UNSPOILED • HARMONIOUS • ARCADIA PENINSULA
Before Europeans arrived in North America, the Cherokee Indians would hunt and fish along the river that bordered this lush land so reminiscent of ancient Arcadia. In 1787, Matthew Russell secured the first deed to this vast wilderness of stately forest embraced by the Holston River. His family remained on the peninsula until 1912.
Now, with an unwavering zeal to be conscientious stewards of this beautiful peninsula, an exclusive, private, gated community is being sculpted along the pristine shores of Fort Loudoun Lake. The topography and awe inspiring views remain akin to those of ancient Arcadia.
With over four miles of shoreline and breathtaking vistas of the Smoky Mountains, the peninsula property has long been considered the jewel in the crown of west Knoxville. Ideally located only two miles west of the intersection of Northshore Drive and Pellissippi Parkway, Arcadia Peninsula is envisioned as both a nature reserve and an enchanted island on which only a few will be blessed to call home. Here, it will be evocative of living in balance with nature, as did the shepherds who dwelled for millennia in Arcadia on the Peloponnese peninsula.
Unspoiled. Harmonious. Arcadia remains a scenic and historic region of Greece, situated in the central and eastern part of the Peloponnese peninsula. The area was named in honor of Arcas, the first king of Arcadia, who was the son of Zeus and Callisto.
Arcadia's landscape features gently rolling hills, mountains, and meandering rivers. In mythology, literature, and art, Arcadia has been portrayed as an imaginary idyllic paradise, immortalized by Virgil's Eclogues and later by Jacopo Sannazaro in his pastoral masterpiece, Arcadia (1504).