Why Purchase In The Smoky Mountains?

Whether you are considering a permanent move, looking for an investment or a second home there are numerous reasons why the Great Smoky Mountain area is a great choice to consider. With a variety of locations, year round beauty and the inspiring mountain backdrop it is a wonderful place to call home.

Gatlinburg is a rare gem. 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. Clean, rocky, boulder-strewn creeks and rivers run through the city with a beautiful zen-like quality. Wildlife such as; deer, 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. 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 cabin, chalet or condo.

The greatest appeal of Pigeon Forge is the natural surroundings that boast four distinct and mild seasons to satisfy the lifestyles of all residents and visitors alike. It is close to The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Entrance and a short drive to Cades Cove. Homes for sale in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee are reasonably priced and exceptional in value. Buyers looking to relocate or invest in a second home, will find the real estate market in Pigeon Forge to be varied in styles and amenities, offering mountain charm and modern conveniences, surrounded by the tranquility and hanging blue mist of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Located between Pigeon Forge and Townsend, Wears Valley is a peaceful and secluded setting surrounded by breathtaking mountains and within reach of the Great Smoky National Park by way of Metcalf Bottoms, its own entrance to the National Park and one of only five. Wears Valley is a prime location for investment properties, second homes for peaceful vacations, or single family homes for full-time residents. The low crime and tax rates of Sevier County, along with excellent public schools run by the Sevier County School District, are what make Wears Valley a fabulous location to own property.

These are just a few of the distinctive locations to consider in the Great Smoky Mountain region. Looking at just these three locations leaves no doubt that Sevier County is a prime location to consider a real estate purchase. All of this coupled with an improving real estate market make now a great time to start looking. We invite you to begin at our website to search out the right opportunity for you.

Here Are A Few Of My Featured Listings:

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 >


Walk To The Parkway Three level log cabin in the heart of Pigeon Forge that is walking distance to the action packed Parkway and the trolley stop. Type: Single Family Home Location: Pigeon Forge Price: $199,900 Get more information >


87 Gently Rolling Acres Await 87 gently rolling mountain top acres with outstanding 270 degree uninterrupted panoramic views of the major peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park including Mt. Cameror, Geyot, Webb, Greenbriar, and LeConte. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $1,750,000 Get more information >


The Beauty Of Living By The Water

Being surrounded by the beauty of the Smoky Mountains is awe inspiring in itself but if you add the element of a mountain stream, river or lake right outside your door it makes for a breath taking experience. Let’s explore a few of the water front hot spots in the Great Smoky Mountain region.

Douglas Lake is conveniently surrounded by Highways 441 and 411 and I-40, thus making it very convenient to enjoy living, working and playing here. Local residents will tell you this is a great place to live, tucked in the foothills of the majestic Great Smoky Mountains. The fish are always biting, the weather is close to perfect, and the people represent the best of friendly, southern charm. Douglas Lake is surrounded by gentle rolling hillsides that provide an ideal setting for residential home buyers wishing to enjoy the good life.

For boating enthusiasts there are a variety of marinas serving Douglas Lake that offer full-service amenities including boat rentals, slip rentals, dry storage, boat repairs and restaurants. There is nothing more relaxing than a day of sailing or power boating along the waters of Douglas Lake back dropped by the Great Smoky Mountains in every direction.

Fishing is probably the most popular sport on and around the waters. Every fisherman has a dream of catching the big one and Douglas Lake can make that dream come true. Douglas Lake has been rated as one of the top 5 crappie fishing lakes and top 10 large mouth bass fishing lakes in the nation.

The majority of the property surrounding Douglas Lake is privately owned and offers home buyers every style of home available and countless amenities. Waterfront homes, water view homes, lake cabins, condos, gated private estates, lake access homes, lots and acreage, secluded single family homes and subdivisions surround this serene, yet active setting.

Aside from Douglas Lake there are numerous locations that will put you right next to the serene sounds of a river or stream. The Holston River runs through the Appalachian Valley and joins the French Broad River near Knoxville, forming the Tennessee river. It offers premiere fly fishing, kayaking and canoeing opportunities. We currently have a beautiful custom home available on the market with plenty of frontage on the Holston River.

