Fairfield Glade

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Perhaps one of the most affordable resort retirement communities in the south, Fairfield Glade folds nicely into fixed income budgets delivering comprehensive amenities without compromising quality of life. The 12,500 acre master planned community began development in the 1970's and approximately 4,700 homes are built of the 7,000 planned.

FAIRFIELD GLADE AMENITIES

  • Four 18 Hole Championship Mountain Golf Courses
    • Stonehenge designed by Joe Lee
    • Brae Course (9 holes) and Crag Course (9 holes) at Heatherhurst
    • Druid Hills 
    • Dorchester
  • Three Golf Clubhouses with dining
  • Wellness Complex with large Fitness Center and Indoor Swimming Pool
  • 30,000 Square Foot Cumberland Medical Center Medical Arts Building
  • Good Samaratan Society Campus with Assisted Living and Senior Apartments
  • Three Swimming Pools in addition to the Wellness Complex
  • Twelve Tennis Courts
  • Recreational Center
  • 11 Private Lakes
  • Two Marinas
  • Walking Trails

Officially 'The Golf Capital of Tennessee', Baby Boomers relocating to Tennessee are drawn to the area for three main reasons: mild weather, central location and for a lower cost of living. Middle Tennessee has four distinct seasons. The winters are mild and summers reasonably cool thanks to the higher elevation of the Cumberland Plateau.

What makes Fairfield Glade popular with retirees? The amenity list is quite lengthy: 4 championship golf courses, a comprehensive 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. Stonehenge Golf Club is ranked a Top 100 Golf Course by Golf Magazine. Fairfield Glade has several mountain golf courses. 

The Village Green Mall within the community offers restaurants, a salon and daily conveniences. The newest neighborhoods at Fairfield Glade North have modern street lighting, decorative mailboxes and the power is buried underground. The earlier built neighborhoods have older homes yet have the advantage of being situated closer to the community's amenities.

Residents here at one of the top Tennessee golf communities 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 approximately $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. Folks only pay for the amenities they use which makes it attractive to those comparing resort retirement communities.

Convenient medical care is within the neighborhood at the CMC Wellness Center operated by Cumberland Medical Center. The new 30,000 square medical center opened in early 2014. Mammography, physical therapy, aquatic therapy are just a few of the medical services on property. 'Very friendly people' is the most common accolade we hear from property owner reviews about Fairfield Glade. Almost 100 social clubs are active keeping the small town friendly lifestyle alive and well at one of the most well known Tennessee golf communities.

In addition to constructed amenities, natural amenities surround the neigborhoods. 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 called 'The Golf Capital of Tennessee' because half of the golf courses in Tennessee are located in a small circumference. Golfers searching for mountain golf courses will find Fairfield Glade a great option when relocating to Tennessee.

Real estate taxes are low compared to the rest of the Southeast. If you're searching for affordable resort retirement communities, you'll find plenty of options here. Buyers can purchase a new home, find a resale, select a maintenance free townhome or buy a lot to build on later at Fairfield Glade. Panoramic views of the mountains, golf course homes, lakefront homes or private wooded homes are available. Golf course lots for sale at 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. Re-sale townhomes start in the low $150k's or new townhomes are priced in the mid $230k's; re-sale single family homes for sale begin in the $150k's.

Our real estate score for Fairfield Glade in Crossville Tennessee is 73.

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Fairfield GladeYour score:91 / 100Reviews:546

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: Doug
Conveniently located to metropolitan areas and surrounded by numerous natural parks, lakes and other outdoor facilities and sites.
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: Anonymous
Community is well maintained and people are friendly
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: Anonymous
Great golf courses, tennis, swimming, hiking and very socialable residents.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
60/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:86/100
Property Owner: 385589
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
80/100
Developer Creditability:
80/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
80/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:80/100
Property Owner: mary
Friendly and smart people who work hard to make this a great place.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
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:97/100
Property Owner: 385583
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
60/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:90/100
Property Owner: Fran
Fairfield Glade has much to offer to both its residents and visitors. Not only outdoor activities but many social gatherings inside. It is centrally located between Nashville and Knoxville which provides much entertainment. It is a beautiful area with many outdoors sights to behold.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
80/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:86/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
We have a wonderful mix of people from all over the country and many places around the world. Our community offers incredible mountain views, scenic golf courses, beautiful mountain lakes, miles of hiking trails, pickleball and tennis, and just about any social/hobby club you can imagine. And all of this combines to offer our community a fabulous quality of life along with a low cost of living with a tempered climate on the Cumberland Plateau, our "island in the sky".
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: Susan
We have people who have moved here from all different states. Those who move where they don't know anyone tend to be more outgoing people and are happy with life and where they live.
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: Anonymous
Natural Beauty, changes of the four seasons but no extremes, endless things to do, everyone who lives here is here to have fun, low cost of living.
Average:nan/100

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Our Score:
Silver
73/100
Your Score:
Gold
91 / 100

