Make Monroe Home!Retire Tennessee!

What sets our community apart?

  • Master-planned waterfront and golf communities
  • 25 miles of the Cherohala National Scenic Byway
  • Outdoor Recreation opportunities such as water sports, hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding
  • One of the Gateways to the Cherokee National Forest
  • Conveniently located within a day’s drive from several states.
  • Major medical access within a 50 mile radius

Monroe County is the type of place that makes you feel at home the first time you visit with friendly people who take pride in their community. There are four cities that make up Monroe County that add a special touch of uniqueness in each town.  Madisonville is centrally located and holds the county seat for county business.  Made in Madisonville is the famous Benton’s bacon of Benton’s Smokey Mountain Country Hams and Tsali Notch Vineyard Tennessee largest muscadine vineyard.  Sweetwater is a charming town with a downtown that is full of antique and boutique shopping opportunities and is recognized as a National Main Street. You will also find the Lost Sea Adventure a treasure that was discovered long ago and is one of the largest underground lakes in the nation a tour and a ride across the lake is an unforgettable memory to be made.  Tellico Plains is surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains and is one of the gateways to the Cherokee National Forest and the Cherohala Skyway National Scenic Byway a scenic drive above the clouds. The town is tucked away in the mountains providing opportunities for hiking, sightseeing, bicycling, fishing and other recreation along the Tellico River. Vonore is complete with master planned waterfront and golf communities of Rarity Bay and Kahiti. Relax along the Tellico Lake weather you enjoy boating, swimming, or fishing. Can you see yourself on the shorelines of Tellico Lake with the Great Smokey Mountains in the background after a round of golf?

Affordable Living:

Tennessee has NO state income taxes and no state property tax listed below you will find Monroe Counties property tax rate for 2015.

  • Monroe County $2.0942
  • Madisonville City $0.9100
  • Sweetwater City $1.2000
  • Town of Tellico Plains $0.4676
  • Town of Vonore $0.3693

Distance to surrounding cities:

Knoxville: 49 miles

Pigeon Forge/ Gatlinburg: 72 miles

Chattanooga: 90 miles

Ashville,NC: 160 miles

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