Complete real estate information about the Gatlinburg area real estate market and everything related to it including Pigeon Forge and Sevierville as well as the rest of Sevier County and our Great Smoky Mountain National Park area. Current market statistics and new listings including foreclosures are also highlighted here.
Sevier County Traffic Woes Not So Bad...
Having just survived the peak tourist month of July, locals are all just a little tired of the traffic jams that plague our Sevier county area. While we have back roads that at least provide options, there are some periods of time that we all become frustrated with the seemingly endless lines of cars coming and going throughout the Gatlinburg area. You can see from the graph below just how traffic (as measured by vehicles on Tennessee State Highway 66 locally known as Winfield Dunn Parkway) has grown:
This however is the wrong way to look at it. Despite the bumper stickers that ask "If it's tourist season, why can't we shoot them?" or the one that simply states "We aren't ALL on vacation!", almost all of the financial opportunities that the Smoky Mountains of east Tennessee offer are based on these same visitors. In fact, if it weren't for guests to our area, the home that I live in, the vehicles that we drive, and all of the other material blessings that we have been given would not be possible. This is the way that I prefer to view traffic here:
In fact, my type A personality has for many years dealt with the traffic jams that can occur here by simply picturing a dollar sign over each and every car moving slowly ahead of me on the highway. All of these automobiles carry people who will eat in our local restaurants, most will sleep in one of our area's lodging options, and occasionally they purchase real estate! Well over 10 million people visit our community annually, and some sources indicate that the total is much higher creating opportunity for all of us who have the good fortune of living here or owning property in the area. God bless each and every one of you visitors - Regardless of what you may hear from a frustrated local, we need you to come back, and often! As the Beverly Hillbillies show used to say "Y'all come back now, ya hear??".
Every once in a while, an opportunity arises that we just can't pass up and this fantastic log sided home certainly fell into this category. Private, without another home anywhere in sight, this 3-bedroom, 3-bath house with 3 master suites is located in the coveted Pittman Center area and is perfect as either a residence or a vacation home.
This stunning property features over 280 feet of pristine riverfront on the beautiful cascading white water of the Little Pigeon River and this is no postage stamp sized lot either. It is actually a huge parcel of just under 4 acres. From either of the full length decks, you can view & listen to the beautiful rushing river below. Inside, there is also plenty of room to spread out, with over 3,000 square feet of heated & cooled living space, with large rooms and lots of glass.
Should you ever become tired of being alone, Dollywood is less than 20 minutes away but you would never know it from how perfectly peaceful this location is:
We have recently listed 4 otherwise unrelated Smoky Mountain true luxury properties in Sevier County and these estates are absolutely breathtaking. Whether you are looking for an incredible view from a huge mountain side home overlooking Gatlinburg, a spectacular 100+ acre horse farm estate in the Wears Valley area of Sevierville, the landmark Gatlinburg Castle, or just desire your own massive pristine property surrounded by the State and National Forests, we can satisfy your urge to own an undoubtedly unique Smoky Mountain estate. Click on the caption under each of the pictures below to be directed to a full description of these remarkable Gatlinburg area estate properties.
Gatlinburg area sales rocketed past January 2016's tally and we haven't even got all of the sales reported yet. Because this is only the preliminary total, we could rocket past 2006's red-hot all time record of 210 sales. Here is the initial report of January 2017's blistering sales pace for Smoky Mountain residential real estate sales:
Because of some MLS data errors, January's average sales price is not shown on the report above, but hopefully will be soon...