Raise your hand if you’ve ever been to Maryville, Tennessee! My daughter and I traveled there last fall and it just occurred to me that I never shared my walking tour of neighborhoods that feature some of the charming homes of Maryville.
Maryville is about 18 miles south of Knoxville. I had never been to either town before, and this trip was somewhat of a scouting trip for me. I’m checking various locations of Tennessee to see if it’s somewhere we’d feel comfortable retiring to. Next month hubby and I are checking out Chattanooga.
Maryville is quite charming and contains a variety of architectural styles. You’ll find Colonial homes to Tudor and Cape Cod style to ranches and more.
We stayed at a very charming Cape Cod style Airbnb home in Maryville in a quiet residential neighborhood. Much to our delight, an ice cream place was within walking distance. In the same neighborhood was this red brick Tudor.
I fell in love when I turned the corner and spied this fairytale stone cottage with its pretty yard. Check out the arch treatment over the front door and some of the windows.
A classical Colonial always looks good in a neighborhood. I like that the color of this home blends in with the trees.
You can find charming homes in Maryville with a more colorful palette, like this sky blue home with matching rocking chairs.
Here’s another fairy tale style house in dark brown and creamy accents. Maybe it’s the arched doorways that remind me of homes found in children’s fairy tale books.
The town of Maryville, Tennessee proves that neighborhoods with smaller homes can be just as beautiful as residential areas with large, expensive homes. I think that’s what makes these streets so quaint and appealing.
And did I mention that the town has an amazing restaurant called The Walnut Kitchen? If you ever visit Maryville, be sure to check it out.
Here’s another Colonial style home – this one dressed in red brick.
And another with tan clapboard siding and a pretty red door.
This grand dame lives on one of the main streets that lead into the downtown area.
Large columned porches always make me think of Southern homes. One of these days I’d like to travel to Natchez to see some of the historic beauties that line the streets.
Here’s another arched doorway on a dark blue cottage. You can tell from the political signs in yards that I took these photos last fall just before the election. There was pretty much an even split between Democratic and Republican signs.
I love the globe-style bushes lining the walkway to the blue front door. And all the trees! I have to have a home with big trees.
And the iron fence and gate to this Victorian home is both charming and inviting.
I also spied some pampas grass on my walk around the neighborhoods. I already told hubby we’re planting some of this graceful grass in our yard this summer. It’s one of the first things I want to do this gardening season.
Toward the end of my walk I stumbled upon a pretty park with pathways and sidewalks. I had to find out where it led to, and that’s when I spied the pampas grass in the photo above.
Maryville is located near the gateway to the Smoky Mountains. This is Cades Cove, located in the Smokies, and it sure was beautiful.
If you live in Tennessee, or have a favorite town or location, let me know! It will help with my scoping of potential places to live!
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