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Enjoy everything east Tennessee has to offer including its beautiful setting of the Great Smokey Mountains, diverse culture, low cost of living, and much more. Life in East Tennessee is pretty great. You get a little bit of everything here – all four mild seasons, lakes mountains, city-life and much more! No matter what you’re looking for, it’s right here in East Tennessee.

Embracing the Culture of East Tennessee

Tennessee is a place full of adventures, cuisine, and art. Not sure where to start? Downtown Knoxville is a great place to spend the day; you can shop in Market Square, see a show at the Tennessee Theatre, take a stroll through World’s Fair Park or enjoy art at the Knoxville Museum of Art. If you prefer a day in nature, you can visit Ijams Nature Center, spend the day on the lake, go fishing or hike in the Smoky Mountains. Between the hustle-and-bustle of the city and the calmness of the mountains, you’ll be sure to find something that fits your style.

Perks of Living in East Tennessee

We can’t forget to mention one of the most appealing parts of East Tennessee living: it’s easy on your wallet. In Tennessee, there is no state income tax, no state inheritance tax and no personal property taxes. Plus, there’s a low cost of living, allowing anyone and everyone to retire in style! Tennessee also has an amazing education system! 89% of high school students graduate, and there are many education grants and programs to help students continue their education.

The WindRiver Community

The WindRiver community is one of the best places to live in East Tennessee. You can find us in the perfect location to embrace all that the area offers, and we offer our own luxurious amenities.

Our Location

WindRiver is located between the city and the mountains on Tellico Lake. We are 30 minutes from downtown Knoxville, 15 minutes from a shopping hub like called Turkey Creek, 45 minutes from Tanger Outlets and 30 minutes from The University of Tennessee. We are nearby three major interstates that are convenient for traveling. Plus, we are located within a day’s drive to two-thirds of the Tennessee population: 1.5 hours to Gatlinburg, 1.5 hours to Chattanooga and 2.5 hours from Nashville. We are also only 3 hours from Atlanta, GA! This is a great place to reside whether you want to stay and play or explore the surrounding areas.

Perks of Becoming a WindRiver Resident

Not only will you be able to enjoy East Tennessee, but, at WindRiver, you’ll be able to enjoy our amenities. Members often enjoy a nice meal at our on-site restaurant, Citico’s, or lunch at The Grill at WindRiver. Our members can also spend the day outside enjoying our golf course, marina, sports complex or nearby trail system.