The Southeast Valley of Tennessee has so much to offer, and McMinn County is right in the middle of it all! McMinn county is 45 minutes on I75 from Chattanooga and Knoxville. Being halfway between the two large cities offer so many options for everyone. You can have everything within an hour drive while living in a smaller town and taking advantage of the charm and lower expenses. While there is lots of industry and opportunity here, you can take advantage of night life, art and entertainment, top rated medical facilities and every kind of shopping you could need.
Athens is in the heart of McMinn county and offers all types of arts, down town festivals, local eateries as well as national chain restaurants and lots of shopping in our quaint local boutiques, gift shops and junk and antiques stores too! This area hosts so many outdoor activities. You can reach a body of water in any direction within 30 minutes to an hour, giving more options that you can imagine for camping, fishing, horse back riding, paddle boarding, white water rafting, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, hiking, back packing, shooting, hunting, motorcycle riding, ATV trailing, Jeep mudding, jet ski riding, skiing, and more! You have cheese factories, wine vineyards, Amish farms, gardens, corn mazes, train rides, petting zoos, museums and lots of parks you can visit and tour. Then you are only a few hours away from Nashville as well as Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg. There are so many awesome things to see and do in and around this breathtaking valley!
It is no wonder so many people choose this valley to visit and move to. We have gathered some links to help you discover why the southeast Tennessee valley is so popular.
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