Have questions about our community and active retirement? We’ve answered the most commonly asked questions below to give a better idea of what to expect at WindRiver.
WindRiver is about 15-20 minutes from West Knoxville (Turkey Creek area), 15 minutes from the Knoxville Airport, and 35 minutes from Downtown Knoxville.
WindRiver spans nearly 700 acres with approximately five miles of shoreline along the pristine waters of Tellico Lake.
Yes, very! Tellico Lake is over 16,000 acres of sparkling stream-fed water originating from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
The comfortable temperate climate is a major attraction to many considering moving to Tennessee, especially if you enjoy migrating south for vacation. Near the East Tennessee lakes and Knoxville, you can enjoy perfect vacation weather almost all year round with warm summers and mild winters.
There are two mandatory memberships for WindRiver residents which incur the following fees:
- The WindRiver Community Association currently has an annual assessment fee of $1,550 per year. Other fees may apply depending on the neighborhood and the presence of vacant homesites.
- The WindRiver Club Social Membership for residents is $175 per month.
Sports and Golf Club Memberships are optional and will incur separate fees.
Our homesites can range anywhere from $100,000 – $1,500,000, depending on the location.
Tennessee is a NO income tax state. Tennessee’s state government also recently repealed the interest and dividends tax.
The property taxes at WindRiver are (as of 2021):
$1.5183/$100 of Assessed Value*
*Assessed Value being 25% of Appraised Value
How to Calculate
If you live in the Highlands Park section of the WindRiver community, we take care of your landscaping as part of your residence agreement.
For other areas, landscaping services are available for an additional fee through WindRiver Landscaping.
Homes and Homesites
Of course! WindRiver’s concierges and agents specialize in assisting you with finding the best homesite, floor plan, and home builder for your exact needs.
No. At this time, WindRiver does not offer condos or townhomes.
WindRiver’s property has permission to build up to 1,200 units, but we’ve planned for only 900-1,100 total units.
Community and Amenities
Yes, WindRiver is a fully-gated lakefront and golf community.
WindRiver is home to around 200+* residents and growing.
*As of August 2021