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.


How close is WindRiver to Knoxville, TN?

WindRiver is about 15-20 minutes from West Knoxville (Turkey Creek area), 15 minutes from the Knoxville Airport, and 35 minutes from Downtown Knoxville.

How big is WindRiver?

WindRiver spans nearly 700 acres with approximately five miles of shoreline along the pristine waters of Tellico Lake.

Is Tellico Lake Clean?

Yes, very! Tellico Lake is over 16,000 acres of sparkling stream-fed water originating from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

What's the weather like in East Tennessee?

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.


What are the fees for living at WindRiver?

There are two mandatory memberships for WindRiver residents which incur the following fees:

  1. 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.
  2. The WindRiver Club Social Membership for residents is $175 per month.

Sports and Golf Club Memberships are optional and will incur separate fees.

How much does a lot cost at WindRiver?

Our homesites can range anywhere from the $100’s – $1 Million+, depending on the location.

What are the taxes like in Tennessee?

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 Tennessee’s state government also recently repealed the interest and dividends tax.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 2023):
$1.5183/$100 of Assessed Value*
*Assessed Value being 25% of Appraised Value
How to Calculate

Does lawn care cost extra?

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

Can I design my own home?

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.

Do I have to use your builders?

We do require you to use a WindRiver-approved builder. Our builder partners have years of experience and a broad portfolio of successful projects. Discover our incredible builder partners here!

Do you have condos or townhouses?

No. At this time, WindRiver does not offer condos or townhomes.

Do you have model homes to tour?

Yes, we have model homes and homes under construction you can explore during your visit.

Do you have existing homes for sale?

Typically, WindRiver does have existing homes for sale. Ask one of our concierges or agents about available homes and homesites!

What is your planned build-out?

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

Is WindRiver age-restricted?

No. WindRiver is an active lifestyle community, so there are no age restrictions in the community. The whole family is welcome here.

Is WindRiver an active community?

Yes! Our homeowners enjoy boating, golfing, hiking, tennis, water aerobics, pickleball, and much more.

Is WindRiver a gated community?

Yes, WindRiver is a fully-gated lakefront and golf community.

How many people live at WindRiver?

WindRiver is home to around 200+* residents and growing.

*As of August 2021

What are your golf packages?

For more information about Golf Memberships, including pricing, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Pro-Shop at 865-988-1864. You can also contact us today using our contact form.

Are the golf course and marina private?

The WindRiver Golf Course and Marina are semi-private. Both are available to the public and members, but our resident members enjoy exclusive perks.

Visit WindRiver & Discover Life on the Lake

Take a Discovery Tour and experience our residents' active adult lifestyle.