Moving is a big choice, but moving to the Smokies is a smart choice! The Smokies are not only one of the most family-friendly places in the country, but they are also one of the best places to retire! There is a place for everyone here. Whether you prefer the hustle and bustle of the city, or the small town in the country feel, East Tennessee has a place for you! Why move to the Smokies? Let’s see!
Whether you’re into hiking, photography, or good ol’ joy riding, the scenery here can’t be beat! Between the mountains that surround our “Three Cities” (Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg), the historic trails and wildlife of Cades Cove, or the gorgeous waters at Douglas Lake, you’ll have a difficult time deciding where to go for the day!
Taxes and Cost of Living
Combined with a low cost of living that is below the national average, and no state income tax, it’s no surprise that Tennessee is one of the fastest up and coming retirement destinations in America. The state constitution gives the government the right to tax property as well as income from stocks and bonds, but it does not mention personal income.
In Tennessee, we not only enjoy the cooler summers, but the mild Southern winters as well. On the occasion of a big snow, our road crews already prepare the roads for our convenience! Unlike other regions of the South, we enjoy lower humidity in the thinner mountain air.
Like I said before, there’s a place for everyone here! If you’re interested in city living, you’d probably be interested in a townhome, condo, or a residential house in one of the Smokies’ elite subdivisions in our Three Cities. If you’re wanting the Tennessee country feel, you’d be apt to like a house with acreage, farm, or a home in one of our surrounding cities. Mountain views, lake front, or creek side are features often available to homes in the Smokies.
The Smoky Mountains offer a wide range of recreational fun! There are many free activities in the National Park, as well as season passes to many of the area attractions (some even offer local discounts!). If you’re not interested in season passes, you can still enjoy them by going on “Local Days”, when the attractions offer discounts exclusively to locals.
If you’re considering moving to the Smokies, contact me below. I would be honored to be your Realtor® (and neighbor!) here in East Tennessee!