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Frequently Asked Questions

One of Grande Vista Bay’s most frequently asked questions is where is Grande Vista Bay is located? We are on Watts Bar Lake just West of Knoxville, North of Chattanooga, and East of Nashville. We are located just a short drive from many shopping areas and restaurants, airports, and the Smoky Mountains. Here are a few of our neighboring communities:

Loudon, TN – 53 minutes
West Knoxville –Turkey Creek – 46 minutes
Downtown Knoxville, TN – 60 minutes
Chattanooga, TN – 1.5 hours
Nashville, TN – 2.25 hours
Atlanta, GA – 3 hours
Charlotte, NC – 4.5 hours
How far is the airport?
McGhee Tyson Airport is 52 miles and 57 minutes East of Grande Vista Bay
Nashville International Airport is 137 miles and 2 hours 9 minutes West of Grande Vista Bay
Chattanooga Airport is 76 miles and 1 hour and 32 minutes Southwest of Grande Vista Bay
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is 197 miles and 3 hours and 13 minutes South of Grande Vista Bay
How big is Grande Vista Bay ?
Grande Vista Bay is a gated community on 1,260 acres with approximately 12 miles of roadway. There are 650 home sites with approximately 150 homes built to date of varying sizes, styles, and settings. There are many acres of natural beauty to allow property owners to take in the natural Tennessee beauty of the Smoky Mountains and the Cumberland Plateau while overlooking Watts Bar Lake. Lot sizes range in size up to several acres. We have plenty of room to grow.
What utilities are available at Grande Vista Bay?
There are underground utilities at Grande Vista Bay that include electric, natural gas, water, sewer, cable and internet. High speed internet is available.
Aerial view of homes along lake at Grande Vista Bay
Fisherman in boat by dock at Grande Vista Bay
Boat and skier at Grande Vista Bay
Couple on Jet ski at Grande Vista Bay

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Is Grande Vista Bay a gated community?
Yes, Grande Vista Bay is a gated community. The peninsula on which Grande Vista Bay is located has a road down the middle dividing it between the East and West side of the community. There are multiple gate entrances to both the East and West sides of the development.
Can I build a new home at Grande Vista Bay?
There are a wide variety of options including existing homes, many lots of varying sizes, and new construction opportunities.
Is there a swimming pool?
There is a Clubhouse and a swimming pool for community use. There is a women’s group water aerobics during the summer months. The pool is open from Memorial Day until the weather turns cool after Labor Day.
Are boat docks available at Grande Vista Bay?
Yes, both private and community docks are available at Grande Vista Bay. There are many home sites that are specked for private boat docks. The remaining home sites have access to three community docks for a monthly fee. There are a total of 80 slips in all three docks. Grande Vista Bay has both east and west docks, Currently there are 35+ slips available on the Eastside only. The West dock has a wait list. Rent is $1200.00 year or $100.00 monthly. There is water available at the dock area, but no power. 
Does Grande Vista Bay have an owner’s association?
Yes, Grande Vista Bay has a Property Owner’s Association (POA) that manages the development. Property owners are members of the POA. The POA is led by a Board of Directors with several committees comprised of property owners.
Where is the nearest Fire Station?
There is a Volunteer Fire Station near the entrance of Grande Vista Bay.
What is the weather like at Grande Vista Bay?
Grande Vista Bay is located in Rockwood, Tennessee. It is surrounded by rolling hills and nestled along Watts Bar Lake between the Smoky Mountains and the Cumberland Plateau, Grande Vista Bay has a temperate, enjoyable summer with a pleasant lake breeze and mild winters. Weather is perfect for outdoor activities.
Current Rockwood Weather

Climate Rockwood – Tennessee | °F

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Average high in °F: 46 51 61 70 77 85
Average low in °F: 26 29 35 43 52 61
Av. precipitation in inch: 5.2 5.08 5.08 4.92 4.88 5.2
  Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high in °F: 87 87 81 71 60 49
Average low in °F: 65 64 57 45 35 28
Av. precipitation in inch: 5.2 5.08 5.08 4.92 4.88 5.2
Field of Sunflowers in Grande Vista Bay

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How large is Watts Bar Lake?
Watts Bar Lake is 60.94 sq. miles. Length: 72.70 miles
Depth: 108 feet
Surface area: 61.08 sq miles
Surface elevation: 741 feet
Inflow: Tennessee River
Outflow: Tennessee River
Are there places for family and friends to stay nearby?
There are a few local hotels in Rockwood and nearby Harriman with many more hotels in Turkey Creek in West Knoxville.
What is there to do around Grande Vista Bay and Rockwood?
The possibilities are nearly endless. The community has an active lifestyle with many groups and clubs to join from sewing and crafts to yoga and card clubs as well as many outdoor activities. There are many hiking opportunities in the area starting with the Smoky Mountains, Frozen Head State Park, and the Cumberland Plateau areas with caverns, waterfalls, wildlife, and much more. If shopping is more to your liking, there are many local small retailers. There is a large shopping area at the Pinnacle Turkey Creek area in West Knoxville and West Town shopping mall in Knoxville. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Dollywood are just a short drive to the East.

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Sunset on Grande Vista Bay

How can I find out more about properties in Grande Vista Bay?

Unfortunately the Grande Vista Bay POA cannot recommend any specific realtor.
Collage of scenes at Grande Vista Bay