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:0 / 100Reviews:1

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: Anonymous
The people in Rarity Bay are the best!! Our residents represent all areas of the United States. Everyone feels included in our many social activities. We have numerous clubs and sport opportunities. We have residents who come from all regions of the country. Our women's club is the best! From personal experience I know that when a resident needs help or support there is an unbelievable response from the community. After living here for several years I know I could never find another community as caring as Rarity Bay! We are now managed by our own member elected board instead of by the developer.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
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: nick & patti
We have the greatest views of mountains and water. Golf, boating, horse barn and riding, gated community and design regulations. Close to Knoxville (30 min) with country living.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
80/100
Developer Creditability:
80/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:89/100
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 Creditability:
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: Mary
Beauty, friendly, active, social
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
20/100
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:86/100
Property Owner: Maurice
Great retirement community!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
80/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:91/100
Property Owner: Larry
I drive through the gates and just start smiling!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
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: Dennis
Excellent sense of community with lots of opportunities for social and recreational activities
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
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
EVERYONE is so very friendly and helpful when you need them. There are no unhappy faces.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
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: Jack
We care for our Neighbors and help when it is wanted and needed. Many social activities to peak everybody's interests.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
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:
100/100
Average:97/100
Property Owner: Don
Spectacular lake, residents are very friendly and social, community has an outstanding social structure, a very fine golf course.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
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

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Our Score:
Silver
76/100
Your Score:
Unknown
0 / 100

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: Steve
Abbundance of social activities to keep you busy. Great golf course.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
60/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
60/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:89/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
This is the most closely knit community we have ever lived in. Our neighbors are always going out of their way to help with all sorts of items like driving to the airport, dog-sitting, or minor projects. You'd be hard pressed to find a happier place to live anywhere in the US.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:94/100
Property Owner: Paul
We are a unique collection of mostly "over 55 folks", though not age-restricted by deed. Most have had successful careers at high levels of accomplishment. So there is a homogeneity that is unusual in a community of our size (400 plus homes now, 1100 pus at build-out). This is reflected in broad participation in governance, committees, clubs, outside volunteerism, and social interaction. The sense of family that exists here is unmatched in any other community in which we have lived. We care for each other, and we support each other in the most meaningful way. When you add to this sense of community the beauty of a lakeside venue in close view of the Smoky Mountains, The boating and water sports, golf, tennis, and country club membership, we believe this is the happiest community by far.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
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: Richard
Friendly community that goes out of its way for you. Love margaritas at sunset on our balcony overlooking the 18th Tee. Dinner at the Club done up like a town in France. Trailered an antique boat down one summer and our next-door neighbor gave us use of his slip for as long as we needed it. Kayaking with my wife and kids around the community always elicits waves from people relaxing on their decks and pools.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
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: Joseph
We've been living here in Rarity Bay since 2000 and have been extremely happy since the day we moved into our new house. Our neighbors here at the Bay surround us with talented, friendly and helpful people who have moved from all parts of the USA. We always say that if you can't keep busy here, than you aren't trying. Plenty to do and see in this beautiful part of Tennessee. If you like horses, enjoy sailing or playing golf on one of the most beautiful courses in Tennessee, than this is the standout property in the area. My wife and I often say that if we went back 13 years ago and looked ahead to today, we would be so pleasantly happy and satisfied with our decision to move here at Rarity Bay.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
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 have wonderful neighbors, beautiful water and mountain views, lots to do. Heaven on Earth.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
20/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
60/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:83/100
Property Owner: Linda
The people in RB are always ready to pitch in and help one another when needed. Can always count on them. Always a wide variety of activities, even short trips or weekends to area attractions. Very fun community!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
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:
100/100
Average:97/100
Property Owner: Betty
This is probably the most caring community I have ever seen. Not only do we care about each other, but we care about those living in the communities surrounding us. The level of volunteerism is amazing. We have an awesome well trained and super responsive group of First Responders. I know they have been responsible more than once for saving a life in our community. We also have an amazing amount of creative talent, from music, to art, to crafts, to general and inclusive socializing. No new comer to our community is allowed not to feel welcomed and invited to become an integral part of the community in whatever way they should like, given the multitude of opportunities for interaction with others living here. And finally, how can you not be happy when you wake up every morning to the beautiful mountain and lake views that abound. As a fairly serious photographer, I know that there are few places I could live that offer me the day to day opportunity to catch beauty with my camera.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
60/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
60/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:89/100
Property Owner: Bob
Great people here. Lots of choices for social activities. Golf, equestrian, and boating are all right here.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
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
Property Owner: Al
Community has all the amenities one would expect. This is apparent from the comments within the population.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
80/100
HOA/POA Dues:
60/100
Membership Fees:
60/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:83/100

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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
Proximity Average90/100

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: 0.3737%
Sales Tax: 7.43%
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: $7,696
Sport: $2,376
Social: $6,453

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Golf:
$0
Sport:
$0
Social:
$0
Southeast Average
Golf: $39,764
Sport: $11,654
Social: $18,411

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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:
Unknown
0 / 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
Proximity Average90/100

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: 0.3737%
Sales Tax: 7.43%
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: $7,696
Sport: $2,376
Social: $6,453

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Golf:
$0
Sport:
$0
Social:
$0
Southeast Average
Golf: $39,764
Sport: $11,654
Social: $18,411