The Best 55+ Communities in Tennessee for Staying Active


Staying active is important at any age. But as you get older, it’s even more important to have a well-balanced lifestyle with plenty of opportunities to help keep you in shape mentally and physically.

When you’re looking for an active adult community, it can be difficult to find one that has a large variety of recreational activities to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you’re thinking about moving to Tennessee, there are a few 55+ communities that offer a wide range of amenities to help you stay active:

Fairfield Glade – Crossville

Below $100k – High $700s

Located in Crossville, just an hour and a half from Nashville and Chattanooga, Fairfield Glade is a master-planned community with 12,000 sprawling acres with resort-style amenities and a full activities calendar so residents can enjoy an active lifestyle.

Since this community is so large, residents here have access to multiple amenity centers, the largest of which is the Fairfield Glade Community Center. To stay in shape, the community center is home to a fitness center as well as a gymnasium. Residents can even work up a sweat in their very own indoor basketball and tennis courts. Two indoor pools and saunas round out the inside of this bustling facility.

Outdoors, neighbors can enjoy a game of golf on one of the five championship courses or head to the outdoor tennis courts and pro shop. There are plenty of recreation options with pickleball and shuffleboard courts as well. Boating fanatics will love the boat launch and the eleven fishing lakes available on the grounds, as well as two marinas.

If the community center doesn’t manage to keep you busy, residents at Fairfield Glade also have access to the Dorchester Country Club, complete with clubhouse, 18-hole course, and pro shop. Practice your swing at the golf practice facilities or head to the outdoor tennis courts for a match with friends. After all that, you can cool off with a dip in the outdoor pool or a drink by the patio.

Residents at Fairfield Glade can also enjoy Druid Hills Golf Club, which also features its own 18-hole golf course, practice facilities, and pro shop. Neighbors can gather on the outdoor patio here, or enjoy a game of tennis on the outdoor courts. This club also features an area to play miniature golf.

There are also dozens of clubs and activities offered to the residents of Fairfield Glade. Neighbors here regularly meet for art classes and guided hikes, and popular clubs like master gardeners are common on the social calendar. Events are always going on here from pancake breakfasts to farmers markets to a music and craft beer festival. With so many things to do, residents here are never bored.

Tellico Village – Loudon

Mid $100s – High $1Ms

Tellico Village is an established master-planned community located in Louden. In this gorgeous lakeside community, there are three recreation centers, three golf courses with their own clubhouses, and a private country club.

Residents of Tellico Village can obtain a membership that provides access to three recreational facilities that are found throughout the community. The Wellness Center is a 27,000 square-foot facility that contains two indoor pools, a 6,500 square-foot fitness center equipped with state-of-the-art machines, two fitness studios, locker rooms, and saunas. Outside, The Wellness Center provides four Har-Tru tennis courts for residents to enjoy a match or practice their serve.

The 17,460 square-foot Chota Recreation Center is available to residents of Tellico Village as well. Here there is a multi-purpose gymnasium, locker rooms, and saunas. Outdoors, residents find a heated pool, three lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, and four pickleball courts

The third center available to residents is the Kahite Activity Center. In this clubhouse, residents can reserve one of the many meeting rooms for social events or club meetings, or work out in the exercise room equipped with lockers. Located just outside of the Kahite Activity Center is an additional heated community pool and two tennis courts.

The copious amenities continue at Tellico Village with courses perfect for many golf enthusiasts. The Links at Kahite, Tanasi, and Toqua Championship Golf Courses each offers 18 holes of golf, practice facilities, a clubhouse, pro shop, and on-site dining.

There are over 100 clubs, classes, and interest groups that are offered in Tellico Village. Residents can play badminton, basketball, and wallyball in the gymnasium at The Wellness Center to stay active. There are even thrilling opportunities to hike and kayak throughout Eastern Tennessee.

Del Webb Lake Providence – Mt. Juliet

Mid $200s – High $500s

Del Webb Lake Providence is an active adult community in Mt. Juliet, which is near Nashville. This gated community offers a resort lifestyle with 1,029 homes centered around a large clubhouse overlooking a 15-acre lake. Residents enjoy 80 clubs and an on-site lifestyle director.

At the heart of Del Webb Lake Providence is a 24,000 square-foot recreation center that overlooks a beautiful lake. The lake is stocked with fish and includes a canoe and kayak launch. The amenity center includes the latest sought after amenities such as an indoor and outdoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor walking track, ballroom, aerobics studio, and hobby and craft studios.

Fitness enthusiasts have access to five miles of walking or biking trails plus tennis, pickleball, bocce ball, and basketball courts. An outdoor amphitheater and event lawn allows for large gatherings and evening concerts under the stars.

An activities director is continually catering to the active lifestyle needs of Del Webb Lake Providence. Every day an exciting array of clubs, classes, activities, and events are offered. Clubs for sports enthusiasts include a walker’s club, water aerobics, yoga, line dancing, Tai Chi, and more. Residents have many ways to continue their education by joining groups that study genealogy, diet, and nutrition, and investing.

Del Webb Southern Springs – Spring Hill

High $200s – Mid $600s

Del Webb Southern Springs is a 55+ community located in Spring Hill, Tennessee. At the center of Del Webb Southern Springs is a clubhouse with a fitness center and an indoor pool for staying in shape. A multi-purpose room serves as the community’s location for neighborhood events and casual get-togethers. There are also several opportunities to make the most of Tennessee’s terrific climate with an outdoor pool and patio. There are four tennis and eight pickleball courts for some friendly competition.

Residents of Del Webb South Springs enjoy a relaxed lifestyle that makes it easy to enjoy life the beautiful community they call home. The homeowners’ association takes care of all maintenance of grounds and common areas as well as lawn care for each home site. This gives residents plenty of time to enjoy activities and events at the community’s clubhouse. Currently, there are clubs and meetings like Veteran’s Club, bible study groups and book clubs, as well as regular card games, movie nights, happy hours, and much more.

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