Tellico Lake Crown Jewel of East Tennessee
East Tennessee is quickly becoming a Mecca for retirees and second-home owners. Lake living is a large part of that. Lake living resonates in a primordial place in the human psyche – a place of calm, a place of beauty and a place of promise.
top location for retirement
It’s easy to see why so many people are choosing East Tennessee for retirement and/or second homes. The natural scenic beauty, nonpareil outdoor adventure coupled with a distinct yet temperate four-season climate plus the cultural, historic, educational and social opportunities provided by Tennessee’s third largest city make the area quite attractive. Throw in outstanding affordable healthcare, a cost of living index 10%-11% below average and what else could you want?
Smoky Mountains and numerous lakes
Great Smoky mountains
Tellico Lake is more than 15,000 acres of beauty and promise surrounded by 357 miles of pristine shoreline, most of which, will never be developed ensuring a natural setting and scenic beauty that will last for perpetuity. This jewel lies at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains only and an hour or so from The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Park and nearby Cherokee National Forest offer a nonpareil backdrop for any imaginable outdoor recreation from hiking, biking and horseback riding to birding, boasting, fishing, hunting, photography and more.
thirty minutes from knoxville
And while this outdoor paradise is private and secluded it is certainly not isolated. It is only a half hour’s drive from Knoxville, the hub of East Tennessee. One can go from jeans and cowboy boots on a trail ride in primeval forest in the morning to black tie and tux, gourmet dining and a performance of “Tosca” by the Knoxville Opera in the evening. Knoxville is the third largest city in Tennessee and home to the University of Tennessee. The city is also home to the Appalachian Ballet Company and the Knoxville Museum of Art.
walkable dining, shopping and entertainment options
Of course you don’t have to dress to the nines to find a good time in Knoxville. The walkable historic downtown provides a smorgasbord of dining, shopping and entertainment options. You can even rent kayak, canoe and/or paddleboard at Riverside Landing Park or Holston River Park and visit some of the downtown venues by boat.
The nearby McGhee Tyson Airport in Alcoa ensures you’re never far away from anywhere in the world with service from Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier and United.
award-winning health care
Knoxville and East Tennessee is home to 16 award winning medical centers and Knoxville was recently ranked 20th by Health Grades Inc. in their “Top Cities for Hospital Care.” And this award winning care is provided at a cost that is 8% below national average.