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The area surrounding Pellissippi Place in East Tennessee offers a quality of life that makes it perfect for families, young singles, retirees—in short, just about everyone, regardless of age or interests or profession.

The Great Outdoors
For those who live and breathe the active outdoor lifestyle, the East Tennessee region ranks among the best. It’s one reason the area draws so many visitors every year.
  • The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is at our doorstep. Its 500,000 wilderness acres offer hiking, biking, camping, wildlife viewing, and many other pleasures.
  • Whether your catch of choice is trout in a clear mountain stream or bass in a placid lake, the fishing here is marvelous.
  • For boating, sailing, and water skiing, you can’t beat the area’s many lakes and reservoirs.
  • Rafting and kayaking opportunities abound on the many swift-flowing streams in the area’s parks and national forests.
  • Golf is enjoyed by area residents almost year-round because of the long summers and mild winters.
  • Nearby national forests also offers opportunities for hiking, biking, camping, and horseback riding.
  • The cities of Alcoa and Maryville have 18 miles of greenway trails, which will be linked with the Pellissippi Place green space.
  • Minutes from the shores of Fort Loudoun Lake, the Little River, and Tellico Lake
  • If you love spectator sports, the University of Tennessee football, basketball, and baseball teams are first class, and there’s also Tennessee Smokies Class AA baseball.
Cultural attractions
Visitors year-round are drawn to the area’s many cultural and entertainment attractions. East Tennessee offers numerous arts and craft studios and galleries and festivals celebrating music, culture, history and the seasons. Other attractions include the following:

Family fun
  • Blount County Historical Museum
  • Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center Museum
  • Knoxville Museum of Art
  • Little River Railroad Museum
  • Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
  • Knoxville Opera
  • Maryville-Alcoa Community Orchestra
  • Many live music clubs and venues
  • Appalachian Ballet, Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble