#38. Pigeon Forge, TN |

– Total vacant homes: 3,164 (57.4% of all housing units)

— For rent: 568 (27.4% rental vacancy rate)

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— For sale: 5 (0.4% homeowner vacancy rate)

— Rented, not occupied: 394

— Sold, not occupied: 39

— For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use: 1,976

— For migrant workers: 0

— Other vacant homes: 182

– Total housing units: 5,510

Home to entertainer Dolly Parton’s theme park Dollywood, the Smoky Mountain Opry, and other entertainment, Pigeon Forge brings in millions of visitors each year and earns billions in revenue. The economy in Pigeon Forge is stable, with an unemployment rate of just 3.3%—0.4% lower than the U.S. average. Many tourist attractions have remained at least partially open during the COVID-19 pandemic. While there are a number of vacant homes in the area, the bulk is vacation homes only used occasionally.

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