Retire in Vonore, TN

Livability Score
47
** 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. The Cabin Restaurant

While the cabin itself isn't as old and charming as we had hoped, the food and the friendly staff didn't disappoint. Everything was cooked to perfection,...

2. Dragon Pitt Inn & BBQ

We happened upon this place on the way to the Dragon coming from Tellico Plans. It was early morning so after riding up and down a few times, we headed back...

3. Cielito Lindo

I travel for work and cover 5 states in the southeast. It's always hard to find good food in rural areas, but this place is a gem! VERY clean, friendly...

4. Lorenzo's Mexican Grille

Great place great food always hot (temperature ). Flavorful and delicious. Clean and friendly place. Definitely a standby.

5. River Rock Bar & Grill

This is really good food on the water. I give it a 3 for food and a 5 for the view and location. In my mind the utility of a floating restaurant is that...

Golf
1. Bent Creek Golf Village

Fantastic stay at a fantastic place. This place is an absolute steal if you book through price line or orbitz. We were able to get a one bedroom condo with...

2. 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...

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. Concord Park Par 3

For a Par 3, I give this course a 5. It was clean, friendly, and very affordable. The majority of the greens are surrounded by hills and valleys, making the...

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. Citico Wildlife Wilderness

EXCEPTIONAL ADVENTURE TO CHERISH FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS ALIKE This is an animal park with a real kick! 200 animals, mostly roaming free on 100 acres of...

3. Tellico Harbor

I was down here in Tellico Harbor recently for a boat party! This little marina area of house boats is so peaceful, quiet, and friendly... and surrounded by...

4. Tellico Village Dog Park

This place is awesome. They have toys for your furbaby. Chairs to sit in while your pet has a blast. Very well maintained. Really nice park.

5. Chilhowee Sportsman's Club

This is an excellent sporting clay course located at the base of the dragons tail on 129! Could not be happier with course itself and the staff is...

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. Sequoyah Birth Place Museum & Gift Shop

The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum has a wealth of information about the Cherokee, original inhabitants of this part of Tennessee. The collection focuses on the...

3. Greenback Heritage Museum

Operated by the town of Greenback, this gem of a museum is a showcase of the area's past. I love that places like this exist. I wonder how often historical...

4. The Lyric Theater

This place is adorable. In the heart of downtown Loudon exists a small and intimate theater (about 50 or so seats) where you can really enjoy a show. The...

5. The Harbor House Grill

The harbor house is located in the Tellico marina right on the waterfront. The food here is fantastic and very reasonably priced. It has a fair variety on...

Shopping
1. Dual Sport Touring

Megan and François are great people to help with all your motorcycling needs. They have a store well stocked with parts, accessories and clothing. While...

2. Annabells Emporium and Cafe

The food is very good here, and the people are very friendly. I had the Cranky Yankee and recommend it (they offer some vegetarian options as well). It also...

3. Mountain Creek Quilt Shop

Oh what a jewel A must stop.

4. 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...

5. Farnsworth Firearms

I didn't even know this place was here! The sto re is disorganized but the staff is friendly and helpful. Nice selection of semi auto rifles and the prices...

Health
1. Sport & Wellness Chiropractic

I have been to many Chiropractors in my life and around the world and nothing has compared to Dr. John. He takes the time to understand your injuries and...

2. Premier Eyecare

The staff at Premier Eye Care are very friendly and helpful. They seem to really take an interest in you as an individual. Dr. Fry took his time during the...

3. Lenoir City Chiropractic

What a wonderful doctor. Doctor Dyhr makes you feel comfortable and wants to get you out of pain. He is Definetly not a quack. He really seems to get to...

4. Blount Memorial Hospital

4 stars for a hospital is a pretty big deal! The only reason I didn't give it 5 was because of the lab where I had my blood drawn the morning of my...

5. American Family Care

On a recent trip to Blount county with my 10 month old he became ill. I took him to AFC thinking I was in for a long day. This place was fantastic. The...

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