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Old 10-21-2020, 11:21 AM
 
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We thought just outside of Jackson was nice, and close to a good hosptal.
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Old 10-21-2020, 05:20 PM
 
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Not a huge drive to a major airport and good medical facilities.
The only airports that will not cost you an arm and a leg are Nashville and Memphis.
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Old 10-23-2020, 04:19 PM
 
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We thought just outside of Jackson was nice, and close to a good hosptal.
Just after Jackson off 40 is Hwy 412 The TN Scenic Highway, goes thru Lexington, Parsons, across the TN River, thru Linden, Hohenwald, etc. Some beautiful areas and historic towns along that route..

My wife and I picked one of them to retire to from Texas..
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Old 11-09-2020, 04:59 PM
 
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My husband and I are planning to retire next year. We have travelled over the years but vacation is different than the place you’ll live. This year we visited Charlotte, NC , Clover, SC and that area; then later on we visited Chattanooga. Just finished exploring Nashville. Wow, love it. This destination made my list because the airport had 1flight direct to my needed destinations: NY, FL, I’ll, and Colorado.

After 4 days driving the Nashville area, we like south and south east of Nashville best for land size and affordability, $500ish. Eagleville seems dreamy!

More homework to do though. Good luck to you.

Leslir
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Old 11-16-2020, 04:43 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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I went to college in NE TN- west of Johnson City and I love the area but we had 2 things we were looking for - flat land and out of a town/city. So for our retirement home, I looked a little more west. Then we realized that my fear of heights (mountains/bridges) meant we needed to look a lot further west. We were still living in NYC so my searching was all online and with Google earth. So we wound up west of Nashville. We wanted easy access to I-40 along with a decent sized hospital but far from a city, so I wound up searching south of Jackson. I'm glad we did. We are just a little over an hour east of Memphis airport, a little further than that is the VA hospital. We have flown out of both Nashville and Memphis and, while Nashville flights are cheaper, Memphis is an easier airport to get to from here as well as being easier/smaller to navigate and the price difference was not that great.

We are in McNairy County which is one of the least expensive counties around as far as house buying and there's a lot of mid and higher range housing to be had along with land. Fishing is in the next county east (Hardin) but you have to be careful buying a home with the flood plain and with the high land next to the river collapsing. 3 homes in the last year went for a swim. There is a golf course here and, I think there's one in Savannah as well. Lakes - Pickwick is a popular area for boating, fishing, swimming, and nature. Hardin to I-40 is at least 1.5 hours and there is no direct highway up, one either has to go through Selmer or east of Savannah. Selmer is a quaint old town, no hospital any more, but Jackson Madison Medical Center has just about everything you can want.

Although we've been here 8 years, I haven't explored the towns north of Jackson too much - mostly sticking to the US 45 highway between Corinth, MS and Jackson.

The one thing to note is the climate. NE has a lot more snow and colder winters. We're in the flat western part and, aside from having to buy a shovel two winters ago, we don't really have much of the white stuff.

Good hunting for that right area.


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We thought just outside of Jackson was nice, and close to a good hosptal.
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Just after Jackson off 40 is Hwy 412 The TN Scenic Highway, goes thru Lexington, Parsons, across the TN River, thru Linden, Hohenwald, etc. Some beautiful areas and historic towns along that route..

My wife and I picked one of them to retire to from Texas..
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Old 01-03-2021, 06:38 PM
 
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I'm from Manchester, TN originally, and it's a great little town, especially if you like a day trip. Smack between Chattanooga and Nashville, easy 3-4 hour drive to Knoxville and Memphis, 3-4 hours from Atlanta, tons of parks and sites in the surrounding countryside. The town itself has a historic downtown that is coming to life, at least it was before COVID, and has a strip of national chains on the other side of town for less quaint but very practical shopping and eating.

Your main problem might be finding a house and land to suit your needs, but I think that's almost everywhere right now.
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Old 01-03-2021, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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The only airports that will not cost you an arm and a leg are Nashville and Memphis.
Or a drive down to Atlanta which is easy from the Chattanooga area.
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Old 01-10-2021, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Bellevue & Seal Beach
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Hahaha. Don’t think you’ll find ‘coastal’ in Tennessee.
Sorry. Saw it on your list. Gave me a chuckle.
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:42 AM
 
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We’re in Erwin, TN (also known as The Valley Beautiful) and the outdoor options here simply can’t be beat. We’re at elev. @ 2000’ with peaks of up to 6,600’ plus all around us.

The area trails and creeks here are endless, with the pristine Nolichucky River (starting near Mt Mitchell then flowing through the high country before passing through Erwin) with various beautiful lakes like Watauga Lake located within a half an hour or so drive. Tennessee’s oldest town (Jonesborough) is also a 15-20 minute drive away.

There’s a whitewater center here (USA Raft) and a planned 115 acre mountain bike / hiking park in the works, which is within walking distance from our front door. Although Erwin’s a small up and coming town, we have gigabit internet service to the house, three grocery stores, a brewery, coffee shop, bakery and enough places to eat at to suffice, with most being within walking distance of our home.

For more larger city options (Lowes, HD, malls, dining, ETSU) Johnson City, TN is 15 minutes up the road and Asheville, NC is 35-40 minutes in the opposite direction through the beautiful ETN / WNC mountains. The high country and ski resorts of Beech Mtn / Boone, NC are less than an hour away, with the beaches of Charleston, SC being a 4.5 hour or so drive.

The weather’s so good here that we just removed our gas furnace and central HVAC system as the unit and it’s ductwork were simply not needed. A few warm days during the summer are offset with fans and windows open, and our two gas fireplaces more than heat our home this time of year. Nothing else is needed, even with single digit temps and snow recently with a bedroom in the basement.

Hope that helps.

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Old 01-15-2021, 01:00 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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Lots of suggestions for the east part - in the mountains - with snow.

If you're looking for no/little snow, look at the southern border counties. South of Nashville or just east of Memphis. Personally, I'd be looking in Fayette County - it's just east of Memphis with all the hospitals and shopping, but it's warm, little snow, maybe an inch some years or you could even go as far east as Hardeman County. I am in McNairy County, we retired here from NYC.
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