Fairfield Glade was named a Top 50 Community in 2011 by “Where to Retire” magazine. Fairfield Glade, TN is situated just north of Crossville and “Where to Retire” magazine also named Fairfield Glade “One of America’s 100 Best Master Planned Communities”. No Wonder! Fairfield Glade has five championship golf courses, twelve tennis courts (4 indoor courts), indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 3 wonderful restaurants, and recreation and fitness complexes. Fairfield Glade offers horseback riding at the Equestrian center , Marinas for boating on Lake Dartmoor and St. George, security, churches, hardware stores, has its own fire department and other amenities.
Fairfield Glade remains one of the top retirement destinations in the U.S. Rand McNally’s “Places Rated Retirement Guide” rated Fairfield Glade/Crossville Tennessee #4 in the nation based upon climate, housing, health care, personal safety, money matters and leisure activities.
People have been choosing Fairfield Glade as their retirement destination since 1970 when Fairfield Glade Communities began their development of the 12,500 acre wooded development located on the Cumberland Plateau in Cumberland County.
There are many reasons for the exodus to Fairfield Glade, but the primary ones are unparalleled beauty, climate, first class amenities, and a central location to the eastern half of the country.
Imagine… a resort community carved out of the Tennessee Wilderness on top of a 12,000 acre plateau with breathtaking views built around five championship golf courses, eleven lakes and populated with 7,000 of the friendliest people in the world. That’s Fairfield Glade, TN. A paradise to many. The combination of economic living expenses, low property taxes, good year round climate, and low crime rate has made Fairfield Glade very attractive to people all over the USA as one of the perfect places to retire to. Throw in Cumberland County’s nationally recognized theater, hospital with over 200 beds and you can start to see why people are so high on our community.
Fairfield Glade is located adjacent to the Catoosa Wildlife Management Area, which covers an area of over 80,000 acres and is home to deer, quail, wild turkey, grouse, and wild boar. And if fishing is your sport we have eleven private lakes on site stocked with bass, bluegill, crappie, trout, catfish and walleye. Located within minutes of Fairfield Glade are numerous lakes, rivers and streams loaded with various types of fish. Just minutes away is Dale Hollow Lake, home of the world record smallmouth bass (11 lbs. 15 oz.).
And if that weren’t enough to keep you busy. Fairfield Glade is located just 6 miles off I-40 and a short drive to three metropolitan cities – less than an hour’s drive to Knoxville and under two hours to Nashville and Chattanooga.
The Convention and Recreation Center features basketball courts, exercise rooms, tanning booths, aerobics, stretching and yoga classes, video games and pool. Regular bus tours are provided to nearby attractions like Gatlinburg, the Grand Ole Opry, the Aquarium in Chattanooga and other regional attractions.
The resort community has its own mall, , a post office and many misc. shops to go with over 50 civic clubs, organizations, churches and a variety of physician specialists.
Climate averages a temperature of 54 with an average high temp of 82 and average low temp of 21. Fairfield Glade average 52” of precipitation each year gets less than 12” of snow fall for the entire year. You can enjoy four distinct seasons without the harsh winters or never ending summers. See the beauty of our spring, bask in our comfortable summer weather, be blessed with our gorgeous fall, and snuggle in the mild winter.