Johnny B. Reeves

Local Area Information

Cumberland County:

Largest timbered plateau in America

Cumberland Country Playhouse for 40 years legendary in theater circles

Cumberland County population 53,590 up by 14.5% in 2000, which was 46, 802

Crossville:

If golf is your game, then Crossville should be the next place you call home, since you can easily see why it’s called "the Golf Capital of Tennessee" with 11 championship golf courses atop the Cumberland Plateau.

But golf isn’t the only asset which Crossville has to offer.  Culture, recreation and current technology… and of course the Southern charm and hospitality are just some of the essentials to be enjoyed in this city with the small-town atmosphere.

Shopping abounds, from factory outlets and antique malls to unique local gift shops.  The great outdoors beckons with the Cumberland Trail, the Cumberland Mountain State Park, Black Mountain and that’s the just the beginning. You can wander beautiful nature trails and enjoy the tranquility of the Plateau.  Crossville is home to many fine restaurants that offer a variety of cuisine in both casual and elegant settings from coffee houses to fine dining.  Enjoy top-notch theater at the Cumberland County Playhouse and wonderful music with local flair at the Palace Theater downtown.    Visit the historic Homestead Community and Museum, the Pleasant Hill Academy Museum, and our wonderful wineries!  After a fun filled-day relax at a local bed and breakfast, hotel or campground.  There are accommodations for most any budget and taste. 

The climate atop the Cumberland Plateau is enjoyable year ‘round. Winter temperatures are in the 40s and 50s, summer highs average in the 80s, and in the fall and spring temperatures are as close to perfect as can be.

Crossville is also centrally located right off Interstate 40 less than 90 minutes from Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga.

With such great golfing, delectable dining choices, world-class theater, outlet and antique shopping, historic sites, outdoor adventure and a generous helping of genuine southern hospitality, Crossville is most accurately described as "The Golf and Vacation Capital of Tennessee."

Additional Crossville information:

  • Heart of the Cumberland Plateau
  • Highest number of plant species
  • Crab orchard stone quarried here
  • County seat of Cumberland County
  • Largest urban area in Cumberland County
  • 1 hour from Knoxville
  • Perfect place to buy, retire, and enjoy the southern lifestyle
  • Oldest established community in Cumberland County
  • Annual average temperature of 57 degrees F. Average of 37 degrees in January and rising to an average of 88 degrees in July
  • One of America’s top 10 retirement places
  • Located within minutes of three beautiful lakes: Dale Hollow, Center Hill, and Cordell Hull. These lakes allow you to swim, canoe, fish, camp and hike.
  • Cumberland County Playhouse is a nationally recognized professional theater

Fairfield Glade:

The area is home to Tennessee's famous vacation and retirement resort, Fairfield Glade, which boasts 90 holes of golf in just their area alone; home to the first site of Jack Nicklaus' Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain State Park; home to Tennessee's highest elevation golf course at Renegade Mountain; and home to a total of eleven championship golf courses. In all, there are over 200 holes atop the Cumberland Plateau.

Fairfield Glade, a 125,000-acre complex offers eleven lakes for fishing, multiple swimming pools, fitness complexes, paved walking and hiking trails, and features award-winning tennis courts and golf courses. At the highest point, Fairfield Glade is nestled between the Great Smoky Mountain and Rocky Mountain ranges. With an elevation of 2,000 feet, the winters are milder and the summers are cooler.

Fairfield Glade is centrally located between Nashville, home of the Grand Old Opry and Knoxville, home of the Woman's Basketball Hall of Fame.

Fairfield Glade strategically places its homes within the original landscape of dogwoods, mountain laurel, hollies and ancient trees and offers outstanding amenities to its homeowners and members such as:

  • Championship Golf Courses
  • Swimming Pools
  • Walking and Hiking Trails
  • Recreation Center
  • Sports Complexes
  • Tennis Courts
  • Lakes
  • Boating
  • and more......

Fairfield Glade offers low property taxes and a small-town atmosphere. With traditional to contemporary home styles you will enjoy the peace and tranquility of nature with waterfalls, original rock formations and an abundance of green.

Recreation facilities at Fairfield Glade include five 18-hole golf courses, several tennis courts, and 11 fishing lakes, the two largest of which have marinas and swimming areas.

The New Fairfield Glade Community Center features an indoor-pool, gymnasium, locker rooms, shower facilities, game room, arts & crafts center, concessions, meeting rooms, media rooms, and a banquet room.

As of 2007, Fairfield Glade's population is 5,481 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 12.20 percent.

Compared to the rest of the country, Fairfield Glade's cost of living is 15.03% lower than the U.S. average.

Fairfield Glade is a year-round resort offering 5 golf courses on site, including the #1 rated public golf course in the state of Tennessee, Stonehenge.

In addition to golf, the resort offers 11 lakes, 2 marinas with beaches, fishing, boat rentals, indoor and outdoor tennis, indoor and outdoor pools, bike rentals, and much more.

Fairfield Glades’ amenities Include: AM/FM Alarm Clock; Bar/Lounge; Beach; Business Center; Coffee Maker in Room; Concierge; 24 Hour Front Desk; Handicapped Rooms/Facilities; Fishing; Free Parking; Free Local Telephone Calls; Golf; Hairdryers Available; Modem Lines in Room; Meeting/Banquet Facilities; No Smoking Rooms/Facilities; Pool; Parking; Restaurant; Shops/Commercial Services; Fitness Center or Spa; Tennis; Television with Cable; Laundry/Valet Services Fairfield Glade is situated on 12,000 acres on the Cumberland Plateau and is conveniently situated between Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga.

Additional information:

  • “One of America’s Best master planned communities:
  • Crossville only 6 miles away
  • Wooded lots, lakefront lots, golf course lots
  • 5 championship golf courses
  • 12 tennis courts
  • Miles of paved walking paths
  • 3 swimming pools
  • 11 spring-fed lakes
  • Fitness and recreation center
  • Multipurpose building
  • More than 50 clubs and resorts
  • Shopping mall
  • 8 churches located at the resort
  • Restaurants
  • Rated as the 4th best place to live jan/Feb 2007 issue of “Where to Retire Magazine”
  • Low crime rate
  • Low tax rate
  • Economical housing
  • Moderate year-round temperature
  • Own paramedic team and ambulance service on call 24 hours
  • Outpatient medical facility and wellness complex

One of a few remaining places in the country where property prices have not yet gone out of reach of the common buyer.