Tennessee has a surprising number of wilderness areas and natural attractions where the only sound is of mountain streams. In the eastern part of the state a series of stunning ridges and valleys rise up to the highest point of Clingman's Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The state is blessed throughout with a huge system of reservoirs, which offers 29 appealing lakes, filled with fish and offering water sports activities. This relatively small landlocked state is bounded on the west by the Mississippi River and on the east by the Appalachian Mountains, bordered in total by eight other states.
Tennessee Real Estate:
Tennessee has a moderate residential turnover. Tennessee has many real estate opportunities: golf, tennis, equestrian, neo-traditional, retirement communities, gated communities and master planned communities.
The Tennessee climate can vary greatly due to the state's diverse topography, but generally the climate is moderate, with warm summers and mild winters. Spring and fall tend to be the best time of year (early fall is the driest time of year). The mountainous region in the east tends to experience the heaviest snowfall in winter, with the lowest temperatures in the state. Snow does fall in the rest of Tennessee, but tends to melt very quickly. The highest rainfall occurs in winter and early spring, with March being the wettest month and severe storms can occur, though usually infrequently. See Tennessee temperature charts.
Regions in Tennessee: West Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, East Tennessee, Blue Ridge Mountains, Highland Rim, Nashville Basin and Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians.
Tennessee Airports: Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI), Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA), McGhee Tyson Airport (TYA), Memphis Int'l. Airport (MEM) and Nashville Int'l Airport (BNA).
Tennessee Facts: Population is ranked 16th in the United States; State Capital- Nashville, Tennessee; Largest Metro Area - Memphis; Tennessee State Abbreviations - TN, Tenn.
Tennessee Trivia: The state boasts some historic heritage trails, the main one being the scenic 'Trail of Tears', starting just east of Chattanooga in the south and stretching for 260 miles (418km) through Tennessee before heading into Kentucky. Along this route 13,000 displaced Cherokee Indians were marched to Oklahoma.
Tennessee State Government Resource Link: www.tn.gov
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