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Find Peace and Charm in This Historic Community Nestled in the Hills

Loy Johnson Real Estate

Find Your Dream Home in Norris, TN The best thing about living in Norris is living in Norris.

That's what many of our clients have told us at Loy Johnson Real Estate. Most of them are simply amazed to discover that there is a place like this in the hills of East Tennessee. With our spacious, open green spaces, miles of sidewalks and trails, and winding tree-lined streets, Norris truly seems like a community from Another era—one where children could walk to school, neighbors actually know one another, and the post office and grocery store are within walking distance from almost every home.

Recognized as one of the country's first planned communities in the modern era, Norris was built by the Tennessee Valley Authority in the 1930s as a community to house workers who were building nearby Norris Dam.

Designed as a walking neighborhood and featuring a unique urban plan, its network of winding streets, green, open common spaces and small pocket parks are reminiscent of English garden-style villages.