The Riversong Subdivision in Pittman Center is a prime location for being near or on the Middle Prong of the Pigeon River. Found to be the cleanest river in the state of Tennessee this location is just a mile downstream from the National Park and just minutes to Gatlinburg. Top notch fly fishing and rafting would be right outside your door with a purchase in Riversong. Imagine lazing away the days floating down the river or relaxing outside with the beauty of the water flowing by. There are currently several homes and building lots available in this beautiful mountain location.

No matter if you prefer being able to spend the day fishing and boating, rafting down the river or just enjoying the soft sounds of a stream we can help you find your dream home on the water.

Here Are A Few Of My Featured Water Front Listings:

Relax By The Water Waterfront living at its finest in Grainger County! Offering a 4Bd/4.5Ba custom home featuring many updates, privacy, scenic views, wildlife, private boat ramp, outdoor covered pavilion w/kitchen, sunroom, deck and so much more! Type: Single Family Home Location: Grainger County Price: $667,000 Get more information >


Beautiful Setting On The River Consistently produces almost $40,000 gross annual income!! Once you see it you’ll never want to leave. Directly on the pristine Middle Prong of the Pigeon River, found to be the cleanest river in the state by the Tennessee Resource Defense Council. Type: Single Family Home Location: Pittman Center Price: $399,900 Get more information >


Custom Home On Douglas Lake Custom built home on a lake front peninsula surround by water on three sides with expansive views. Type: Single Family Home Location: Douglas Lake Price: $975,000 Get more information >



Is A Condo The Key To Your Smoky Mountain Dream?

Considering a purchase in the Smoky Mountains but feel that owning a single family home will require too much upkeep or is out of your budget? A condo may be a great ownership solution. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of owning a condo.

Most condos require very little maintenance, making it a convenient choice for many buyers. Yard work, snow removal and building upkeep are usually included in your association fees and managed by the owner’s association. This is a great perk if you are looking for a Smoky Mountain get away and are worried about who will take care of things while you are away. Many condo communities also offer a pool, clubhouse, workout facility and sometimes a barbecue area for your use. When you come to relax at your Smoky Mountain home these extra amenities can go a long way to giving your vacation a resort like feeling.

In the Gatlinburg area many condo units come with a huge benefit – astounding Smoky Mountain views. Imagine coming to visit your private mountain oasis and knowing that it will be an entirely stress free vacation surrounded with amenities and the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. Your yard is already well manicured, perhaps a balcony overlooking the mountains awaits and later you can enjoy a dip in the pool.

As we can see there are many benefits that purchasing a condo may offer but there are also several things to consider prior to a purchase. These are some important questions that our team will assist you with when you have identified a potential property:

How much are the condo fees and how often are they billed? This is an important factor when you are calculating your purchasing budget.

What do the condo fees include? It will be important to know what amenities and services are included as you are trying to identify a community that will fit your needs. Some associations also include certain utility costs which will be helpful information when determining the cost of owning.

What are the restrictions of the community? Many associations have by-laws that must be followed by all unit owners. These can include a number of things pertaining to pets, renting out your unit and more. These will factor in to your choice of locations to purchase.

Does the association collect reserve funds for big repairs and improvements? If so how & when are they collected?

There are  many different condo options available in the area and we are happy to answer any questions you may have as you determine if one of them may be a fit for you. Why not start by browsing our website to see all of the opportunities that are available for purchase? If you are ready for a Smoky Mountain home that will provide you with the luxuries of a true vacation it may be time to look more closely at how a condo purchase could benefit you.

