How to Know if Lakefront Community Living is Right for Your Retirement

how to know if lakefront living is right for you


For you, retirement isn’t a stop sign. It’s a new beginning.

This long-awaited (and exciting) change also necessitates some serious decision-making. But mixed in with the serious questions that start to arise about your finances, lifestyle choices, health care service options and how you’ll continue to invest in relationships with friends and family is the important question of where you’ll actually live!

Maybe you’ve read a lot of information about ideal locales for retirement and you’ve started to narrow down the choices. But if you’re like a lot of soon-to-be retirees, you’re finding it difficult to check all of the boxes with one location.

As you weigh the options, take a look at these four ways to know if retiring to a lakefront community is just right for you.

#1: You want to maximize your retirement dollars

Since a retirement home purchase is likely to be one of your biggest retirement expenses, choosing the right lakefront community is more than just a matter of preference.

Being creative and wise about your finances during retirement planning can really pay off in the future… and it can help you enjoy the retirement you wanted for longer. For example, Tellico Village in eastern Tennessee carries all the benefits you’d want from a luxury lakefront community without some of the burdensome tax loads that communities in other states may face.

#2: You get excited about hosting family visits and get-togethers

Is coordinating schedules with friends and family your idea of a good time?

A beautiful home, tucked away in a lakefront community, is the perfect place to host out-of-town guests, celebrate the holidays or enjoy the occasional impromptu get-together with neighbors.

With lake access and lots of amenities, there’s so much for you and your loved ones to enjoy! Sunsets on the water, boating, fishing and golfing are fun for everyone. You could bring the grandkids in for the weekend, and enjoy all that lakefront living has to offer in a home that fits your lifestyle.

#3. You want to be part of a real community

Has anyone ever described you as someone who “never met a stranger?” Then you’ll fit right in at eastern Tennessee’s premier lakefront community, Tellico Village.

We all know that some things in life are just better when we share them with others; retirement is no different. The beauty of living in a community like Tellico Village is enjoying all the benefits of lakefront living with people who like the same kinds of things that you do. And since community is at the center of Tellico Village life, it’s easy to meet new people and forge new friendships.

You’ll see the focus on community reflected in wellness center activities, dinner engagements, classes, country club events and social club functions. These opportunities for sharing life together go hand-in-hand with retirement living at Tellico Village.

#4. You’re looking for a mix of luxury amenities

By virtue of their location, some retirement communities can only offer a handful of luxury amenities. Maybe the beaches are really nice, or the condo is exquisite. But there’s always a trade-off.

Consider this short list of amenities lakefront community living at Tellico Village affords:

– A country club atmosphere, complete with clubhouse

– World-class golfing

– Tennis

– Watersports

– Nearby shopping

– Proximity to art and entertainment venues

– Available lots for building the perfect luxury home

– The serenity and beauty of the lake and the nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park


What’s your next step?

Rest. Relaxation. Refined living. Relationships. It’s pretty clear that retiring to a lakefront community is a great choice. If you still have questions about finding the right home for your retirement, we’d love to help. Lakeside Real Estate Group can help you navigate the home buying or selling process, and we’re available to talk about your unique situation. Let’s chat soon!

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