Maryville resides in north central Blount County and has a beautiful view of rolling hills and the Great Smoky Mountains. It is conveniently located close to the city of Alcoa, Alcoa Highway, and Tyson-McGhee airport. Dollywood, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge are very close and popular tourist destinations that can be reached in a short drive. Other outdoor activities can be enjoyed closer to home in one of Maryville’s 8 parks. Maryville city schools are ranked among the best in the state. It is also home to Maryville College, a four year private liberal arts college with a beautiful campus. The University of Tennessee is also a close institution, just 14 miles north Maryville.