Tellico Corporate Peninsula

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Quality of Life


The East Tennessee region offers a comfortable year-round climate with four distinct, yet mild, seasons.  Our unique location in the valley ensures minimal severe weather disturbances, which creates an ideal environment for businesses.

Average annual temperature: 58° F

Average high temperature:

January: 49° F & July: 86° F

Average low temperature:

January: 28° F & July: 69° F

Annual rainfall: 47.14 inches
Annual snowfall: 9.9 inches

Number of Days of Sunshine = 204 (clear to partly cloudy)


The natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Cherokee National Forest, and seven TVA reservoirs make this a spectacular place to live and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. Fishing, hiking, cycling, and boating are local favorites, but the area boasts a host of cultural attractions and festivals as well. For city life, downtown Knoxville is bustling with restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and is home to one of the Southeast’s most unique and coveted features: the historic Tennessee Theater and the Knoxville Museum of Art. In the Innovation Valley, there is something for everyone.

Living Costs

Residents enjoy a moderate cost of living, with average expenses for necessities well below the national average.

  • Cost of living is 9% lower than national average
  • Cost of housing 20% lower lower than national average
  • Cost of healthcare 9.7% lower than national average