Discover a serene hideaway in the center of everything.
Along the shores of Tellico Lake and in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains, Rarity Bay is a short distance from Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tennessee and less than a day’s drive to more than half of major US cities like – Atlanta, Myrtle Beach, New York, Chicago and more! Situated just southwest of Knoxville on Highway 72, Rarity Bay is 2.5 miles west of US. 411 and 13 miles east of Interstate 75. It is only 35 minutes from McGhee Tyson Airport. Live at Rarity Bay and travel across the country to your heart’s content!
Most Exciting City in Tennessee
Less than 45 minutes from Rarity Bay is Knoxville, Tennessee, recently named “Tennessee’s Most Exciting City,” “Top 10 Places to Retire, “10 Best Cities to Relocate to in the U.S.” and “100 Best Places to Live.” Known as The Innovation Valley, Knoxville is home to the University of Tennessee and the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratories, contributing to its claim to having more PhDs per capita than anywhere else in the country. Knoxville is well served by McGhee-Tyson Regional Airport and also is within a day’s drive of one-third of the U.S. population. Rarity Bay is perfectly situated as it is only 3 hours from Atlanta and 2.5 hours from Nashville.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Rarity Bay is in the foothills of the majestic Smoky Mountain National Park, the most visited national park in the country. The sprawling landscape encompasses lush forests and an abundance of wildflowers that bloom year-round. Streams, rivers and waterfalls appear along miles of maintained hiking trails that are dotted by historical sites.
Arts and Culture
Our region is home to 300 artists and more than 50 nonprofit arts, culture and heritage organizations. The arts flourish in this region, where there are more galleries, historic landmarks, museums, and theaters than any other mid-size city in the Southeast, including the historic Tennessee Theatre, home to Broadway Show Series and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, the cozy Bijou Theater and Clayton Center for the Arts. Shakespeare on the Square is a popular outdoor theatrical event every summer, while the diversity and heritage of the region are widely celebrated with annual events such as the Dogwood Arts Festival, Hola Festival, Greek Fest, Asian Festival, Cherokee Heritage Festival, Rossini Italian Street Fair and, yes, the International Biscuit Festival.
Dynamic Sports Scene
As home to the University of Tennessee, the area sports scene centers on college sports, headlined by the Vols nationally ranked football team, men’s basketball and legendary women’s basketball program. But the wealth of waterways makes this region a regular site for national and international rowing championships and waterskiing competitions, while the boys of summer can be found in nearby Sevierville where The Smokies AA baseball team plays. And for the snowbirds, the Knoxville Ice Bears regularly compete for the Southern Professional Hockey League championships.
Convenient Services and Shopping
A variety of shopping is available at West Town Mall, the newer Turkey Creek shopping district, the “Old City” district and market square near downtown, as well as many antique and boutique shopping villages featuring eateries and outdoor events throughout the year. Restaurants abound with American and international flair and everything in between.
Education and Healthcare
Further yours or your children’s education by attending one of Knoxville’s universities or community colleges such as the University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Pellissippi State Community College, Roane State Community College, Maryville College or Hiwassee College. The area also has excellent secondary and elementary schools. Residents are served by a number of fine medical facilities, including the Tennova and Covenant health systems, the University of Tennessee Medical Center and Blount Memorial Hospital.