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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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Average high during winter months is 53°

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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

Affordable Places to Retire on the Waterfront

Paris, Tennessee is one of 11 communities on the list of affordable places to retire on the waterfront. 

According to

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