Our Approach

Many developers purchase a piece of land, grid off the roads and cram in as many lots as possible in a pattern. We approached Lakeside Coves differently. First, each lakefront home site was evaluated individually, anticipating the lake views from upper floors as well as from walkout basements. We anticipated the easiest route for walking to the lake shore and private dock. The best angle and slope for the driveway was considered.

The idea was to make a home appear as if it grew naturally out of the ground rather than just sitting on it. Only then did we design the road to connect the community and touch each magnificent home site. We’ve carefully crafted Lakeside Coves to preserve the integrity and natural beauty of the land. It’s a difference we invite you to come see for yourself.

About the Developer

Walt Dickson, owner, developer and broker of Lakeside Coves, is a 1967 graduate of the University of Tennessee. In 1972, he formed his own construction company and began building single-family residential homes. He quickly expanded his business to include multi-family housing, commercial construction and management, as well as his own real estate firm.

2021 will be Walt’s 51st year in the construction and development business, and Lakeside Coves is his 58th subdivision development across nine East Tennessee counties. His most recent community, Lakefront Estates, is also located on Watts Bar Lake and has now turned into the vibrant, attractive development he envisioned several years ago. Walt’s former experience working with lakefront property and TVA gives him an advantage over other developers by helping him create the most attractive and successful lakefront communities in the area.

From the Developer

Walt Dickson is an experienced developer in East Tennessee. He has 51 years of experience in residential building and land development. His basic business philosophy is to surround himself with teammates who are smarter than him at their jobs, like Lisa Matlack, Tammy Bridges, Scotty Pemberton, and Dennis Thompson, without whom a quality development like Lakeside Coves would not be possible.


Ask the Developer

Q: What differentiates Lakeside Coves from other Tennessee lakeside communities?

A: We like to complete a community prior to marketing our lakefront homesites. Lakeside Coves is paved, privacy gates working, landscaped, some homesites and driveways cleared, and the clubhouse, gym and some walking trails are complete. Lakeside Coves is debt free so your value and investment are protected.

Q: Tell us about Lakeside Coves and its surrounding area.

A: Lakeside Coves has 61 lakefront homesites, all but 2 are dockable and forested with big hardwood trees. Our private gated roads wind through the forest to provide access and privacy. Our lakefront is a series of wide coves, all deep water, with gorgeous unrestricted, mostly undeveloped views. We are on River Road half way between 2 great marinas, Euchee and Blue Springs, both with all services and restaurants and lounges. The Ten Mile community we are on has a bank, Dollar General, gas station, 5 restaurants, good general grocery store and more. We are 13.5 miles from I-40, the Nashville/Knoxville corridor, in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Q: What utilities are available?

A: Water and sewer are through Watts Bar Utility District, underground power by Volunteer Electric Company, T.V. Satellite service, Meigs County Fire Department and EMS has a location at the entrance to Lakeside Coves, fire hydrants and security by the Meigs County Sheriff’s Department. AT&T installed single mode fiber optic (FTTH) that gives our residents speeds at 1 gig for internet service, Uverse television and IP voice for phones.

Q: What about taxes and other fees?

A: Meigs County taxes are some of the lowest in the south, and Tennessee has no income tax. 

Q: Builders?

A: There are several construction companies that have built homes in our other lakefront community, Lakefront Estates, who are willing to build in Lakeside Coves. Please visit our Builder page to see photos of these homes along with the builder’s contact information.

Q: If I want more information or want to buy property, how do I handle that?

A: You may contact us by email, Facebook, phone or letter. You can find contact information on our website for our real estate professional, Lisa Matlack. She or I are always available to set up an appointment to show off Lakeside Coves and answer questions. 

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