Just minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown Pigeon Forge is “God’s Country” or at least that is what the locals call Wears Valley, Tennessee. Located between Pigeon Forge and Townsend, Wears Valley is a peaceful and secluded setting surrounded by breathtaking mountains and within reach of the Great Smoky National Park by way of Metcalf Bottoms, its own entrance to the National Park and one of only five.
Located along Highway 321 in the southwestern corner of Sevier County, Wears Valley is a prime location for investment properties, second homes for peaceful vacations, or single family homes for full-time residents. The low crime and tax rates of Sevier County, along with excellent public schools run by the Sevier County School District, are what make Wears Valley a fabulous location to own property.
Wears Valley was first settled in the early 1700s, and today it still has fewer than 2,000 full-time residents. Religion is a vital part in the history of this mountain community, and as a testament to the residents’ past and present faith, Headrick’s Chapel is on the list of National Historic Buildings.
Residents can enjoy the view of Mt. LeConte in the distance from their luxurious cabins high on the mountains or sprawling farms nestled in the valleys. The actual size of Wears Valley is only six miles long and four miles wide with gaps at either end of the valley leading to neighboring towns.
What used to be a little known valley with green meadows and cool mountain streams is fast becoming discovered due in part to its natural beauty and location within easy access to all the latest attractions and recreational opportunities offered in nearby Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville. Wears Valley is also a showcase location for local artists and crafters in the region.
The mild climate of all four seasons, the unlimited recreational opportunities and the easy access to major medical care, airports, shopping, dining, and basically anything you could need or want, make Wears Valley a great location to call home.
Wears Valley homes for sale offer options and amenities to satisfy all homebuyers from single family homes to farmland or lots to build that dream retirement chalet. Many properties provide breathtaking, 360-degree mountain views that are never ending. The long-time residents are right; Wears Valley really is “God’s Country.”
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