Quality of Life
BEAUTY BEYOND COMPARE
Polk County is simply breathtaking. With hundreds of miles of untouched and protected natural beauty, visitors and residents alike can't help but fall in love with this place.
The slow-paced, family-oriented county makes this a great home for both young families as well as retirees. With a tight-knit community, the growing agribusiness industry and picturesque scenery, Polk County has a quality of life that can't be beat.
Polk County offers nearly every major kind of outdoor recreation. From adventurous sports like mountain biking and whitewater rafting to more leisurely activities like hiking and fly fishing, Polk County is the place for the outdoor enthusiast. The Chilhowee Recreation Area, Hiwassee Ocoee State Park, Thunder Rock Recreation Area and Cherokee National Forest all lie within Polk County.
Home to the whitewater slalom of the 1996 Summer Olympics Game, the Ocoee River in Polk County is the place to enjoy whitewater rafting and kayaking. For the less adventurous, Polk County is also home to the Hiwassee River, which offers rafting, tubing and fishing. The area along these beautiful rivers are great for picnics, biking and walking.
History and Culture
Festivals, museums, train excursions and the arts all make up Polk County. Nearby railways offer riders a view of the beautiful scenery like no other. Museums, historic sites and scenic drives offers visitors a look at Polk County's past. The year-round festivals and growing arts and food cultures bring together the community on a regular basis.