Are you trying to get away from the hassle of city-life and connect to nature on a daily bases? Then Monroe County is the perfect destination for you. It has one of the fastest growing economies in the state, yet it offers one of the lowest tax rates in the state, making the low cost of living here very attractive. A portion of the county includes the Cherokee National Forest, bringing the best of nature only minutes away from your home. The Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and Smoky Mountains National Park are also located nearby, offering a wide array of places to explore and a number of outdoor activities to experience.
There is nothing more breath-taking than a nice drive down the Cherohala Skyway, a national scenic byway which peaks at an elevation of over five thousand feet and connects the plains to the mountains. It can very well be one of the most memorable drives of your life. Visit beautiful sites that encapsulate the remains of the history of the area. The Tellico Blockhouse includes a lay out of the old town from the 1790’s, marked by stones and posts. If you appreciate and like to explore history, the Sequoyah Museum, located near Fort Loudon is a must visit.
For a truly out of this world experience, you have to visit the Lost Sea, where your family can take a boat ride on “America’s Largest Underground Lake.” To truly immerse yourself in nature, explore the trails in the Cherokee National Forest, which over 180 miles of trails great for hikers, bikers, and horses. Other recreational activities to enjoy include fishing, camping and sports.
Two major cities, Chattanooga and Knoxville, are less than an hour away if you’re in the mood for a night out in the city. If live music is your style, the Preservation Pub is the place to be, or try some local beer at the Downtown Grill & Brewery. Knoxville is also known for its unique culinary scene, which puts a spotlight on farm to table meals. Restaurants like the Blue Slip Winery in Downtown Knoxville has a menu that was prepared by Chef Carol Scott and was even featured on the TV show “Hell’s Kitchen.”
Health and happiness go hand in hand in Monroe County, where the ratio of health care professional to residents is higher than average. The flourishing industrial region is growing and provides a number of career opportunities for its residents. With breath taking views wherever you turn and all the amenities you can imagine, this is the ideal place to raise a family.
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