Maryville is home to approximately 28,000 people who appreciate the excellent standard of living the city has to offer. From outstanding education to world-famous recreation, Maryville is the perfect place to live, work or visit.
Nearly a third of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park lies within Blount County, in which Maryville is located. The national park offers amazing encounters with nature, from wildlife watching to hiking and biking to canoeing and kayaking. Other recreational opportunities can be found in the multitude of lakes and rivers in the area, including Chilhowee Lake, Tellico Lake and Fort Loudon Lake, which border the county, and the Tennessee River, which winds its way through the entire valley.
Maryville also offers diverse shopping and dining opportunities in the form of more than 700 area shops, including Foothills Mall. For those looking for cultural enrichment, the area is filled with history and heritage. One such example is nearby Townsend's Spring Festival and Heritage Festival, which feature music and dancing found in the area's mountains and foothills. The area is also rich in historical museums, sites and structures, some dating to the 1700s.
Beautiful scenery, a rich heritage and endless entertainment and recreation are just some of the reasons why Maryville is one of the country's best places to live. The cost of living in Blount County is 24 percent less than in America's top five cities and 4 percent lower than the national average. Not surprisingly, Blount County is one of the state's fastest growing counties.