7 Reasons to Retire at Twin Creeks Village on Tims Ford Lake, Tennessee

Affordable housing, plenty of outdoor activities, and a fun-loving community are just some of the reasons to love lake living at Twin Creeks.

7 Reasons to Retire at Twin Creeks Village on Tims Ford Lake, Tennessee

If the last two years have taught us anything, it's that more people than ever are deciding it's time to change how they live. More professionals are working remotely. This new way of working and living has allowed many families to cultivate healthier and happier lives. And for some, they've uncovered different priorities and pushed them into trying out retirement life.


Tennessee has long been an attractive place to settle for people of all ages, including retirees. Mild weather, low cost of living, unique communities, and outdoor recreation are often touted as key reasons for making the move. 

Iff you've always wondered what it might be like to sip coffee watching the sunrise over the lake, learning to fish, or taking up any number of year-round outdoor pursuits, it might be time to consider retiring to Middle Tennessee. If you're thinking about retiring to Tennessee, read on for seven reasons you'll love life at Twin Creeks Village in Winchester, Tennessee.

1. Live on Tims Ford Lake, one of Tennessee's most beautiful lakes

Beautiful Tims Ford Lake

Tims Ford Lake is a popular destination for retirees. Part of the impressive Tims Ford State Park, Tims Ford Lake is often named one of the most beautiful lakes in Tennessee. It is a 10,700-acre lake spanning nearly 17 miles, tucked away less than 90 minutes from the bustling state capital of Nashville. Imagine yourself lounging on your porch overlooking miles of calm waters, taking a lakefront stroll through the state park, or cruising the lake with friends.

2. Get lake life at an affordable price

Unlike so many desirable retirement destinations, Tennessee is known for being highly affordable and tax-friendly for retirees, according to Kiplinger. There's no state income tax, and property taxes are low, which means you have more control over your retirement income. Added to that, Tennessee's cost of living and average home prices are below the national average, making it even more attractive for many retirees. 

3. Buy or build your dream home

Dream Home

Twin Creeks Marina - Resort - Village is a gated, resort-style community located on Tims Ford Lake in Winchester, Tennessee. It offers residents a lakeside experience within easy reach of the water by foot or golf cart. Buy an existing home or townhome, or opt to buy property on which to build now or in the future.  

If you prefer to build your retirement dream home, the Twin Creeks Custom Homes team can work with you every step of the way to design and build your lake home. Experienced designers, project managers, and specialists work tirelessly to deliver one-of-a-kind lake homes with maximum views, design flair, and functionality.   

4. Enjoy resort living at its finest

The resort offers a year-round pool and clubhouse, community fire pits, a top-notch marina, several events venues, an RV resort, waterside cottages, and other stay and play accommodations for your friends and family to stay nearby when visiting. All homes are within walking distance to the lake, and most residents enjoy walking or taking a golf cart to the clubhouse, pool, and marina. And for those who want to stay active year-round, the resort offers walking trails throughout the community, a floating trampoline park attraction, free access to the Twin Creeks Marina boat ramp, and access to watersport rentals such as pontoon boats, tubes, and paddleboards.

5. Make friends at Drafts and Watercrafts

Amazing food

Living at the lake means there's no shortage of outdoor activities, but sometimes you just want to relax. Residents and visitors come together at Drafts and Watercrafts, the floating open-air restaurant. During the season, you’ll find daily food and drink specials, special events such as trivia night, karaoke singing competitions, and professional live music at the lake all weekend long. Residents love getting together and celebrating lake life with new friends and reconnecting with old ones. 

6. Be close to everything


Living in Twin Creeks means you're close to everything. Take a brief walk to the lake or a short drive to Downtown Winchester, home of unique boutiques and diverse shopping opportunities. You're also close to many local area attractions, such as the University of the South in Sewanee, the Jack Daniels Distillery, the Bear Trace Golf Course, Old Stone Fort, etc. 

If you're interested in taking in a Broadway Show, fine dining, a world-class concert, or a professional football or hockey game, you can find all of that in Nashville, which is less than 90 minutes away. 

When you want to get out of town entirely, you have your pick of flying out of the Nashville International Airport or the Chattanooga Airport, both about an hour and 20 minutes from Winchester. 

7. You'll have peace of mind with nearby healthcare. 

It's essential to have access to quality healthcare, and residents of the Tims Ford area have many options to choose from. The Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Winchester and many surrounding areas offer various services for all your health care needs. 

We think you'll love your retirement lifestyle living at Twin Creeks on Tims Ford Lake. Whether you prefer a packed schedule full of activities and meet-ups, or quiet sunsets by the fire, there is something for everyone at the lake. But don't take our word for it. Contact our team today to learn more about the community and available properties.