But here’s another fact that may be music to your ears:
Tennessee is one of the nation’s most welcoming states for
retirees. ;ere’s no state tax on income or pensions. ;e
cost of living is consistently ranked among the lowest in the
country and real estate prices are very attractive, especially
outside of the biggest urban areas. And small towns all
over ;e Volunteer State are thriving, thanks in part to the
success of Tennessee Main Street, a downtown-revitaliza-tion program that has spurred both economic diversity and
;ere are many worthy retirement and relocation
destinations, but you haven’t made a complete survey of
the ;eld until you’ve been to Tennessee. So do yourself a
favor—escape the summer city heat and take a tour of some
of these cool counties in the eastern and central parts of the
state. You’ll ;nd friendly folks there who will thank you for
visiting and invite you back real soon.
And you just might decide to take them up on that.
Heart of the
A SUMMER TOUR OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE
By JG Walker
ON THE TRAIL
To those of us in the other 49 states, Tennessee is probably best known for its prolific ontributions to American music—from the bluegrass rhythms of the eastern highlands to
Nashville’s fame as “;e Country Music Capital of
the World” to the legendary blues clubs on Beale
Street in Memphis.