Douglas Lake located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Formed from the French Broad River, Douglas Lake consists of 30,400 acres of water surface and more than 500 miles of shoreline. The lake offers many coves to enjoy and never gives you that over-crowed feeling. The best thing about Douglas Lake’s location is its close proximity to the action packed attractions of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Conveniently located at the junction of Interstates 40 and 81 in East Tennessee the lake offers recreational opportunities for families from coastal Carolina and the north and northeast states - all within a one day drive of the entire east coast.
No State Income Tax
Tennessee’s tax laws are getting more favorable every year. The state does not tax individual wage income earned by its residents. The gift tax was repealed January 2012. The estate tax was repealed January 2016. Now, the only tax left is the Hall tax and it will be repealed January 2022. Thereby, making the state more friendly to business and helping retirees to feel more financially secure.
KIPLINGER rated Tennessee as the fifth best state to retire in 2018.
This was based on financial factors including cost of living, tax burden and affordability of healthcare.
USNEWS: Tennessee is the top state for fiscal stability.
The Great Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg offer another alternative for a day trip. Endless hiking trails and spectacular waterfalls will fulfill the outdoor enthusiast desires and provide gorgeous nature scenes for the casual [...]