Hear from current residents themselves explain why WindRiver is the premier lakeside planned community in East Tennessee.

Every place that we’ve lived, there’s always one thing about it that we say ‘Oh boy, that was what we really liked about it.’ And then we moved to Tennessee, and we think about it. We think about enjoying the lake. It’s a clean lake. It’s a deep lake. There’s so much activity on the lake that you can do with our friends around. Anything, if you want to go to the Smokies we do that. If you want to go shopping or to the nail salon with the women; it’s very active here and just lovely people. We’re playing pickleball. There’s just so much to do that we just love it. We just love it. I think we’ll stay here. This is definitely home. It just feels right. It’s the best decision we’ve ever made.

– Steve & Gina W.

This is definitely home.

It’s just a beautiful community.

We searched for about 18 months and found that this had everything that we needed and WindRiver specifically, is a great location. You have the backdrop of the Smoky Mountains and Tellico Lake; it’s just beautiful. You’re only 10 minutes away from anything you imagine needing to do; shopping, business, medical. So, you have the best of both worlds. It’s a lot of fun. I think one of the most special things about WindRiver is the people. I’ve never seen such a wonderful collection of people with such a wide variety of backgrounds; just very interesting people. We really fell in love with WindRiver. We took one trip here and fell in love. It’s just a beautiful community.

– Dave & Colleen B.

When we drove through the gates, I was immediately surprised by how beautiful the community was. It has this beautiful lake with probably the best marina in the area. So, between the golf, the lake, the hiking trails that they have here, to me it has everything that we were looking for in retirement. For us it was moving toward retirement and wanting to remain active in retirement, everything that this Eastern Tennessee region offers. To be outdoors doing everything we love, the golfing, the boating, and exploring the region, the area just has so much to offer. Everyone is so happy and welcoming and that certainly influenced our decision to be here. We couldn’t ask for a better place to live.

– Joel & Allison T.

Everyone is so happy and welcoming.

Truly a resort with great amenities.

Having lived in Knoxville all our lives, my wife and I knew Lake Tellico very well. When we heard of a gated community was being developed on Lake Tellico we jumped at the chance to explore. What we found was more than we expected. We were one of the first homes built in the development and have been a part of a growing community with great people. I have served on the board of the Homeowners Association for 5 years and have been a part of the struggles typical of new communities. The present developer headed up by Joe Ayres, has worked extremely hard to make the new WindRiver all that my wife and I had envisioned; we now have someone with integrity, vision, and resources to make our community special. WindRiver is truly a resort with great amenities. We would encourage anyone to come out, explore, build a home and enjoy WindRiver Living.

– Steve M.

The Search. Our search for the right retirement community spanned five states and five years. At WindRiver we found all our search criteria—water, golf, gated-security, privacy, excellent medical care, and close proximity to shopping and amenities. We had found this unique combination extremely difficult to find and have enjoyed the convenience. Living Here We enjoy the immediate access to the Great Smoky Mountains and to the huge variety of sports, university activities, and entertainment choices available in Knoxville. We also like the innovative and insightful development ongoing at WindRiver that promises continuously evolving community facilities and the potential for growing property values. We are enjoying a secure, friendly, and thriving development. We are glad we came, and plan to stay.

– George F.

Glad we came and plan to stay.

Advice to anyone searching for lake property:do not wait!

My wife Evy and I are about to move into the second custom home that we have built in WindRiver in three short years. Being a resident and real estate agent at WindRiver, it became very apparent the demand for lakefront & lakeview property was accelerating rapidly with so many buyers moving from high tax states; so we immediately purchased a lakefront homesite which we are now building on. My advice to anyone searching for freshwater lake property, with resort lifestyle in the southeastern US… do not wait, the demand is quickly accelerating and supply shrinking!

– Tom C.

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