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Tennessee Lake Living

Crystal clear water and miles of shoreline at some of the finest lakes in the nation attract many people looking for retirement destinations at or near the water’s edge. Tennessee lake living offers tranquility, a relaxing environment and innumerable outdoor recreational activities.

Tennessee boasts over 250 lakes and reservoirs, most of which were man-made. Nestled in the Smoky Mountain foothills of Tennessee, Lake Tellico, created by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in the 1970s, is just a short drive from Knoxville. The Tellico Dam created a navigable water system connected by canals that enables long boating trips and accessibility to 21 states.

Tennessee’s Watts Bar Lake was formed by the TVA-built dam in 1939. The lake covers more than 39,000 acres and has 771 miles of shoreline. According to Lynn and Lloyd Sparks of Dalton, GA, who built a second home in Lakefront Estates on Watts Bar Lake, “What’s really unique about Watts Bar is that there about 64 miles in between dams. It’s a deep lake, and you always have navigable water. You can take the boat through the river to Chattanooga or to Knoxville and dock your boat right at a restaurant. Watts Bar Lake is such a big lake that, even on the holidays, it’s not crowded.

“We will eventually retire to Lakefront Estates. Here we are at retirement age, and it’s an investment for us to take out of our retirement to build a home here. We want to make sure it is protected not only for us, but for our children and grandchildren as well, and that is what you have here at Lakefront Estates.”

Ramay Winchester of Retire Tennessee says, “The number one reason people relocate to Tennessee is that property taxes are significantly lower than other states.” Tennessee has no state property tax. Property taxes are locally determined and collected. There are no state personal income taxes in Tennessee either, and the average cost of living is 10 percent lower than the national average, including low utility costs.

Winchester indicated that the mild four-season climate draws a significant number of retirees. Cool mountain breezes as well as verdant valleys and lakes attract a great number of “half-backs,” those who moved further south, but decided they wanted to move halfway back to their original home. In addition, many from the Northeast and Midwest have made Tennessee their new home to escape harsh winters and find a milder climate.


WindRiver

WindRiver

Lenoir City, Tennessee

WindRiver on Tellico Lake in Lenoir City, Tennessee is a gated lakefront and golf course community with a private harbor and marina and featuring acre-plus waterfront properties, custom homes, and golf villas.
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Tennessee National - Tennessee Gated Communities

Tennessee National - Tennessee Gated Communities

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.
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Retire Tennessee Program Communities - TN Gated Communities

Retire Tennessee Program Communities - TN Gated Communities

Multiple, 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. The most active years of your life await. Their beautiful climate and stunning scenery set the perfect state for chasing your passions. So come on outside and stretch your legs. Tennessee's got plenty of room to roam.
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Lakeside Coves - Tennessee Lake Community

Lakeside Coves - Tennessee Lake Community

Ten Mile, Tennessee

Lakeside Coves on Watts Bar Lake in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains is a private, gated community offering remarkable value on lakefront real estate.
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Tellico Village - Tennessee Retirement Communities

Tellico Village - Tennessee Retirement Communities

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.
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Rarity Bay

Rarity Bay

Vonore, Tennessee

Rarity Bay on Tellico Lake is an award-winning gated lakefront community that combines waterfront living with mountain views and amenities that include a country club, championship golf course, tennis and pickleball facilities, swimming pool, community docks, horseback riding, hiking trails, and more. Come be a part of it and make the majestic Smoky Mountains and serene, clear waters of Tellico Lake the backdrop for your vacation home, second residence or forever home.
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Fairfield Glade & Fairfield North - Tennessee Resort Communities

Fairfield Glade & Fairfield North - Tennessee Resort Communities

Fairfield Glade, Tennessee

If you are looking for spectacular mountain beauty...look no further than Fairfield Glade. 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.
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Revery Point Condominiums

Revery Point Condominiums

Gallatin, Tennessee

Water's Edge luxury lakefront condominiums are Foxland Harbor's premier lifestyle location situated on a bluff overlooking Old Hickory Lake. Be one of the select few to enjoy lakefront condo living in a Country Club environment with golf, dining, lakefront swimming pool, wellness center and more just outside your front door
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3 thoughts on “Tennessee Lake Living

  1. Pingback: Lakefront Estates Blog » Blog Archive » Lakefront Estates Residents – Quoted!
  2. Fort Loudoun Lake and Tellico Lake in East Tennessee have a lot to offer! A great place to call home! – Bo Caldwell

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