Welcome to Waterfront Communities
Lakeside living with unparalleled outdoor adventures.
A dream haven for nature lovers, East Tennessee’s waterfront communities are known for their astounding lake views, Great Smoky Mountains, and prime location to the best of Knoxville’s shopping, dining, and entertainment scene. Straddling a plethora of distinct neighborhoods —from Mallard Bay with homes built on a hill overlooking Fort Loudon Lake to the golf community of Wind River stretching along the Tellico shoreline, Riversound with its private villas, to tree-lined Sequoyah Hills and gated Mariners Pointe as well as others—residents are enamored with how much these locales have to offer. An array of lush parks, sports fields, tennis courts, and community pools sit only short walks away from homes while kids have access to prestigious schools and everyone enjoys the coastal atmosphere.
Luxury and grandeur are the standard for homes in the waterfront communities. Lavish residences wear the most exquisite architectural styles, specially crafted to give you the ultimate lakeside resort lifestyle from Italianate homes to rambling ranches, grand Tudors, and Colonial Revival houses.
What to Love
- Panoramic views of Fort Loudoun Lake or the Tennessee River
- Enviable privacy and community amenities
- Abundant recreation at arm's reach
- High performing schools
There aren't a lot of things that beat waking up to lake views at your window every day. With the fresh air and peaceful quiet disturbed only by wildlife sounds, river and waterfront communities are a one-way ticket to a happy life.
There are 8 lakes in the greater Knoxville area
, with Fort Loudon Lake centrally located in West Knoxville. Most of these communities also put residents in a prime location close to Choto Marina
, which is popular for providing residents with boat slips and storage as well as a quaint restaurant right on the water.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Prime waterfront properties’ coveted location allows a quick drive to Turkey Creek
and Northshore town center
, both replete with an eclectic array of dining and shopping options, from Buffalo Wild Wing
to Connors Steak & Seafood
, and Ulta
Pull your boat up to Calhouns on the River
for for char-grilled shrimp, famous barbecue, or a classic burger, or for more modern fare savor a refined plate of strawberry salad, sirloin, or delicious crab cakes overlooking gorgeous water views at Lakeside Tavern
Things to Do
Water recreation is a given in this community, but there’s a wide range of other things to catch your attention, too. Come say hi to tigers and baby gorillas at the Knoxville Zoo
. Home to more than 800 different animals, the zoo is easily one of the Southeast's premier destinations. You can also get ready for a big adventure at Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge
--bustling with kid-friendly attractions and downhill skiing. Every season offers something magical, with winter making a veritable wonderland for skiing and sledding while fall decorates the mountains with enchanting hues. Get on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
for a thrilling family ride or explore the coral reef with your toddler at Ripley Aquarium
of the Smokies. Catch a gorgeous view of the skyline at night as you float down the Tennessee River
on a paddleboard or fish with friends in the popular body of water.
Waterfront Communities in West Knoxville
Some of the well known lakefront communities in West Knoxville include:
The waterfront communities are served by the Knox County Schools District, renowned for providing outstanding education to students. Some prestigious educational institutions located in lakefront communities in West Knoxville include: