Once described as the “Outdoors of Northeastern Tennessee” by the State of Tennessee, Campbell County has always represented strong community roots and family values. It has made a name for itself as a residential destination for people looking to live in a safe environment with a quiet small town feel. Let’s see what the outdoors of the county has in stock for its residents.
Want to go for glory on the greens? The city of La Follette is just the right place. Whether you want to improve your golf skills or just play bad golf well, trust The Greens at Deerfield to make your day. This 6,800 yard golf course is an 18-hole championship course with everything necessary to get anyone ready for a game. When you are not golfing, stunning views of the surrounding Norris Lake can be enjoyed from the rolling peninsula of the Deerfield Resort.
Speaking of Norris Lake, residents who are into water sporting activities will quickly find this place a favorite. The water is clean, clear and safe for swimming. Divers have a network of underwater caves and coves just waiting to be explored. Sport fishing in the area is also allowed and fishers can choose from blue gill, trout, catfish and bass.
As for the hikers and bikers, the Cumberland Trail is one of the most popular trails in Tennessee. Crossing 11 counties, the trail section in Campbell County ascends Cumberland Mountain segment and features about 4 miles of paved trails perfect for biking and beginners.
Economically speaking, Campbell County has promising prospects. In the past couple of decades there has been a steady rise in personal incomes of the residents. This is thanks, in part, to the shift from farm and coal mining jobs, which once defined the county, to non-farm jobs in the service, manufacturing and tech sectors. Many experts including the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research say that this trend is the result of increase in youth population across Northern and Eastern Tennessee. Some major employers in the area include Dollar General and Oak Ridge National Laboratories.
The real estate industry too has not been left behind. A steadily growing economy attracts people and mainstream builders like Oakwood Homes, Clayton Homes and Saddle-brook Properties LLC are in the county turning dreams into reality. From single family homes to condos and townhomes, these builders have major developments in the works. If you have a piece of land, they will be happy to help you find a suitable design for your home. NewHomeSource will get you started on finding a suitable builder or home type and help you get settled.