Here Are A Few Of My Featured Condo Listings:

Worry Free Home In The Mountains Best views anywhere in the county. Really close to Great Smoky Mountain Nat’l park with direct views of all the big peaks plus the ski resort and the city lights of Gatlinburg. Type: Condo Location: Chalet Village Price: $94,900 Get more information >


Affordable Mountain Get Away Perfect affordable family mountain get-away in this first level studio unit at the Gatlinburg Summit Condominiums. Cozy fireplace, private balcony and great view. Type: Condo Location: Chalet Village Price: $45,900 Get more information >


Affordable Studio Unit In The Mountains Perfect affordable family mountain get-away in this totally refurbished studio unit at the Gatlinburg Summit Condominiums. Type: Condo Location:
Price: $39,900 Get more information >


Immerse Yourself In The Beauty Of The Great Smoky Mountains

The 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:

A True Mountain Retreat This Smoky Mountain chalet is just minutes to Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort. Main level master bedroom features private bath & deck access. Type: Single Family Home Location: Chalet Village Price: $189,900 Get more information >


Smoky Mountain Dream Come True Produced $24,329 in rental income for 2011! This is what Smoky Mountain dreams are made of, the perfect mountain get-away that combines the best features the area has to offer. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee Price: $259,900 Get more information >


High on a Ridge outside of Gatlinburg Log cabin high on a ridge with spectacular views of the Smokies. Excellent location- only 5 mins to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. Cozy log construction. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee Price: $129,900 Get more information >




Nestled In The Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge Is A Great Place To Call Home

This month we would like to shine the spotlight on the quaint mountain town of Pigeon Forge. Let’s take a look at some of the history of this town and everything it has to offer to today’s home buyer.

Surrounded by the blue mist of the Great Smoky Mountains, the community of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is filled with rivers and streams, waterfalls and native flowering plants and trees. Pigeon Forge is packed with southern hospitality and as many as 11 million tourists visit each year making the town not only one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the southern states, but a charming real estate market with a strong economy.

Located along Highway 441 only five miles from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge is an action-packed town nestled in the breathtaking setting of eastern Tennessee. It is a wonderful place to call home, or to invest in a home away from home. Some of the more popular attractions in Pigeon Forge are the Dollywood theme park and water park, golf courses with rolling hills, tubing, hiking, backpacking, camping, horseback riding and helicopter rides over the misty blue mountains. Follow any of these activities with dinner at one of many diverse restaurants offering cuisines to inspire all tastes.

Ultimately, the greatest appeal of Pigeon Forge is the natural surroundings that boast four distinct and mild seasons to satisfy the lifestyles of all residents and visitors alike. If the never-ending recreational opportunities of this outdoor mecca do not inspire homebuyers, perhaps they will be by the distinction given by Southern Living Magazine Readers™ Choice Award in 1996 as being the shopping paradise of the south, with unlimited outlet malls and retail shops, surrounded by a thriving real estate market.

One of the earliest settlers to the Little Pigeon River in the Sevier County region was a man named Richard Fanshiers, and the town held his name, Fanshiers, until the early 1800s. Along the beautiful river that flowed through the land grew beech trees and the beech nuts feed the now extinct species of Passenger Pigeons that flocked to the river. In 1820, Isaac Love built an iron forge along the river, and in 1841 a post office was established under the name of Pigeon Forge. In 1885, a mill was built in the location and is still in operation today, using the same machinery. The mill is a National Historic Landmark and a proud part of the history of Pigeon Forge.

In 1946, changing the face of history, an old tobacco barn was sold and became Pigeon Forge Pottery. This sale officially marked the first tourism-related business in the region and the beginning of what would transform cornfields into tourist attractions to create the backbone of the local economy. This once sleepy mountain community is now a bustling real estate market in Pigeon Forge offering single family homes, cozy or resort style log cabin homes with stunning mountain vistas, gated communities, condos and townhomes, golf course homes and large estate homes. Sevier County is proud of its low crime rate, exceptional educational systems and healthcare, along with a booming work environment.

The small town atmosphere of Pigeon Forge, filled with genuine southern charm and hospitality, is one of the other many reasons to call this community home. Homes for sale in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee are reasonably priced and exceptional in value. Buyers looking to relocate or invest in a second home, will find the real estate market in Pigeon Forge to be varied in styles and amenities, offering mountain charm and modern conveniences, surrounded by the tranquility and hanging blue mist of the Great Smoky Mountains.

With something for everyone, why not take a look at all the real estate choices Pigeon Forge has to offer. You can start by browsing available homes at our website.

