Retire in Tellico Lake, TN

Livability Score
48
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Angela's Cuban Restaurant

I'm in town on business and I stopped in for dinner. The food is absolutely delicious. The favors are spot on. I highly recommend it. I had croquettes, ropa...

2. The Mansion

Located in a charming town called Sweetwater. Had lunch here after receiving a recommendation from a local resident. The restaurant is above a floral/gift...

3. Don Armando Mexican Restaurant

Food was hot and delicious. Very good and friendly service. Thumbs up also fir the price.

4. Dinner Bell

Good place for a real quick bite! They serve country food and resemble a Cracker barrel in thier layout. But they have a good buffet. The food was great...

5. Uncle Gus's Mountain Pit BBQ

Holy crap. I had no idea this place even existed until a few weeks ago, and I definitely was missing out. I want to preface by saying that I haven't tried...

Golf
1. Fairways & Greens Golf Center

This place has a lot to offer whether you are a novice or an experienced golfer. They are membership only, but they will gladly show you around to see all...

2. Chattanooga Golf & Country Club

I have played Belle Meade C.C. (in Nashville) to Memphis C.C. and lots of country clubs in Tennessee. Chattanooga Golf & Country Club is the best club in...

3. The Wee Course At Williams Creek

Played here for the first time and "Why did I wait so long?" was the question driving home. This is far from your typical cow pasture Par 3. It is a well...

4. Laurel Valley Golf Course

Gorgeous. The views are to die for and as a mediocre golfer it was fun but challenging. Worth every second of the drive coming from our stay in Gatlinburg....

5. Lambert Acres Golf Course

Every year, I'm blown away by the positive changes Lambert Acres makes. Earlier this year, I wasn't too impressed with the fairways and native grasses......

Active
1. Lost Sea

5 stars even if I couldn't make the whole hike because of my physical limitations. Scooter proved to not be up to the whole task. Austin was our guide and...

2. Knight Rifles

Best Muzzleloaders On The Planet...And There Made In Athens, Tennessee. Amazing.

3. Rock Springs Golf Course

First of all, the lady at the front desk was nice by informing me about the topography (there were a lot of hills), and told me that it was a hard walk. If...

4. YMCA

This is a very nice and well kept YMCA. Most of the staff is very friendly. And they are always very helpful. It has a very good pool with many flexible...

5. Kefauver Park

This is a good little park it has four geocaches around it. It has alot of ducks and geese. It has a paved walking trail around it. It has alot of bird poop...

Arts
1. Tsali Notch Vineyard

If you haven't visited Tsali Notch Vineyard then you've been missing out. Beautiful view, wine tastings, special events held there, and weddings.

2. I-75 Raceway

Formerly Murphy Speedway, this is now a 3/8 oval track instead of a 5/8 oval. Yes, it's been redone. It's a lot nicer since the first time I came which was...

3. Athens Movie Palace

Beautiful family owned/operated movie theater. Great service and it beats driving to a larger city theater.

4. McMinn County Living Heritage Museum

Definitely worth a visit! McMinn County has a lot of history that you probably didn't know about. For example, you bet that as a woman I exercise my right...

5. Strikers'premium Winery

This winery has a pretty outside setting with a bridge and a creek. If you are in the area you should stop in because it is good to go to local wineries...

Shopping
1. Bobby Todd Antiques

A great spot if you are looking for gifts. I think this is more of a home decor place than a really antiquey spot. Mainly because there is a significant...

2. East Tennessee Feed and Seed

This is a nice place for a farm store. Local at its best, thats for sure. They have everything country you can think of. Their clothing is good. Priced...

3. Sweetwater Scrubs

This place has a nice selection of brand name scrubs. I bought 2 Dickies scrub tops for $16 each and 1 Koi top for $20. They also have a sales rack and some...

4. Madison Square Antique Mall

I'm not usually a fan of any downtown antique stores - as they're usually overpriced or expensive and there's usually the same old stuff in 'em. When my SO...

5. Sweetwater Flea Market

Ahh, I've always loved the flea market. I can almost smell the nachos now. This place has everything imaginable! Prices are usually pretty fair, I like to...

Health
1. Devine Scotty A DDS

I have be a patient of Dr. Devine for over twenty five years. I have always been very happy with the treatment I have received. I have had multiple dental...

2. Baggett, Dean OD

This was the best time I've had at a doctor. Everyone was so nice, through, and genuinely cared. I felt like I received a complete exam and honest help...

3. Widloski Mark M DDS

I've had a total of two surgeries now - first, all four wisdom teeth came out, then I had a top, back molar removed almost a year later. I've had no pain...

4. Lillard Chiropractic

My favorite Chiropractic in town! The place is fantastic and the rates are very affordable. He takes walk ins so that makes it very convenient. It usually...

5. Keylon Eyecare PC

Yah got bad eyes, they can fix'em. They have a lot of up to date techy equipment and I get the feeling they are always trying to stay up to snuff on the...