Positioned in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and a short 20-minute drive to Knoxville, Maryville (Blount County) is a beautiful and scenic town with a population just over 27,000 according to the latest census information.
Maryville, a quaint yet up-and-coming historic small town, is considered part of the greater Knoxville area, and is close to many area attractions and outdoor activities. Maryville is also less than an hour’s drive to the popular tourist destinations of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
Centrally located, yet still retaining that small-town friendliness and sense of community, Blount County boasts a cost of living 11.7 percent lower than the average U.S. city – making it an attractive location for homeowners considering moving to the area. The unemployment rate is also lower than the average at about 5 percent.
The downtown area, which has undergone a resurgence of activity, offers a unique blend of restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. Theaters, cinemas, breweries, antique shops and historic places of interest are all located within Maryville, and Foothills Mall is minutes from downtown.
Known for its many outdoor activities, Maryville and the surrounding area offer plenty to do from bicycling, hiking, fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, camping, and golfing to visiting museums and historic attractions. There are over 100 miles of biking routes throughout Maryville and 125 miles of designated hiking trails.
Noted as a great place to retire, the town attracts active individuals who enjoy the area’s verdant green mountains, lakes and rivers in addition to the vibrant downtown community.
Provided below are links to resources that demonstrate some of the great benefits of living and working in Maryville, Tennessee.