Here Are A Few Of My Featured Pigeon Forge Listings:

Private Log Cabin In The Mountains Did over $20K in rental income in just six months of 2011! This is a really fantastic log cabin. Huge rooms, great lay out, high ceilings and all wood interior. Type: Single Family Home Location: Pigeon Forge Price: $275,000 Get more information >


Enjoy A Mountain Sunset From Here 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 >


Smoky Mountain Money Maker Smoky Mountain money maker did over $26,000 in rental income for both 2010 & 2011. Nestled in a resort like neighborhood this large cabin is filled with amenities & is close to Dollywood. Type: Single Family Home Location: Pigeon Forge Price: $179,900 Get more information >


Great Things Happening For The Gatlinburg Real Estate Market

It has been not only an exceptionally busy year but also a year that has brought great news for the local housing market. Many sellers fear that buyers are not willing to spend much money and many buyers fear that banks are not willing to lend much, especially on investment or second homes. Recent events point to a very different story for both buyers and sellers. On March 14th, our team closed the largest residential real estate transaction that our local MLS service has seen in over five years. This was not a cash deal nor a distressed sale. It is simply a feel good story of willing buyer, seller and lender coming together. The home pictured above is a twelve bedroom vacation rental property here in Chalet Village above Gatlinburg. Many thought it would be impossible to sell in today’s market. With conventional bank financing and a willing and able buyer we were able to gain an acceptable offer and successfully close the transaction with a purchase price of $1,750,000. What does this mean for your real estate plans? The fears of a slow market are becoming a thing of the past. The market is saturated with buyers and banks are lending money. If you have been considering putting your home on the market, now may be a great time to request a market analysis.

This kind of market movement is combined with recent attention for the area from Forbes magazine. In a recent article they have named Gatlinburg one of the Top 10 Prettiest Towns In America. Calling upon experts from the Travel Channel, National Geographic, travel authors and others to bring the list together, Forbes cites many reasons why Gatlinburg made the list. Zain Habboo, National Geographic’s director of travel stated “The wildflowers around Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are absolutely spectacular in the spring as they burst with wildflowers at their peak.” Others pointed out access to whitewater rafting, hiking and the dramatic mountain backdrop as reasons Gatlinburg has become a hotspot. It is truly a beautiful mountain town filled with charm, history and nature. As a top tourist destination we believe the Gatlinburg area is one of the best places in America to consider purchasing an investment property.

There is plenty of inventory available, homes are moving and banks are lending. Is now your time to purchase that Smoky Mountain dream property? Take a look at our website to browse all that the Smoky Mountains have to offer. When the time is right our team is ready to help you turn dreams into reality.

Here Are A Few Of My Featured Gatlinburg Properties:

Travel Through Time Take a walk in the park just by stepping off of the deck. Perfectly preserved, this mountain home is just steps from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Boundary and will take you back in time. Type: Single Family Home Location: Chalet Village Price: $179,900 Get more information >


Mount Leconte Views Beautiful mountain home with view, wrap around decks, updates throughout including kitchen, new appliances, quartz counter tops and glass tile back splash. Great for permanent residence or rental. Type: Single Family Home Location: Chalet Village Price: $239,900 Get more information >


Unparallelled View of Great Smokies!! Contemporary home with many interior updates and incredible view of ski slopes at Ober Gatlinburg and Great Smoky Mountains. Type: Single Family Home Location: Gatlinburg ,Tennessee Price: $224,900 Get more information >


High Above Gatlinburg: What Makes Chalet Village A Premiere Mountain Community?

Last week we talked about my experience on Mt. Leconte with the annual helicopter supply drop and ended with a note about being able to see Chalet Village from that high vantage point. Today I would like to explore more facts about Chalet Village and why I think it is a great place to consider for your mountain home purchase.  One of the great advantages is being able to have a view like the one you see pictured above, but let’s take a closer look at this beautiful community above Gatlinburg.

