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Old 06-20-2017, 10:12 AM
 
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Tennessee is a very attractive state for retirees. This is because there is no state income tax, social security earnings are not taxed, and retirement pensions are also not taxed. In addition, the annual overall cost of living in Tennessee is significantly lower than in many other states. Tennessee is a beautiful state with very friendly people who look out for their neighbors. I'm going to be retiring there in the next few months and I'm looking forward to it. [/quote]

I am thinking of retiring in TN. Are there any areas that you would suggest? A smaller town would be great.

Thank you!
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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Tennessee is a very attractive state for retirees. This is because there is no state income tax, social security earnings are not taxed, and retirement pensions are also not taxed. In addition, the annual overall cost of living in Tennessee is significantly lower than in many other states. Tennessee is a beautiful state with very friendly people who look out for their neighbors. I'm going to be retiring there in the next few months and I'm looking forward to it.
I am thinking of retiring in TN. Are there any areas that you would suggest? A smaller town would be great.

Thank you![/quote]

Sevier County near the Smokies or Knoxville it is a city that feels like a small town.
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Old 06-20-2017, 03:04 PM
 
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I am thinking of retiring in TN. Are there any areas that you would suggest? A smaller town would be great.

Thank you!
Sevier County near the Smokies or Knoxville it is a city that feels like a small town.[/quote]

You may also want to look at the Cumberland Plateau area which includes Crossville, Fairfield Glade, Lake Tansi. Also just off the plateau to the west is Cookeville which is a very nice city.
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Old 06-20-2017, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Left Coast - Not Where I Want To Be
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Tennessee is a very attractive state for retirees. This is because there is no state income tax, social security earnings are not taxed, and retirement pensions are also not taxed. In addition, the annual overall cost of living in Tennessee is significantly lower than in many other states. Tennessee is a beautiful state with very friendly people who look out for their neighbors. I'm going to be retiring there in the next few months and I'm looking forward to it.
I am thinking of retiring in TN. Are there any areas that you would suggest? A smaller town would be great.

Thank you![/quote]

I'm not as informed as people who are residents of Tennessee, but I will be retiring around mid to late August on the Cumberland Plateau near the town of Monterey, a town of about 3,000 people. It is located in Putnam County between Cookeville and Crossville, off interstate 40.

Is there anything in particular, other than a small town, that you are looking for? Do you want to be close to medical care, a hospital, stores, restaurants, parks, an airport? Your answer may help others to make recommendations for you.
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Old 06-20-2017, 09:15 PM
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Location: Algood TN now; finished with Florida
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We had always thought that we would retire "away from it all" in a small town. We even have two acres of land in the NC mountains that was going to be our retirement place. But the older we got, the idea of being in the general vicinity of good medical care moved on up the list.

We have been in Cookeville since March 31 and have needed visits to several different medical specialists. All are available within 10 minutes of our home which is right at the foot of the stair steps going from the Highland Rim to the Cumberland Plateau. For us, Cookeville fit the bill of being large enough to have the medical and shopping that we need but still not too big to have the small town feel to it, Things like community band concerts in the park in the evening during the summer or a water slide on a downtown street for two days during the Fourth of July celebration.
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Old 06-22-2017, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Stay away from Sevier County. It's a tourist trap and not the serenity that you seek.
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Old 07-05-2017, 11:55 AM
 
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I am thinking of retiring in TN. Are there any areas that you would suggest? A smaller town would be great.

Thank you!
I'm not as informed as people who are residents of Tennessee, but I will be retiring around mid to late August on the Cumberland Plateau near the town of Monterey, a town of about 3,000 people. It is located in Putnam County between Cookeville and Crossville, off interstate 40.

Is there anything in particular, other than a small town, that you are looking for? Do you want to be close to medical care, a hospital, stores, restaurants, parks, an airport? Your answer may help others to make recommendations for you. [/quote]

I would like to be near medical care (hope that I don't need it) and preferably somewhere that I am not snowed in for days on end. I am not sure how my driving in snow will be when I get older.. lol

But I like small towns where you know your neighbors.

Thank you,
Alisa
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Old 07-05-2017, 12:00 PM
 
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We have been in Cookeville since March 31 and have needed visits to several different medical specialists. All are available within 10 minutes of our home which is right at the foot of the stair steps going from the Highland Rim to the Cumberland Plateau. For us, Cookeville fit the bill of being large enough to have the medical and shopping that we need but still not too big to have the small town feel to it, Things like community band concerts in the park in the evening during the summer or a water slide on a downtown street for two days during the Fourth of July celebration.

Thank you !! I will give it a try. The area looks beautiful.

Last edited by Beretta; 07-05-2017 at 02:35 PM.. Reason: fixed the quotation by JRR for you
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Old 07-05-2017, 05:52 PM
 
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Hi! I am not from Tennessee but have been doing a little research in finding a retirement location from the Northeast in about 2 years. So far I have pinpointed the area of Dayton/Sweetwater/Madisonville as a potential area. I like that it is in between Chattanooga & Knoxville with 2 airports to choose from. Close to lakes and Mountains. Would love to buy a place with a couple acres after living in the city for so long.
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Left Coast - Not Where I Want To Be
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Hi! I am not from Tennessee but have been doing a little research in finding a retirement location from the Northeast in about 2 years. So far I have pinpointed the area of Dayton/Sweetwater/Madisonville as a potential area. I like that it is in between Chattanooga & Knoxville with 2 airports to choose from. Close to lakes and Mountains. Would love to buy a place with a couple acres after living in the city for so long.
If you do a lot of flying, you may want to consider choosing a location closer to Nashville because flying in and out of Chattanooga or Knoxville is more expensive than flying out of Nashville. The City of Nashville has a larger airport.
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