Tennessee’s low cost of living, moderate weather, and recreational activities make it an ideal place to buy land for sale. The beautiful rolling hills, lush pastures, and rugged mountains provide a variety of terrain and scenery to enjoy year around.
With many cities seeing a decline in home values, Chattanooga, TN is projected to see an increase of 1% in home values in 2011 with a three year annualized forecast increase of 2% according to Forbes Magazine (January 2011 issue). The article attributes this increase to people moving into the area as opposed to moving out of the area.
Cost of Living –
One of the main reasons so many people are considering the move to Tennessee is the low cost of living. The Council for Community and Economic Research rates Tennessee’s cost of living as 10 percent lower than the national average.
Tennessee has no state income tax which means that residents get to keep a higher percentage of their earnings as compared to other areas in the U.S.
For more information, please visit the Tennessee Department of Revenue.
East Tennesseans enjoy 4 moderate yet distinct seasons. The spring brings many blooms to the mountains and valleys in form of wildflowers and dogwoods. This is the wettest season with an average rainfall of 5 inches. The summer months are warm but are usually cooled by the occasional afternoon thunder shower. Autumn is a drier time with cooler breezes and rich, vibrant colors. And winter is quiet with the occasional snow shower. Annual snowfall in the area is 4.3 inches.
For more information, please visit Climate Zone .
The diverse land types and the many lakes, rivers, and streams make Tennessee a top place for recreational activities. Outside Magazine and National Geographic Adventure rank Chattanooga as a top place to live due to the rich variety of recreational opportunities available within a day’s drive.
Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Whitewater Rafting, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Caving, and more!
Visit Tennessee State Parks for more info.
Visit Outdoor Chattanooga for more info.
Geography – major cities
Tennessee is divided into 3 regions; East, Middle, and West Tennessee. East Tennessee is the most mountainous region with the Great Smokey Mountains bordering North Carolina. The average elevation of this area is 5000 feet above sea level. The Cumberland Plateau rises to the West towards Middle Tennessee. Some of the major metropolitan areas are Johnson City, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.
The Highland Rim is located west of the Cumberland Plateau in Middle Tennessee and surrounds the Nashville Basin. This area is known for its rich, fertile farm land. Nashville, Clarksville, and Murfreesboro are located in the region.
West of the Highland Rim is the Gulf Coastal Plain. Memphis, the largest city in Tennessee is located in this region.
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