Erwin TN Real Estate For Sale
The small town of Erwin TN is located in Unicoi County, in the mountains of upper east Tennessee. The Erwin TN real estate market has always attracted home buyers who love the outdoors and wish to settle down in a small community, surrounded by gorgeous scenery. With spectacular mountain views, rushing rivers and abundance of wildlife it's not a surprise the Unicoi County is also referred to as "The Valley Beautiful". The town of Erwin, which is also a county seat, has a population of just over 6000 and it's a perfect place to raise a family, or to invest in a second home!
Erwin TN Real Estate Market
The real estate market in Erwin mostly consists of single family residential properties, with prices ranging from below $100,000 to over $1,000,000. Many of the Erwin homes for sale are situated on large lots, with porches overseeing mountains and lush hills. With large backyards there is plenty of space for children to play, pets or livestock. Additionally, the mild climate of the valley makes it ideal to cultivate a vegetable garden. Take a look at some of the homes available for sale right now in Erwin:
Being a small town surrounded by national parks, the real estate market in Erwin doesn't offer hundreds of properties available for sale, such as Kingsport or Johnson City. In the market with a low supply of homes there is usually more than one buyer interested in the same property at the same time. If you are a prospective home buyer in the Erwin TN real estate market, make sure to work with an agent who is also an experienced negotiator.
Erwin TN is a true paradise for anyone who loves to explore the outdoors. The town is surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest, with Buffalo Mountain to the north, Rich Mountain to the west and the Unaka Mountains to the south and east. The Appalachian Trail, one of the most famous trails in the world, passes east of Erwin. Unicoi County is home to over 50 miles of the Appalachian Trail which can be easily accessed from several places in the area. Some of the stunning landmarks you can see while hiking the Appalachian Trail in Unicoi County include Big and Little Balds mountains and the Nolichucky River Gorge.
The Nolichucky River
The Nolichucky River stretches for 115 miles, from Western North Carolina to East Tennessee. The river collects the water from some of the highest points in the Appalachians including Mount Mitchell which is the highest point in the eastern United States. Right before it reaches Erwin, the Nolichucky River drops through one of the deepest gorges in the eastern United States. The Nolichucky River Gorge, between the Bald Mountains and the Unaka Mountains, features over 25 class II, III, and IV rapids. Steep slopes and cliffs rise more than 2,000 feet from the river creating both stunning scenery and a thrilling whitewater rafting experience. The Nolichucky River is considered to be one of the top 10 rivers for whitewater rafting in the world!
The magnificent river has also many tranquil sites which are ideal for fishing or kayaking. The Nolichucky Gorge campground and cabins is one of the most visited places by locals and tourists who wish to enjoy everything the river has to offer. The campground is conveniently located by the river so visitors can enjoy swimming, kayaking, tube riding or other excursions, and then retire to their tents or cabins. They offer day passes or season passes, as well as campsites, RV sites and cabin rentals.
Rock Creek Recreation Area
The Rock Creek Recreation Area is another favorite spot in Erwin to cool off on a hot summer day and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The area features a stream-fed pool cooled by cold air flowing from the Unaka Mountains and shaded by tall trees, such as oaks, maples, hemlocks and rhododendrons. There are also picnic areas, electric hookups, RV sites, walk-in tent sites and bathhouses. While visiting the Rock Creek Recreation Area you can choose to explore a bicycle trail, short nature trails or the Unaka Mountain trails.
Erwin Linear Trail
Another great way to explore the beautiful Erwin area is via the Erwin Linear Trail. The trail is about 4 miles long stretched within the Cherokee National Forest. It is completely covered in asphalt and almost flat which makes is perfect for strollers and wheelchairs. The Erwin Linear Trail runs through woods, by ponds, streams and wetland lakes, as well as next to a few industrial areas. Residents of Erwin love to use it to jog, ride a bicycle, walk their dogs or just to enjoy a casual stroll with their families.
Erwin National Fish Hatchery
If you are a fishing enthusiast and wish to learn more about rainbow trout you should visit the Erwin National Fish Hatchery. The purpose of a national fish hatchery is to grow fish to stock public waters, but also to produce disease-free eggs to be sent to other hatcheries to manage their fish populations. The Erwin National Fish Hatchery has three strains of rainbow trout and it receives over 40,000 visitors annually.
Unicoi County Heritage Museum
If you like to learn more about the history of the region the best place to visit is the Unicoi County Heritage Museum. The building was erected in 1903 as a residence for the Superintendent of the National Fish Hatchery in Erwin. For decades it was one of the grandest homes in the county until 1982 when it became too expensive to maintain it. The Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce decided to renovate it and turn it into a museum. Today, the museum features 10 exhibit rooms with each focusing on a different theme. One of the most interesting features is a wooden walkway designed to look like an early 1900s Main Street with apothecary, doctor, dentist, barber shops, a general mercantile, a post office and a bank.
The Gathering Place
Even when it comes to relaxing and listening to music, Erwin residents prefer to do it outdoors. The Gathering Place is a charming performance venue in downtown Erwin with a brick stage, wall background, and twinkle lights spread over the audience. There is a myriad of other events happening at The Gathering Place throughout the year, such as free outdoor concerts in the summer the whole family can enjoy.
If you're adventurous nature lover the Erwin TN real estate market will certainly have a property to fit your lifestyle. With big city amenities just a short drive away, the charming Erwin community has a lot to offer. Send us a message or give us call at 1-423-283-4677 if you're ready to look for your dream home in Erwin, Tennessee.