Business Remains Brisk Here in the Valley
It has certainly been a bit on the warm side, both weather-wise and business-wise here in Maggie Valley. Visitor counts are definitely up, as the plank sidewalk in front of our office seems to have a continual flow of shoppers. It has been extremely warm in other areas of the state and in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. I would surmise that many of our visitors are escaping the extreme heat at home.
If you didn’t already know, Ghost Town in the Sky amusement park and Village has been under contract for a few months now. It seems a group of investors are acquiring the property with plans to reopen Ghost Town. This has been good news for Maggie Valley, as everyone here is convinced the reopening of Ghost Town will bring more visitors and tourists to the area, reminiscent of the “olden days”.
As I have indicated in previous posts, inventories of homes for sale have come down considerably, moving the market from a buyers’ market to a sellers’ market. Anytime inventories get tight, the old law of supply and demand seems to raise prices, and prices have definitely increased.
I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July. There were several fireworks shows here to celebrate the 4th, and the weather last evening was perfect for enjoying the fireworks. If you haven’t been here for a while, come on up, and stop in to say “Hello” while you’re here.