Rarity Bay

100 Rarity Bay Parkway, Vonore, Tennessee
423-519-3258 ext 1
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One of the finest views you will find of The Smokies is visible from Rarity Bay. On the list of community attributes: championship golf, tennis, equestrian, swimming pool, fine dining and even Fido has his own doggie park at one of the prettiest Tennessee golf communities. 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. Buyers searching waterfront retirement communities will find many of the homes at Rarity Bay have private boat docks on the lake. Tellico Lake is one of the least polluted federally protected Tennessee lakes in the United States and the lake level only fluctuates about six feet in depth during the winter months which is great for homes with boat docks.

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 the lake is undeveloped and protected preserving its natural beauty. Reasonably close to Knoxville are big city modern conveniences and collegiate sports. Important to Baby Boomers relocating to Tennessee, it's easy to find headline entertainment, lifelong learning courses, brand name shopping and award winning medical care in Knoxville.

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 of the past, a bond has been cemented among the members at one of the friendliest waterfront retirement communities in Tennessee and it's impressive.

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 Tennessee golf communities 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 enjoying 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 Tennessee lakes facing The Smokies, to us, Rarity Bay is more relaxing 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.  All of these custom home builders are ready to make relocating to Tennessee as seemless as possible.

Our real estate score for Rarity Bay on Tellico Lake in Tennessee is 76.

When you travel to see waterfront retirement communities and Tennessee golf communities, 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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Rarity BayYour score:93 / 100Reviews:280

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: Anonymous
The PEOPLE! Friendliest community I have ever lived in.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
80/100
Developer Credibility:
80/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
80/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:89/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
I have lived here 18 years and it has been like heaven…..everyone is friendly, there is so much to do in the community, it is a financially reasonable place to live and is beautifully maintained.
Average:0/100
Property Owner: Thomas
Extremely friendly people from around the country. Gorgeous lake, mountain and golf course views. Very active community with numerous clubs and organizations. Beautiful homes at fair prices.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
Excellent and affordable amenities - gorgeous setting - great property values and reasonable taxes - a true sense of friendliness and neighborhood.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Bill
In transition to new ownership now. An awful lot of potential. Beautiful setting, nice people, will be great w new management.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
80/100
Developer Credibility:
20/100
HOA/POA Dues:
60/100
Membership Fees:
60/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
80/100
Social Clubs:
60/100
Average:63/100
Property Owner: Helmut
Well designed, friendly people, very well maintained and just a nice place to be.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Jean
Rarity Bay is an upscale, gated community that makes you feel safe, relaxed and happy. There are so many activities, people and entertainment you can't possibly get bored...unless that's what you want to be.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:97/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
Great people and great views
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
80/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:94/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
We moved here primarily for the lake and then the golf course. We love our neighborhood and our neighbors! This is the best place we have ever lived, and are here to stay.....:-)
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
80/100
HOA/POA Dues:
60/100
Membership Fees:
60/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
60/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:80/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
Golf Course, Lake, Horseback Riding, Social Activiites, Friendly people.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
60/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:91/100

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Our Score:
Silver
76/100
Your Score:
Gold
93 / 100

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: Tom
Many communities have wonderful weather and amenities. Rarity Bay is different because it's so welcoming and open to new residents. Everyone is from someplace else so everyone is immediately welcome and involved to their heart's content.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
80/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:94/100
Property Owner: James
My wife and I have lived in Rarity Bay since 2002 having bought our lot in 1996. This has to be one of the most beautiful scenic areas in the USA. The lakes are clear, the mountains are inspiring, and the golf course is awesome... especially for retirees who don't need the difficulty of a PGA course. The social clubs in the community are many and varied and it is not difficult to find a group focused on your particular area(s) of interest. Whether its the Women's club, the Yacht Club, Dinner for 6 or 8, pool/billiards, bridge, Garden Club, Mens and Women Golf, Couples Golf, etc., Rarity Bay has it all. Our First Responders are made up of skilled health care specialists/residents that offer a level of confidence and quite confidence that should something happen to you, you will be well cared for in a loving, professional way. The Health care systems in the Knoxville area are outstanding. But what makes this community thrive and what makes it so wonderful are the people who live here and their caring attitude toward their neighbors. This year, my wife had to be admitted to a Dementia/ALZ assisted living facility in the local area. The outpouring concern, help and caring for both my wife and I has been simply awesome. And this support started 3 years ago as my wife began the slow decline into cognitive disability. A day does not go by that someone in this community reaches out to my wife and I in a caring, loving manner. This is truly what makes this absolutely the most amazing community to live in. I feel so blessed that we chose Rarity Bay to live out our retirement years. There can not possibly be a better or more beautiful and certainly not a more caring community in this whole country.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Sandra
Rarity Bay is located on a peninsula the juts out into Lake Tellico. It is the most beautiful location I've come across in my over 60 years of living in Tennessee. The people are from every part of the United States. It is a friendly, caring community. I have lived here for over 15 years and plan to stay as long as my health allows.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
60/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:93/100
Property Owner: Michelle
We are a true melting pot of a lot of people relocated here for their retirement. We have caring, friendly, thoughtful, helpful, concerned, willing, smiling and dedicated folks who have turned this community into a "close-knit family." They are always there to help you - no matter what it is! This brings a lot of smiles to people as they feel the warmth here at Rarity Bay. There is always someone to help around the corner, down the street or somewhere in the community with a positive attitude, a big smile and sincere commitment. Living becomes so much easier with a support group like this; people are so giving ! You are never alone to tackle something; the help is there in so many places, just for the asking! That's why we're happy & contented, too!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
Wonderful, interesting people, beautiful scenery, golf and boating, and lots of fun activities.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
80/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:94/100
Property Owner: Patricia
The area is so beautiful, you can't help but be happy. The people are the most helpful and the best around.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
60/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:94/100
Property Owner: Douglas
The community has actives to fit anyone's needs. Strong friendships have been formed by people moving to Rarity Bay.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Thomas
Extremely friendly people from around the country. Gorgeous lake, mountain and golf course views. Very active community with numerous clubs and organizations. Beautiful homes at fair prices.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Robert
Great active Neighbors, Amenities, Climate, Lake & Golf.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
60/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:94/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
We moved here primarily for the lake and then the golf course. We love our neighborhood and our neighbors! This is the best place we have ever lived, and are here to stay.....:-)
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Credibility:
80/100
HOA/POA Dues:
60/100
Membership Fees:
60/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
60/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:80/100

