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The good life. Only better.

A growing number of discerning adults are choosing to begin their retirement in the southeastern U.S. Discover Tennessee—the best place for natural beauty, endless opportunities and the good life.

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The good life. Only sweeter.

Tennessee tantalizes, whetting your appetite, from fresh produce to white tablecloth occasions. Here, southern food meets southern hospitality, Savor pinnacle experiences, all in the state ranked one of the best places to retire. 


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The good life. Only richer.

In the Volunteer State, our lower cost of living translates into a richer quality of life. Tennessee, ranked second for the lowest cost of living in the nation, allows you to enjoy retirement to the fullest.

Sit Back and Relax, or Lace Up & Get a Move On.

Whether you enjoy an active lifestyle or prefer a more leisurely pace, Tennessee provides natural beauty, a mild climate, urban conveniences and rural peacefulness. Come experience Tennessee and we'll show you how the good life just keeps getting better. 

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Stunning Autumns 72°

Crisp air. Splashes of crimson, gold, scarlet.

Average high during autumn months is 72°

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“For us, it was more than just the weather and relaxing lifestyle, it was about the people. The hospitality here is what really sold us on moving to Cookeville.”
"Jefferson County is where my family vacationed for over 15 years. We are so thankful to finally call this beautiful place home."

Best Mountain Town

Chattanooga has been voted the Best Mountain Town by readers of Blue Ridge Outdoors!

According to Blue Ridge Outdoors

Tennessee - Mountains, Music and More

More and more people are discovering Tennessee is a great place for retirement living. 

According to Newsweek Online

Heading South, but Stopping Short of Florida

Tennessee, and the Mid-South, becomes a retirement destination. 

According to The New York Times

Best Places to Retire

Tennessee tops the list of best places to retire, lauded for its low cost of living.

According to ABC News

Outdoor Enthusiasts Choose Tennessee

"The recreation opportunities... have always been there, only now the city attracts the outdoors enthusiast to not only visit, but also to stay." 

According to Philip Grymes, Executive Director of Outdoor Chattanooga

HOG Rally in Cookeville

Clement Salvadori discovers the best roads in the Cumberland Highlands while visiting Cookeville for the HOG Rally.

According to Rider Magazine

Chattanooga Attracts Baby Boomers

Scenic Chattanooga is one of the top cities in the country for baby boomers and retirees.

According to

Chattanooga Listed Among Best Places to Retire

Low living cost, climate and area attractions make Chattanooga a hot spot for retirees.

According to

Chattanooga Gives Baby Boomers Many Job Opportunities

Baby boomers discover Chattanooga offers a welcoming business environment with low taxes and affordable housing.

According to National Association of Realtors

Kingsport named pilot community in new health initiative

Governor Bill Haslam launched an initiative on Wednesday to make Tennessee a healthier place and named Kingsport as a pilot community in that effort. The initiative, called Healthier Tennessee Communities, is aiming to be a coordinated effort to support physical activity, healthy eating and tobacco abstinence at a local level. 

According to Healthy Kingsport

Cookeville ranks as one of the most affordable places to retire!

A recent study from SmartAsset has found the most affordable places to retire and Cookeville ranked #4!

According to SmartAsset

Chattanooga is on another national 'best cities' list

Chattanooga has made another national "best cities" list. Money magazine has included the city on its list of "Best Places to Retire 2015."

According to Times Free Press