you can escape to the seclusion of your own private residence, condo, or rental cabin. Gatlinburg is rare. It has all the amenities of a large city from; restaurants, fine dining, hotels, convention accommodations, shopping, amusements, entertainment and more.

The beauty of Gatlinburg is that it is still rooted in its humble beginnings. The city is; fun, friendly, and most importantly, it is affordable. It lies less than 10 hours from over 1/2 of the U.S. population so it is America’s understated getaway destination, making it a great location to visit, live or purchase investment property.

Here Are A Few Of My Featured Gatlinburg Listings:

Large Lot Borders National Park Residential lot located within Gatlinburg city limits but borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Type: Land Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $55,000 Get more information >
View City Lights Against The Mountains Absolutely amazing views of downtown Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Incredible close up night lights view, you can actually see people on the sidewalks with a dramatic mountain backdrop. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $339,900 Get more information >
Come Be A Happy Bear Over $27,000 in gross rental income for 2012! This one will make you $$$. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $259,900 Get more information >

The Smokies Come To Life With Spring Just Around The Corner

Spring Wildflowers In The SmokiesThe Great Smoky Mountains offer their own beauty in every season but it is always thrilling to watch as spring approaches and gains steam transforming the mountains with new life, increased wildlife activity, the blooming of flowers and the budding of trees. There are numerous reasons to plan a visit during spring, with a multitude of festivals, activities and workshops. Today registration opened for the 63rd Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage. The 5 day event in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be held from April 23rd-27th this year and fills up quick. Let’s take a look at a few of the offerings and reasons to register now. It’s an event not to miss if you love the Smokies.

All 5 days are packed with activity. Most programs are held outdoors in the park with some classes and seminars being held at various indoor venues in Gatlinburg. This year’s program will offer 146 professionally guided walks and presentations allowing participants the opportunity explore the region’s flowers, fauna and natural history.  Many walks offer the chance to explore the back country, led by seasoned hikers. For those of you who have photography as a hobby, you are invited to enter the photography competition as well. The competition includes categories for flora, fauna and landscape. Winners will be chosen by votes of those registered for the pilgrimage and an awards ceremony will be held. Just looking to improve your photography skills? A beginner’s photography workshop will be offered with outdoor, hands-on instruction.

In recognition of the 175th anniversary of the Trail of Tears, Wednesday’s indoor events focus on Cherokee culture. There will be talks about the Trail of Tears, Cherokee Culture After The Trail and Cherokee plant lore. Prefer an outdoor experience while learning more about the Cherokee? Join Native American, Karen LaMere at Metcalf Bottoms Picnic area on Wednesday morning for “Native People’s Use Of Nature’s Garden” and listen to a history that has been passed down through the generations as well as taste and learn uses of native plants gathered from nature. Davy Arch, a Cherokee woodcarver and storyteller will also lecture on Cherokee culture and demonstrate carving, mask making and more. His presentation is a great time to learn how plants played a part in Cherokee arts all the way back to the ice age.

If you are a seasoned hiker you are sure to enjoy one of the longer, more strenuous hikes. A Wildflower Hike along Ramsey Cascades Trail will allow you to see a diverse range of wildflowers as you walk through one of the old-growth forests up to the 100′ falls. Looking for a beautiful but easier hike? Take the opportunity to walk the Noah “Bud” Ogle Trail and see many different wildflowers and American chestnut tree remnants in the fields of the homestead. Interested in the wildlife in the mountains? Join David Whitehead, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Manager as he describes the history, tracking signs, human impact and environmental issues of the areas black bears and wild hogs while enjoying a 2-3 mile easy walk at Little River Trail head.

This is just a very small sample of the wide variety of events and opportunities offered at the event this year. There is something for everyone who is interested in spending more time on the trail and learning more about the area’s heritage and the Smoky Mountains. You may download a full event schedule, register and more at the official event website.

The mountains offer year round beauty, events and chances to get closer to nature. One of the ways to make it easy to spend as much time as possible surrounded by the majesty of the mountains is to purchase an investment property or Smoky Mountain home away from home. The market is busy with homes moving at a steady pace but there are plenty of great opportunities available. Spend some time at our website searching what’s available and we are certain you will find your perfect Smoky Mountain get away.

Here Are A Few Of My Featured Listings:

Enjoy Resort Living In The Mountains Great rental income: 2012 – $32,195 & 2011- $24,226.Private three bedroom, three bath log cabin with great mountain views from three decks. Type: Single Family Home Location: Pigeon Forge Price: $299,900 Get more information >
This One Has It All Conveniently located cabin consistently produces over $40,000 in annual rental income! Just minutes to Pigeon Forge and Dollwood. Type: Single Family Home Location: Pigeon Forge Price: $199,900 Get more information >
Gone With The Wind Almost $22k in rental for the first 10 months of 2012!! If you have dreamed of having a luxury chalet on top of the mountain with sweeping views of the valley, city and mountains then you have to look at this one. Type: Single Family Home Location: Chalet Village Price: $299,900 Get more information >

 

Sevierville – A Great Place To Make Your Smoky Mountain Home

seviervilleNamed after John Sevier, the first governor of Tennessee, Sevierville is proud to be the eighth oldest town in the state and the largest city in the county. The city boasts a Heritage Museum, located in the historic downtown area, and a one-mile Riverwalk along the banks of the Little Pigeon River.

While capturing the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape, this modern mountain town offers a diverse selection of real estate options that is sure to please even the most discerning of tastes. Once farmland, the City of Sevierville is now an urban metropolis and suburban paradise with residential properties ranging from the cozy condo to the sprawling estate.

Sevierville was founded in 1795 and later incorporated in 1901. One of the more charming aspects of the city is the Trolley system that serves the area on two trolley routes, one extending into Pigeon Forge.  Sevierville is conveniently located near I-40 and the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited park in our great nation.

Festivals abound in the eastern Tennessee mountains, and there is no better place to be than in Sevierville, with community involvement and enthusiasm showing throughout the city. A few of the festivals and events to enjoy are:

*Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass Festival in May

*Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival in October

*The Annual Christmas Parade in December

*TN Smokies baseball

These are only a few of the reasons why residents love living in the great City of Sevierville. If festivals celebrating life in Sevierville are not reason enough, the vistas surrounding the city and the recreational options they provide are another reason to call Sevierville home. Residents in Sevierville can enjoy golfing, fishing in Douglas Lake, hiking on more than 650 miles of trails, and camping in the untouched forests around the city. Horseback riding and canoeing along the French Broad River are action-packed options for a great day in Sevierville. Other forms of recreation are scattered throughout the city including shopping, dining, theaters and museums, just to name a few.

Sevierville, Tennessee offers the finest choices in residential living including urban condos, rural country homesteads, private gated communities, lakefront homes, golf course homes, affordable single family houses and mountain chalets all with modern amenities and conveniences home buyers are searching for to make a house the perfect home. Sevierville has it all, and more!

Here Are A Few Of My Sevierville Area Listings:

Large Lot & Ready To Move In To Very nice neighborhood with quality homes on big lots in a scenic setting. Easy access to both Sevier County and Knox County via pretty country roads. Type: Single Family Home Location: Sevierville,TN Price: $219,900 Get more information >
Custom Built Home On The River Custom built home on the Pigeon River with year around mountain views in one of Sevierville’s most sought after neighborhoods. Type: Single Family Home Location: Sevierville,TN Price: $349,000 Get more information >
Busy Location for Office/Residential! Great, busy location ideal for commercial office site. Has a separate entrance for lower level so could be used for two businesses or in-law quarters if used for residential. Type: Office Location: Sevierville,TN Price: $249,900 Get more information >