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Perhaps the lowest cost of living Eastern Tennessee¬†golf community, Fairfield Glade frugally folds nicely into the fixed income retirement budget's of Baby Boomers, delivering comprehensive amenities without compromising quality of life. A 12,500 acre master planned community, Fairfield Glade began development in the 1970's and approximately 4,700 homes are now built of the 7,000 planned.
Officially¬†The Golf Capital of Tennessee,¬†Baby Boomer's searching for Cookeville TN real estate are drawn to the area¬†for three main reasons: mild weather, convenient location and a very low cost of living. Middle Tennessee has four distinct seasons, the winters are milder and the summers are reasonably cool thanks to the Cumberland Plateau near Fall Creek Falls State Park.¬†75% of the U.S. population is within a days drive of Fairfield Glade making its location convenient to visit family and friends in nearby states.
What makes¬†Fairfield Glade¬†so popular to¬†retirees? The Fairfield Glade¬†amenity list is quite lengthy: 5 golf courses with 90 holes of golf, a first class wellness center, new recreation center, 12 tennis courts; 4 indoor 8 outdoor, 4 swimming pools; 2 indoor 2 outdoor, fine and casual dining options at 2 country clubs, 11 spring fed lakes, 2 marina's, equestrian stables and miles of walking trails. Stonehedge Golf Club is ranked a Top 100 Golf Course by Golf Magazine. The Village Green Mall on property has shopping, restaurants, salon and daily conveniences. The newest neighborhoods in Fairfield Glade North have modern street lighting, decorative mailboxes and the power is buried underground. The earlier neighborhoods have older homes yet have the advantage of being closer to the lifestyle amenities.
Residents at the Fairfield Glade have the flexible opportunity to pay for amenities 'a la carte' verses expensive annual memberships. For example, a la carte usage fees at the comprehensive CMC Wellness Center, are as low as $44.50 a month; golf at famous Stonehenge is $41 for 18 holes; tennis $7 per court hour; the use of the swimming pools $200 annually and marina boat rentals are as low as $16 per hour. You only pay for the resort amenities you use at Fairfield Glade which makes this Eastern Tennessee golf community¬†affordable.
Convenient medical care is adjacent to the CMC Wellness Center operated by Cumberland Medical Center. A new 30,000 square medical center broke ground in late 2012 adjacent to the Wellness Center. Mammography, physical therapy, aquatic therapy are just a few of the medical services on property at the Fairfield Glade golf community. This large¬†master planned community of 'very friendly people' is the most common accolade we hear from property owner scorecards describing Fairfield Glade. Almost 100 social clubs are active keeping the small town friendly lifestyle alive and well.
In addition to constructed amenities, natural amenities surround Fairfield Glade Tennessee. The Cumberland Plateau is the largest timbered plateau on the East Coast. Catoosa Wildlife Management area is adjacent to the golf community with 84,000 acres of protected forest. Fall Creek Falls State Park is Tennessee's most visited state park and is only 45 minutes from Fairfield Glade. Crossville and Cookeville TN are the nearest cities rich in history, culture, deliciousness with plenty of educational opportunities. Crossville is known as The Golf Capital of Tennessee because half of the golf courses in Tennessee are located in a small circumference at¬†Fairfield Glade.
Real estate taxes are very low at Fairfield Glade when compared to the rest of the Southeast. If you searching for¬†Cookeville TN real estate, you find you¬†have the option of purchasing a new home, finding a resale, selecting a maintenance free townhome or buying a lot to build on later at Fairfield Glade. Panoramic views of the mountains, golf course homes, lakefront homes or private wooded homes are home choices available. Golf course lots for sale at Fairfield Glade start in the $20k's, lakefront lots $100k's and mountain views lots from $150k. Fairfield Glade approved builders include Cumberland Construction Plus, Lakeland Construction and Fairfield Homes, all¬†Energy Star green builders. Re-sale townhomes start in the low $150k's or new townhomes in the mid $230k's; re-sale single family homes for sale at Fairfield Glade begin in the $150k's.
Our real estate score for Fairfield Glade Tennessee is 73.
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In 1998, twenty years after the project started, Fairfield Glade had a deadline to complete the sewer, power and provide streets to the neighborhoods. Property owners complained they were not able to build their homes without this basic infrastructure. In 2007, Fairfield Glade settled with the Department of Housing and Urban Development for $2.5 million plus $500k in fines as damages for not completing the infrastructure on time. Buyers who purchased land at Fairfield Glade between May 1973 and November 1975 may have been eligible for reimbursement from these damages.
Developed in the 1970's, we noticed a mixture of new and older club amenities at Fairfield Glade. For example, the golf clubhouses seem dated while the CMC Wellness Center and Recreation Center are brand new and state of the art. A new 30,000 square foot medical center broke ground in late 2012 adding to the medical facilities in the neighborhood.
We questioned if the Homeowners Association has adequately reserved funds for renovating and remodeling the club amenities. Financial information has been provided showing $3.2M in reserves. We were also informed roads have been provided to all buildable lots.
Fairfield Glade Community Club property owners now own Fairfield Glade with the exception of the CMC Wellness Center which is owned by Cumberland Medical Center.