Green Ridge Trails offers a relaxing, convenient country
retreat after a day enjoying the urban pleasures of
Knoxville, Tennessee just 35 minutes away.

Green Ridge Trails is Proud Sponsor of the 2013 Roane Chamber Home & Garden Show

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Kiplinger Personal Finance says:

Knoxville, TN is rated the 5th City in the U.S. to offer its residents the BEST VALUE in the Nation.

Tennessee’s cost of living is 10% below the national average but could be much lower for you depending on where you live. For example, for someone living in South Florida the cost of living in the rural eastern mountains of Tennessee would decline by 22%. This means that if you now make $50,000 a year you would be able to maintain your lifestyle with just $38,946. This is because the overall living expenses that include food, housing, utilities, transportation, health and miscellaneous like clothing, restaurants, repairs and entertainment are 22% higher in Miami than in Harriman, Tennessee (Harriman is about a 20 minute drive from Green Ridge Trails).

There is no state property tax. Property taxes are locally determined and collected therefore, East Tennessee counties have some of the lowest property tax rates in the nation. There is no state income tax. Pair those savings with a mild climate and four distinct seasons and you will know why the Eastern Mountains of Tennessee are consistently ranked one of the “Best Places to retire.”

Nearby Knoxville has been rated by Forbes Magazine the fifth best place for business and careers in the country. To add to its many accolades Kiplinger Personal Finance says Knoxville ranks number 5 in the list of U.S. cities to offer its residents the best value in the Nation. The city and its surrounding areas are the headquarters for the Tennessee Valley Authority, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The Aluminum Company of America. It boasts theatres, restaurants, shopping and is the home of the Vols at the University of Tennessee. Nationally recognized the University is linked to the Tennessee Medical Center which offers the only trauma center in the area.

Head East on I-40 from Knoxville and take in the sights and sounds of NASCAR at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Stop for a visit in Jonesborough, Tennessee’s oldest city and experience the charm of shopping and dining while stepping back in time. Knoxville is also the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited park in the country. With awe-inspiring views and majestic peaks stretching 6,000 feet high, you will find hiking, camping, horseback riding, fishing and winter skiing in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.