Loudon Co is poised for Tremendous Growth.

By
Real Estate Agent with Tellico Realty & Auction Co. Inc

The recent announcement of Christensen Yachts move from Florida to Loudon Co, TN and Volkswagen's move just down I-75 are signs of growth to come in Loudon Co.  As a Realtor here for almost 25 years I have seen many changes.  However, I have never witnessed a more exciting time than now.  Most communities have their growing pains and struggles.  I would further say most communities are out of balance.  By that I mean they are heavily weighted in either farms, housing, commercial or industry.  Americans love to drive so the imbalance presented less of a problem in the past but with fuel approaching $4 a gallon more emphasis will be placed on living, working and shopping in the same area.  For many years Loudon Co. struggled with a lack of supply of housing and apartments.  We have struggled with a lack of industrial land.  We have struggled with a lack of land dedicated for Commercial Development.  In 1985 Cooper Communities came to town and their success here is unparalled.  Their sucess has brought forth more housing developments, golf course and lakefront communities.  Apartment Complexes are planned  there is more opportunity hold a Loudon Co. address than ever before. But to be a truly successful community you must have a balance.   Though years of effort by Pat Phillips with the Loudon Co. EDA and others we have industrial sites ready for job growth. In past years it was no small feat to locate here and many industries could not wait a year or more to start construction.  Likewise on the commercial side we have caught the eye of groups that build retail town complexes not just a few stores.  The new commercial growth has the ability to draw  national retailers.  Many are already planning stores in "The Market at Town Creek" and "Creekwood" Developments.  I predict Loudon County will see tremendous growth as the efforts of many come together bringing a balance of jobs, shopping, housing and a wonderful quality of life.

Comments (11)

Kevin Wood,
Keller Williams Southern Arizona - Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ Realtor

John,

Thank you for sharing your perspective. I wish you the best of luck with your future blogging. This is an awesome place to learn and grow

Aug 27, 2008 12:35 PM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello John,

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to you!

-Keith

Aug 27, 2008 01:13 PM
Susan McQuaide
Keller Williams - Simpsonville, SC

Welcome to Active Rain! I hope you find this site as informative and entertaining as I have!

Aug 27, 2008 01:16 PM
Ron Brown NMLS #270845
NMLS ID: 40831 - Federal Way, WA

John,

Welcome to Active Rain! Congratulations on your first blog.  You'll find this is a great site for sharing ideas, networking, and growing your business.  If you ever have a question about VA loans, or FHA loans I'd be happy to help!

Ron Brown

VA Loan & FHA Loan Specialist

First Mortgage Company of Washington

Puyallup, WA

Aug 27, 2008 01:36 PM
Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes

Hi and welcome to active|rain. There are thousands of tips, tools, and tricks of the trade here. Be sure to check them out. Best of luck and see you around.

Aug 27, 2008 04:48 PM
Ron Martin
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Ron Martin Team

Welcome to Active Rain, You will enjoy this free marketing where you share ideas, thoughts with everyone. If you have any clients that needs to relocate to South Carolina, We are your team. Enjoy and have fun. 

Aug 27, 2008 11:26 PM
Yvette Gardner
Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to the Active Rain community. You have chosen a great site with tons of information you can learn from.  Have fun with it and hope to see more of your blogs soon!

Aug 28, 2008 01:58 AM
Nancy Davenport
Joy Real Estate - Greer, SC
Realtor Gvl/Sptg SC

Welcome to Active Rain. Good luck and have fun. I think this is a wonderful opportunity. I am a newbie at blogging so I am really into this.

Aug 28, 2008 04:25 AM
Steve Vennemann-Hennepin-Dakota-Anoka contract for deed property-Ramsey-MN
BoardWalk Premier Realty INC - White Bear Lake, MN

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Aug 29, 2008 01:33 AM
Kathy Knight
Loudon County Economic Development Agency - Loudon, TN

John,  Thanks for the positive comments on Pat's and our Agency's efforts in attracting new jobs and investment in the community.  I agree with you it is an exciting time in Loudon County, Tennessee.  Although the nation is experiencing a softening economy, our community is not being affected as many are.  Thanks for the invititation to join Active Rain and keep up the good work!

Sep 24, 2008 01:55 AM
Michael Campbell
Campbell & Associates Appraisal Service - Lenoir City, TN

John, Thanks for the invite into ActiveRain!  Good work on your effort to share with others on Loudon County and it being a great time!  Have a great day! Mike C.

Oct 29, 2008 02:52 AM