East Tennessee

East Tennessee is rich with hiking, lakes, golf courses, and numerous activities to enjoy for retirees. Included here are the popular retirement destinations of Tellico Lake, Rarity Bay, and the Smokies. It’s also home to the #1 most visited National Park, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Enjoy watching sports? Knoxville is home to the University of Tennessee and the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame! Like to shop? Hundreds of outlet shops are available in Sevier County and many upscale retail centers are available in the Knoxville area including Turkey Creek located in West Knoxville. Home prices range from affordable to luxury estates in the millions. There’s plenty to do and see in East Tennessee including Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s amusement park! Eastern Tennessee is conveniently located along I-40, I-75, and I-81 therefore it’s quick and easy to travel to visit friends and relatives from Florida to Michigan.

East Tennessee Lakes include:

Norris Lake
Cherokee Lake
Boone Lake
Douglas Lake
Melton Hill Lake
Watts Bar Lake

Fort Loudoun Lake
Tellico Lake
Chickamauga Lake
Nickajack Lake
South Holston Lake
Watauga Lake


East Tennessee golf courses include:

Baneberry Golf
Bent Creek Golf Course
Cedar Hills Golf
Centennial Golf
Concord Park
Creekside Plantation Golf Course
Dandridge Golf
Dead Horse Lake Golf Course
Eagles Landing
Eqwani Farms Golf Course
Emory Golf
Executive Meadows
Fox Den
Green Meadows
Holston Hills
Knox Area Junior Golf Beverly Park
Knoxville Golf Course
Lakeside Golf Course
Lambert Acres Golf Club
Laurel Valley Golf Course
Millstone Golf Club
New Royal Oaks Golf Course
Oak Ridge Country Club
Patriot Hills Golf Club
Pine Lakes Golf Course
Rarity Bay
Rarity Pointe
River Islands
Riverview Golf Course
Rockwood Golf & Country Club
Ruggles Ferry Golf Club
Smoky Mountain Par3
South Hills Golf Club
Southwest Point Golf Course
Tennessee National
The Golf Club
The Links at Kahite
The Wee Course at Williams Creek
Three Ridges Golf Course
Tri-Country Golf Club
Whittle Springs
Willow Creek

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Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee is made up of rolling hills and valleys. This area offers a more relaxing way of life with small town atmospheres and plenty of ‘ma & pa’ stores. You’ll even find the world’s largest yard sale located on Hwy 11. It’s held annually the weekend after Mother’s Day in May. There’s lots of undeveloped land and natural beauty found here. You’re not far from either of the big cities of Nashville or Knoxville. There’s a fair share of lakes and golf courses to enjoy too. The popular Fairfield Glade retirement destination is located in Middle Tennessee just outside of Crossville. The homes are more affordable than East Tennessee but you can still find wonderful gated communities. Interstate 40 is the main highway crossing through this section of our state and gives you quick access to I-75 and I-81 in the Knoxville area.

Middle Tennessee Lakes include:

Dale Hollow Lake
Center Hill Lake
Cordell Hull Lake
Old Hickory Lake
Percy Priest Lake
Cheatham Lake
Tims Ford Lake

Middle Tennessee golf courses include:

Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain
Belle Acres
Cookeville Golf Club
Cumberland Bend
Deer Creek
Druid Hills Golf Course
4 Seasons Golf
Heatherhurst Golf Course
Lake Tansi Village
Mountain Ridge
Renegade National
River Run Golf Club
Southern Hills Golf
Sparta Golf
Stonehenge Golf Course
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