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Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Tellico Village comprises over 5,000 acres along Tellico Lake. Established in 1986, it has become one of the best retirement communities in the southeast. Its three private championship golf courses offer outstanding play. Tellico Lake provides a pristine resource for boating, fishing, swimming, and waterfront living. An unparalleled number of high quality amenities help residents enjoy a truly special and fulfilling active lifestyle. All reasons why it is important to remember that, when it comes to finding a dream retirement community in Tennessee, “it’s better at Tellico Village.”


Close to everything, but far enough away from the noise and traffic of city-life – that’s Tellico Village.  Just 31 miles from Knoxville, Tellico Village is conveniently located with easy access to nationally recognized healthcare providers and major shopping venues. Knoxville is perennially identified as one of the country’s best cities to retire, in part, because it is home to the University of Tennessee. The Village’s ideal location provides residents with a wide range of cultural, educational, and entertainment resources.

Tellico Village is situated just minutes away from two major interstate highways – I-75 and I-40. These interstates give residents ready access to major cities in the southeast, including Atlanta and Nashville, and put them within a day’s drive of 60 percent of the U.S. population. The McGhee Tyson Airport, serving Knoxville and the surrounding area, has five major airlines offering non-stop service to 17 destinations.

The community’s accessible location is just one reason “It’s better at Tellico Village.”

Health Care

A large number of nationally recognized healthcare providers are located within minutes of Tellico Village. The University of Tennessee’s leading research hospital offers highly specialized care, and Parkwest is one of the country’s top heart care hospitals. Other notable healthcare systems, such as Thompson Cancer Survival Center, Fort Sanders, Tennova and Covenant, have hospitals and doctors very close by.

Fort Loudoun Medical Center is located just 15 minutes north of the Village in Lenoir City. The 87,000 square-foot facility has a team of more than 200 doctors, advanced medical technologies and a dedicated staff committed to providing excellent care.

For Villagers who are caregivers for their elderly relatives, The Neighborhood at Tellico Village provides a charming senior living facility in the southern section of the community. The Neighborhood offers 24-hour nursing, assisted living and memory/Alzheimer’s care.


Tellico Village residents are a short drive from a host of retailers ranging from warehouse-style Costco to high-end boutiques, and from major department stores to local specialty shops. Many Villagers shop at Turkey Creek in suburban Farragut which is about twenty minutes from Tellico Village and is Knoxville’s leading shopping destination.


Tellico Village residents enjoy a high standard of living at an exceptionally low cost. The primary factors that support this superior value include:

  • No Tennessee state income tax
  • Low property taxes
  • Low monthly assessments
  • No state inheritance tax beginning 2016

The monthly assessments include membership in all three of the private championship golf courses, the Yacht Club and the community’s other amenities. Assessments are the same for all residents and are currently about $118 per month. Tellico Village offers new buyers a wide range of choices from existing homes to buildable lots at all pricing levels. Knoxville is perennially chosen as one of the country’s most affordable cities and recently, TopRetirements.com identified Tennessee as one of the lowest cost of living areas in the nation.


Voted by Frommer’s as one of the top 20 vacation destinations in the U.S., Knoxville is home to a rich arts community, extensive entertainment entities – including the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and the Knoxville Opera Company – and the University of Tennessee. The University’s Vols football team draws over 100,000 people to most of its home games. The city hosts numerous festivals throughout the year and is an integral part of Villagers’ lives. Greater Knoxville enjoys an expanding economy with unemployment lower than the national average. Some interested Villagers find part-time work while others exploit second career opportunities.


Proximity to numerous healthcare facilities, the University of Tennessee, Tyson-McGhee Airport, shopping , dining and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park are a few of many reasons why Tellico Village has been named the 2016 Bliss Award Winner for the Happiest Community of Year.






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