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: Devon and John
We moved here 2 years ago and have made dozens of new friends and joined so many activities. Never a dull moment. And it is truly beautiful which makes us very happy too.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
80/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
60/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
80/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:86/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
The people are very friendly and come for all over the US and other countries. There is tons to do and you have all 4 seasons. We like the fact no where does it call us a retirement community and it is not crowded like The Villages.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
80/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
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: Theron
Great weather! Friendly people! 11 lakes for fishing,boating and kayaking ! 5 fabulous golf courses! Miles of wooded walking paths & miles of wooded hiking trails! over 70 clubs and organisations to get involved with! Free outdoor music concerts every Monday evening May thru Labor day! Indoor and Outdoor pickle ball and tennis courts! 2 outdoor pools and a large indoor pool. Low low property taxes!!!
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: Anonymous
This is golfer's and pickle ball players heaven. Five championship golf courses within 10 minutes provide diversity of play. Huge collection of golf leagues mean you can pick your days of play and never have to worry about getting a tee time.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
80/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
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:91/100
Property Owner: Jeanette
There is a wonderful sense of community in FFG. The activities and clubs are endless and all the amenities are maintained very well. The HOA is affordable and the environment is beautiful.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
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:97/100
Property Owner: Tina
Everyone here is from someplace else with no family ties, so we make close friendships with new and interesting people!
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: Doug
Conveniently located to metropolitan areas and surrounded by numerous natural parks, lakes and other outdoor facilities and sites.
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: Vincent
There are many things to do. A lot of social activities. People are friendly and willing to help if there is a problem. The scenery is mountains, lakes and golf courses. Police and fire department is close.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
80/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:91/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
Fairfield Glade caters to 55+ yr olds. That gives us plenty to do for our age group and for our physical abilities. The people here are extremely pleasant and caring. You can do as much as you like or nothing at all. For me, I found the more activities I am involved in,the happier I have become and I feel physically healthier. Fairfield Glade experience all 4 seasons but winter and summer are very mild which allows us to stay active almost year round.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
80/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
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: William
It is a beautifully maintained developement in a very nice town that gives you the best of rural and suburban life. The lakes are beautiful, the wood trails fantastic, and utilities well run. We have been very happy here for ten years now, and have no plans to leave Fairfield Glade.
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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Proximity

Nearest Hospital:
10miles
100/100
Nearest State Park:
13 miles
80/100
Nearest Shopping Mall:
9 miles
100/100
Nearest Good Restaurants:
12 miles
40/100
Nearest Airport - Commercial:
72 miles
20/100
Nearest College:
10 miles
100/100
Nearest Landfill:
21 miles
80/100
Nearest Nuclear Facility:
53 miles
60/100

Amenities

Clubhouse:
60/100
Community Parks:
60/100
Dining:
60/100
Equestrian:
60/100
Fitness Center:
100/100
Golf Course:
80/100
Lake:
80/100
Marina:
60/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Swimming Pool:
100/100
Tennis:
100/100
Walking Trails:
60/100

Curb Appeal

Gated Entrance:
No
60/100
Streets Paved:
Yes
60/100
Street Lighting:
Power lines
60/100
Landscaping:
Enhanced
60/100
Architecture Style:
Traditional American
Water:
City
Sewer:
City
Natural Gas:
Yes

Developer Credibility

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.

80/100

Sold Pricing

Mean Price (lot):
$6,225
Median Price (lot):
$3,490
Mode Price (lot):
$1,542
Mean Price (home):
$191,556
Median Price (home):
$164,900
Mode Price (home):
$175,000
According to public records, there were 175 closed sales through the first 10 months of 2011. 129 lots and 46 single family homes. One investment group purchased 68 of the 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:
Cumberland
Real Estate:
0.0049%
Sales Tax:
9.75%
Southeast Average
Real Estate: 0.3579%
Sales Tax: 7.4%
The real estate tax millage rate has been converted for you to an annual percentage.

HOA/POA Annual Dues

Annual Dues:
$1,080

Annual Club Membership Dues

Southeast Average
Golf: $7,612
Sport: $2,280
Social: $4,835

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Southeast Average
Golf: $37,891
Sport: $10,087
Social: $17,469

Community Scorecard

Our Score:
Silver
73/100
Your Score:
Gold
91 / 100

Proximity

Nearest Hospital:
10miles
100/100
Nearest State Park:
13 miles
80/100
Nearest Shopping Mall:
9 miles
100/100
Nearest Good Restaurants:
12 miles
40/100
Nearest Airport - Commercial:
72 miles
20/100
Nearest College:
10 miles
100/100
Nearest Landfill:
21 miles
80/100
Nearest Nuclear Facility:
53 miles
60/100

Amenities

Clubhouse:
60/100
Community Parks:
60/100
Dining:
60/100
Equestrian:
60/100
Fitness Center:
100/100
Golf Course:
80/100
Lake:
80/100
Marina:
60/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Swimming Pool:
100/100
Tennis:
100/100
Walking Trails:
60/100

Curb Appeal

Gated Entrance:
No
60/100
Streets Paved:
Yes
60/100
Street Lighting:
Power lines
60/100
Landscaping:
Enhanced
60/100
Architecture Style:
Traditional American
Water:
City
Sewer:
City
Natural Gas:
Yes

Developer Credibility

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.

80/100

Taxes

County:
Cumberland
Real Estate:
0.0049%
Sales Tax:
9.75%
Southeast Average
Real Estate: 0.3579%
Sales Tax: 7.4%
The real estate tax millage rate has been converted for you to an annual percentage.

HOA/POA Annual Dues

Annual Dues:
$1,080

Annual Club Membership Dues

Southeast Average
Golf: $7,612
Sport: $2,280
Social: $4,835

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Southeast Average
Golf: $37,891
Sport: $10,087
Social: $17,469