Welcome to Smithville
The epitome of lakeside living with fishing, watersports, and swimming.
DeKalb County is the perfect place to live, play, and work. From charming hometown events to spending a leisurely afternoon on Center Hill Lake, there is something for everyone in Smithville. It is also an area with a rich history dating back to the 1800s.
Smithville is presently known for Center Hill Lake, one of the largest inland lakes in Tennessee. Countless travelers learn about Smithville when they visit the town to see the lake. Whether settling down, retiring, or simply looking for a new home, Smithville has everything you need.
What to Love
- Peaceful lake town
- High walkability
- Proximity to Center Hill Lake
- Exciting fairs and festivals
- Exclusive yacht clubs
Residents in Smithville are very close to Center Hill Lake, which provides countless opportunities for residents to partake in the abundant watersports or paint in their studios with a lakefront view. People in Smithville are fans of a small-town lifestyle and like knowing their neighbors and recognizing people in town. The Fiddler's Jamboree and lake give Smithville residents plenty of unique ways to gather together and have fun as a community.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Harmony Lane Farm and Creamery has gourmet meat, cheese, and other dairy products and allows patrons to spend time cuddling with the cute farm animals. Twisted Oaks is a local favorite just north of town and has warm, wooden furniture and a covered patio where patrons can enjoy their meals.
Things to Do
Center Hill Lake is the town’s focal point and its greatest attraction. People can join yacht clubs for boating, sailing, networking, and making the best of the winding, gorgeous waters. The Center Hill Marina & Yacht Club is next to the state park and near the breathtaking dam. The Nautical Boat Club Center Hill/Cookeville lets locals rent boats and experience luxury outings on the water.
Appalachian Center for Craft is on the north shore and is a place where local artists can rent studio space, display items in the gallery, and take in the view from Center Hill Lake for inspiration.
The RiverWatch Golf Club has a great course near the water's edge and is a wonderful spot for people to play with a view. Nature lovers and people who enjoy the great outdoors can find several places to camp near the water, including Rock Island State Park. In Smithville proper, Greenville Park is downtown and a great place to take the family.
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