Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Tellico Village sits on 4,800 acres along Tellico Lake.

Established in 1987, 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.

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 29 destinations. Some of these destinations are seasonal offerings.

Villagers kayaking at sunrise.


A large number of nationally recognized healthcare providers are located in Greater Knoxville. Residents receive quality care and expert attention to medical issues within minutes of Tellico Village. As expected with a city like Knoxville being designated a “best place to retire,” quality healthcare is an important feature of the community. Within the Village, there is the Summit Medical Center available to residents. Several other regional hospitals are available in Knox County.

Rooftop view of Knoxville's Market Square.


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.

Lakeside residence in Tellico Village


One of the significant reasons Tellico Village is one of the best places to retire is its affordability, thanks largely to its state of Tennessee location. In any given year, Tennessee has one of the lowest costs of living in the country. This is the perfect environment for active adults to stretch their retirement dollars and find a great new retirement home.

Knoxville City Skyline

Greater Knoxville

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 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.

It’s better at Tellico Village An Award-Winning Community

In the active adult community industry, Tellico Village is often recognized for its excellence in various categories. Real Estate Scorecard.com has bestowed five Bliss awards on the Village in the last decade (2013,2014,2015, 2016 and 2018). RES has also identified Tellico Village as one of America’s Best Neighborhoods. Annually, Ideal Living Magazine has selected Tellico Village as one of the “Best of the Best” for different aspects of community-life. Boating Magazine has selected Tellico Lake as one of the ten best boating lakes in the United States. Many industry resources such as 55Places.com, Top Retirement.com, Where to Retire, HGTV, Business Insider, Forbes.com and others have promoted and acknowledged the benefits of living in the Village.

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