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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.

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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.

 

HonorAir Knoxville honors Vets Again

HonorAir Flight 19 will leaves for D.C with 125 of East Tennessee’s WWII, Korean and Vietnam veterans the morning of October 7th.

After a day of touring the various veteran sites in Washington,  Flight 19 will return to a hero welcome at the Knoxville Airport.

Below is a short clip of Flight 18 returning to Knoxville earlier this year.

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FALL COLORS

Ready for the fall colors in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.

The biggest question is “when is the best time to visit”.

This year, the Department of Biology at Appalachian State University published a map of their estimates for the North Carolina side of the park.

It would appear that the first week in October is the target for the higher elevations. Most of the park will be at peak in the second and third week in October.  We hope they are right.

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Make a note – #fallcolors in the Smoky Mountains – Early October

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.

Knoxville | Lakemoor Hills Convenience

Upon entering Lakemoor Hills, after a long summer day, you will catch a glint of sunlight filtering thru the trees and you will feel a cool calm change in the air.

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Much like Robin Hood’s Sherwood Forest, this neighborhood is heavily wooded and has an air of confidence and an independent spirit that comes from the educated, hardworking families that live there .The appreciation of history is evident by the care that has been taken to preserve it. Reminders of the Revolutionary War are present all around the peninsula and jewels of some of Knoxville’s greatest architects are delightful surprises. Wells Cemetery is only one of several Revolutionary War era cemeteries. The Anderson Waller Home was designed by the well-known David West Barber, who lived just around the corner as did his cousin, another illustrious architect, Charles Barber. McCarrell Cabin holds the distinction of being the oldest structure on its original site in Knox County and McCarrell Spring once provided water for much of South Knoxville.

The neighborhood has a lot of walkers and most of the roads are only used by the residents so walking is a good way to get outside and enjoy the trees and flowers. There is also a neighborhood park, Maloney Park, on the lake with a boat ramp, playground, and a walking trail. Lake Hills Presbyterian Church is just a short drive and it offers an expanded variety of recreational facilities with a walking trail, basketball courts and tennis courts. Plans for the Knoxville Greenways to be expanded to connect Maloney Rd. Park to I.C. King Park by crossing the UT Farms property would allow even more access to county parks.

Best Buys on Cherokee Lake

Grainger’s Landing on Cherokee Lake

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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

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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!

More information online at http://oakridge.racedragonboats.com

MORE WATER IN OUR LAKES !

UP COMES THE WATER…

It is that time of the year. Tennessee Valley Authority [TVA] has begun to raise the level of our area lakes.

Most, if not all of our 7 lakes, will be near full summer pool by Mid-May.

In checking Norris last week-end, about another ten feet and it will be at full pool. Cherokee and Douglas are the other two reserve lakes. They are projected to be a summer pool by early May.

As of the first of April, Fort Loudoun is about 4 feet below summer pool but scheduled to rise rapidly. All the main stream lakes are projected to be at summer pool by Mid-May.

Come enjoy our lakes…

Or, explore some of our lakefront homes for sale !!

April – Dogwood Arts

April is the season – Dogwoods in Bloom !

Dogwood Trails, Dogwood Arts festivities, Market Square events, and the wonderful rainbow of colors of the many public offerings during this festival.

The Dogwood Trails feature the communities of Farragut, Chapman Highway, Westmoreland, Fountain City, Holston Hills, Sequoyah Hills, and Lakemoor Hills.

Some of the events are:

April 8 – 26 – the trails and gardens are open

April 10-12 – Rhythm N. Blooms

April 11 – Chalk Walk

April 17-19 – the Market Square Festival

April 25-26 – Bikes and Blooms

These events represent more than 50 years of celebrating the Dogwood bloom.