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Lenoir City, Tennessee

WindRiver, TN

Set against a dramatic Great Smoky Mountain backdrop, this private

lakefront community features a marina and award-winning golf.


WindRiver is a private, lakekfront and golf community located in and around Tennessee's finest natural resources. Set on 687 acres along Tellico Lake, WindRiver offers five miles of beautiful shoreline, varied amenities and an active lifestyle that offers something for every member of the family.

Set against a backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains, WindRiver is only 5 to 10 minutes away from area services. Just outside its gated entrance are the hospitals and shopping of Lenoir City, a bustling suburban community of Knoxville, Tennessee.

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WindRiver is located on Tellico Lake, with miles of shoreline.

World-Class Amenities
WindRiver Harbor serves as the waterfront gateway to the growing WindRiver community, which features an Audubon Signature 18-hole golf course, a private marina and harbor, tennis, miles of walking trails and a community activity and fitness center.

At WindRiver Harbor you will enjoy the incredible natural beauty of Tellico Lake. The lake is part of the Little Tennessee River system which is fed by the  clear streams of the Smoky Mountains. Once you experience a sunset at WindRiver Harbor Marina and the Great Smokies beyond, you will know you have found your place.

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Enjoy access to WindRiver's full-service marina.


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Tennessee's First Audobon Signature Course
The WindRiver championship golf course was designed by Jack Nicklaus protégé, Bob Cupp, and is Tennessee's first Audobon Signature Course. It overlooks Tellico Lake and offers five sets of tees and as little, or as much, of a challenge as you desire. WindRiver residents are treated every day to the beautiful natural environment of East Tennessee with its breathtaking panoramic views of the Tennessee foothills and the lake.

WindRiver residents readily acknowledge the community as the premier experience in the Knoxville market. And the combination of the Bob Cupp design, dramatic views and welcoming staff is well matched by the club's "Best in Class" service for all golfers.

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Bob Cupp designed WindRiver's award-winning course.

Private Marina & Harbor
WindRiver Harbor offers a diverse collection of lake amenities that come with its waterfront access to the developing WindRiver community. The marina is just minutes from Loudon Dam and the restaurants and facilities of nearby marina complexes.

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Hop onto Tellico Lake right from the WindRiver marina.

From the WindRiver marina, you can enjoy sightseeing on Tellico Lake, or travel all over the Southeast and eventually to the Gulf of Mexico via the Tennessee–Tombigbee Waterway. For more information about how you can live here, please see the real estate section below.


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Nearest Airports

  • Knoxville's McGhee Tyson Airport, 16 miles
  • WindRiver is located just 10–20 minutes from major interstate routes I–75 (north/south) and I–40 (east–west)

For a Location Map, click here      About the Area, click here

For Real Estate Information, click here

For Discovery Package Information, click here

For a Note From the Developer, click here

Awards & Honors

  • The Bob Cupp-designed golf course is East Tennessee's first Audubon Signature Course

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The course was the first in East Tennessee to earn Audubon designation.

Amenities: WindRiver, TN

  • Private lakefront and golf community
  • Set on 687 acres that includes five miles of shoreline along Tellico Lake
  • Gated, 24-hour security
  • Championship, 18-hole golf course designed by Bob Cupp
    • Five sets of tees, from 4,700 yards to 7,225 yards
    • East Tennessee's first Audubon Signature Course
  •  Private marina and harbor
    • Full-service marina offers an advanced docking system, electricity, sewage services and more
  • Miles of walking and hiking trails, part of the Lakeshore Trail System
  • Community Activity and Fitness Center
  • Overlook Manor and Clubhouse
    • Dining and meeting rooms
    • Outdoor courtyard with a stone fire pit overlooking the 14th green
    • Fully-equipped exercise and massage room featuring cardio and weight machines
    • Free weights, ballet bar and yoga mats

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Homes begin in the $400,000s.


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Real Estate: WindRiver, TN

  • Homesites begin in the low-$100,000s
    • More than 350 homesites
    • More than 200 lakefront homesites
    • Homesites range from .50  acre to 2+ acres
    • No time restriction for building
  • Custom homes and resales begin in the $400,000s
    • Views include golf, lake, marina and wooded
  • Townhomes begin in the high-$300,000

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Buy or build, with no time limit to create your dream home.

For More Information

For more information about WindRiver, call 865-988-1864.

Or visit the WindRiver website at www.windriverliving.com.


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Discovery Package Information

Golf. Boat. Dine. Relax. Discover WindRiver!

You're invited you to experience warm Southern hospitality and the beauty of East Tennessee's pristine lakes and waterways at WindRiver Lakefront and Golf Community. Located just outside Knoxville in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, this gated community features a private marina and harbor, an Audubon Signature Golf Course, miles of walking trails and a community activity and fitness center.

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Visit WindRiver and get a glimpse of the beauty residents admire all year.

