Best Equestrian Communities in East Tennessee

Best Equestrian Communities in East Tennessee

Finding a place to live that’s perfect for you and your horses is not always easy. 

Equestrian-friendly communities are one way of enjoying the benefits of living in a neighborhood with fellow horse enthusiasts and accommodations like open land, pastures, trail systems, barns, arenas, and facilities. 

East Tennessee is home to a few such communities, and with its mild four-season climate, low cost of living, no state income tax, and top ranking medical facilities, the area is a popular retirement destination for retirees and second home buyers alike. 

If you’re looking for the best equestrian communities in East Tennessee, here are three that we highly recommend. 


Fairfield Glade- Crossville, TN

When listing the best equestrian communities in East Tennessee, starting at this verdant 12,500-acre site seems like an obvious choice. Named one of the 50 Best Master-Planned Communities by Where to Retire magazine, the state-of-the-art equestrian centers provide the perfect complement to the abundance of natural wooded beauty, wildlife, pristine lakes and sweeping mountain views. In addition to an abundance of activity for horse lovers, golfers and active adults are sure to get their fill on five championship golf courses, 11 spring-fed lakes, tennis/pickleball courts, swimming pools, marina facilities, and more.


Jasper Highlands- Chattanooga, TN

This southeast Tennessee equestrian community includes a choice of small acreage homesites suitable for a log home or mountain cabin, and large acreage properties with open fields and pasture land to accommodate equestrian estates. Perfect for those who long for the gentle embrace of Mother Nature, residents here are surrounded by creeks and woodlands, two dramatic waterfalls and more than 21 linear miles of bluff frontage with long-range views overlooking the Tennessee River, Lake Nickajack and the Sequatchie Valley.


Rarity Bay- Vonore, TN

Set in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, this East Tennessee equestrian community is located on a scenic peninsula with 10 miles of shoreline along Lake Tellico. The impressive equestrian center offers world-class facilities and all the spoils for equine enthusiasts, including 10 miles of riding trails. Other amenities enjoyed by members of Rarity Bay include 18 holes of championship golf, clubhouse, swim & tennis club, activity center, and private boat docks. It’s truly the ideal spot for retirees seeking peaceful waterfront living in a private equestrian and golf community.