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Old 02-26-2009, 06:44 PM
 
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LOL!!! You're right, your definition of small, affordable, close to healthcare and so on, probably differs from mine. Since we won't be living there the whole year round (unless I fall totally in love with the area and can't bear to leave), I'm looking for something around 1,200 sq. ft. that's not falling down, around 100k in price and no more than 20 - 45 minutes from a good healthcare facility (not that I plan to collapse as soon as I get there). I've been looking on a real estate site and I was happily surprised to see so many darling homes with the most breathtaking mountain views in TN. Wow, those folks really know how to live!
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Gray
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Here's a website that allows you to enter two specific cities and see how they compare from a cost of living standpoint. It also shows you how they stack up compared to the national average. Hope it helps. Moderator cut: link removed, linking to competitors sites is not allowed

Of course my biased input would be the Tri-Cities area of TN. We've had a huge amount of folks from all over the country relocate here and more looking to as soon as they can. I'm certain other areas could boast the same.

Good Luck to you!

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Old 02-26-2009, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Gray
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Here's another website that might be of benefit to you Retire Tennessee
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:27 PM
 
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Great website, Native. Thank you so much. Any information you might provide on the Northeastern section of the state would be most welcome. The proximity to the mountains and all the bodies of water sounds sooo good! Thank you again. Karen
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:33 PM
 
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Love, love, love the Retire Tennessee website. I've already bookmarked it and am calling my husband to the computer to ogle it with me. You are a wonderful help, Native, and if you are an example of the citizens of your state, I'm gonna start packing my things tomorrow.
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:14 PM
 
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Love, love, love the Retire Tennessee website. I've already bookmarked it and am calling my husband to the computer to ogle it with me. You are a wonderful help, Native, and if you are an example of the citizens of your state, I'm gonna start packing my things tomorrow.
Welcome to Tennessee!

That web site really is great. The 9 communities it spotlights are communities that seem to be particularly attractive to retirees for various reasons.

And I agree, the Tri Cities area of NE TN is gorgeous.

The two communities on the Cumberland Plateau are Cookeville and Crossville. Crossville is probably the most popular retirement spot in the state. It got a head start back in the 1970s when Fairfield Glade opened and attracted thousands of retired golf lovers from all over the place.

The Cumberland Plateau doesn't have huge mountains, but it does have rugged hills, deep gorges, waterfalls, and lakes. But perhaps its biggest advantage--to some people--is that Cookeville is only an hour from Nashville which has, by far, Tennessee's cheapest air fares. If you ever want to fly back to Michigan, it'll cost you half as much out of Nashville as it does out of the Tri Cities (NE TN) or Knoxville or Chattanooga. Nashville is a hub for Southwest Airlines which doesn't fly to anywhere else in the state, unfortunately.

Here are some pics of the Cumberland Plateau:















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Old 02-26-2009, 11:50 PM
 
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JMT -- Those photos took my breath away! I'm guessing that the waterfalls are the Cumberland Falls. My parents took me there when I was 3 or 4. I have a very vague memory of seeing them; my most vivid memory is of my father telling me about a little boy and girl who fell in because they got too close -- his way of making sure I kept my distance. I remember the beauty and I remember the Smoky Mountains. Please accept my sincere thanks for posting those fantastic pics. Karen
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:01 AM
 
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JMT -- Those photos took my breath away! I'm guessing that the waterfalls are the Cumberland Falls. My parents took me there when I was 3 or 4. I have a very vague memory of seeing them; my most vivid memory is of my father telling me about a little boy and girl who fell in because they got too close -- his way of making sure I kept my distance. I remember the beauty and I remember the Smoky Mountains. Please accept my sincere thanks for posting those fantastic pics. Karen
Oops, I should've labeled the falls. Sorry!

The first one is Burgess Falls, located a couple of miles outside of Cookeville.

The next one is Fall Creek Falls, the tallest waterfall east of the Rockies.

The last one is Cane Creek Falls which is in the same state park as Fall Creek Falls (Fall Creek Falls State Park, located between Cookeville and Chattanooga).
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Knoxville,Tn.
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I'm a lifelong Tennessean, my wife came from northern Ky., she has relatives in eastern Ky. Tn. has more tourism also more new residents from up North. I think our economy is a little better. Ky. has more of a northern flavor; Tn. is more southern. Ky. bluegrass country is nice; but eastern Ky. is very poor and secluded. Their economy is totally dependent on coal mining, which is either up or DOWN. This area is remote, dirty and kind of gritty.
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:45 PM
 
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Well after looking at TN and KY we have decided to move to Cumberland County, TN. About four years ago we moved to Florida from the north,---big----big-----big mistake. Florida seems to be totally full of cranky old folks who are determined to act like two year olds. The Florida government seems to be more corrupt than any state in the nation.
Looked all over Tennessee and settled on the Cumberland Lakes/Cumberland Cove communities. Love the natives, cost of living, the air, and the relaxed lifestyle.
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