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Rarity Bay100 Rarity Bay Parkway, Vonore, Tennessee
One of the finest views you will find of The Smokies¬†is visible¬†from Rarity Bay on Tellico Lake. Add to the list of community attributes: championship golf, tennis, equestrian, swimming pool, fine dining and even Fido has his own doggie park at this gated community. Located in the foothills of Eastern Tennessee, the¬†960 acre lakefront neighborhood¬†is surrounded by 10 miles of shoreline on 16,000 acre Tellico Lake. Buyer's searching waterfront retirement communities¬†will find many of the homes at Rarity Bay have¬†private boat docks on the lake. Tellico Lake is the least polluted federally protected Eastern Tennessee lake in the United States and the lake level only fluctuates about¬†six feet in depth during the winter months.
RARITY BAY AMENITIES
- 24 Hour Manned Gated Entrance
- 18 Hole Championship Golf Course designed by D.J.VeVictor and Peter Langham
- Golf Clubhouse with Dining
- Outdoor Swimming Pool & Tennis Courts
- White Stables¬†Equestrian Center
- Walking Trails
- Dog Park
Tellico Lake was named Best Eastern Tennessee¬†Lake¬†by Boating Life Magazine. Winters are mild and summers cooled by the breezes rolling off The Smokies. 75% of the land around Tellico Lake is undeveloped and protected preserving its natural beauty. Reasonably close to living in¬†Knoxville,¬†big city modern conveniences are not far from Rarity Bay. Most important to Baby Boomers, headline entertainment, lifelong learning opportunities, brand name shopping and award winning medical care are all in nearby Knoxville Tennessee.¬†
More than 50 social clubs are active at Rarity Bay providing residents plenty of opportunities to meet new friends and socialize; social clubs such as Dinner for Eight and the Rarity Bay Women's Club. Despite Rarity Communities' hard times, there is a bond among the members at one of the friendliest waterfront retirement communities, sticking together as one through the economic recession.
The 18 hole golf course at Rarity Bay was designed by D.J. VeVictor and Peter Langham and has gentle rolling hills, stellar mountain views and interesting elevation fluctations on the course. Golf, tennis, fitness, a swimming pool and miles of hiking trails are inside the gates of Rarity Bay providing activities for residents to stay fit and enjoy life. Rarity Bay is also has an equestrian center¬†providing boarding, horse pastures and trail rides to club members. Horse camps, barrel races and horse shows take place throughout the year.
There is hardly a¬†need to leave Rarity Bay, whether you choose to live at gated¬†community year¬†round or as a second home. When the sun begins to set, make your way over to the Rarity Bay Clubhouse for a delicious¬†dining experience. We had the pleasure of dining at the club and tasting their smoked Prime Rib which was excellent. Prices at the Rarity Bay golf club are reasonable for lunch and dinner.¬†
Located¬†on one of the most beautiful Eastern Tennessee lakes facing The Smokies,¬†Rarity Bay is far better than living in Knoxville.¬†1,600 homes are planned¬†with¬†approximately 450 homes¬†built to date. Lots for sale are available in the $30k's, Rarity Bay condos for sale can be found in the mid $100k's, villas in the mid $300k's and single family homes for sale at Rarity Bay start in the mid $500k's. Rarity Bay approved builders include Greystone Construction, Heartwood Homes¬†and¬†Providence Builders.¬†
Our real estate score for¬†Rarity Bay on Tellico Lake in Tennessee is 76.
When you travel to see¬†waterfront retirement communities or explore living in Knoxville,¬†let us know if you'd¬†like to receive free Tellico Lake¬†Relocation Information. We're¬†happy to share our secrets with you, to make your search more enjoyable.
Call Karen Millikan direct at¬†On the Lake Realty¬†423.519.3258 ext¬†1 to schedule a tour or email.
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Real estate developer Michael Ross has been a celebrity in the press, however, not the kind he would want to be, I'm sure. Rarity Communities had nine golf and lake real estate developments planned in Eastern Tennessee. With financing frozen and sales almost non-existent in 2008 and 2009, Rarity Communities were plagued by bad timing, sales to investors/flippers and unrealistic optimism.
All nine Rarity Communities have either gone bankrupt or have pending foreclosures filed against them. Rarity Bay and Rarity Pointe are still operational. To ease your mind, please consult with an attorney before purchasing at Rarity Bay. Despite these issues, sales have not stopped at this beautiful Eastern Tennessee golf community.
UPDATE: In May 2015, Rarity Bay amenities including the golf course were acquired by a business partnership called Salem Pointe Capital. The sale was worth a total of $5.75 million. The purchase includes 172 lots, 11 condos, the golf course and clubhouse and 27 acres of undeveloped property.