travels. The town had a Midwest flair with successful business
inter-mixed with banking and religious establishments. The
streets were clean, and there are no traffic jams.”
On the northern Tennessee border is Henry County, home
to Paris, TN, a charming town rich in history and southern
culture. For retirees wanting to live near the water with a
reasonable cost of living, you couldn’t ask for more. Known as
the “Volunteer County in the Volunteer State,” Henry County
has many outlets for the civic-minded individual. Whether it’s
being a club member, hospital greeter or bass tournament helper,
volunteering is an excellent opportunity to meet new friends.
In the middle of the state sits Cumberland County and
the unique town of Crossville. Known as the golf capital of
Tennessee, Crossville is one of Tennessee’s top destinations
for tourism. But, there’s much more to offer than golf!
Visitors will enjoy live entertainment, historical and cultural
attractions, fine restaurants, winery tours and an abundance
of shopping alternatives.
Located on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, with an
average elevation of 2,000 feet, Crossville and Cumberland
County have a cornucopia of activities for the outdoor
enthusiast to enjoy. Blessed with a perfect average summer
temperature of 72. 8 degrees, the climate is ideal for time
spent outdoors. Golf, hike or picnic on the 1,720 acres of
Cumberland Mountain State Park.
Equidistant from Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga
sits Putnam County. They have developed a strategic plan to
accelerate economic and community development. Putnam
County has elevated its economic game to match its terrain, by
encouraging business development with a multi-year strategic
plan, several business parks, a TVA-based inventory of available facilities and an excellent working relationship with the
Tennessee Valley Authority and the state of Tennessee.
Eastern Tennessee is home to Hamilton County and
Chattanooga. Nestled in a bend of the Tennessee River and
surrounded by mountains and lakes, living in Chattanooga
means that outdoor views and adventures are around every corner. Over the last four decades, Chattanooga has been winning
acclaim for producing national best practices for cleaning up
air pollution, downtown revitalization and affordable housing.
One of the best things about living in Chattanooga is the low
property tax rate of $5.096 per $100 valuation, and if you live in
Hamilton County it’s only $2.894 per $100 valuation and cost of
living is approximately 90 percent of the national average.
Rest assured that if you choose to relocate or retire to a
Retire Tennessee community, they have done their homework,
and retirees will be well planned for. For additional communities,
visit Retire Tennessee.org. If you haven’t thought of Tennessee
as a premier retiree destination, maybe you should. |
Thinking of retiring to Tennessee?
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