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Living a Lakeside Lifestyle in Vonore, Tennessee

Vonore, Tenn. is mostly surrounded by Lake Tellico, a very large lake in Tennessee. Much of the recreation revolves around an active lifestyle of boating and swimming on Lake Tellico.  Vonore is a very small town of just over 1100.

Where to Retire in Vonore and Home Prices

You can live in the town of Vonore or in an active adult community just outside of town.
The median home value in Vonore was $319,060 in early 2022, according to Zillow. They will be higher than that in the larger developments.

What Is Special about Vonore

The beauty of Tennessee along with all the lakes, parks, and outdoor activities offered.

What Is Not Special about Vonore

The nearest city, Knoxville, is thirty miles away;

Climate and Physical Environment

East Tennessee has a wonderfully mild, four season climate. The Appalachian and Great Smoky Mountains envelop Vonore, and Knoxville sits in a valley with lakes, rivers and streams.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There is no shortage of cultural attractions and events in Knoxville and Vonore.  Knoxville boasts the Tennessee Theatre, ballet, orchestra, plays, movies, museums and much more.


Vonore Crime Rate is below the national average.

Medical Facilities

Fort Loudoun Medical Center is located in Lenoir City close by, and Knoxville has three state-of-the-art healthcare systems. The University of Tennessee offers the area's only level one trauma center and academic hospital.


The Tyson-McGhee airport in Maryville, Tenn. is approximately a 25-30 minute drive from Vonore and Rarity Bay. Also, the close proximity to Interstates 40 and 75 allow residents to travel to 75% of the U.S. population with one day.

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