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Romance, History and Innovation Thrives in Tennessee

Published on Wednesday, July 08, 2015 by Land Century

Can you hear the refrain, “Davy – Davy Crockett!  King of the wild frontier” screeching in your head?  Are Civil War battlefields stirring your heart to go out and find cannonballs? Maybe, in your heart-of-hearts, you fancy yourself a riverboat captain or an elegant lady in charge of entertaining the leaders of society. Maybe, you are ready to start a family, start your own business or want to invest in land for your retirement.

Whether it’s history, a desire for a better quality lifestyle or a warmer climate, Tennessee offers plenty of variety to fill the bill.

If waterfront property would be the ideal location for your dream home, there are a variety of acres available for building a home both as lakefront property or overlooking the great Tennessee River.  Maybe, it’s acreage where you can set up your own family farm or a small horse ranch.  Tennessee has undeveloped land waiting for you.
Finding the right place at the right price in an area that would call to your heart is still possible in several different areas of the state.

One of the most popular up-and-coming areas is Lake Tansi.  Only 120 miles (about 2 hours) from Nashville and 80 miles from Knoxville, Lake Tansi is perfectly situated for singles, families, entrepreneurs who want to start a new business or for retirement when that day arrives. Imagine being able to design and build your own home overlooking a stunning mountain lake in a resort area at a price that is reasonable. Lake Tansi, a new subdivision in Crossville, where the pioneer spirit and bluegrass music still reigns, is one of the top choices for waterskiing, fishing, sailing and swimming.  And, with the distance to Dollywood only 2 hours away you will be in the perfect place if you have kids in the home.  You can take them for a special day out or as a birthday surprise at a whim.

Family and close friends will gladly come to your house for the holidays and you can take them to Nashville for the Christmas entertainments or to Knoxville for a special lunch where you can choose BBQ to French, German, Middle Eastern or American restaurants. And, all the while, you can have the luxury of a home where you sit on the deck watching the sun rise or set every day.

However, not everyone dreams of living on a lake.  If your dream is about changing your lifestyle from the hustle-bustle of city life and relocating to an ideal location where you build life-long friends and enjoy the type of activities that people create for themselves, then Savannah, Tennessee could fit your bill.

Savannah is the county seat of Hardin County on land given to the white pioneers by the Chickasaw tribes of the time and after the Civil War was named for its own hometown hero (and Revolutionary War leader), Joseph Hardin.
The Shiloh battlefield is a hop-and-jump from anywhere in Savannah where locals love to hold festivities and dress as figures similar to those in Gone with the Wind.

Pigeon Forge (Dollywood’s location) is still within driving distance for a weekend excursion or for a week’s vacation with the kids.  True, you will have to stay overnight because it is 341 miles away but think of how much you’ll save on gas!  Dollywood might have started as an entertainment facility for Dolly Parton’s amusement but it has grown up to be one of the most exciting theme parks in the nation and a lot cheaper than some others – for locals, that is.

Oak Ridge is another place that during the summer the local event is called the Secret City Festival.  There are homemade arts and crafts from various crafters around the state, games, entertainments and plenty of good old fashioned southern food.

If you decide to take a weekend and visit Nashville, be sure to stop midway to your destination (70 miles) at the best home-style cookin’ in Tennessee courtesy of Loretta Lynn who still pops in occasionally to fry some chicken or bake a pie at Loretta Lynn’s Kitchen and Buffet in Hurricane Mills.  If she’s around, she stops in just to say “howdy” to her guests.

If you want to save money and play Davy Crockett with your family, think about a camping trip to one of Tennessee’s fabulous State Parks.  Some of these parks have cabins, all have picnic areas for day users and you can fish from the banks and catch your nightly meal.

If camping is not quite as romantic as you might prefer, the American Queen Riverboat offers cruises from Nashville to Chattanooga while you can catch a dinner cruises from one of the steamboats out of Memphis.

For the record, you don’t have to sing well to live in Tennessee.  So, even if the best you can muster is a froggy throated grumble, make it loud and proud and you’ll find plenty of friends in this state!

Whether you choose rural acreage, waterfront land or residential land for sale with proximity to all the bright lights and entertainment available in the Nashville, Knoxville and Memphis, everyday living is more enjoyable when you have so many activities to choose from.

Have you considered Tennessee?  If not, maybe you should. Alternatively, feel free to check latest deals in other popular locations such as Florida and California.

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