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Located conveniently roughly halfway between Sevierville and Knoxville, Seymour has grown rapidly in the last 10 years and has become a very attractive option for people who need easy access to both Sevierville and to Knoxville. Frequently chosen by two earner couples who work in Knoxville and Sevier County, Seymour has recently added many new subdivisions and lots of new commercial enterprises as well. There are still however many farms in Seymour and the gently rolling hills and attractive rural lifestyle is attractive for many people looking to live in East Tennessee.
On Dec. 18th, 1909 the Knoxville, Sevierville and Eastern Railroad was completed and the station in what had previously been known as Trundles Crossroads was renamed Seymour in honor of Charles Seymour, who, as chief engineer, had helped construct the first railroad in Sevier County. New subdivision growth has required the recent construction of a new school and the community continues to grow. Seymour enjoys excellent schools and students won’t have to leave Seymour as grades K-12 are offered as well as Kings Academy, one of the area’s few private schools. For more information about the Sevier County public school system, please visit their website.
Seymour is not an incorporated area but is recognized by the postal service and has its own post office. Interestingly, while primarily located within Sevier County, the area referred to as Seymour also extends into Blount County and Knox County too. House prices in Seymour are some of the more affordable levels found within Sevier County and you will have no difficulty finding many options and price ranges to choose from. With utility water now available through much of Seymour, growth has ramped up at an almost exponential pace. Not well suited for overnight rentals or vacation homes due to its distance from Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Seymour is however an excellent place to consider if you are considering a full time residence.
Seymour adjoins one of the most attractive (in terms of the rolling nature of the land) areas of the county known as the Boyds Creek community. Boyds Creek Road extends about 12 miles from the intersection of highways 321 and 441 in Seymour to Highway 66 in Sevierville just south of the French Broad River. Boyds Creek still has many 100 year old farmhouses of note and has some of the most picturesque farms in the county. Sadly, this area has gradually given way to large subdivisions of small houses and mobile homes which have significantly changed the nature of this formerly tranquil community. Boyds Creek is still an attractive area to live in but those of us who have lived here 10 years or more remember and miss what the community looked like just a few years ago.
As of Wednesday, December 13, 2017 there were 1,470 residential properties listed for sale in our Great Smoky Mountains Association of Realtors® MLS database. The 70 residences currently for sale in Seymour as of this review were listed at an average price of $303,873. Primarily full time residences, there are very few if any cabin communities and not very many condominium developments. In terms of price per square foot, Seymour is one of Sevier County’s more affordable market areas.
|All information provided by Jeff Schoenfield, Broker/Owner, All Pro, Realtors, Inc.|