Touted as a vacation resort town, Gatlinburg, TN has a small population of just over 4,000 people within 10 square miles, and it is located right on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With its low cost of living, plenty of local amenities, well-funded schools, and fun tourist attractions, Gatlinburg is a town with plenty of charm and charisma.
Homes in Gatlinburg consist of apartments, condos, townhomes, and single-family residences. In the historic neighborhoods of Greenbrier and Elkmont, which are primarily rental properties, many of the residences were built in the early nineteenth century. In the neighborhoods of Shady Grove and Glade, there are newer homes from the early twentieth century as well as the late 1970s. While property taxes in this area are low (and there is no state income tax at all), sales taxes are higher to make up the difference, due in part to the local tourism industry.
Because it is a tourism destination, Gatlinburg is home to many sightseeing attractions, some of which are man-made, and there is no shortage of things to see and do. Aside from the National Park, Gatlinburg also hosts the only ski resort in Tennessee with three chair lifts and eight trails, which is accessible either by road or by a gondola ride from the city strip. There is also plenty of entertainment available, with attractions such as the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre, the Hollywood Star Cars Museum, and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Gatlinburg is also a family-friendly town, as homes are affordable, the cost of living is much cheaper than the U.S. average, and there is a low teacher-to-student ratio in the public schools of only 16 students per teacher. If you are looking for small-town charm with plenty of local amenities and fun and original attractions, make sure to browse our listings for available properties in Gatlinburg to find the right place to call home.