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Retire Loudon County, TN
1075 Highway 321 North
Lenoir City, TN 37771
FAX: (865)458-1206

About Loudon County, Tennessee

Welcome to Loudon County, one of the fastest growing retirement communities in the State of Tennessee. Our natural resources, scenic beauty, convenient location, low cost of living, mild climate, low crime rate, and lifestyle amenities make Loudon County a desirable place to call home. This is why it was voted one of the TOP 100 PLACES TO RETIRE by Where to Retire magazine. Loudon County is comprised of four municipalities: Loudon (county seat), Lenoir City, Greenback, and Philadelphia. There are five master planned communities located in the county that are unincorporated and are very popular relocation communities: Avalon, Tellico Village, Tennessee National, Rarity Bay, and WindRiver.


Loudon County is located in East Tennessee in the Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area, adjacent to Knoxville at the western edge, giving residents accessibility to nearby urban conveniences while residing in a less populated peaceful setting. Downtown Knoxville with its assortment of cultural entertainment venues and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the nation’s most diverse ecosystems, are both less than a 30-minute drive from the county. Loudon County’s location also offers travel conveniences to the major population centers throughout the eastern United States. With the region’s McGhee Tyson Airport less than 30-minutes away and more than 75% of the nation’s population located within a day’s drive, travel is convenient for visiting out of state relatives and friends as well as for leisure travel.

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Climate & Cost of Living

If you are looking to retire in a low cost community with a desirable climate then Loudon County is the place to be. Our temperate climate makes it an attractive place to live with four distinct mild seasons. The average annual high temperature in Loudon County is 68.9° with an average low of 46.3°. We are one of the lowest cost communities to live in the State of Tennessee with one of the lowest property tax rates. The cost of living in Loudon County is 89.3% of the national average. Tennessee is one of few states that do not have a state income tax, making it a low tax state. Check out our Cost of Living Calculator on our website to compare our community with other retirement communities.

 Avg. High Temperature (Fahrenheit)Avg. Daily Low Temperature (Fahrenheit)Normal Annual Precipitation (inches)Avg. Annual Snowfall (inches)
Loudon, Tennessee 68.3 48.4 48.22 11.5
Birmingham, Alabama 73.4 50.9 53.99 1.5
Orlando, Florida 83.2 62.4 48.35 0
Tampa, Florida 81.4 64.8 44.77 0
Atlanta, Georgia 72.0 52.3 50.2 2.1
Chicago, Illinois 58.3 39.8 36.27 38.8
Indianapolis, Indiana 62.3 42.7 40.95 24.2
Louisville, Kentucky 66.0 47.9 44.54 16.2
Detroit, Michigan 58.4 41.0 32.89 42.3
New York City, New York 62.0 48.1 44.36 27.2
Asheville, North Carolina 65.7 43.9 47.07 14.9
Columbus, Ohio 62.6 43.2 38.52 28.4
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 63.2 47.4 42.05 20.8
Richmond, Virginia 67.8 48.4 43.91 13.6

Source: NOAA

Tennessee's Tax Burden 3rd Lowest in Nation - 2010 Census Tax Per Capita by State

Lifestyle Amenities

Loudon County is designated the “Lakeway to the Smokies.” Situated in the foothills of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Loudon County is the scenic and more peaceful route to the nation’s most visited park with five major waterways flowing through the county. The Tennessee River flows through Loudon County in addition to the Fort Loudoun, Melton Hill, Tellico, and Watts Bar lakes. Loudon County is blessed with some of the most pristine waterfront properties in East Tennessee. Whether you enjoy relaxing by the water or enjoy more active water sports, Loudon County offers something for everyone.

Also known as the “Linkways to the Smokies,” Loudon County has eight championship golf courses located within our borders. Whether you are a novice or more advanced player, Loudon County’s eight golf courses are designed to meet any golfer’s skill level. Loudon County has signature courses designed by pro golfers and golf architects Greg Norman, Bob Cupp, D.J. DeVictor, Peter Langham, and Joseph Lee. Our master planned golf waterfront communities include the renowned Tellico Village, Tennessee National, Rarity Bay, and WindRiver Lakefront & Golf Community.

For a more detailed look at Loudon County’s lifestyle amenities, please be sure to check out the rest of our website for information on healthcare, life skills/education, volunteer opportunities, planned residential communities, cultural amenities, entertainment, shopping and dining, and real estate opportunities.

Thank you for stopping by and we hope to have you as a neighbor soon.