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Tellico Village: How It All Began

Tellico Village is more than a picturesque community by the lake. It’s a testament to visionary planning and development. Nestled in the heart of Tennessee, this area has evolved from its historical roots into a modern haven for residents. From its origins and growth to the unique living experience it offers today, here is what you need to know about Tellico Village.

Tellico Village How It Got It’s Start

Tellico Village’s start was intertwined with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and its ambitious projects.

1930s-1940s: TVA’s vision for Tellico Reservoir and its surrounding area.

1944: Completion of Fort Loudon Dam, a precursor to Tellico Reservoir.

The late 1950s: Planning for Tellico Dam commences.

Late 1950s- early 1960s: Public announcement of Tellico Dam, marking a pivotal moment.

The mid-1960s saw land acquisition around the Little Tennessee River, setting the stage for Tellico Village.

Development & Challenges

The 1970s and 1980s were crucial in shaping Tellico Village.

1979: Congressional approval for the Tellico project.

1982: Formation of the Tellico Reservoir Development Agency (TRDA).

1983: Proposal from Cooper Communities, Inc. for the entire site development.

Cooper Developments marked a significant step in the community’s formation when TVA sold and leased land to them.

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Tellico Village’s Evolution

Tellico Village’s growth took a lot of work.

1985: A celebratory ribbon-cutting marks the official beginning of Tellico Village.

1986: Infrastructure construction and the first home site sale.

2017: Tellico Village celebrates its 30th anniversary.

During this period of rapid development, the community overcame many obstacles, including financial and infrastructure demands.

A Community In Harmony

The essence of Tellico Village lies in its balance of residential, recreational, and commercial development.

TVA’s meticulous planning ensured a harmonious blend of industrial, residential, and recreational spaces.

Cooper Communities, Inc. (CCI) played a vital role in realizing the community’s vision.

The Property Owners Association (POA) managed and was critical in the village’s growth.

The village’s development was guided by a commitment to economic growth, job creation, and enhancing local incomes.

Embracing The Present

Today, Tellico Village is an example of a thriving community development model.

A blend of scenic beauty and modern amenities.

A thriving community with a rich history and a bright future.

The village’s story is one of determination, innovation, and community spirit, making it an ideal place for those seeking a serene yet dynamic lifestyle. It’s a beautiful place.

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Your Gateway To Tellico Village

As the Tellico Lake Home Team, we are proud to be a part of this vibrant community.

Over 44 years of expertise in real estate.

Specializing in 55-plus communities around Tellico Lake.

We invite you to discover the unique charm of Tellico Village. Whether you’re considering retirement or simply looking for a change of pace, our team is ready to guide you through every step. Contact us at your convenience to explore the possibilities that await in Tellico Village and the surrounding areas. With our deep understanding of the market and commitment to your best interests, we’re here to help you find your perfect home.

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