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Gatlinburg Community Guide

If you are thinking about moving to or buying a home in the Gatlinburg, TN area, you might be interested in what the community has to offer. Here is a great community guide to get you started with exploring and learning about the Gatlinburg area. This guide includes some area statistics and market information, as well as a few highlighted local dining spots, parks and recreation locations, and some of the arts and culture in the area.
 

About

Gatlinburg is known as the "Gateway to the Smoky Mountains"!

Nestled at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is the most visited national park in America. There are three entrances to the Smokies from downtown Gatlinburg. The city attracts more than 11 million visitors a year and can grow to a population of 40,000-plus on any given night. This little town of 4,000 + residents is dedicated to welcoming all of its guests with a taste of Appalachian hospitality at its best. People come from all over the world for vacations, outdoor adventures, family fun and memory-making. Gatlinburg is one of America's great mountain resort destinations, with accommodations of every kind, dozens of local and national restaurants and attractions galore-all nestled in the foothills and surrounded on three sides by the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains.
 

Area Schools

Gatlinburg, TN Area Elementary Schools

Pittman Center Elementary - PK - 8 | Sevier County School District
2455 East Pkwy, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 | (865) 436-4515
325 Students | 11:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 
Pi Beta Phi Elementary School - K - 8 | Sevier County School District
125 Cherokee Orchard Road, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738 | (865) 436-5076
473 Students | 14:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 

Gatlinburg, TN Area Middle Schools

Pittman Center Elementary - PK - 8 | Sevier County School District
2455 East Pkwy, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 | (865) 436-4515
325 Students | 11:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 
Pi Beta Phi Elementary School - K - 8 | Sevier County School District
125 Cherokee Orchard Road, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738 | (865) 436-5076
473 Students | 14:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 

Gatlinburg, TN Area High Schools

Gatlinburg Pittman High School - 9 - 12 | Sevier County School District
150 Proffitt Road, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738 | (865) 436-5637
588 Students | 15:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 

Dining & Drinks

The Fox & Parrot Tavern

A Non-Smoking, Family Oriented, British-Themed Tavern. A two-story haunt with pub grub, hot tea & many beer choices, plus darts & live music.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

1065 Glades Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
    • Monday - Thursday 12:00PM - 8:00PM
    • Friday - Saturday 12:00PM - 10:00PM
    • Sunday 12:00PM - 6:00PM
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Pancake Pantry

Since 1960 when the Pancake Pantry became Tennessee's first pancake house, visitors to Gatlinburg have made dining with us a tradition. What keeps them coming back? It's the real butter, the honest-to-goodness fresh whipped cream and everything made from scratch. And it's also the warm atmosphere of century-old brick, rich oak and rustic copper. Becoming a tradition requires a special quality, a commitment to excellence, a willingness to experiment, test and develop new dishes for your pleasure and delight, while retaining the favorites from years past.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

628 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
    • Open 7 Days Per Week 7:00AM - 3:00PM
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Alamo Steakhouse

Here at the Alamo Steakhouse, we believe in serving the best. We take our aged steak, hand cut it in house and season it. We then grill it over an oak fire to sear in all the juices and natural flavors. This makes our steaks tender and delicious. But it's not just steaks we take such care with, we also grind our own burgers, make all of our own soups, sauces & gravies, as well as hand-bread and cook our mozzarella sticks to order.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

705 East Pkwy, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
    • Open 7 Days Per Week 11:00AM - 8:00PM
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Sports & Outdoors

Greenbrier Campground & Picnic Area

When you stay at Greenbrier Campground, you can do as little or as much as you would like…it's all up to you. Relax on the banks of the Little Pigeon River while the kids play in the renowned Flint Rock swimming hole, take a short drive to Dollywood, go white water rafting in the Smokies, or shopping in nearby downtown Gatlinburg. The Greenbrier entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is only a short drive away with miles of hiking trails to enjoy, from the novice to the most experienced hiker, we have you covered. Hiking not your thing? Bring along a fishing pole for trout fishing in the Pigeon River, load up the bicycles for a lovely ride into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, or take a horseback ride through the mountains.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

2353 East Pkwy, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
    • Open 7 Days Per Week 9:00AM - 5:00PM
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. The sprawling landscape encompasses lush forests and an abundance of wildflowers that bloom year-round. Streams, rivers and waterfalls appear along hiking routes that include a segment of the Appalachian Trail. An observation tower tops Clingmans Dome, the highest peak, offering scenic views of the mist-covered mountains. The three main entrances to the park are in Gatlinburg, TN; Townsend, TN; and Cherokee, NC.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

Sugarlands Visitor Center 1420 Little River Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738
 
Primary roads are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round, weather permitting. This includes Newfound Gap Road (US-441), Little River Road, and Laurel Creek Road. Secondary roads are closed seasonally. Cades Cove Loop Road is open to motor vehicles from sunrise until sunset daily. Pedestrians and bicyclists may access the road 24 hours a day.
 
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Gatlinburg, TN Area Sports Complexes


Arts & Culture

Sugarlands Distilling Company

Rustic, industrial-chic moonshine maker offering indoor & outdoor tours, tastings & live music. Sugarlands Distilling Company produces quality, craft spirits. The distillery in downtown Gatlinburg, Tenn. is a popular attraction where guests are invited to taste samples of our award-winning spirits, take behind the-scenes tours of the production, and purchase their favorite spirits, mountain merchandise, and apparel.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

805 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
    • Open 7 Days Per Week 10:00AM - 10:30PM
 
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Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a national art and craft education center located just one mile from the entrance of the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The School offers weekend, one and two week workshops for the beginner to advanced artist, taught by national and international practicing studio artists and university faculty. Students work and learn in professionally equipped studios on our stunning 13 acre residential campus hidden in the heart of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Workshops and classes are offered in ceramics, fiber, metals/jewelry, painting, drawing, photography, warm glass, wood-turning, woodworking, mixed media, books, paper and more.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

556 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
 
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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

Sprawling aquarium showcasing sharks, sea turtles, string rays, penguins, a glass-bottom boat ride and more!
 
 
 

Location & Hours

88 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
    • Monday - Thursday 9:00AM - 9:00PM
    • Friday - Sunday 9:00AM - 10:00PM
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Overview for Gatlinburg, TN

4,837 people live in Gatlinburg, where the median age is 46.1 and the average individual income is $24,961.07. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

4,837

Total Population

46.1 years

Median Age

Low

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$24,961.07

Average individual Income

Around Gatlinburg, TN

There's plenty to do around Gatlinburg, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

20
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
18
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Zi Olive, Glades Homemade Candies, and Elkmont Winery.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 1.46 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.31 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.62 miles 8 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.39 miles 177 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 1.29 miles 16 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.42 miles 407 reviews 4.8/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Gatlinburg, TN

Gatlinburg has 2,079 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Gatlinburg do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,837 people call Gatlinburg home. The population density is 210.78 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

4,837

Total Population

Low

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

46.1

Median Age

52.88 / 47.12%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
2,079

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$24,961.07

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Gatlinburg, TN

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The following schools are within or nearby Gatlinburg. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Gatlinburg Pittman High
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
3/5
Gatlinburg Pittman Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 9th
No rating available
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