Smoky Mountains view | Build your home on the highest point | Walland

Managing Real Estate Broker with Harb DeSa Realty PA# AB066822 | TN# 344201

We all know that a view adds tremendous value to a home in terms of the experience of the homeowner and in the eyes of a potential buyer.  Tennessee is attracting more and more people, from students to hunters to professionals to retirees.  Some people say The Volunteer State is attractive for having no state income tax; others say the rolling hills and valley views; others swear by the hunting and fishing; and yet others say the growing cities of Nashville and Knoxville offer entertainment and job opportunities.

The term "location location location" rings true with this 5.59 acre lot in Walland that we are proud to present.  This lot is the highest point in a private 7-lot gated community.  It overlooks West Millers Cove and Little River in the foreground, with the northwestern foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in the distance.  Knoxville, Maryville, Townsend, Pigeon Forge, Oak Ridge, and Gatlinburg are all within commuting distance.  The subdivision runs right down to Highway 321, and the Foothills Parkway is in the valley just below the high slope of the lot.  This backs the lot up to the national park.

The custom home you build here will be the envy of the neighborhood.  The land affords you seasonal panoramic mountain views, or, if you cut down a sufficient number of trees, year-round views.  The lot will require a well & septic system.  Conveniently, the developer has underground electricity, so there are no overhead wires to block the view or get tangled with the mature trees.  The private gated community with low dues creates a serene environment with no through traffic or unwanted guests (other than deer and rabbits).

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a mere 15 miles south.  It's perfect for your permanent home or a vacation gathering spot.  Walland is situated in Miller's Cove, a valley at the foothills of the Smokies. Miller's Cove is walled off to the north by Chilhowee Mountain, a low ridge stretching for 35 miles between the Little Tennessee River to the west and the Little Pigeon River watershed to the east. Hurricane Mountain to the southwest and Bates Mountain to the southeast divide Miller's Cove from the much larger Tuckaleechee Cove at the base of the Smokies.  Little River, which flows down from its source on the northern slopes of Clingmans Dome.  The river's valley created the environment for trails and streets linking the coves of the northern Smokies.  Today, it is traversed by Route 321, which connects Interstate 40 to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Homes in Old Cove Estates are desirable. 218 Old Cove Road - a 2,462 sq ft home - sold on August 9, 2019 for $480,000 ($194.96 per square foot).  Your home should be worth much more than the cost to build it, although we recommend you keep such a home on this majestic lot for generations.

We can connect you with a builder if you need one.  We're happy to help you walk the land.  Having a sprawling permanent home or a modern second home will indeed bring you joy.

View more photos and get more information from the MLS Listing Detail Report.

View down the road



Tai and Amira DeSa of Keller Williams Realty just love the views from this hilltop lot.  You can call us at 865-694-5904 (office) or at 865-385-6781 (cell), or send an email to or  We love transforming lives through real estate while taking care of our infant twin girls.  #diapersandrealestate

Comments (2)

Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Tai,  Congratulations  on this great listing.  This looks like a great opportunity for a buyer to build their dream home.

Aug 19, 2019 07:41 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Congratulations on your new listing.  Nice property and nice job with your presentation.

Aug 20, 2019 03:11 AM