Living in a “mountain town” can be pretty awesome. Those who come to reside in Gatlinburg find an ever growing and ever changing environment with plenty of recreational opportunities all around.
Those who love the outdoors will enjoy the hiking, biking, fishing and more that is readily available in this small community. As gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the hiking trails are spectacular along with the fishing and biking opps. Do you love waterfalls? Gatlinburg has Grotto Falls and Rainbow Falls that are both accessible trails that locals enjoy along with our visitors. Fishing is great in the area. With Biologists who serve the park, actively working to keep the trout population healthy, you will find a good experience when you fish at one of the pubic parks.
Mynatt Park, Mills Park and Herbert Holt park are excellent amenities in the community. Free fishing for kids and a variety of activities are available for kids, adults, families and retirees at no cost.
Gatlinburg is an ever growing community with a changing landscape of businesses, restaurants and attractions. The city has a growing diverse population as people travel from all over the world to live and work in Gatlinburg.
Gatlinburg is often known for its arts. The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a well known school for those who seek training in wood working, textiles, pottery, paints and more. Because the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is part of the core of the community, Gatlinburg’s people reflect this in the many small businesses you will find located throughout and especially in the Arts and Crafts Community.
Gatlinburg is rich in history. Stories of Wiley Oakley are enough to draw you in on the lifestyle of the early settlers in Gatlinburg. The early families who hosted guests and sold their wares still exist today in the many Ogle’s and Whaley’s shops you will see. The generations have created a unique mountain town that, although it has grown in it’s sophistication, also touts a great local economy among small family businesses along with those larger businesses who provide lodging and more for the millions of guests who visit.
Experience Southern Hospitality Everyday! Are people really that nice in the South everyday? Yep! Pretty much so. Get to know the folks who are your neighbors and enjoy a beautiful mountain sunset together.
Gatlinburg is a very charming mountain town, waiting for you to enjoy.