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Tellico Village - Where Life is Better at the Village

The Tellico Village good life
Published on January 14, 2019

Active Boomers looking for the perfect place to call home may find it at one of the premier lakefront properties found in Tennessee, Tellico Village.  This active adult lake community created on over 5,000 acres along the shoreline of the sparkling Tellico Lake in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, provides a rich and exciting retirement.

Here you’ll find over 7,000 lakefront and golf course homes planned in eight distinctive  Golf is one of the ways folks find Tellico Village because membership is non-mandatory. Pay as play is how folks enjoy it here. There are 3 championship courses. The Links at Kahite, Tanasi and Toqua championship golf course with clubhouses at each location.

You’ll also find neighbors and friends gathering at the 20,400 square-foot Tellico Village Yacht Club located in the center of the community which offers waterfront dining and marina amenities. What a great way to relax after a sunset cruise on the lake or round of golf.

Situated on a beautiful peninsula overlooking Tellico Lake, the Yacht Club includes a lounge, dining areas, loft and gallery levels and incorporates large expanses of glass facing the lake on all three levels of the building.  It is located adjacent to the largest marina in Tellico Village and provides guest docks for boaters who wish to visit the Yacht Club by water.  This is the hub of the community and provides the perfect resource for bonding with neighbors. The Yacht Club’s Blue Heron Restaurant offers exceptional lakeside dining in one of the most spectacular lakefront settings in East Tennessee. Brunches, lunches and dinners are prepared by a noted chef with international experience.

Staying fit takes center stage with many aging seniors. In addition to boating, golfing, tennis and hiking on one of many hiking trails that meander throughout the property, the 26,000 square foot Tellico Village Wellness Center is outstanding and offers an indoor lap swimming pool, walking track, saunas, locker rooms, 4 Har-Tru indoor tennis courts, pickleball courts and wellness classes.  as well as a walking track and trails around the facility. Here is where you’ll find the largest Pickleball Club we’ve seen! Over 700 members and growing.

The lush landscaping that surrounds this community is yet another valuable asset of living at the village.  Getting out and exploring the majestic terrain provides the ideal resource to get fresh mountain air and quality exercise on one of the many hiking trails that are scattered throughout the 5,000-acre property.  Outside the Wellness Center, there is a paved walkway offering 4 exercise stations.

To enjoy the rich forestry that is found surrounding the neighborhoods, the Toqua walking trail runs parallel to Toqua Road and offers incredible scenery and impressive views of the Toqua Golf Course.  For a bit more aggressive hike, the modest elevations of the Coyatee trail weaves through the serene woodlands which pass by a peaceful forest pond and provides hikers an escape from the stresses of everyday living.  There is also a 3-mile trail with superb views of Tellico Lake that wraps through the Kahite neighborhood offering a walkway through nature unmatched by any other community found here.  Aging well is easy at Tellico Village.

The Kahite Activity Center is another wellness center with a swimming pool, 2 Har-Tru tennis courts and fitness classes with a wide variety of choices.  The Chota Recreation Center is a 17,460 square foot facility offering a heated outdoor pool, pickleball courts, a full gym and a playground for kids.  Here are just of few of the wellness classes offered residents of Tellico Village:  Fit & Tone, Pilates, Water Boot Camp, Tennis, Wallyball, Aqua Action, Zumba, Arthritis Water Class, Hatha Yoga, Tai Chi, Racquetball and Basketball are just a few of the many options available at Tellico Village.

In addition to the trails that are found at Tellico Village, there are several other hiking options nearby that can be explored by residents and visitors to this select Tennessee Region.   

• Within a 30-minute drive of Tellico Village, East Lakeshore Trail can be found on the eastern shoreline of Tellico Lake and offers a 30.3 mile trail that encircles the lake leading through rich forestry while intersecting lake inlets along the way.  Recognized in May of 2012 as part of the US National Trails systems, East Lakeshore Hiking Trail is considered one of the top hiking destinations in the country.

• The “Boy Scout” Trails were originally built by Loudon Country Troop 54 of the Boy Scouts of America, thus the name.  The trails are located off Route 44 on the northern border of Tellico Village and Tellico Dam.  These winding trails offer slight elevations while being able to enjoy shoreline excursions along Tellico Lake providing impressive scenery that includes views of Tellico Lake, the Village and the majestic Smoky Mountains.

For the seasoned hiker, East Tennessee presents some of the best hiking trails in the world found scattered throughout Great Smoky Mountain National Park only 45 minutes from the Tellico Village offering hiking experiences for all levels.  Enjoying the beautiful scenery is yet another reason why this real estate is prime.

Besides staying physically fit, staying mentally fit is a priority for seniors.  Another innovative concept for residents is the Tellico Village University.  Life long learning is a goal for preserving mental alertness and staying connected to learning new skills.  Writing poetry, woodworking, painting, computer classes and even college courses are offered at the online resource found at the University.  The website has a listing of the lectures, workshops and events offered by the community’s various organizations.  Folks enjoy the mental stimulation while spending quality time with fellow residents.  This is a great place to discover new things and hobbies for retirees.

Tellico Lake provides the perfect backdrop for building a waterfront retirement home.  The properties featured at Tellico Village are like no others found in Tennessee.  There are eight unique neighborhoods to choose from with names derived from the Cherokee Indians:  Chatuga, Chota, Coyatee, Kahite, Mialaquo, Tanasi, Tommotley and Toqua.  Designing the ideal mountain retreat is a breeze with the distinctive builders found at The Village.  There are so many spectacular home sites that are still available.  Whether it is a golf course home with mountain views or a sprawling lakeside estate, the options are endless at this one-of-a-kind retirement community.  The rolling hills and preserved forestry are welcoming from the minute you pass through the gate.  Add incredible amenities, exquisite architectural styles with tremendous curb appeal and the package is complete for the ultimate retirement destination.  Here is a complete list of amenities found at Tellico Village:

• Three 18 Hole Championship Golf Courses

• Lakefront Yacht Clubhouse with dining

• Three Golf Clubhouses with dining

• 26,000 Square Foot Wellness Center

• Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools

• 10 Tennis Courts

• 8 Pickleball Courts

• Full Service Marina with Boat Slips

• Community Parks

• New Library

There is never a dull moment living at the village and residents are very happy living there. Read over 2,500 happy property owner reviews on Tellico Village’s community page.

To plan your visit, call Tellico Village directly at 888.287.0676 to schedule a tour.