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Why Live in Big South Fork Country?

(photo compliments of the State of Tennessee)

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Tennessee

Strategically located at the apex of a triangle connecting Knoxville, Nashville and Chattanooga, Fentress County offers its residents easy access to big-city amenities from small communities perched atop the majestic Cumberland Plateau. With four evenly divided seasons, including summers cooled by mountain breezes and mild southern winters, its easy to enjoy the great outdoors nearly every day. Plus, its centrally located so that our communities are within a one-day drive for nearly 50% of the nations population.

Communities being developed by Tennessee Recreational Properties are surrounded by some of the most awe-inspiring lands in the world. Nearly 75% of the Plateau is still wooded, including vast expanses of pristine forests that remain just as they were when pioneers like Daniel Boone first explored them. Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area  land that will never change  encompasses 125,000 acres of heavily forested, often rough terrain that offers multiple opportunities for adventure. East Fork Stables, ( stretching over 12,000 acres of privately owned lands, attracts riders from around the world.

And if, with remarkable dedication and commitment, you manage to explore East Fork and the Big South Fork, another dozen state parks are located nearby with more rivers to raft, gorges to climb and trails to discover. Anyone who loves the outdoors will never be bored on the Cumberland Plateau!

Along with its dramatic  but affordable -- mountain-top lifestyle, the Cumberland Plateau offers one of the lowest costs of living in the country, with no state income tax and some of the lowest property taxes in the nation. Insurance rates and utility costs also are significantly lower in Tennessee than other parts of the country.

Fentress County was originally settled by a German immigrant named Bruno Gernt and his estate is still the largest landowner in the county. With the Gernt family at the helm, local leadership focused on stewardship and environmentally sustainable development long before they became international trends. That commitment to excellence extends to schools and medical facilities as well. The countys schools have an outstanding teacher-to-student ratio to ensure that each child receives individual attention and Jamestown Regional Medical Center is an accredited 85-bed hospital consistently included in the Top 100 Hospitals in the Nation.

Strong leadership also has helped protect the rich heritage of the region. The Alvin C. York State Historic Park recognizes the Fentress County native who was the most decorated enlisted man of World War I. After the war, York dedicated himself to improving the community, establishing the York Institute in Jamestown on land donated by the Gernt family. Now the countys primary high school, York has received the prestigious National School of Excellence Award.

Historic Rugby, a restored Victorian village, survives today as a living community and historic site with school, library, church and café still open. Tennessees oldest winery, the Highland Manor Winery, offers free tours, plus wine tastings, picnics and other events. The region also boasts eight farms that are over 100 years old, including Kings Daylily Farms and Wolf Valley Growers, both of which are open for occasional tours.

Top Ten Reasons to Choose Tennessee Recreational Properties LLC

  • Ground-floor offerings allow you the best price and selection in real estate today.

  • The perfect climate to enjoy the outdoors nearly year-round.

  • Low cost of living  approximately 17% lower than the national average.

  • Central location, with a days drive for 49% of the countrys population.

  • Small-town atmosphere with friendly neighbors, low crime, no traffic jams or pollution.

  • Limited restrictions give you the freedom to build what you chose.

  • Three to 18-acre homesites allow you to truly enjoy life in paradise.

  • Fully developed communities with water, access roads, telephone and internet service.

  • Live low-stress Tennessee Time.

  • Limitless outdoor recreational activities at your doorstep and around the corner.