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Perhaps one of the most affordable resort retirement communities in the south, Fairfield Glade folds nicely into fixed income budgets delivering comprehensive amenities without compromising quality of life. The 12,500 acre master planned community began development in the 1970's and approximately 4,700 homes are built of the 7,000 planned.

FAIRFIELD GLADE AMENITIES

  • Four 18 Hole Championship Mountain Golf Courses
    • Stonehenge designed by Joe Lee
    • Brae Course (9 holes) and Crag Course (9 holes) at Heatherhurst
    • Druid Hills 
    • Dorchester
  • Three Golf Clubhouses with dining
  • Wellness Complex with large Fitness Center and Indoor Swimming Pool
  • 30,000 Square Foot Cumberland Medical Center Medical Arts Building
  • Good Samaratan Society Campus with Assisted Living and Senior Apartments
  • Three Swimming Pools in addition to the Wellness Complex
  • Twelve Tennis Courts
  • Recreational Center
  • 11 Private Lakes
  • Two Marinas
  • Walking Trails

Officially 'The Golf Capital of Tennessee', Baby Boomers relocating to Tennessee are drawn to the area for three main reasons: mild weather, central location and for a lower cost of living. Middle Tennessee has four distinct seasons. The winters are mild and summers reasonably cool thanks to the higher elevation of the Cumberland Plateau.

What makes Fairfield Glade popular with retirees? The amenity list is quite lengthy: 4 championship golf courses, a comprehensive wellness center, new recreation center, 12 tennis courts; 4 indoor 8 outdoor, 4 swimming pools; 2 indoor 2 outdoor, fine and casual dining options at 2 country clubs, 11 spring fed lakes, 2 marina's, equestrian stables and miles of walking trails. Stonehenge Golf Club is ranked a Top 100 Golf Course by Golf Magazine. Fairfield Glade has several mountain golf courses. 

The Village Green Mall within the community offers restaurants, a salon and daily conveniences. The newest neighborhoods at Fairfield Glade North have modern street lighting, decorative mailboxes and the power is buried underground. The earlier built neighborhoods have older homes yet have the advantage of being situated closer to the community's amenities.

Residents here at one of the top Tennessee golf communities have the flexible opportunity to pay for amenities 'a la carte' verses expensive annual memberships. For example, a la carte usage fees at the comprehensive CMC Wellness Center, are approximately $44.50 a month; golf at famous Stonehenge is $41 for 18 holes; tennis $7 per court hour; the use of the swimming pools $200 annually and marina boat rentals are as low as $16 per hour. Folks only pay for the amenities they use which makes it attractive to those comparing resort retirement communities.

Convenient medical care is within the neighborhood at the CMC Wellness Center operated by Cumberland Medical Center. The new 30,000 square medical center opened in early 2014. Mammography, physical therapy, aquatic therapy are just a few of the medical services on property. 'Very friendly people' is the most common accolade we hear from property owner reviews about Fairfield Glade. Almost 100 social clubs are active keeping the small town friendly lifestyle alive and well at one of the most well known Tennessee golf communities.

In addition to constructed amenities, natural amenities surround the neighborhoods. The Cumberland Plateau is the largest timbered plateau on the East Coast. Catoosa Wildlife Management area is adjacent to the golf community with 84,000 acres of protected forest. Fall Creek Falls State Park is Tennessee's most visited state park and is only 45 minutes from Fairfield Glade. Crossville and Cookeville TN are the nearest cities rich in history, culture, deliciousness with plenty of educational opportunities. Crossville is called 'The Golf Capital of Tennessee' because half of the golf courses in Tennessee are located in a small circumference. Golfers searching for mountain golf courses will find Fairfield Glade a great option when relocating to Tennessee.

Real estate taxes are low compared to the rest of the Southeast. If you're searching for affordable resort retirement communities, you'll find plenty of options here. Buyers can purchase a new home, find a resale, select a maintenance free townhome or buy a lot to build on later at Fairfield Glade. Panoramic views of the mountains, golf course homes, lakefront homes or private wooded homes are available. Golf course lots for sale at start in the $20k's, lakefront lots $100k's and mountain views lots from $150k. Fairfield Glade approved builders include Cumberland Construction Plus, Lakeland Construction and Fairfield Homes. Re-sale townhomes start in the low $150k's or new townhomes are priced in the mid $230k's; re-sale single family homes for sale begin in the $150k's.

Amenities

Golf
Equestrian
Clubhouse
Tennis
Pickleball
Community Pool
Fitness Center
Walking/Hiking/Biking Trails
On-site Dining
Social Event Calendar / Activities Director
Community Parks
Fishing
Wellness Programs
Marina

Fairfield Glade Reviews

4.6 / 5 (546 reviews)
"There is something for everyone here. It is a safe and welcoming community where neighbors look out for each other. There are challenges in every community, but ours are minimal compared to other communities we have lived in. Moving here was one of the best decision we have ever made."
-- David , Resident
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"Lots of lovely people live in the community. Beautiful golf courses, lakes and hiking trails maintained by our community."
-- Glenda, Resident
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4.9 / 5
"We arrived in January 2019 and enjoy the friendly people!"
-- Anonymous, Resident
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4.7 / 5
"Great neighbors, location, and weather."
-- Anonymous, Resident
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4.1 / 5
"always improving itself"
-- William, Resident
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