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Proximity

Nearest Hospital:
11miles
80/100
Nearest State Park:
8 miles
100/100
Nearest Shopping Mall:
23 miles
40/100
Nearest Good Restaurants:
5 miles
60/100
Nearest Airport - Commercial:
29 miles
80/100
Nearest College:
3 miles
100/100
Nearest Landfill:
57 miles
100/100
Nearest Nuclear Facility:
24 miles
20/100
Nearest Odorous Facility:
4 miles
20/100

Amenities

Clubhouse:
80/100
Dining:
100/100
Dog Park:
60/100
Fitness Center:
80/100
Golf Course:
80/100
Lake:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Swimming Pool:
80/100
Tennis:
80/100

Curb Appeal

Gated Entrance:
Yes
60/100
Streets Paved:
Yes
60/100
Street Lighting:
Underground
60/100
Landscaping:
Extensive
100/100
Architecture Style:
French Country
Water:
City
Sewer:
City
Natural Gas:
No

Developer Credibility

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.

100/100

Sold Pricing

Mean Price (lot):
$52,804
Median Price (lot):
$9,900
Mode Price (lot):
$9,900
Mean Price (home):
$570,833
Median Price (home):
$372,500
Mode Price (home):
$0
Number of homes built:
450
According to the MLS, there were 50 closed sales in 2012; 9 single family homes and 41 lots. In 2011, there were 26 closed sales; 9 single family homes and 17 lots. According to public records in 2010, there were 28 closed sales; 5 single family homes and 13 lots.
Pricing updated annually for prior 12-24 month period. Mean price is defined as average sold price, Median price as middle sold price and Mode price is defined as most often sold price.

Taxes

County:
Monroe
Real Estate:
0.0058%
Sales Tax:
9.75%
Southeast Average
Real Estate: 0.3641%
Sales Tax: 7.41%
The real estate tax millage rate has been converted for you to an annual percentage.

HOA/POA Annual Dues

Annual Dues:
$686

Annual Club Membership Dues

Golf:
$0
Sport:
$0
Social:
$0
Southeast Average
Golf: $7,651
Sport: $2,331
Social: $6,480

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Golf:
$0
Sport:
$0
Social:
$0
Southeast Average
Golf: $39,403
Sport: $11,131
Social: $18,072

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Packages include the master site plan, current price list and discovery packages offered.

Community Scorecard

Our Score:
Silver
76/100
Your Score:
Gold
93 / 100

Proximity

Nearest Hospital:
11miles
80/100
Nearest State Park:
8 miles
100/100
Nearest Shopping Mall:
23 miles
40/100
Nearest Good Restaurants:
5 miles
60/100
Nearest Airport - Commercial:
29 miles
80/100
Nearest College:
3 miles
100/100
Nearest Landfill:
57 miles
100/100
Nearest Nuclear Facility:
24 miles
20/100
Nearest Odorous Facility:
4 miles
20/100

Amenities

Clubhouse:
80/100
Dining:
100/100
Dog Park:
60/100
Fitness Center:
80/100
Golf Course:
80/100
Lake:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Swimming Pool:
80/100
Tennis:
80/100

Curb Appeal

Gated Entrance:
Yes
60/100
Streets Paved:
Yes
60/100
Street Lighting:
Underground
60/100
Landscaping:
Extensive
100/100
Architecture Style:
French Country
Water:
City
Sewer:
City
Natural Gas:
No

Developer Credibility

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.

100/100

Taxes

County:
Monroe
Real Estate:
0.0058%
Sales Tax:
9.75%
Southeast Average
Real Estate: 0.3641%
Sales Tax: 7.41%
The real estate tax millage rate has been converted for you to an annual percentage.

HOA/POA Annual Dues

Annual Dues:
$686

Annual Club Membership Dues

Golf:
$0
Sport:
$0
Social:
$0
Southeast Average
Golf: $7,651
Sport: $2,331
Social: $6,480

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Golf:
$0
Sport:
$0
Social:
$0
Southeast Average
Golf: $39,403
Sport: $11,131
Social: $18,072