We purchased our home in 2004 and absolutely love the community. Price ranges that are affordable, low property taxes and no state income tax. The amenities are plentiful and there are numerous clubs and volunteer activities available. I am a full time REALTOR and love introducing people to our community.
When I first moved here POA fee was 35 dollars. It continues to increase faster than the economy. I love the area but I feel I'm in California that everything is at such a high cost. The place is beautiful to walk or just to ride looking at the many style homes. POA fees is what puts a stop on purchasing homes now at a 120 dollars plus per month. If you have the finances to live here it's worth it. I'm selling my place do to financial reasons. Which the best to all who lives here.
It's hard not to like this area and if you enjoy boating, you are going to love it. They very much cater to the lake with several clubhouses and marinas. A very wide variety of home types and styles and has a nice little town center with some shops. Really enjoyed it here.
We purchased a golf front home here in Tellico Village in September 2013. We are very happy with our choice in retirement. The village has such varied people and interest groups, and the homes range from single level ranch-style 2 bdrms to 6000 sq ft, 3 level waterfront estates. It is not a homogenous "sun city" type of development, and that is perfect for us. POA dues are low at $106 per month, and membership to the wellness facilities and pools are available on an annual or pay as you go rates. With numerous clubs and activities available you can be as active as you want to be, or keep to yourself. The neighbors are from all over the U.S. and so welcoming. We enjoy meeting all the folks in the Village and still find it funny that every person we talk to feels they live in paradise. We have to agree!
We purchased a home here in 2010 for a steal. There are tons of resale options but lots of the homes need some TLC. We happened to find a great home that had already been remodeled and jumped at the opportunity. My husband and I both golf so we love the courses and practice facilities here. The clubhouse has everything we could need. We make use of the pools and fitness center, the walking trails, tennis, etc. We also are involved in some of the clubs for art, gardening, cycling, pickleball ... we have a lot on the schedule!