The good life stems from the abundant recreational and leisure opportunities afforded by the geographic setting. We are in the midst of one of the most scenic areas of the Eastern United States. With the seven TVA lakes plus the Great Smoky Mountains surrounding Knoxville and nearby communities, one can easily spend a day on the lake, or in the mountains, and be home relaxing in the evening. The University of Tennessee main campus and Medical Center are benefits to all families in the area.

East Tennessee enjoys four distinct seasons – bright colorful spring with the bird chirping, bright relaxing summer of outdoor adventures, the colors of fall in the mountains, and the mainly mild winter season closing out the year. Always change in the air for the family and friends. We hope you will visit then undoubtedly will want to stay.

Knoxville Adventures and Lifestyle

Knoxville has always been an outdoor wonderland with the lakes of the Tennessee Valley and numerous state forests, parks, wildlife management areas and of course, the #1 visited National Park - the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. But, in the spring and summer all eyes and boats turn toward the sparkling blue of the Great Lakes of the South.

As the Holston and French Broad Rivers flow toward Knoxville, they form the Tennessee River. You can fish, swim, boat or sail or explore world-class whitewater venues. There are other options for water viewing activities include camping, hiking, biking, picnicking, wildflower scouting, birdwatching and history or educational opportunities.

East Tennessee’s precious cool lakes are certainly most inviting in the heat of the summer. So, boating and swimming are at the top of everyone’s agenda. Take your pick - Norris Lake, Melton Hill Lake, Douglas Lake, Cherokee Lake, Fort Loudoun Lake, Tellico Lake or Watts Bar Lake.

More than 3,700 miles of shoreline for your retirement or second home. You will love the mild four seasons, the lakes, the mountains, the sports, the university and the discoveries from Oak Ridge associated science.


March 19, 2019
KNOXVILLE is the capital of the fishing world – March 2019. More than 153,000 men, women and children showed up at the Bassmaster Classic Expo at the Knoxville Convention Center on the World’s Fair Park [...]

2019 Bassmaster Classic

March 4, 2019
Bassmaster Classic is coming to Knoxville The dates of the Bassmaster Classic are March 15-17. [More Information] The economic impact is typically about $ 25 million with about 100,00 attendance each year. In 2018, the [...]

Knoxville Fishing Show

January 26, 2016
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 [...]

Grande Vista Bay

September 3, 2015
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 [...]

Best Buys on Cherokee Lake

June 9, 2015
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 [...]

The Dragons are Coming

May 28, 2015
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 [...]


March 31, 2015
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 [...]


March 11, 2015
The “Freedom” heads south on Fort Loudoun Lake in Knoxville. The 140 foot Yacht was in Knoxville for the week-end of the University of Tennessee / Alabama football game in 2012. Seen here on the [...]