East Tennessee offers a lower cost of living and a more relaxed pace of life compared to Miami, making it an attractive choice for those seeking affordability and a quieter lifestyle.

See the difference between Tennessee and Miami Living

East Tennessee and Miami offer very distinct living experiences. East Tennessee offers a mild four-season climate, innate lush beauty from the mountains and valleys and to the lakes, thriving cities with welcoming hometown vibes, and a low cost of living. These are just a few reasons it’s easy to see why people are drawn to Tennessee. Miami, on the other hand, is a tourist town known for its high cost of living and dangerous weather. Home insurance premiums have doubled over the past couple of years, with many insurance companies pulling out of Florida completely – leaving homeowners with very few options in case of disaster.

Cost of Living in East Tennessee

  • Top 10 Most Affordable States
  • 0% Income Tax
  • No Inheritance Tax
  • No Prescription Drug Tax
  • $4.5 Property Tax Rate
  • Home Appreciation 24.9% Last 12 months
  • Home Appreciation 83.4% Last 5 years
  • Overall Cost of Living 7.8% less than the U.S. average
  • Healthcare 4% less than the U.S. average
  • Groceries 3.6% less than the U.S. average

The East Tennessee Location

  • Knoxville is within a days drive to 2/3 of the population
  • Crossroads to 3 major interstate (I-40, I-75 & I-81)
  • Located near the Great Smoky Mountains
  • Beautiful climate all year round
  • Located close to multiple top-tier medical facilities
  • Conveniently located near shops, grocery stores, and activities
  • Located 20 minutes from McGhee Tyson Airport

The Cost of Living in Miami

  • Housing is 50% more than national average
  • 52% more than Lenior City
  • 4.95% Income Tax
  • Cost of Living is 20% higher than the national average
  • $9.2 Property Tax Rate
  • Groceries cost 16% more than the national average

The Miami Location

  • Is the 2nd most popular city to visit in the U.S. – and the tourists get rowdy
  • Miami is known for its hot and steamy summers
  • The average temperature in July is 87 degrees Fahrenheit, and the humidity can make it feel even hotter
  • The city gets a lot of rain in the summer, so be prepared for frequent showers and thunderstorms
  • Homeowners insurance premiums have doubled over the past two years
  • Is the 4th most expensive city to live in the U.S.
  • Has a natural disaster risk of 67.85

WindRiver Amenities

  • Marina: convenient, clear water location, secure, gated docks, floating docks, year-round access, and fuel station all located on Tellico Lake.
  • Dining: two restaurants at WindRiver with scenic views of Tellico Lake and many local options located close by in Lenoir City, Knoxville, and Maryville.
  • Golf Course: exceptional golf experience with some of the most breathtaking golf real estate in Tennessee. The par-72 course features six sets of tees ranging from 4,146 yards on the forward tees to 7,453 yards from the championship tees.
  • Pool & Sports Complex: resort-style pool, sundeck & hot tub, tennis courts, pickleball courts, basketball court, bocce lawn and so much more!

WindRiver Community

WindRiver is a debt-free resort style planned community, with beautiful waterfront property. The community is family owned and operated by the Ayres, who have strong ties to the East Tennessee area. The Ayres have called WindRiver their “Legacy Project” and treat it as such, you will see them on property 7 days a week and at majority of the community events.

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