A perfect blend of big city living and small town feel

Take any path in East Tennessee. You'll end up someplace memorable. Visit the vast Cherokee National Forest. Hike the Appalachian Trail. Take a whitewater challenge on the Ocoee River. Hike the Great Smoky Mountains - the oldest mountains in the world. A preserve of wildflowers, old-growth forests and rushing mountain streams. The Great Smoky Mountain National Park has panoramic vistas with cascading rivers and majestic forests, and is only a short drive from any of our 66 sites across East Tennessee.

If your interests lie in urban activities, East Tennessee also has just what you're looking for. Located about an hour West of the Smoky Mountains, Knoxville is the biggest city in East Tennessee and home to Summit Medical Group's corporate offices. Knoxville is a progressive, friendly, and rapidly growing city. It is the third largest city in Tennessee and home to the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Knoxville has a progressive science and technology corridor, which is emerging as a national leader in the areas of sustainable energy and carbon fiber technology. It also has a robust fine arts community along with an active music scene. Knoxville's great public and private school systems hold an exemplary status awarded by the Tennessee Department of Education. Knoxville has a thriving economy, due in part to the fact that Tennessee has no state income tax and the cost of living is nearly 16% lower than the U.S. average.

There's plenty to love about East Tennessee - charming places and spaces, sounds and flavors you can only find here. And if you're ready for a career change, we're ready to welcome you.

Tennessee Department of Tourist Development

Knoxville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Great Smoky Mountains National Park