Naterra Land launches new

Naterra Land is officially launching its newest neighborhoods at The Homestead in Blount County: Sunset Ridge and Whispering Oaks. The Homestead is a 2,000-acre property located seven miles from Townsend and eight miles from Pigeon Forge off Wears Valley Road. Naterra will host a special grand opening kickoff event Oct. 26 through Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at their office on Wears Valley Road. The Fall Festival will be a celebration of Appalachian culture and will include crafts, music and a barbeque.

Three-hundred-nine homesites in earlier Homestead neighborhoods are sold out. "It has been a long time since we’ve had new property available at The Homestead, so we’re expecting our Blount county lots to go very quickly," said Mel Lager, General Manager of Naterra Land in Tennessee. "With the incredible views of the Smoky Mountains, waterfalls, trails, and a private 140 acre nature preserve, many of our customers compare living in The Homestead to actually ‘living in the Great
Smoky Mountain National Park.'"

The Blount County side of The Homestead has 1,200 acres with 36 lots in the first phase. The home sites range from 1.5 to 9.5 acres in size. The community has wide, paved roads for easy access and underground utilities for unobstructed views. Sunset Ridge has homesites with western exposure and spectacular sunset views. Whispering Oaks is heavily wooded, peaceful, quiet and is characterized by the breeze whispering through the trees.

"The location of The Homestead is perfect, because I’m not caught in the hustle and bustle of Gatlinburg," said Homestead property owner Kirk Carter of Florida. "But the restaurants and attractions are close enough that I can still take relatives there when they come to visit. I’m very happy with my purchase and make many trips to Tennessee just to look at my property."

The Fall Festival to celebrate the Grand Opening is both for interested buyers and current residents. The festival will include lye soap-making demonstrations, wood carving, chair caning, bluegrass music and other activities unique to the Appalachian area.

"We planned this event for our current property owners to say thank you to everyone who has purchased property, as well as for new customers who may be interested in learning more about this very special community." said Steve Webb, Vice President of Marketing for Naterra. "Having an event that fits with the Appalachian culture is very fitting since we are in the Smoky Mountains."

Along with the music, food and demonstrations, Homestead representatives will be available to take interested guests on individual tours of the property. Land specialists will give an in-depth overview of the land and show customers which homesites are still available for purchase.

The Homestead is not Naterra’s only property in this area of Tennessee. The Settlement, a 300-acre property with rushing creeks, spectacular meadows and ridge line views, is also being launched this month. The Settlement is located just three miles from the main road between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Private tours of The Settlement can be scheduled now.

For more than 27 years, Naterra Land, owner of The Settlement and The Homestead, has specialized in helping people find and buy beautiful land where they can create lasting connections to nature and build a lifetime of memories with family and friends. Taking extraordinary care to preserve the environment and natural beauty of the land it buys, Naterra makes low-impact improvements (roads and power), creates generous-sized home sites and adds amenities that enable owners to maximize their enjoyment of the land. Naterra works to understand the needs of its customers and gains an intimate knowledge of the property it sells. For more information, please visit

For more information on the Fall Festival or how to schedule a tour at The Homestead or The Settlement, please contact the Naterra office in Wears Valley at 800-597-0116 or go online at

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