ABOUT OUR AREA...
Newport & Cosby
Tennessee is located
about a ½ hour’s drive east of Gatlinburg,
on the quieter side of the Smokys, Newport is a not-so-typical small
southern town. Like other small towns, our population is relatively small,
our folks are friendly, our crime rate is very low and we don’t
have near the tourists and traffic jams like those in Gatlinburg and
Pigeon Forge. Unlike most other small towns, Newport has many amenities
found only in larger cities such as: A top ranked hospital (Baptist),
a gorgeous 18-hole golf course, Super Wal-Mart, new movie theaters, a
new Lowe’s Home Improvement and a variety of restaurants (including
Cracker Barrel, Ruby Tuesday’s and Ryan’s) and several grocery
stores, banks etc…
Newport is also strategically located just off
of Interstate 40 allowing for travel to Waynesville, Maggie Valley or
Cherokee, NC in less than an hour. The closest major airport is in Knoxville,
TN which is also less than an hour away. Both the main entrance to the
Great Smoky Mountains and Cherokee National Forest are located within
our county and within just about 10 minutes is Douglas Lake, well known
for its 500 miles of shoreline, sparkling water and great bass fishing.
We also have both, the Pigeon and French Broad Rivers running through
town and whitewater rafting is nearby. Our local schools and parks are
clean and well kept, and speaking of parks; Newport has two city pools,
one indoor and one outdoor, as well as, brand new tennis courts, beautiful
playgrounds and bar-b-que type picnic areas. Not too bad for a small
Douglas Lake is
one of the premier recreational lakes in the entire southeastern U.S.
and is well
known for it’s fabulous fishing,
clear water and spectacular mountain views. Douglas Lake meanders through
our mountains for over 58 miles, covering three counties. In addition
to the great fishing, Douglas Lake is large enough so that there’s
plenty of room for the fisherman, skiers, pontoon boaters without anyone
There are also quiet areas of the lake and you could
spend years exploring all of Douglas Lake’s hidden coves and enclaves.
Douglas Lake is also regularly maintained and cared for by the TVA in
order to provide hydro-electric power to the Tennessee Valley. Douglas
Lake is truly a remarkable body of water that is second to none.
Emerald Pointe is a peninsula located on the eastern edge of Douglas Lake and provides some of the most spectacular views anywhere in the Smoky Mountains. Our views are a close up of Douglas Lake with the Smoky Mountains in the background! We developed the first phase of our land into lots under an acre. We then added a 65 acre “private nature preserve” which is adjacent to these lots and meanders throughout the property. We developed the next phase into the larger acreage tracts and ran public sewer and water to everything and gated the entire community for security and privacy of our customers. I firmly believe that these simple amenities also help in preserving the appreciation of our “customer’s” property values. Our annual dues are quite affordable at only $550 per year and most property taxes at Emerald Pointe are $355. per year, or less.
I hope you get the opportunity to visit one or all of our beautiful mountain
communities and I look forward to seeing you on your next visit to
S. Seigler, owner