~ For Sale ~
The Mountain City Cottage 
Mountain City, TN 
$ 174,900

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Mountain City is located on Hwy 421 between Boone, NC and Bristol, TN. It is also located on Hwy 91 close to Damascus Va and Abingdon Va, as well as on Hwy 67 close to Watauga Lake, Elizabethton, Roan Mountain, Bristol and Johnson City TN.
It is a small town but has a lot to offer. See the bottom of this page for more about Mountain City.

Homes rarely ever come up for sale in town in Mountain City Tn priced under $ 250,000.

This 1930s Craftsman Style Cottage is located in town in Mountain City, TN up a small hill on a quiet dead end street.
It is a short street with approximately 10 other residences, all mostly senior citizens.

The cottage sits on 1/3 or .33 acres with mountain, sunset, and moon rise views. The property is conveniently located within walking distance to 1 of 3 grocery stores in town, post office, court house, restaurants, shops, churches, and more.

The lot is high and dry, wooded on the back side, landscaped, and zoned B-2, meaning that you can also build another house, another cottage, or a garage with an apartment.
This is an important zoning aspect to this property not offered anywhere else in town. 

This 1 story 2 bdr / 1 bath rustic cottage is suitable for 1 or 2 people and features most of the original construction with many recent upgrades and all new appliances included. There is no lead paint or asbestos on the interior or exterior.

One nice feature is quick and easy access to both front and back doors with only one or two steps and the ability to park cars directly at both doors. It makes carrying in groceries or moving furniture very fast and easy.


The cottage has city water, sewer, and garbage pick-up twice a week for about $ 38 per month.
If you cut tree limbs or have lawn debris, on call pick-up for that is free.
The annual property taxes are $ 210 a year for both city and county combined.
That is not a typo. About $210 combined annual property taxes.
Internet is very excellent with Spectrum for about $25 per month.
There is strong cell phone tower service for all carriers.

There is a large metal stick built shed behind the house that measures 15x21 w/ 2 doors; one large enough to fit a small car.
There is a gravel RV pad behind the shed with water and sewer hook-up and 110 power in the shed.
The shed could also be converted to a tiny house or apartment.

This is a photo album with 5 pages of photos

House with porches, total living area is 1,112 sf.
The heated area of the cottage is 24 x 28 or 672 sf.

One half of the cottage from front to back or 12 x 28 is open concept kitchen, dining, living areas.
The other 12 x 28 half is a front and back is 2 bedrooms with bathroom in the middle.

The solid slab concrete front porch is 8x20 or 160 sf.
The semi-enclosed back porch is 14x20 or 280 sf and can be enclosed to be heated area if desired.

The back deck is 17x20 or 340 sf.
The stick built metal shed is 21x15 or 315 sf. (It has a gravel floor but it is big enough for 3 or 4 motorcycles plus tools.)

Features Include : Original oak hardwood flooring in one bdr and the main living room in excellent shape; Original maple kitchen cabinets; Original heart pine exterior shiplap siding; Mostly all new thermopane windows; All new rain gutters and downspouts; All new interior wall insulation; New PVC water and sewer lines to the street; New 110 amp electrical box; New breakers; New electrical wiring and outlets throughout; New hot and cold pex interior water lines; New interior drywall.

New on demand electric hot water heater; New Samsung SS side-by-side frig with ice and water in the door; New SS gas range w/ griddle middle feature; New Samsung front loading washer and dryer; New Moen kitchen faucet; New SS kitchen sink; New fiberglass jacuzzi size tube; New multi-spray shower head; New high rise commode; White marble double vanity w/ twin bathroom sinks; New exterior paint; New wood shutters; 6 new wooden window flower boxes; 3 new exterior water faucets; New lp gas line to new gas ceramic vent free wall heater; 5 new exterior lights; 5 exterior electrical outlets; New front door with screen/storm door; Newly graveled driveway.

The small front yard features evergreens, hostas, many perennials, ferns, a wide variety of day lilies, yuccas, rhododendrons, azaleas, butterfly bushes, and more. Even if you build another small house or garage there will still be room for more garden areas.

Two Important Property Aspects 
There are no vacant lots available in Mountain City. They are all built on and this lot is only 1 of 4 lots in town zoned R2 which means you can legally build another cabin, cottage, house, or garage with apartment. The other important aspect about this town is there are no permits required for any type of remodeling. Only for new construction is a permit required and even then, the permits are inexpensive and there's only 2 code inspections. One inspection on the foundation and a final on the electrical which consists of looking at the main panel to make sure it's hooked up correctly. 

Mountain City is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise.

The town is situated in Johnson County TN in the very top NE corner of TN. You can be in either Virigina or North Carolina in 10 minutes. It is very close to several towns and cities including Boone and Banner Elk NC, Damascus and Abingdon Va, Elizabethton, Roan Mountain, Johnson City, and Bristol TN.

It is also situated close to Holston Lake and Watauga Lake, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Cherokee and Jefferson National Forests. In Mountain City Doe Mountain Recreation features and 8,000 acre ATV and motocross area. There's many waterfalls, rivers, trails, and parks.  The area is home to the 421 Snake for auto clubs and motorcyclists from around the world. Mountain City is about 2 hrs from Asheville, the Pigeon Forge area, and about 2 hrs from Tail of The Dragon. 

For motorcyclists and bicyclists there are 7 dragons and 6 snakes and the very famous Damascus VA for hiking and biking is only 15 minutes away. Theres also boating, canoeing, rafting, jet skis, hang gliding, and a small airport here in town.

In town in Mountain City there is every type of store you need except big box stores. All big box stores are within easy reach in 5 different towns. Here in town there is Ballard hospital and just down the street from the cottage past the American Legion is the senior community center and a large community swimming pool and 2 parks. There are 3 grocery stores, 2 huge nurseries, Ace hardware, Building supply center, Agricultural and farming supply center, ATV and motorcycle centers, 3 pharmacies, antique centers and gift shops, and many local restaurants within easy reach. There is an auction house and 2 flea markets. There's many gas stations and fast food places as well. 

People here are very nice and friendly and there are many fairs, festivals, and car shows. 
The weather here is much milder in the winter than being over in NC up in the higher elevations. We rarely get snow and if we do its usually one a couple of inches. Snow skiing is also very close by in Banner Elk, NC. 

The Mountain City Cottage
Shown by Appointment Only 
$ 174,900

Cash or qualified buyers only.
No rent to own or trades.
No owner financing.

Call or text owner at 828-773-4053.
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