Tags: Retirement | US State Facts | retirement | Tennessee | popular spots

Most Popular Spots in Tennessee to Retire

By    |   Wednesday, 02 Dec 2015 09:48 PM

Recent surveys have put Tennessee among the top states for those looking to retire. Across a range of indices, from quality of life and cost of living to taxes and property prices, the Volunteer State has consistently scored higher than most other states. Tennessee has some very popular spots to retire to and with good reason. The state has much to offer the older citizen and it’s not just down to financial reasons alone.

Here are four popular spots in Tennessee to retire.

1. Johnson City
This small city of just over 67,000 people has become very popular with those who have recently retired. The city is situated in the northeastern part of the state and is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian mountain range. For those who like to travel, the city is on a junction of interstates 26 and 81 giving easy access to the rest of the country.

Free Retirement Calculator: When Can You Retire? — Click Here to Find Out

There are many hikes and trails in the mountains behind the city, with great hunting available to the outdoors types. In the city itself, property prices are affordable at an average of $123,900, and the cost of living is 10.5 percent lower than the national average, MarketWatch noted.

2. Maryville
With three retirement communities in the area, a median house price of $142,000, and a cost of living at nearly 7 percent below the average, the city of Maryville offers plenty to those looking to retire to Tennessee, MarketWatch noted. The small population of just over 27,000 gives the feeling of a country town but with the amenities of a city.

A plus for those settling in Maryville is that the town is just a 20-minute drive from Knoxville with its many restaurants, shopping areas, and theaters. Maryville also gives easy access to the Snowy Mountains National Park, which has many attractions for the lover of outdoor life.

3. Knoxville
This large city with a population of over 170,000 is popular with the retiree looking for a vibrant place to live, the Movoto Real Estate Blog noted. The cost of food and average house prices are well below the median, and unemployment is low at 6.3 percent among the adult population. Knoxville has over 500 restaurants for the people who like to dine out and different festivals year-round, many of them with free access. The city is also close to the Snowy Mountains National Park, with the great hunting and fishing it has to offer, the active adults are never short of choice.

VOTE NOW: Is Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Doing a Good Job?

4. Memphis
Memphis is a popular city in Tennessee with those looking for the comfort of urban living without the expense. Incomes are high in the city, but the median house price is low at just $93,000, Movoto noted. The cost of living for indices such as utilities, food and transport rank very well compared to other areas, which appeals to people living on a fixed income. Memphis is a busy city with plenty of activities, which appeals to the active adults, and with many offering free or reduced access, the fun is affordable.

Related Stories:

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
FastFeatures
Recent surveys have put Tennessee among the top states for those looking to retire. Across a range of indices, from quality of life and cost of living to taxes and property prices, the Volunteer State has consistently scored higher than most other states.
retirement, Tennessee, popular spots
561
2015-48-02
Wednesday, 02 Dec 2015 09:48 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved