A colorful sunset over the river and skyline of Knoxville, Tennessee

Retirees with their hearts set on Tellico Village will have access to plenty of attractions in nearby Knoxville.

Known for its fantastic Southern food, its livability, and its proximity to the Smoky Mountains, Knoxville, Tennessee offers its own distinctive charm. Here, most people wear orange to support the Vols (Knoxville is home to the University of Tennessee), and they're always happy to wave at their neighbors. Knoxville has been lauded as one of the country’s friendliest cities by "Travel and Leisure" magazine.

The Knoxville area is also home to several active adult communities that give residents quick access to all of the city’s entertainment, sporting events, shopping, dining destinations, and recreation opportunities.

Tellico Village, one of the area’s most popular age-restricted communities, is located only about a half-hour drive from Knoxville. Keep reading to learn more about Tellico Village and explore some must-do activities in nearby Knoxville.

Lakefront Living in Tellico Village

The water feature and greenery surrounding the community sign for Tellico Village in Loudon, Tennessee

Upon completion, Tellico Village will contain more than 3,000 residences.

Active adults looking for Tennessee homes for sale can explore a variety of new and resale homes in Tellico Village. Upon completion, this master-planned community will contain more than 3,000 residences, from low-maintenance townhomes to single-family estate homes. Some residences feature views of the Smoky Mountains, Tellico Lake, or golf course hills.

Residents have access to numerous amenities, including a 27,000-square-foot Wellness Center that contains two indoor pools, a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, two fitness studios, locker rooms, and a sauna. Homeowners can also use four Har-Tru tennis courts to enjoy a match or work on their serve.

At the 20,400-square-foot Tellico Yacht and Country Club, homeowners can enjoy three levels of lounges, dining areas, and upscale dining at the Blue Heron Restaurant. Tellico Village is conveniently located right on Tellico Lake and provides docks for visitors and boaters.

Explore Knoxville’s Rich History

A historic cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville offers plenty of historical attractions and cultural opportunities.

Living in Tellico Village means homeowners are just a quick drive from Knoxville. The third-largest city in the Volunteer State after Nashville and Memphis, Knoxville offers plenty of historical attractions and cultural opportunities. Residents and tourists alike can explore the many museums, music venues, and theaters that give Knoxville its distinctive flair.

Browse Market Square District

Market Square in Knoxville, Tennessee

Market Square District is home to many entertainment venues and restaurants. (Image credited to Ritu Manoj Jethani / Shutterstock.com)

Nestled in the heart of downtown Knoxville, Market Square District is home to many entertainment venues in addition to restaurants, breweries, and coffee houses. With plenty of food truck parks offering diverse cuisine and brews, locals can get together with friends and family to enjoy some outdoor, socially distanced fun.

Enjoy Abundant Live Music

Facade of the Tennessee Theater in Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville offers plenty of options, from jazz and rock ‘n’ roll to classical and bluegrass. (Image credited to Rob Hainer / Shutterstock.com)

Whatever your taste in music, you can experience it up close and personal in Knoxville. The city offers plenty of options, from jazz and rock ‘n’ roll to classical and bluegrass. You can also listen to Knoxville’s homegrown talent on Spotify.

For those who prefer to experience bands in person, the historic Bijou Theatre provides exceptional natural acoustics. Open Chord is another popular live music venue, serving food, signature cocktails, and flavorful coffee roasts alongside music of all genres, including karaoke and open mic nights.

Savor Diverse Cuisine

Aerial view of the skyline in Knoxville, Tennessee

You can partake in global cuisine or sink your teeth into fare that's distinctly K-town.

Knoxville boasts a unique culinary scene, featuring flavors that span the foodie spectrum. Here, you can partake in global cuisine or sink your teeth into fare that's distinctly K-town.  If you’re looking to dine outside and bring your dog, the city is home to several pet-friendly patios, including Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria and Calhoun’s On The River.

Active adults who live in Tellico Village or any of the several Knoxville-area active lifestyle communities can easily spend the day or enjoy a meal in Knoxville.

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