For Gatlinburg's future, it is crucial that the city leaders hold property owners accountable to clean up the debris left behind by the wildfires. If Gatlinburg doesn't require the debris to be removed in a timely fashion, the community risks suffering a 30 year blight but I don't see that as likely. I believe that the value of the vacant lots, especially those in convenient locations or those with superior views, will cause reconstruction to occur, either by the current owners or by new investors. There is going to be a building boom in Gatlinburg like we haven't seen in over 10 years as many of these 2000 structures are rebuilt. In fact, if the area rebuilds like it seems that it will, the "burn zones" may be very small within just a year or two. If you are interested in buying or selling Sevier County real estate, please contact us.