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5 places to live and visit in Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee Skyline at night-Visiting Tennessee

Visiting Tennessee?

Tennessee is significant in many ways – from its history and natural features to its vibrant music scene. Some of the best places to visit in the state are also amazing communities that will make a great home. Take a look a the top 5 places if you are visiting Tennessee.

Knoxville

Knoxville’s status as Tennessee’s best-kept secret appears to be coming to an end soon. More and more people are discovering this charming city, whether to visit or to live.

Knoxville has plenty to offer, including a historic downtown teeming with cultural destinations, as well as amazing shopping and dining options. Knoxville features scenic riverfronts and is a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains. The iconic Sunsphere Tower can also be found here. Families will have a great time at destinations like the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, Knoxville Zoo and The Muse Knoxville science center. Going to a University of Tennessee football game with over 100,000 screaming fans is a thrilling experience for college football fans.

Nashville

The home and birthplace of country music is also a thriving city with a booming economy. It hosts some of the best and most iconic music venues in the US, including the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, the Ryman Auditorium and the Bridgestone Arena.

The city comes alive at night with glittering nightspots featuring up-and-coming acts or music superstars. And there are plenty of other attractions here, as well, including the Andrew Jackson Hermitage, the Nashville Zoo, and the Adventure Science Center.

Memphis

The birthplace of rock and roll and the home of the Blues is an iconic destination that’s a must visit for music lovers. It is here where the careers of music legends like Elvis Presley, Johnnie Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis first sparked.

Memphis today is a progressive and vibrant city with a thriving economy and is an important logistics and transportation hub. People come here for the vibrant music scene, as well as a host of other attractions. Such as Elvis Presley’s Graceland, the Memphis Rock ‘n Roll Museum, Memphis Botanical Garden, and more.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

No visit to Tennessee is complete without exploring this great outdoor destination – the most visited national park in the US. There are numerous things to do and see in this 521,454-acre natural wonder, with its 384 miles of road and 800 miles of hiking and biking trails.

The trails offer fantastic bird and wildlife watching opportunities, but there are other spectacular landmarks to see. Such as the Clingman’s Dome, the Sugarlands valley and the historic Cades Cove. You can go camping, fishing, join a ranger-led program, and more! The Tennessee communities closest to the park include Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville.

Chattanooga

This historic city features some of the most spectacular views in the United States. The colors of its lush hillsides change with the seasons and blanket the city with stunning vistas. One of its most famous destinations is Lookout Mountain, which features rugged cliffs, historical sites and Ruby Falls. Ruby falls is America’s deepest cave and largest underground waterfall.

The city also boasts plenty of historical attractions, a beautiful riverfront, and fun destinations for the family.  Places like The Tennessee Aquarium, the Chattanooga Zoo, and the Chattanooga Creative Discovery Museum.

If you are visiting Tennessee and consider going to Knoxville call The Goswitz Team to get information about homes. Get in touch with them at 865-588-1234 or send them an email at frank@goswitz.com