The Townsend real estate market, located on the “peaceful side of the Smokies” (referring to the fact that Townsend has fewer venues for eating and entertainment compared with venues in Sevier County) has listings for quiet living, vacation cabins, and investment opportunities. If you are looking for homes for sale in Townsend TN, a good selection of cabins and homes are available for your consideration.
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Townsend (population about 500) is located in Blount County, Tennessee and is in a valley surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As evidenced by archeological finds, the area was occupied for thousands of years by Native Americans of various cultures. The last were the Cherokee, who left around 1800 to avoid settlers that were moving in.
Townsend is one of the gateways to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You can drive down Little River Road and intersect with US 441 over the mountains.
If you are interested in natural Appalachian history, Townsend has several museums and attractions relating to the natural and human history of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Overall, Townsend is a quiet place, but does have a number of restaurants, motels, and venues geared to outdoor sports and interests. It is served by US 321, and is about 17 miles (25 minutes) from Maryville, TN.
Positioned in the valley and foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, and bisected by the Little River, Townsend is near some the best parts of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including Cades Cove, and the waters of the Little River Gorge. Swimming and tubing are popular recreational activities in Townsend. You can often see families floating down the river on hot summer days.
Townsend has bike trails, museums, nearby caverns, and sponsors festivals several times during the year.
Living in Townsend, you are close to lots of things to do, yet you can have a very quiet and relaxing, slow-paced living. Residents live in an area of wonderful natural beauty and have a great opportunity for outdoor activities.
Blount County School System provides K-12 public schools, K-5 at Townsend Elementary and 6-8 at Heritage Middle, and 9-12 at Heritage High School. Townsend is located not so far from Maryville College, a branch of Pellissippi State Community College in Maryville, the University of Tennessee, and other colleges and universities in Knoxville.
Townsend has access to excellent health and medical facilities in Maryville, including Blount Memorial Hospital, and to medical facilities in Knoxville. Public services are modern and up-to-date. The cost of living is comparatively low. The quality of life is one of the best - fun, safe, and secure with healthy living and plenty of outdoor activities.
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