Housing

Whether you are strolling down Love Street or taking a leisurely drive through one of the county’s subdivisions, you will find quality homes built for families.

Because Unicoi County has affordable housing options, with home costs below the national average, residents and potential residents can enjoy the dream of home ownership.  Those relocating to the area find that their housing budgets can gain them a much greater house than compared to other regions of the country.  Taxes are reasonably assessed and rates remain consistently lower.  The “American Dream” can be realized through purchasing a home in Unicoi County, TN.  Recently, Tennessee earned a number-one spot among states considered prime retirement locations in a Bankrate.com study. Ranked by data such as climate, tax rates, cost of living and access to health care, Tennessee has a cost of living 9.6% below the national average.

Our state and local tax burden is the third lowest in the nation, with residents enjoying no income tax except on interest and dividends. State sales tax is 7%; 6% for food. Tennessee has no state property tax. Property taxes are locally determined and collected.  The median home value index in Unicoi County is $199,000.

Rental property is also available in the area, from houses to apartments.  Rates per month range from approximately $350 to $600 per month.