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Why Tennessee?

More and more people are considering East Tennessee for their next home, here are just some of the reasons why!


Location & Travel Times

Knoxville is within a days drive to 2/3 of the population, conveniently located near 3 major interstates (I40, I75 & I81)


Travel McGee-Tyson, Knoxville, Gatlinburg, Chattanooga

Travel Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta


Knoxville – Hub of the Southeast

Knoxville is the largest city in East Tennessee and the 3rd largest in the state. Forbes listed Knoxville as one of the top 25 places to retire, with Livability.com listing Knoxville in the top 10; both highlighting the low cost of living, abundance of recreation, strategic location, diverse business climate, growing downtown and the home to the University of Tennessee. With strong economic growth, steady income and a solid increase in home value it is easy to see why Knoxville is one of the hottest housing markets.

Knoxville was the home of the 1982 World’s Fair, you will see the iconic 266’ Sunsphere while downtown visiting local shops, eateries and Market Square.


Lenoir City

WindRiver is located in Lenoir City, also known as the “Lakeway to the Smokies” with Hwy 321 providing a direct scenic route to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Lenoir City is rich in history, the city was founded in 1840 and incorporated in 1907.


Great Smoky Mountain National Park

With over 520,000 acres of mountain wilderness, 2900 miles of streams, 800 miles of hiking trails and over 200 waterfalls it is no wonder there are so many visitors each year. The Great Smoky Mountains are the number 1 visited national park, hosting more than the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Yellowstone combined.


East Tennessee has four mild seasons, Lenoir City averages 51 inches of rain per year and less than 6 inches of snow.


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Turkey Creek has become the retail mecca of Knoxville and is 15 minutes from WindRiver, it houses over 200 stores and the Regal Flagship Pinnacle theater.

Tanger Outlets is located in Sevierville and is one of the largest outlet centers on the east coast, just 45 minutes from WindRiver

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Medical Facilities

WindRiver has 5 major hospitals within 30 minutes from its gates.

  • Fort Loudoun – 8 minutes from WindRiver offering one of the largest Emergency Rooms in the area
  • Tennova – 2nd largest healthcare provider in the area
  • Fort Sanders – Over 540 beds, regional referral center for neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, oncology, cardiology, obstetrics and rehabilitation medicine.
  • Children’s Hospital – Tennessee’s highest level of certification for pediatric hospital care
  • Park West – named one of the top 100 heart hospitals for over a decade
  • University of Tennessee Medical Center – Regions only teaching hospital with over 500 beds

Doctor’s offices and pharmacies are within minutes from WindRiver’s gates.


Tennessee has a 89% High School graduation rate, with so many continuing education grants and programs it is allowing more to get degrees. To find more on Tennessee’s programs please click on the links below”

  • Tennessee Promise - two years of tuition-free attendance at a community college or technical college in TN
  • Tennessee Reconnect - Tennessee's program to help adults with higher education

The University of Tennessee is 30 minutes from our gates, the university has been ranked among the nation’s top public universities. UT was founded in 1794 as the first public university chartered west of the Appalachian divide. The 600-acre campus in downtown Knoxville houses over 22,000 undergraduates and is the largest research institute in the state. College sports are huge in the south, Saturdays you will see people dressed in orange anywhere you go rooting for the Vols! Neyland Stadium houses 102,455 people on game day with thousands of fans tailgating and don't forget those who cheer by boat in the Vol Navy.

Arts & Culture

There are more galleries, historic landmarks, museums, and theaters than any other mid-size city in the Southeast. Knoxville is home to 21 museums, and 2 Theatres. 

Lake Living

WindRiver is a lakefront community, making it a wonderful place for boaters and those just looking for relaxing days on the lake. Lenoir City has 3 lakes, WindRiver is on Tellico Lake with access to Fort Loudon and Watts Bar. Tellico Lake is a 16,000-acre lake fed by the clean, sparkling streams of the Great Smoky Mountains. Tellico formed in 1979 with over 350 miles of shoreline, the lake wraps around the WindRiver community providing it with 5 miles of Tellico shoreline.

Low Cost of Living & Taxes

  • The state of Tennessee is a very tax friendly state
  • NO State Income Taxes
  • NO State Inheritance Taxes
  • NO Personal Property Taxes
  • Real Property Taxes = $.45/$100 0r $450 per $100,000

Contact Info

WindRiver Properties, LLC
350 Lighthouse Pointe Dr. 
Lenoir City, TN 37772

Telephone: 865-988-1864

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