150 Rarity Bay Parkway, Vonore, Tennessee 37885
A Wide Range of Prices, a Bounty of Amenities and a Lakeside Setting are What Bring Retirees to Beautiful, Gated Rarity Bay in Eastern Tennessee
Rarity Bay is a lush, gated, resort-style, all ages community that markets to empty nesters, pre-retirees and retirees. Nestled at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains in eastern Tennessee, it is about 35 miles southwest of Knoxville and boasts striking mountain vistas and lake views at nearly every turn. Construction began in the mid-1990s and continues today. At build out, Rarity Bay should have 1,300 condominiums, single family homes and estate homes.
Residences sit atop gently rolling hills, along the water's edge and next to the 18 hole championship golf course that winds through the center of the community. The architecture is reminicent of that found in the French countryside, giving the development an understated elegance. Condominium prices start in the low-$100,000s, and single family home prices start in the high-$200,000s. Prices top out in the millions. Please check with a Realtor or the development to verify these prices as they may change.
As lovely as the homes are, the amenities are what really set Rarity Bay apart. The DeVictor Langham-designed, 72 par golf course is a popular place, but so is the gorgeous clubhouse with its cozy bistro and full service bar. Ten miles of shoreline along Lake Tellico provide plenty of opportunities for boating, fishing and water skiing. Private and community boat docks are available.
The swim and tennis club has lighted courts and an outdoor swimming pool, and the state of the art equestrian center has a lighted show arena, paddocks and boarding facilities. Miles of riding trails meander thoughout Rarity Bay's ponds and woods. The dog park is an active place, as is the community garden. Wine tasting events, art shows, pot lucks, card games and more keep homeowners active.
Rarity Bay is overseen by a small resident board. This helps ensures that management has a vested interest in the future of the community.
Vonore straddles the Tennessee River and the Tellico River. Small and rural, it does not have a hospital of its own. The closest one is in Lenoir City, about 15 miles away. It is not, however, accredited. The nearest accredited hospital is in Knoxville.
Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures are in the 40s, 50s and 60s. On average, the area receives 50 inches of rain per year.
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