Easily accessible from four major roadways on Ski Mountain in Gatlinburg, Tennessee is the mountain resort community of Chalet Village. Residents are close to countless opportunities available at Ober Gatlinburg Mountain Ski Resort, Ripley’s Aquarium, Dollywood, Outlet Mall shopping, Splash Country, numerous restaurants and other attractions. Many recreational options are also available at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which lies adjacent to Chalet Village. It is not unusual to see people hiking, biking, rafting, fishing or enjoying any number of other activities. Chalet Village is in the center of all the fun of the eastern Tennessee mountains.

Chalet Village offers homeowners exclusive resort communities that are great for second homes, investment properties for rentals, or full-time residency. Homebuyers in Chalet Village can find older single family homes, chalets, condos or breathtaking new and luxurious log cabin homes. If you are wishing to build a custom home, lots and land are readily available and provide breathtaking views of the mountains surrounding Chalet Village.

The prestigious Chalet Village, with around 2,000 residential/rental lots, is the last community before entering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Not only do residents enjoy breathtaking views of mountain peaks, but also spectacular views of Gatlinburg and the ski slopes at Ober Gatlinburg Mountain Ski Resort, which is located in the village. A route of the Gatlinburg Mass Transit runs over Chalet Village and makes stops within the national park.

Despite its close proximity to Gatlinburg, the community is nestled and secluded in the never-ending mass of forests for the ultimate in privacy and peacefulness. Three main sections make up Chalet Village, and these neighborhoods offer the best amenities including tennis courts, swimming pools and playgrounds. The main subdivisions of the Chalet Village area adjacent to Gatlinburg are Alpendorf, Chalet Village North and Tryolea.

Residents of Chalet Village are served by the Sevier County School System. For residents of all ages, The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, established in 1945, is world-renowned for arts and crafts instruction. It is located within minutes of this charming mountain hideaway.

Set in a serene and quiet environment, yet surrounded by big city amenities and recreation, Chalet Village offers the finest choices in mountain living amidst the blue mist of the Great Smoky Mountains range. Our office is also located here in Chalet Village, give us a call anytime to explore the neighborhood and all it has to offer. With many Chalet Village homes available, you can visit our website to start your search.

Here Are A Few More Featured Chalet Village Listings:


Views Of The Highest Mountain Peaks
Over $24,193 rental income for 2010 & $9,956 for only 5 months of 2011! At the very top of Gatlinburg at around 3200ft in elevation sits this gem of a cabin along the boundary line of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Chalet Village
Price: $399,900
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Wide Open Spaces
Dances With Bears is a spacious chalet with soaring ceilings and an open floor plan.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Chalet Village
Price: $179,900
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Everything You Are Looking For
You will find all the features you are looking for right here in Creekside Serenade. Make this one your personal mountain retreat or your personal income producer. Consistent rental income & tons of amenities!
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Chalet Village
Price: $205,000
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A Memorable Day On Mt. Leconte: Experiencing The Annual Helicopter Supply Drop

I recently had the experience of helping with the annual helicopter supply drop at LeConte Lodge on Mt. LeConte. Wow! An amazing hike, amazing experience and amazing views. Today, I would like to share more about this experience, several photos and a little information about Mt. LeConte and The LeConte Lodge. If you have never been, today you will find out why this is one hike you should be putting on the calendar.

At 6,593 ft. elevation, Mt. LeConte is one of the highest peaks in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In 1924, avid hiker Paul Adams led an expedition up the mountain to show the group the rugged beauty of the mountains. They spent the night in a tent which later became a cabin and eventually LeConte Lodge. LeConte Lodge is the highest inn serving guests in the Eastern United States. Featuring a series of personal cabins and a central lodge/dining hall the lodge is usually open from March – November and can accommodate around 50 guests at a time. Guests must hike in on one of five trails that access the mountain. Being a quite popular trip, guests are encouraged to make reservations a year in advance. Due to the lack of traditional access supplies are brought in annually via a helicopter drop. It was a beautiful day for the air lift.

On the hike up the last of winter was still hanging on the mountain. By the next day it had completely melted & now it is officially spring.

At the top enjoying the excitement of the supply drop and all of the amazing views.

Watching the helicopter getting closer with the supplies.

Drop! Navigating a tight space the helicopter brings all of the fuel, canned goods, t-shirts and more.

