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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)
    "After researching and visiting communities in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia for 4+ years, my brother-in-law who lives in the Chicago area, told us we should look at Tellico Village (he had just visited relatives who live in the village). I was a little skeptical at first as Tennessee never really popped up on our radar screen. Having said that, we made our first visit and were pleasantly surprised how nice Tennessee was and in particular Tellico Village. Coming from the flat plains of the Midwest it was refreshing to see the mountains and rolling terrain of Tennessee. When we first pulled into Tellico Village on Tellico Parkway (highway 444) we didn’t see any houses as Tellico Village seems to be cut out of a forest and the individual neighborhoods are set off the main highway mostly among the trees. You won’t find row after row of the same houses here, which is what my spouse and I were looking for after visiting other communities. When asked why I moved to Tellico Village I respond that I felt I could find a nice house almost anywhere, but it was the people that attracted me to Tellico Village. We have met so many nice people, individuals from Florida, Illinois, Colorado, Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Wisconsin to name a few. Almost everyone is so inviting and inclusive here, we have met so many nice people and have participated in so many activities. Tellico Village’s amenities are plentiful, the 33-mile lake, 3 golf courses, wellness center, swimming pools, tennis, pickle ball, and hiking are just a few of the activities. The close proximity to Knoxville and the University of Tennessee adds additional activities and cultural attractions. If you are considering moving to an active adult community, do yourself a favor and visit Tellico Village and sign up for a ‘Discovery Package’, I do not think you will be disappointed. Almost every day, my wife and I say we are so glad our brother-in-law suggested we visit Tellico Village."
    -- Bill, Resident
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    "I believe people are happy here because of all the clubs, activities, wellness, sports and volunteering that is available to participate in. Active people are happy people and that is what Tellico Village is all about in my opinion. "
    -- Robert, Resident
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    "We have lived here 4 years. The people are wonderful - there is such a sense of neighborhood and friendship. The amenities are terrific and very affordable. Beautiful country."
    -- Maureen, Resident
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    4.9 / 5
    "Tellico Village has amenities that we could not find anywhere else (3 great golf courses, Tellico reservoir for water sports, boating, swimming and having a dock at your home, a great facility for fitness classes and weight and cardio workout equipment, proximity to health care and quality hospitals, diverse clubs and social activities abound)...which is combined with a community of people with similar interests and age many of which have become our new friends! Add to this that you get 4 seasons and only a rare snow accumulation which leaves the golf courses and pickleball open year round. Where else can one find all of these attributes that makes it the happiest community to live? I say nowhere!! "
    -- Rich, Resident
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    "Tellico Village is like one big happy family. Villagers are always happy to work, play and socialize with each other. The Village is a beautiful and gratifying place to live!"
    -- Bruce, Resident
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