The region around Smoky Mountain National Park – particularly the communities of Pigeon Forge, TN; Gatlinburg, TN; Sevierville, TN; and Greenbrier Valley, WV – offer some of the most luxurious pieces of real estate in the country. These log cabins, lakefront homes and chalets are set amid beautiful woodlands, many atop their very own mountain peaks, along pristine waterways and come in every shape, size and style imaginable.
Pigeon Forge, TN
Located in East Tennessee, Pigeon Forge is surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains and just on the edge of Smoky Mountain National Park. A wonderful retreat or place to call home year-round, Pigeon Forge is home to Dollywood and offers an array of other recreational activities, from whitewater rafting and zip lining to horseback riding and cultural events at countless theaters and shows. Luxury homes in Pigeon Forge run in the $700-$900,000 range on average and feature all of the amenities, though not often as much in terms of acreage as some of the other top Smoky Mountain real estate destinations.
If acreage, privacy and recreation are what you crave in your Smoky Mountain luxury home, consider beautiful Gatlinburg, TN. Mere minutes in between Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg has become synonymous with the luxury lifestyle and is where many of the region’s rich and famous call home. Luxury homes and land here will run well into the tens of millions of dollars. However, thanks to a no reserve luxury auction on October 3rd, there is a chance for the highest bidder to walk away with this beautiful 27 acre Douglas Lake-front property on Sugar Cove Way so act fast before someone else snaps it up.
The county seat of Sevier County, TN is bustling with tourism and things to do all year long. The crime rate and unemployment rates are remarkably low for the region, making it the perfect place to raise a family. Real estate is moderately priced, if not downright competitive for the region. And, if you hope to live in the Smoky Mountains but aren’t particularly interested in keeping a full estate, there are many condos popping up left, right and center with each passing year.
Greenbrier Valley, WV
Home to the luxurious Greenbrier Resort, Greenbrier Valley is well known for its elegance and luxury. Lewisburg is the county seat for the area and hosts many cultural events year-round. It was even named a top Southern Mountain Town by Pinnacle Living Magazine and Coolest Small Town in America by Budget Travel. Nearby, you’ll find the Greenbrier River Trail, Lost World Caverns, Lake Sherwood and so much more – including, of course, Smoky Mountain National Park.