Knoxville Fishing Show

This past week-end the outdoor sportsmen and women visited the 2016 Fishing Show.  Thousand of visitors, hundreds of vendors, boat dealers, sporting good and tackle were on display.

Knoxville is in the center of seven TVA lakes with more than 3,700 miles of shoreline…. homes, docks, campgrounds, marinas and other recreational facilities dot the shoreline of these lakes.


Grande Vista Bay

Located between Interstate 40 and Interstate 75 is Grande Vista Bay on Watts Bar Lake. This 1,200 acre development is gated for privacy and offers more than seven miles of shoreline. Lake access and direct lake front home sites are available.

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Lake recreation is available from several boat launching ramps and three neighborhood marinas. Watts Bar Lake is impressive with more than 39,000 acres and 771 miles of recreational shoreline. Boaters can travel from Grande Vista Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. There are also numerous commercial marinas and a large public park within a few minutes’ drive.

East Tennessee’s moderate climate allows homeowners and visitors to enjoy outdoor recreation during all four seasons of the year.

Grande Vista Bay’s well designed development offers underground electric service, hybrid sewer system, utility water, natural gas, and digital communication. The nature of the land has been preserved and maintains a natural setting for bald eagles, osprey and deer. Thief Neck Island, a wildlife preserve, lies across the channel from Grande Vista Bay.

Residents of Grande Vista Bay relax and enjoy the wooded home sites and rolling fields with views, wide lake vistas and pristine shoreline.

Custom homes are spread though out the development on estate sized lots. Reasonable covenants and low HOA fees further enhance the neighborhood. If building is not in the immediate plans, there is no minimum timetable for building. Many of the lot owners have purchased property with plans on building their dream home in the future.

In the meantime, any property owner has access to the million dollar club house. The facility features a commercial service kitchen, large covered stone patio with grilling area, a swimming pool, several decks, and a central vaulted lounge with fireplace for almost any size group. A central mail system, office, and meeting areas are also available at the club house. The development infrastructure construction is finished.

Of particular interest to relocating families is that there is no state income tax on wages in Tennessee. The area is known for very reasonable property taxes.

Best Buys on Cherokee Lake

Grainger’s Landing on Cherokee Lake

Executive Lake front and lake access lots in this private gated lake front neighborhood, wide streets with rolled curbs, underground utilities including internet, architecturally controlled for your protection, wooded and meadow lots, deep water boat launch ramp,  and private marina that is equaled by none.

There are 60 spacious privately deeded prime sites ranging from almost an acre to more than four acres offering optimum lake views or intimate wooded privacy.

Situated only a few miles from Jefferson City and Morristown in East Tennessee, this neighborhood is one of the finest on Cherokee Lake.

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The Dragons are Coming

Oak Ridge Marina on Melton Lake Drive Beginning Friday at 6 PM

The fund raiser will feature 32 teams competing for the title while helping Rotary Clubs fund programs for children and education. Organizations benefiting include The Children’s Museum, Boys and Girls Club, Second Harvest Food Bank and Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge.

Parking will be provided at Roane State Community College – 701 Briarcliff Avenue. If you haven’t been before – A Great Day with Lots of Fun!

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