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Springtime in Tellico Village: Tips for Upping Your Curb Appeal This Season

We think the famous Andy Williams holiday song got it wrong. Springtime in Tellico Village may actually be the most wonderful time of the year. Think about it – trees are sprouting their bright green leaves, larkspur and irises are in full bloom and let’s not forget that the lake is beaconing boaters and swimmers Read More

Six Signs You’re Meant for Lake Life

For some, “living the dream” means a studio apartment on the thirty-second floor of a skyscraper, right in the center of the action. There’s nothing wrong with city life, but it’s definitely not for everyone. If you’d rather commute by boat than subway, and if your ideal morning is spent sipping coffee on your screened-in Read More

3 Reasons Why You Should Retire at Tellico Village

All throughout our lives, we look for a perfect fit. A neighborhood our young kids will have plenty of friends in, a job you love with great opportunities and work-life balance, a car that not only takes you from “point A-to-B,” but does so with reasonable amounts of style, safety and comfort. Your retirement years Read More

Home for the Holidays: Celebrating the Season in East Tennessee

  When it comes celebrating the holidays, there’s no place that offers more Yuletide cheer than Knoxville, Tennessee. Maybe it’s the Southern hospitality, festive streets of downtown or endless activities, but there’s something about the area that makes this time of the year feel extra special. While the Rocky Mountains and the Big Apple tend Read More

Football Time in Tennessee: Our Favorite Volunteer Traditions

From pre-game festivities to an award-winning marching band, you don’t have to be a football fan to enjoy game day at the University of Tennessee. Loyal fans and first-time visitors alike would agree that a University of Tennessee Volunteers football game in Knoxville is a one-of-a-kind experience. Hosted in one of the top ten highest Read More

A Hidden Gem in East Tennessee: The Breathtaking Tellico Village

It’s easy to see why this lakeside community is voted a top retirement destination. Situated near the Great Smoky Mountains, just up the road from the University of Tennessee and surrounded by the beautiful Tellico Lake lies the charming community of Tellico Village. The area is highly regarded among retirees, and with just one visit Read More

Great Affordable Retirement Locations – and Knoxville is tops

Many people retire in the homes they have lived in for years. But for many the choice is to move somewhere they have dreamed about. But if Florida is too far away, and Arizona is too hot, there are many places that as “in-beweens” may be just right for you. USAToday has a great article about retirement locations Read More

13 Tips for Finding Work in Retirement

Many boomers and older Americans are interested in continuing to work after leaving, or retiring from, the field in which they’ve worked most of their lives. Some need the income, while others wish to continue to be challenged and feel they need to continue to work to be happy. This article from NextAvenue and MarketWatch provides Read More

Tips to Make Summer Trips Better

Hitting the road for an outdoor adventure or just headed to a local park or pool? Get prepared. Before summer fun, comes summer safety. These tips can help ensure you have the tools you need to enjoy your summer days safely. Be Prepared Whenever you hit the road for an outdoor adventure in warm temperatures, Read More

Bald Eagle Nest near Tellico Dam

Please enjoy these beautiful photographs of a bald eagle nest near Tellico Dam taken in February 2015 by Bill Barthel. Winter is the optimum season for viewing bald eagles because that’s when the birds migrate from Canada and the Great Lakes in search of their favorite food, fish. Tennessee’s overwintering bald eagle population peaks from January Read More

To Remodel or Not to Remodel – Is that Your Question?

Do Home Improvements Really Pay Off? First impressions go a long way in attracting buyers to your home. So if you are thinking of investing in some home improvements to help sell your home, make sure you put your money where it will pay off. Not all improvements will be worth it in the long Read More

UT Knoxville Continuing Education Courses – Jump in!

There are many advantages to retirement close to a college town and the #1 perk is the proximity to continuing education classes. The University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Personal Development courses can help you learn a new skill or hobby or are simply fun to take with friends for personal enjoyment. The topics range from art and music Read More

Smoky Mountain Field School | September 2014 Course Schedule

We are so fortunate that the Tellico Lake Area is just a short drive away from the beautiful Smoky Mountains which offer a world of outdoor activities.  The Smoky Mountain Field School presents high-quality workshops, hikes, and adventures for people who want to enhance their enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of the Smokies and the great outdoors. Click Read More

Retire to Tennessee – The Volunteer State

Heading South for retirement? Don’t forget to look at Tennessee. Southeast Discovery has posted an interesting article which you might find helpful when considering a new location for your retirement plans. The East Tennessee area has much to offer with 4 mild seasons, outstanding health care and a great tax rate. Follow this link to read the article.

Tellico Village – The Happiest Community of the Year

  Real Estate Score Card has named Tellico Village as the 2014 Bliss Award Winner and The Happiest Community of the Year in Eastern Tennessee. Follow this link to read the full story.

Preparing Your Yard for Fall

Our East Tennessee days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and the leaves are beginning to change their hue. There’s no denying it: fall is just over the horizon. Although it’s tempting to ignore the inevitable and keep living like summer will never end, your lawn needs you now more than ever. Here Read More