The next day the fog put the final hours of the lift on hold. After all the excitement the fog made for another gorgeous hike down from Mt. LeConte.

You can see for miles from here. The second ridge line below the bird is a view of Chalet Village in Gatlinburg from “Cliff Tops” on Mt. Leconte.This was a truly awe-inspiring experience. If you have not hiked Mt. LeConte or visited the LeConte Lodge you should start planning now.
You will find yourself surrounded by stunning views, wildlife and great people. Seeing Chalet Village from such a high vantage point in the picture above reminds us of what a great location the homes in this community occupy above Gatlinburg. Chalet Village is minutes to Ober Gatlinburg, downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Though it’s not Mt. LeConte, it has some pretty stunning mountain views of its own. Below are just a few Chalet Village properties, you can see more at our website.

Here Are Some Of My Featured Chalet Village Listings:

Functional Work Of Art W/Stunning Views
Once you see this functional work of art that doubles as a spacious home you’ll never want to leave.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Chalet Village
Price: $950,000
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Upper Unit With Views!!
Much sought after top level corner condo has it all. Great mountain views & two large balconies put you one on one with the spacious outdoors.
Type: Condo
Location: Chalet Village
Price: $112,000
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Awesome Amenities Awesome Views
This spectacular custom built home offers so many unique features. Waterfall shower off master bedroom private deck, atrium green house, and includes all furniture and furnishings. Plus plenty of level parking and only
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Chalet Village
Price: $299,900
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Pittman Center, A Gem In The Great Smoky Mountains

Once a month we are going to feature fun facts and amenities about many of the different areas around Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge & Sevierville. This month we are featuring the quaint mountain community of Pittman Center. Let’s take a look at what makes this beautiful location so special.

Just minutes from downtown Gatlinburg is where you will find Pittman Center, a small community of roughly six square miles, which perfectly blends nature, mountain culture and Appalachian history. There is truly something for everyone, from golfing & fishing to visiting the covered bridge. Being just minutes from the Greenbrier entrance to The Great Smoky Mountains offers easy access to wildlife viewing and hiking as well.

In 1784, this mountain region was settled by Frederick Emert and known as Emert’s Cove. The name Pittman Center became official in 1974. In the early 1900s, a Methodist missionary named John Burnett oversaw the construction of a community center & school that were named after a friend, Reverend Pittman. The school supported itself by canning tomatoes & growing apples, with the students doing the maintenance work. In 1955 the Sevier County Board Of Education purchased the Pittman school, combining it with Gatlinburg’s Pi Beta Phi High School in 1963. The only building remaining from the Pittman School is the home economics building which was placed on The National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

The community has resisted commercialism and maintained its roots and mountain heritage. It was awarded the Distinctive Destination award by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. There are many great homes available tucked in to this secluded mountain region. All have been designed with an eye to respecting the surroundings and preserving the past. Pittman Center, Tennessee is truly a mountain getaway in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains offering homebuyers the best options in modern living with every possible amenity and convenience, yet in a setting so relaxing and quiet, it is a well-planned step back in time. See what gems in the smokies are available here at our website.

Here are a few of my featured Pittman Center listings:

Prestigious RiverSong With A View
$20,330 gross rental income in 2010 & $17,432 in 2011! Wonderful location in the prestigious community of Riversong and only one mile from The Great Smoky Mountain National Park entrance at Greenbriar.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Pittman Center
Price: $319,900
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Mountain Streams/View/Private Home
Fantastic creekside location on 1.84 acres in beautiful Pittman Center. Enjoy the ridge top views and private mountain stream from this log cabin. If privacy is what you want this is it. Even a level driveway and easy parking. Comm swimming pool access.
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Pittman Center
Price: $249,900
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One Of A Kind On The River!!
Located on the state’s most pristine river this is truly a one-of-a-kind property. Listen to the sounds of the river on this 2.8 acres in upscale subdivision of Riversong. This home offers a gourmet kitchen, huge game room and even a playroom for the kids
Type: Single Family Home
Location: Pittman Center
Price: $1,290,000
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