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Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and along the west shore of 16,000-acre Tellico Lake, are charming waterfront retirement communities and lakefront homes. Tellico Village is the most popular master planned community and is not age restricted. You won't find high amenity fees or expensive golf club memberships here. You will find lakefront and golf course homes of all sizes and styles and affordable amenity fees. Tellico Village offers 'pay as you play' packages at the three private championship golf courses. A round of golf averages $41 including the cart. Named in Cherokee tradition, there are eight neighborhoods that make up Tellico Village: Chatuga, Chota, Coyatee, Kahite, Mialaquo, Tanasi, Tommotley and Toqua. Rolling hills, scented forests and winding streets ending in cul-de-sacs reflect the small-town charm and peaceful life in Tennessee.

     

    Amenities

    Golf
    Boating
    Clubhouse
    Tennis
    Pickleball
    Community Pool
    Fitness Center
    Walking/Hiking/Biking Trails
    On-site Dining
    Social Event Calendar / Activities Director
    Indoor Lap Pool
    High-speed internet
    Community Parks
    Fishing
    Dog Park
    Community Garden
    Arts Programs
    Wellness Programs
    Marina

    We find Tellico Village to be one of the finest waterfront active adult communities sprawling across almost 5,000 acres and is home to over 9,500 friendly residents. Approximately 5,300 homes have been built to date of the 6,800+ planned. Boating, fitness and golf are recreational lifestyles Baby Boomers can expect to find when searching for the best places to live in Tennessee.

    TELLICO VILLAGE AMENITIES

    • Three 18-hole championship golf courses
    • Lakefront Yacht Club with dining
    • Three golf clubhouses with dining
    • 27,000-square-foot Wellness Center
    • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
    • 10 tennis courts
    • 12 pickleball courts
    • Three marinas with boat slips 803, 71 PWC slips and 64 kayak storage slips
    • Community parks
    • Library

    In close proximity to the Best Bang for the Buck City are award-winning medical care, name brand shopping and lifelong learning opportunities at the University of Tennessee. Fall Creek Falls State Park and Great Smoky Mountain National Park are the most visited Tennessee parks. Enjoy four distinct seasons at Tellico Village when relocating to Tennessee.

    Tellico Village is a great place to consider if you enjoy lakefront living. Lake Tellico has been named one of the Best Places in the U.S. for Boating by Boating Life Magazine. There are three championship golf courses at this Tennessee golf club: The Links at Kahite Golf Course, Tanasi Golf Club and The Toqua Championship Golf Club, each with its own clubhouse. The Tellico Village Yacht Club is at the heart of the Village and is the central meeting place for residents, offering waterfront dining and marina services.

    The 27,000-square-foot Tellico Village Wellness Center opened in 2007. The list of amenities includes: an indoor lap pool, 6,500-square-foot fitness center, indoor walking track, saunas, locker rooms, 4 Har-Tru outdoor tennis courts, 8 pickleball courts uncovered, 4 covered pickleball courts and a long list of daily fitness and water exercise classes. The Kahite Activity Center has 2 Har-Tru tennis courts, a swimming pool, fitness classes and locker rooms. The Chota Recreation Center is a 17,460-square-foot facility with 4 lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool, full gymnasium, children's playgrounds, locker rooms and saunas. Club membership for the Village Recreational Centers are affordable; family memberships are approximately $571 per year and individual memberships $368 per year.

    Tellico Village is a great place to consider when looking for the best places to live in Tennessee. Serenity and warm friendships can now be a part of your everyday life. More than 100 social clubs are available, such as: Cruising Club, Art Guild of Tellico Village, Tellico Village Ladies Golf Association 9-Hole League, Mah Jongg, Crafting, Ladies Duplicate Bridge, Friends of the Library, Tellico Community Players, General Federation of Women’s Club Tellico Village, and Footloose in Tellico Line Dancing Club. The Pickleball Club is the fastest growing organization in the community.

    Tellico Village Reviews

    4.8 / 5 (2638 reviews)
    "We moved here approximately a little over a year ago. Nice place, friendly people. Amenities are a little on the higher side, but they're nice. However, the builders who build homes here, and there are several, are very lax and the quality of work is not good. They look nice, but the work is poor. If something is not done right and you contact them to fix it they make all kinds of excuses not to come back to remedy problem. Our personal experience with our builder was bad, it took him a year to come back to fix the problem. Other homeowners have had similar and worse problems! This is a major drawback with Tellico Village, they approve the builders so there needs to be accountability. They need professional inspections that check on the builders through the building process. If you are wanting to retire here it is beautiful, the lake is wonderful, just make sure you do your research for a reputable builder, there are a few who take pride in their work and build a great quality home. Also check the Better Business Bureau."
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    "As a retired prison this is the best place to live. It has everything you can ask for, clubs, activities, friendly neighbors."
    -- Judith, Resident
    "The reason we are happy in Tellico Village is its outstanding location, terrific amenities, exceptional lifestyle and a value proposition that is second to none. We've lived all over the world and could not have found a better community than Tellico Village for this life stage."
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    "People here are very friendly. The area has much natural beauty. The opportunities to socialize are amazing. There is a club for every interest and hobby out there. "
    -- Deborah, Resident
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    "The prime reason why this is the happiest place to live is due to the people that live here."
    -- Robert, Resident
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