A snapshot of Cumberland County is much like a picture you would like to be in.
The tradition-rich regional community of Cumberland County has the friendly warmth of an old-fashioned homecoming. If you’re seeking a lifestyle—one surrounded by natural beauty, and without the rush and frustrations of city life—discover what lies within Crossville, Fairfield Glade and Cumberland County. In this region, you can live that picture you’d like to be in.
What could be better than small-town life with big-city amenities? How about recreation at a 2,000-foot elevation? Broadway arts and culture against the backdrop of a renowned, intimate county playhouse? Fascinating history, dating back to the Roosevelt era? Playing a round in the “Golf Capital of Tennessee”?
On the great upland of the Cumberland Plateau, Cumberland Mountain State Park offers biking and hiking trails, picnic pavilions around a lake with a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, camping, water sports, tennis courts, a camp store and snack shop, playgrounds, lodging and meeting space along with a restaurant. The 1,720-acre park dates back to the New Deal era. The Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain Golf Course is one of the most sought-after sites among Tennessee’s Jack Nicklaus-designed Bear Trace courses. The course’s 6,900-yard, par 72 layout features a design that capitalizes on elevation changes as well as natural features, such as flowing brooks and clustered, mature pines.
Other recreational spots are just as inviting. For boating and fishing, check out Lake Tansi, Meadow Park Lake and Fairfield Glade, which has 11 lakes. Hike Ozone Falls for some memorable photographic takeaways. Discover motorsports at 1-40 Dragway and Crossville Raceway. And, golf to your heart’s content at Stonehenge, Druid Hills, Mountain Ridge and, of course, the Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain.
You’ll find entertainment, activities and events around every turn in the road: Cumberland County Playhouse, the Palace Theatre, Homesteads Tower and Museum, Chestnut Hill and Stonehaus wineries, the Military Memorial Museum, the Homesteads Apple Festival, Oktoberfest, Pioneer Day, the Cumberland County Fair, the 127 Yard Sale, Southern Stars Symphonic Brass, and fall fun at Autumn Acres.
Cumberland County is blessed with a mild climate, a 2,000-foot elevation, a low crime rate, a vibrant economy, a great healthcare system and fine educational programs.
Examples of 200k Homes
You’ll find superb healthcare here. Cumberland Medical Center, established in 1950, is a nonprofit regional facility fully accredited by The Joint Commission, and is now a member of Covenant Health, a comprehensive, community-owned health system headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. Through its merger with Covenant Health, Cumberland Medical Center is part of an elite team of more than 10,000 healthcare professionals. Offerings include specialized medical services not usually found in rural hospitals, an emergency department, an intensive care unit, advanced medical and surgical services, labor and delivery, outpatient services, heart care, a cancer center, a sleep disorder center and much more.
The county is home to exceptional resorts, matchless recreational and cultural opportunities, and terrific shopping. Shop Crossville’s downtown district, with unique boutiques such as Bella Butik and Gigi’s. Antiques abound in the galleries as well as the weekend flea market. Crossville Outlet Mall offers a diversity of more than 30 stores. A variety of locally owned specialty shops offer personalized customer services, such as Make It Personal, Embroidery and Gifts, and 5th Street Marketplace.
Whatever your idea of a “retirement home” is—a furnished condo, an elegant ranch home or a country farm with acres of enjoyment awaiting you—Crossville, Fairfield Glade and Cumberland County have a diversity of home options awaiting you.
Tax & Living Expenses
Recently, Tennessee earned a number-one spot among states considered prime retirement locations in a Bankrate.com study. Ranked by data such as climate, tax rates, cost of living and access to healthcare, Tennessee has a cost of living 9.6% below the national average.
Our state and local tax burden is the third lowest in the nation, with residents enjoying no income tax except on interest and dividends. State sales tax is 7%; 5% for food.
Tennessee has no state property tax. Property taxes are locally determined and collected.
Retirees look for ways to save their earnings from the past for future needs. Crossville and Cumberland County offers a high quality of life along with a low cost of living. The median home value for the region is $149,500.
Retirees can expand their education through opportunities at Roane State Community College, Tennessee College of Applied Technology and the Fair Park Senior Center.
Experience Living in Cumberland County
My husband and I retired to Crossville, TN, 19 years ago. At that time, Crossville was consistently ranked as one of the top small towns to retire. We had moved every 3 to 4 years and liked to meet new people. Since we moved from Ohio to Crossville, we have been totally content. The people here are so gracious—it’s very welcoming to retirees, and the weather is incredible. I even volunteered at the chamber of commerce for nine years.- Linda Daugherty
The location, the beauty of the place and closeness to nature was a very important aspect for me, having lived in Metropolitan areas for most of our lives.- Uplands Village Resident
As we started looking for a town to relocate and call home, Crossville was top of the list because we had family living there and we were familiar with the area. Family was just the first draw. The cost of living and quality of life far exceeded our expectations. The friendly people were also a plus when making our final decision, and the weather was unbelievable.- Debra
When we were looking for a retirement home, we wanted something affordable, comfortable, a place where there was a sense of community. We were looking for people who shared our values. We found all of that at Uplands. We have the pond, the meadow, the woods. It’s a beautiful setting. There are so many activities we can’t do them all.- Uplands Village Resident
Cumberland County can take some of the hassle out of your lifestyle visit. We have arranged discounts with select hotels and have coordinated VIP treatment for our visitors with participating development partners (subject to availability).
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Tennessee’s array of amenities will please any interest. Whether you enjoy a active lifestyle or prefer a more leisurely pace, Tennessee provides natural beauty, a mild climate, urban conveniences and rural peacefulness.
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