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Area Benefits

Rhea County is the ideal location to build and live!

Rhea County provides safe, small-town living in close proximity to many diverse shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment opportunities. We are conveniently located 30 miles north of Chattanooga, 70 miles south of Knoxville and 110 miles east of Nashville.


  • Rhea County consistently ranks as having one
  • of the 10 lowest county property tax burdens of Tennessee’s 95 counties. Yearly Property Taxes on a $250,000
  • Combined City and County property tax*

    Dayton Spring City Graysville
    $1,386/year $1,836/year $2,030/year


  • Cost of Living is 14.5% under the national average (Sperlings 2013)
  • Tennessee has the 3rd lowest tax burden in the nation with only a little over 7% of income spent on taxes (The Tax Foundation)
  • Tennessee has No State Income Tax

*Based on a $250,000 home at the 2012 tax rate.


  Rhea Economic & Tourism Council
107 Main Street, Dayton, TN 37321
Toll Free: 877-302-5919