Rarity Bay

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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 & 2 Tennis Courts
  • 4 Pickleball 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.

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4.65 out of 5 stars - 286 votes

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: Anonymous
The people who live in Rarity Bay are the friendliest and most helpful group of people I have ever met! We have lived in several states in the past and have never been welcomed and included in the community like we have been here. Neighbors are always ready to give support or lend a hand if needed. We have numerous clubs and activities within our community which are open to all members. There is truly something for everyone!
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: Cheryl
The people are the friendliest because we are from all over the country and are like family. The grounds, the view, the landscaping and venue are extraordinaire.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
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
Economics are great, amenities and activities are outstanding and the people are even better. The best place I have lived in.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
60/100
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: 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: Anonymous
There is a special closeness between residents that we have never felt in any other place we lived.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
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: Jana
We are new property owners at Rarity Bay and love the central location on the east coast. The golf course is challenging or forgiving depending upon the tees. The lake is amazing! The views are incredible from the course or the lake. It is minutes away from Knoxville and the Smokey Mtns for endless adventure.
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:
80/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:97/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
The beauty of East Tennessee, the active, friendly, and involved people that live in Rarity Bay and in the surrounding community.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
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: 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 Creditability:
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: Dave
The people here make all the difference! It is a very active, inclusive community with many groups to keep you involved. Boredom is not a word you hear very often. Our happiness took a big jump a couple of weeks ago as we began the final steps toward bringing in a new developer and new management for our key amenities. And we're all very pleased that new home construction has risen to an all-time high!
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: Barb
Everyone you speak with who lives there loves it. They seem to be like family and there are many things to do within the community. It seems to be the jewel of eastern Tennessee
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

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

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: Anonymous
It's the people! an the natural beauty of the lake and mountains!
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 one of the most beautiful spots we've ever seen! The residents make the difference, though. A nicer group of people can't be found anywhere!
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 community provides a wide range of lifestyle activities: golf, boating, equistrian trails and boarding. It has a great view of the Smokies Mountains and a top-rated 18 hole golf course with a beautiful club house. The French country-style architecture makes it a great neighbor. It has been different types of housing to suite any personal tastes. It is in the heart of eastern Tennessee. Close to many attractions and an easy one day drive to many parts of the country. I just love Rarity Bay and want others to know it is there to enjoy it as much as I do.
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
I have lived in this community from the time they cut their very first roads and formed their womens club and watched it grow into a warm loving, caring community. The neighbors not only look out for and help one another, and socialize with one another, but they reach out to the surrounding communities to help the less fortunate.....it is a place that is extra special.....there are few places like this left on earth that are not only an attractive community, but actually have heart.....
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
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: Sandra
The make up of the community is amazing. Caring, supportive folks
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
40/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
60/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
80/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:83/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
Awesome people!
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:
80/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:97/100
Property Owner: Kim
We have lived all over the Southeast and this is, by far, a community with the nicest people and the best place to live to stay active and maintain good relationships.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
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: Dave
The scenery is spectacular, the lake and golf course are top notch, and the people are just plain NICE. We're quite close to Knoxville, which is about as vibrant a medium sized city as you'll find.
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
The people, the setting, and the wide range of social activities make Rarity Bay the perfect retirement community.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
20/100
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:89/100

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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:
Yes

Developer Credibility

Salem Pointe Capital founded in 2015, is a group of business people from a variety of different professions, all originally from the Knoxville area, who recognized the unique opportunity Rarity Bay presents in the context of the overall region.

We found no negative news on the internet about Salem Pointe Capital. 

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: 0.365%
Sales Tax: 7.39%
The real estate tax millage rate has been converted for you to an annual percentage.

HOA/POA Annual Dues

Annual Dues:
$832

Annual Club Membership Dues

Golf:
$3,600
Social:
$1,884
Southeast Average
Golf: $7,638
Sport: $2,485
Social: $4,835

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Golf:
$25,000
Social:
$5,000
Southeast Average
Golf: $38,041
Sport: $10,087
Social: $17,469

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Community Scorecard

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

Developer Credibility

Salem Pointe Capital founded in 2015, is a group of business people from a variety of different professions, all originally from the Knoxville area, who recognized the unique opportunity Rarity Bay presents in the context of the overall region.

We found no negative news on the internet about Salem Pointe Capital. 

100/100