While a guest at WindRiver, you'll enjoy two-nights accommodations, a private tour of the community and the surrounding area, a round of golf for two or a scenic boat tour of Tellico Lake and VIP access to all community amenities.

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The WindRiver Discovery Package os available for just $179/couple.

WindRiver Discovery Package

  • 3 days & 2 nights accommodations
  • $179 per couple
  • Round of golf for two or scenic boat tour
  • VIP community access
  • Private tour of the WindRiver community and the surrounding area


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Location Map: WindRiver, TN


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About the Area

WindRiver Community is located just outside Lenoir City, Tennessee, with easy access to the growing city of Knoxville and some of the most beautiful natural resources in the Southeast, including Tellico Lake and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. By choosing WindRiver, you'll enjoy…

  • The best of outdoor living—golf, hiking, boating, and more
  • A moderate climate
  • Low cost of living
  • Outstanding health services and senior care
  • Proximity to Knoxville, recently named one of the "20 Best Vacation Destinations" by Frommers.com
  • Restaurants and shopping
  • A rich arts and culture scene
  • Exciting collegiate sports at the University of Tennessee
  • Convenient airport and interstate access
  • Boat access to the Tennessee River, area lakes, and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway

Health Care Services
You'll have access to a full range of health services while living at WindRiver. Fort Loudoun Medical Center, just next door in Lenoir City, is a state-of‐the-art acute-care hospital under the umbrella of the award–winning Covenant Health System.

You can also choose from health services in nearby Knoxville, where facilities include Parkwest Medical Center, the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Tennova Healthcare, and Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. Blount Memorial Hospital, located in Maryville, is only 15 minutes from WindRiver.

Loudon County is proud to serve a large community of retirees, so there is a strong local emphasis on senior care and wellness.

Restaurants and Shopping
You'll enjoy wonderful food in the Knoxville area, whether your preference is dining at well–known national establishments or unique local eateries. Niche/organic groceries, craft breweries, and abundant farms and producers add to the richness of the local food scene.

One of the nation's most sought-after dining experiences, Blackberry Farm—lauded by Martha Stewart Living and Bon Appetit—is just 40 miles away in the foothill town of Walland.

Turkey Creek, a major regional center for shopping and dining, is minutes away from WindRiver. Knoxville offers an eclectic and cosmopolitan shopping sensibility downtown and along charming Market Square, while Pigeon Forge is home to some of the most extensive outlet mall shopping you'll find anywhere.


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Arts and Culture
Unusual for a city of its size, Knoxville has an outstanding selection of arts offerings, including a symphony orchestra, an opera company, a resident ballet company and a subscription season of dramatic performances at the University of Tennessee's Clarence Brown Theatre.

Knoxville's flagship venue, the beautiful Tennessee Theatre on Gay Street, hosts top–name entertainment all year long, as do the historic Bijou Theatre and UT's Thompson–Boling Arena.

If you're an art lover, you can enjoy Knoxville's First Friday monthly arts celebrations, the renowned springtime Dogwood Arts Festival, the Foothills Craft Guild annual show, and collections from emerging and established artists at the Knoxville Museum of Art.

Collegiate Sports
If you've never experienced a football Saturday at the University of Tennessee, you're in for a treat. Come join a crowd of 100,000+ at venerable Neyland Stadium for an afternoon of fun, or take the chill off a winter's day in NBA–sized Thompson– Boling Arena by watching an exciting UT hoops matchup.

Knoxville is also home to a pro hockey team, the Knoxville Ice Bears, and a minor–league baseball team, the Tennessee Smokies, affiliated with the Chicago Cubs.

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Homes have golf, lake, marina or wooded views.


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A Note from the Developer

I'm Joe Ayres and my family has lived in East Tennessee for generations. In fact, my great grandfather served as the 12th president of the University of Tennessee. Enjoying the outdoors with my wife Carole, and our children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, and nephews is my most cherished pastime.

In addition to being the developer of WindRiver, I am the CEO of Cumberland Securities. My company specializes in financial advisory and investment banking work for local governments. I first learned of what would become WindRiver about five years ago. The property was originally called Rarity Pointe, but the development ran into financial trouble.

Unmistakable Beauty
However, the incredible value and beauty of the land the previous developer once owned was unmistakable. The location, the setting, the views, the golf course, the marina…it was all exceptional.

So, I decided to form WindRiver Investments, LLC, and acquired the property in the summer of 2012. Since then, we have worked diligently and invested substantially to continue the process of development with a clear eye on the future.

The Preferred Choice
Anyone who drives through the community or plays a round of golf or docks their boat in the harbor marvels at the natural beauty of the surroundings. I love to gaze at the afternoon sunlight reflecting off Tellico Lake with the shapes and shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains on the horizon.

I truly believe WindRiver will become one of the preferred choices for an upscale, active lifestyle in East Tennessee. With the deep commitment of WindRiver, there is real momentum gathering in our community. We will continue to improve, upgrade, and invest to turn our vision of "life as it should be" into an enriching and enjoyable reality for all our homeowners.




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