Knoxville, Tennessee

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Jackson, Tennessee

Tennessee’s rolling hills and invigorating mountains invite you to tune up your bicycle, dust off your golf clubs and take a deep breath. Their beautiful climate and stunning scenery set the perfect state for chasing your passions.

  • No State Property Tax
  • Variety of Small & Large Towns
  • Second lowest cost of living in the Nation
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Tellico Village
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Loudon, Tennessee

Tellico Village is a lakeshore community in east Tennessee that offers a unique combination of natural beauty, mild four-season climate, outstanding recreational facilities and close proximity to Knoxville and the Smoky Mountains.

  • Fort Loudoun State Historic Park
  • Humid Subtropical Climate
  • Voted Top 100 places to Retire
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Fairfield Glade
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Fairfield Glade, Tennessee

If you are looking for spectacular mountain beauty look no further. This well appointed community is located high atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau at 2,000 feet elevation, which accounts for the near perfect seasonal changes with very comfortable summers and mild winters.

  • Historical Palace Theatre
  • Two Winieries Nearby
  • Golf Capital of Tennessee
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WindRiver
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Lenoir City, Tennessee

Built against the shoreline of Tellico Lake and on 687 acres of land is a lake community that suits every lifestyle! Only 20 minutes from Knoxville, WindRiver is a Tennessee gated community that features more than 350 home sites and more than 200 lakefront homes.

  • Lake Capital of the South
  • Scenic Campgrounds & Trails
  • Best Fishing & Boating
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Lakeside Coves
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Ten Mile, Tennessee

Lakeside Coves on Watts Bar Lake in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains is a private, gated community on lakefront real estate. This property was created with the conscientious customer in mind with every lot offering direct-to-the-lake access and the ability to build individual docks.

  • World Class Fishing
  • Underground Lakes & Caves
  • Popular Summer Cottages
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Tennessee National
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Loudon, Tennessee

Tennessee National is one of East Tennessee’s premier gated waterfront golf communities. Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the community offers a range of homesites and styles to suit your distinctive taste.

  • Lakeway to the Smokies
  • Charming Historic Downtown
  • Contains Oldest Town in TN
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The greater Knoxville area has won accolades for its livability, a combination of qualities that encompasses such factors as economic outlook, climate, cost of living, education, transportation and the KnoxvilleTN_CityScapearts, therefore dubbing it one of the best places to retire. Though the city is the corporate hub of East Tennessee, home to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville’s main campus, the city is not yet among the South’s urban giants. In the last several decades, however, Knoxville has experienced impressive gains, particularly in high-technology industries and related firms.

Just thirty miles north of the country’s most visited national park, Knoxville has long been known as the gateway to the Smokies. Over nine million tourist visit each year, making The Great Smoky Mountain Park the most visited National Park in the nation. The Smoky Mountains and the Cumberland Mountains provide beautiful national and state parks that have an abundance of recreational activities from which to choose. Initially, the TVA system was designed for navigation, flood control, generation of electricity and reforesting. Now, a wide range of recreational activities have become an additional facet of the system. Five of the “Great Lakes of the South” are within 30 miles of Knoxville. Fort Loudon Lake is of particular pride to Knoxville, with homes along both the north and south shorelines. This makes the area the perfect place for the top Tennessee gated communities.

KnoxvilleTN_TennRiverVolunteer Landing—a waterfront development located in downtown Knoxville along the Tennessee River—is home to several historical sites, including James White’s Fort and Blount Mansion. Visitors can also take a train ride through some of Knoxville’s first settlements aboard the Three Rivers Rambler or cruise down the Tennessee River on board the Star of Knoxville riverboat. Home to a rich arts community, Knoxville has many festivals throughout the year. Its contributions to old time, bluegrass and country music are legendary. The Old City and Market Square host several music festivals and free concerts throughout the year including everything from rock to reggae, bluegrass to blues, and jazz to classic country.

Lifelong Learning Opportunities

Knoxville is home to one public and three private institutions of higher learning. The largest and most influential by far is the main campus of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with 26,000 students, which is located near downtown. The centerpiece of a statewide university system, it has 21 different schools and colleges. Several of the university’s programs are highly ranked nationally.

Medical Facilities

Quality, affordable health care is available through the Knoxville region’s five general-use hospitals, offering about 2,590 beds and providing KnoxvilleTN_Couplepractically every imaginable specialty, including many that are generally not found in communities of this size. In addition, Knoxville’s East Tennessee Children’s Hospital devotes itself exclusively to prenatal and intensive care, pediatrics and children’s surgery. The largest hospital in the area is the University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville, nationally renowned for its research programs in heart disease, cancer and genetics.

Energy Policies

Because of the influence of the TVA, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and world-famous Oak Ridge, thirty miles away, Knoxville have become known as some of the foremost enKnoxvilleTN_Riverergy centers in the world.

Green Incentives

The Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB), the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and the environmental community are working together to provide KUB’s customers the option of utilizing Green Power. Green Power is electric power drawn from renewable resources that have a minimal impact on the environment. The use of Green Power can help ease the dependency of the Tennessee Valley upon non-renewable resources such as coal and other fossil fuels.

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