Rarity Bay was originally developed by Mike Ross’s Rarity Communities in 1994. Today, the resident-run board governs planning and operations of the community. The community has a Rarity Bay Homeowners Organization in addition to the board.

Rarity Bay is a 960 acre peninsula fronting on Tellico Lake. The golf lakefront community has approximately 1600 home sites, French Country Clubhouse, Equestrian Center, Championship golf course, community docking and riding trails. The community has more than ten miles of shoreline on Tellico Lake.

Rarity Bay is gated with controlled access via the monitored gate house. This community is one of the three gated lakefront neighborhoods along Tellico Lake shoreline. The others are the golf and lake community of Windriver and the lake community of Thunder Pointe.

The Country Club setting offers residents tennis, swimming pool, fitness facilities and the Bristo/Bar for entertaining and dining. The adjoining 150 acre golf course was designed by D.J. DeVictor and Peter Langham. The golf course offers breath taking views of Tellico Lake, Cherokee National Forest and The Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

The 125 acre Equestrian Center features a lighted arena, professionally maintained stables and miles of hiking and riding trails.

Rarity Bay’s architectural focus is French Country with strict controls to protect resident investments. The community is comprised of single family homes, patio homes and several buildings with condos along the golf course.

Even from a distance – you can view the many lots, homes, villas and condos available in Rarity Bay by CLICKING ANYWHERE in this paragraph – take your time and enjoy the visit. We hope you love the privacy and security of Rarity Bay as much as we do !

Rarity Bay is located approximately 35 minutes from the McGee Tyson Airport in Knoxville. It has access to the Gulf of Mexico through the network of navigable waterways – Tellico Lake is part of the Tennessee Valley Authority system of lakes and rivers.

Residents of Rarity Bay enjoy the benefits of no income tax in Tennessee including no tax on retirement income. Kiplinger recently stated that Tennessee is one of the top 4 states for retirement – tax friendly, low cost-of-living, and stable financial base of the state. The Mercatus Center at Mason University rated Tennessee eighth of all states for fiscal soundness.