Come enjoy the easy life in Anderson County, Tennessee! With low taxes and utilities, available jobs, diverse housing options, a moderate climate and many civic organizations to join, you can make yourself at home here. Enjoy the great outdoors with our greenways, parks, lakes, rivers, and mountains. Learn about our different communities and see which sounds like the best fit for you…mountain cabins, farmland, or lakefront living. Discover American heritage and history with our museums, arts, and music events.
Living in Anderson County has what you need to enjoy a quality and active lifestyle!
Anderson County has a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities! Whether you love to wakeboard, fish, bicycle (on road or off), ride horseback, camp, ride ATVs, fly fish on a world class river, hunt, boat, water ski, kayak, paddle board, enjoy back roads by car or motorcycle, go antique shopping, enjoy a burger and shake at an old fashion drug store, shop the farmer’s market, learn about Appalachian life, enjoy and participate in rowing regattas, or just take a walk along our beautiful river, we have lots for you to enjoy in our area!
In addition to the many wonderful natural resources within our county, we are also located within an hour’s drive of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Big South Fork National River & Recreational Area! And within 20 minutes, you can be in downtown Knoxville as well!
Residents of Anderson County, Tennessee enjoy a moderate climate throughout the year. With four distinct seasons, you are able to enjoy outdoor recreation and other activities year round. Spring brings the dogwoods and azaleas and the beginning of many outdoor festivals. In the summer, enjoy the lake, mountains, gardening and outdoor concerts. Enjoy the beautiful fall colors with a ride through the mountains or by boat on the lake. Our mild winters let you stay active and enjoy your favorite activities!
Average Winter Temperatures: High of 51, Low of 32
Average Summer Temperatures: High of 88, Low of 63
Average Precipitation Level: 53.61″
The volunteer spirit is alive and well in Anderson County, Tennessee! From tutoring at schools to building homes to food and clothing closets to rowing and bridge, there is sure to be an organization that will match your interests. Please click here for a list of the numerous opportunities to become involved in our communities.
Anderson County is one of the most diverse counties in Tennessee. Comprised of five incorporated municipalities and several other communities, you will find a great choice of living options here. From lakefront and riverside living to small towns and cities to farmland and mountains, Anderson County has the home for you! You will find our communities rich in history and tradition from America’s early days in Appalachia to world renowned research in the areas of science, energy, research and development. Click here for more information on the Communities.
If you’re interested in pursuing a degree or just want to learn a new craft or mechanical skill, Anderson County has a variety of educational options to choose from. You may be interested in a welding class at the Vocational Center, a writing class at Roane State Community College, or gardening classes at the University of Tennessee. Check the links below to explore your continuing education interests!
Anderson County, Tennessee is governed by a County Commission with a County Mayor and the county seat is Clinton. The cities of Anderson County include Clinton, Norris, Oak Ridge, and Rocky Top. The Town of Oliver Springs is also in Anderson County as are several other unincorporated communities. Please click on the links below for more information.
The Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge was named the #1 Hospital in the Knoxville Metro Area in the 2011-2012 Best Hospital Ranking of U.S. News & World Report. Anderson County’s Methodist Medical Center is a 301 bed medical facility located in Oak Ridge with over 175 physicians and 30 medical or surgical specialties.
Residents of Anderson County have many options of quality healthcare to choose from whether in Oak Ridge or in nearby Knoxville.
In addition to the great quality of life, beautiful scenery, and mild winters here in Anderson County, there are also many opportunities for employment at our local manufacturing companies. In the last few years, 3M, Aisin, Duraline, SL, and Eagle Bend Manufacturing have all announced expansions of their Clinton, Tennessee facilities. Click below for more information on these expansions.
For more information on job openings in the area, please see these links for our local newspapers:
From chain restaurants to quaint local dining, Anderson County has lots of cuisine options for you to enjoy! Anderson County also has many places for you to call home during your visit, whether you stay at a large hotel chain or book a rental at one of our campsites you will enjoy every minute of your stay! For more detailed information please click on the Lodging and Restaurant tabs and start planning your next visit!
The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce has compiled a Newcomer’s Resource Guide so that you can have a quick reference sheet to help you as you relocate to our communities.
If you have other questions, please contact The Anderson County Tourism Council at 865-457-4547 or the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce at 865-457-2559. Click here for a printable pdf of the Newcomer’s Resource Guide.
From lakefront homes to mountainside cabins to rural farmland and city living, Anderson County has diverse housing options with diverse pricing. Since you are new to the area, we recommend working with a realtor to find the perfect place to call home. Click here for a list of realtors in Anderson County. If you are interested in apartment living, click here for a list of apartments in the area.
Anderson County, Tennessee is located within a day’s drive of 75% of the U.S. population. The I-75 corridor is used by many of our friends to the north on their travels south for the winter. Within a short drive of Anderson County, you can visit Knoxville, the Great Smoky Mountains, Big South Fork, the University of Tennessee, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. From shopping or hiking, rafting or snow skiing, you will be close to all the great outdoors of East Tennessee!