Jan Tucker

Area Information

Tellico Village

Tellico Village is a large lakeside planned community on the western shores of Tellico Lake, near the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee. It offers the charm of a rural, small-town setting, but is conveniently located just thirty minutes away from Knoxville, TN. Tellico Village is comprised of eight neighborhoods: Chatuga, Chota, Coyatee, Kahite, Mialaquo, Tanasi, Tommotley, and Toqua. One of the unique attributes of Tellico Village is that the forests have been preserved with a minimal amount of residential impact. This makes for a tranquil, almost pastoral atmosphere. Tellico Village hosts three premium golf courses: The Toqua Golf Course, The Tanasi Golf Course, and The Links at Kahite. Tellico Village also possesses three recreation centers; including the new $2.7 million Wellness Center , with a large climate-controlled indoor pool, a vast array of cardio and weight training equipment, and plenty of other activities. There are also five marinas and a yacht club with a restaurant, bar, banquet facilities, and several outdoor entertainment areas. Many Village activities are hosted at the Yacht Club. Tellico Village is an ideal place to call home; with easy access to boating, fishing, golf, tennis, hiking, clubs, and planned activities designed to appeal to virtually every hobby or special interest. One resident summed it up in these words, "Living in Tellico Village makes me feel like I'm on vacation all the time."

  • Tellico Village is located approximately 20 miles from the west Knoxville / Farragut shopping areas
  • It borders the 15,560 acre Lake Tellico with 40 miles of shoreline on the western and southern sides of the lake
  • Tellico Village consists of 4,600 acres broken into 6,000 lots
  • Three full-featured recreation centers, with fitness equipment, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, and more
  • Three championship golf courses: Toqua Course, Tanasi Course, and the Links at Kahite
  • Tellico Village Yacht Club with lakeside dining and the Blue Heron Bar
  • Five Marinas with boat slips available for annual lease to property owners
  • Ownership is membership for amenities & 200+ clubs and/or organizations for residents (some fees apply)
  • Year-round temperate climate with four distinctive seasons
  • Short distance to recreation and entertainment in the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge
  • Just 30 Minutes from the McGee Tyson Airport in Alcoa, TN
  • New Regional Supermarket - Food Lion at the southern end of Tellico Parkway
  • 911 Services Available in Tellico Village, in addition to its own Village Fire Department

Property Tax Rates

Loudon County tax rates are comparatively low, at only 0.0192 x 25% of a home's assessed value.

NO State Income Tax

Sales Tax Rate = 9.25% (includes state, county & local)

Location & Weather
  • Time Zone - Eastern U.S.
  • Tellico Lake: 35°47N by 84°16 W
  • Lowest elevation is 813 above sea level
  • Four distinct seasons that are typically mild
  • Duration of Spring is usually from March to June
  • Duration of Fall is usually from September to December
  • Average annual precipitation of 56
  • Average annual snowfall of 11
  • Prevailing winds from the southwest

Golf & Tennis

Tellico Village sports three, 18-hole championship golf courses; Toqua Golf Course, Tanasi Golf Course, and The Links at Kahite. These courses provide excellent golfing, with sweeping lake and mountains views, that make for a memorable golfing experience. The Toqua Golf Course is a 6,970 yard par 72, with bent grass greens, Bermuda fairways, and water in play, and is the Village's most forested course. The Tanasi Golf Course is a 6,731 yard par 72, with bent grass greens, Bermuda fairways, and water in play making it the course with the most open fairways. The Links at Kahite is a 7,170 yard par 72, with bent grass greens, Bermuda fairways, and many traps in play. With an 808 yard par 6, it boasts one of the longest holes in the United States. Each of these courses has a full-service clubhouse offering dining, pro shop, and locker rooms. It is safe to say that with so much to offer, Tellico Village is one of the premier golf communities in the southeastern United States. And these are just on Tellico Lake. Follow some of the links below to discover even more courses in the immediate region - east Tennessee is a veritable golfers paradise.

Toqua Golf Course, Tellico Village 865.458.6546
Tanasi Golf Course, Tellico Village 865.458.4707
Kahite Golf Course, Tellico Village 423.884.6108

Tennis is also a popular sport in the Village - with 4 Har-Tru® unlighted courts at the Wellness Center, 4 lighted hard-surface courts at the Chota Rec. Center, and 2 unlighted hard-surface courts at the Kahite Activity Center, there are plenty of places to play.

Lakes & Marinas

Tellico Lake was formed out of the Little Tennessee River in 1979 when the Tellico Dam was completed. The lake has 357 miles of shoreline and 15,560 acres of water surface for recreational activities. Boating, fishing, skiing, and and other water sports are enjoyed during the long stretch of warm months in East Tennessee. In recent years, Tellico and Fort Loudon Lakes have been the sites for for several National Bass Tournaments. All Tellico Village neighborhoods border the lake. There are several public boat ramps, and five marinas, with the central located at the Tellico Village Yacht Club and Marina. The Yacht Club has an outstanding restaurant, the Blue Heron Bar, and a Community Marina with fuel facilities. Many social and club events are held at the Yacht Club, as well as weddings and other family gatherings.

The seasonal depth changes of Tellico Lake - Summer and Winter pool depths - are controlled by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The TVA guidelines are used to maintain the lake as part of a viable, safe, and productive river system.

For the truly adventuresome, there is always the prospect of cruising the Great Loop. Because Tellico Lake is not landlocked, the intrepid boater can travel up Tellico Lake into Fort Loudon Lake, pass through the Fort Loudon Lock and then motor down the Tennessee River. Farther down river the choice can be made to go north to the Mississippi River, or down the Tenn-Tom Waterway - to the Great Lakes or out to the Gulf of Mexico, respectively. So essentially, if you can get there by water, you can go anywhere in the world right from your own backyard on Tellico Lake.

Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville, located in the Tennessee Valley, was founded in 1791. The city boasts a below-average cost of living, and is rich in culture and Southern hospitality. The Knoxville News-Sentinel is the main newspaper. McGhee-Tyson Airport (TYS) is the main airport for the region. Knoxville is also the home of the University of Tennessee. Knoxville has the most restaurants per capita for any city of its size - covering the range from fast food to four star. There are also world class entertainment venues ranging from a few hundred seats such as the Bijou and Tennessee Theatres, to multiple thousand seat arenas and stadiums at the University of Tennessee. Many conventions and exhibits are held annually at the state-of-the-art Knoxville Convention Center. There is plenty of shopping all over Knoxville, but the ever-expanding Turkey Creek area in west Knoxville/Farragut is the closest concentration of shopping venues on a large scale. Knoxville's convenient proximity to Tellico Lake, Tellico Village, and the other surrounding waterfront and golf communities is a value-added plus for residents.

General Information

Further, general information about area services and amenities can be found by pursuing the links below. The site information is broken down into Medical Care and Government links. The nearest hospital to Tellico Village is Fort Loudon Medical Center in Lenoir City. However, the link to Knoxville Area Hospitals provides a comprehensive list of local healthcare facilities.

The Local and State Government list is self-explanatory.

Medical Care
Fort Loudon Medical Center
Knoxville Area Hospitals
Local Assisted Living Resources

Local & State Government
Lenoir City
Loudon County
Official Tennessee State Site