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As a real estate firm, we want our clients to feel at home in every way. After all, nothing is better than southern hospitality! One way we do that is by making sure you know all the insider, local information including the best places to wine, dine and relax. It’s easy to see the Upper Cumberland has everything you need and more.


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July 4th Fireworks and Events at Center Hill Lake

The Upper Cumberland region is the best place to celebrate July 4th! Skip the Nashville crowd and come kick it by the lake with us! You haven't seen fireworks until you have seen fireworks on the lake! Check out these grand fireworks shows hosted at various marinas....

How to Properly Display the American Flag

July 4th and other patriotic holidays inspire Americans to show their patriotism! Are you flying the American flag in your yard or at your house? Here's how to do it right! The Flag Code "Previous to Flag Day, June 14, 1923 there were no federal or state regulations...

July 4th Events in the Upper Cumberland

July 4th is just around the corner! From fireworks to bluegrass festivals, the Upper Cumberland is the place to be! Check out these July 4th events in the Upper Cumberland. July 4th Events Jake Owen at Fishlipz Fishlipz at Pates Ford Marina - Smithville, Tennessee...

Bee Rock Overlook

If you are in the area, you must check out Bee Rock Overlook! This popular spot is a hidden gem tucked away in Monterey, Tennessee. Scenic Bee Rock Overlook The overlook is located right off the Monterey exit by The Garden Inn Bed and Breakfast at Bee Rock. Parking is...

Best Outdoor Games

Memorial Day is coming up this weekend! To many, it's considered the official kickoff of summer. Having guests over for the weekend? Don't just grill out! Get moving! Here is a list of the best outdoor games: Best Outdoor Games for Summer Corn Hole It's basically a...

Most Scenic Places in the Upper Cumberland

Every year, the Upper Cumberland attracts new people and tourists to the area. With all of the natural waterfalls, state parks and clean lakes, it's easy to see why the Upper Cumberland is one of the most scenic places in the south. Looking to visit the area? Here is...

Easter Events in the Upper Cumberland Region

It's spring! What a beautiful time of year in the Upper Cumberland region! We are dedicated to connecting our clients to the Upper Cumberland community. We want to make sure you feel at home by keeping you up to date on local happenings and events. Looking for all the...

Most Affordable Place to Live in Tennessee

What is the Most Affordable Place to Live in Tennessee? It’s official: you get more “bang for your buck” in Cookeville than almost anywhere else in the country. According to the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness Cost of Living Index, Cookeville is ranked...

The Upper Cumberland Region of Tennessee

The Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee is known for its natural beauty. It's been called the best kept secret of Tennessee and exemplifies rural, southern living at its finest. From natural waterfalls, the cleanest lakes and home to some of the best state parks, its...

Tennessee has Lowest State, Local Tax Burden for Average Resident

Tennessee boasts the lowest state tax and local tax of any state for a median income household, according to a new study released Tuesday. The financial website Wallet-Hub estimates a median income household in Tennessee paid only $3,667 in state and local taxes in...

5 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Home

This year, Valentine's Day falls on a weekday. Looking to celebrate at home rather than a night out on the town? Check out these 5 ways to celebrate Valentine's Day at home.   Cook a Valentine's Day themed meal Heart-shaped cookies, heart-shaped...

10 Hiking Trails in the Upper Cumberland

With the weather cooling down (or at least at some points during the day), now is a perfect time to get out and explore the Upper Cumberland! Are you the outdoorsy type? It's hard not to be when you are surrounded by gorgeous waterfalls and some pretty amazing state...

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