Gatlinburg

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158 Proffitt Rd, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
  • Price Range:$ - $
  • Home Type:
    Condo, Single Family Home
  • Number of Homes:
  • New / Resale: Both
  • Age Restriction:None
  • Gated:No
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Additional Facts
  • Airport: 48.20 miles
  • Hospital: 14.94 miles
  • City:
    Gatlinburg
  • Home Exterior:

    Siding, Stone, Brick
  • SF Range:

    1000 - 5000
  • Lawn Care: Not Included
  • Featured Amenity: Walking & Biking, Fitness Facility, Golf Course, Medical Clinics, Shopping / Grocery, Library, Picnic Area, Parks & Natural Space,

History

The earliest settlers to journey to the present Gatlinburg region were the South Carolinians. They originally started calling this resort town White Oaks. The undiscovered region they inhabited was flourishing with lots of wildlife, wooded trees and forests. Only the Native American people settled in the region.

The family history can be traced to Oglesby (soon after, the name was changed to Ogle). Martha Jane Huskey Ogle, along with her husband and 7 children, built a cabin in the area, making them White Oaks Flat’s pioneer settlers. Ultimately, the family made the area their permanent residence, and Revolutionary War veterans from North Carolina arrived to stay in White Oaks Flats.

As time passed, the area started to become bigger as a community rich with buildings, like the White Oaks Baptist Church. A school was constructed in 1867. Radford Gatlin, a North Carolina native, opened a post office business around 1855. Its postmaster, Richard Reagan, renamed the office Gatlinburg in gratitude to the owner. The new name spread to all the businesses in the area, and in the late 1890s, Gatlinburg became the official name of the town.

Area and Climate

Gatlinburg is a mountain resort town located in Sevier County, Tennessee. There are 3,828 people living in the town (as of the 2000 U.S. Census). Gatlinburg is a famous vacation resort, since it lies on the Great Smoky Mountains National Resort’s border along U.S. Route 441, which links the town to Cherokee, NC by way of the national park.

The town experiences 56 inches of rainfall annually (U.S. median is 37), while snowfall is 7 inches per year (U.S. median is 25). On average, the sunny days in Gatlinburg are 205. The lowest temperature is in January, at 26° F, while the highest temperature is in July, at around 86° F.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

In 2011, the estimated average value of houses or condominiums in Gatlinburg is $173,309 (in 2000, it was $137,000). In 2011, the average prices of mobile homes: $66,208; attached units and townhomes: $136,458; 5 and up unit buildings: $170,544; 3- or 4-unit buildings: $171,028; all residential units: $178,322; detached homes: $190,752; and 2-unit buildings: $394,213.

In Gatlinburg, the cost of living index as of March 2012 is 85.6, which is below average, as U.S. median is 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

Gatlinburg, with numerous man-made attractions, is a significant tourist spot in Tennessee. It also surrounds the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Ober Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s only ski resort. It has 8 ski paths and 3 chair lifts, and can be reached via a gondola from the downtown strip and roads. Catering to area visitors is the privately financed public transit system The Gatlinburg Trolley.

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is another well-known attraction. It features unique exhibits that cover topics, like the planet Mars, Titanic and pirates. Dollywood’s Splash Country and Dollywood, both of which were named after Dolly Parton, are theme parks situated in neighboring Pigeon Forge.

In addition, a couple of family-oriented and music theaters can be found in Gatlinburg, which include the Sweet Fanny Adams Theater that features a musical comedy. The number of musical performances in town has decreased in recent years, with many performances disappearing from Pigeon Forge and its numerous venues.

The entire Gatlinburg’s city center is adorned with lights during the holiday season. Visitors can also enjoy a free shuttle bus service that passes through town every 30 minutes.

 

In Tennessee, it is easy to acquire a marriage license, which is why the town is a popular wedding and honeymoon destination, with more than 20 wedding chapels in Gatlinburg and nearby areas.

Amenities

  • Walking & Biking
  • Fitness Facility
  • Golf Course
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Library
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : No
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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Lifestyle

Gatlinburg, with numerous man-made attractions, is a significant tourist spot in Tennessee. It also surrounds the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Ober Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s only ski resort. It has 8 ski paths and 3 chair lifts, and can be reached via a gondola from the downtown strip and roads. Catering to area visitors is the privately financed public transit system The Gatlinburg Trolley. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is another well-known attraction. It features unique exhibits that cover topics, like the planet Mars, Titanic and pirates. Dollywood’s Splash Country and Dollywood, both of which were named after Dolly Parton, are theme parks situated in neighboring Pigeon Forge. In addition, a couple of family-oriented and music theaters can be found in Gatlinburg, which include the Sweet Fanny Adams Theater that features a musical comedy. The number of musical performances in town has decreased in recent years, with many performances disappearing from Pigeon Forge and its numerous venues. The entire Gatlinburg’s city center is adorned with lights during the holiday season. Visitors can also enjoy a free shuttle bus service that passes through town every 30 minutes. In Tennessee, it is easy to acquire a marriage license, which is why the town is a popular wedding and honeymoon destination, with more than 20 wedding chapels in Gatlinburg and nearby areas.

  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Entertainment & Nightlife
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Biking
  • Scenic Mountain Drives
  • Great Dining
  • Shopping

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