Welcome to Columbia Maury County


Maury County ranks as “one of the best places to live” by Livability.com, who recognized the county for its “Old South charm” and its “New South progress.”

Drive through the county and discover restored antebellum homes, such as the National Historic Landmark home of former U.S. President James K. Polk. Rattle and Snap, another National Historic Landmark, has been called “the most monumental house in Tennessee.” William Polk named the property "Rattle And Snap" after winning the land in a game of chance played with beans called "rattle and snap.” The plantation's newly restored historic carriage house accepts reservations for overnight guests. Stop at a renowned 1850s girls’ school with a fascinating history of its own, Athenaeum Rectory, a Moorish-Gothic delight. You’ll soon discover why Columbia is known as the “Antebellum Homes Capital of Tennessee.”

Museums, historic cemeteries and other attractions offer diverse opportunities throughout our community. Stage a great escape in our 240 acres of natural recreation, including biking, walking, caving, golf, tennis, fishing and hunting. Canoe the Duck River, and stroll our downtown Riverwalk. Cycle and hike in Chickasaw Trace Park. Fish in Williamsport Lakes, and golf one of our many courses. Maury County offers three wineries, Civil War trails and the Natchez Trace. Set out for Natchez Trace Parkway and drink in all or part of the 444-mile drive through spectacular scenery and 10,000 years of North American history.

Our historic downtown, a Certified TN Main Street, offers unique dining, retail, and hosts our two major festivals: Mule Day and the Southern Fried Festival. And, you’ll want to see the battlefield reenactment at Historic Elm Springs.

Come enjoy our friendly southern charm, our rolling hills and our low cost of living.


Maury County’s affordable housing and low cost of living are important considerations for retirees. Another benefit of living in southern Middle Tennessee is the beautiful landscape, the four seasons, the proximity to mountains and beaches and, most importantly, the friendly warmth of the people who live here.

Examples of 200k Homes

image description Beautiful Brick Home $205,000 2,770 square feet
image description Cozy Cottage $199,900 2,162 square feet

Healthcare is always an important consideration. Here, residents rely on Maury Regional Medical Center, a 275-bed facility with more than 200 physicians and specialty care. In 2013, Truven Health Analytics named the medical center a “Top 100 Hospital,” and the center is an Everest Award winner.

Maury County—named for pioneer surveyor Abram Maury—has everything you need from our top-rated medical facility, historic sites, unique downtown, natural resources, educational opportunities, arts and culture and our sense of community.

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.

In Maury County, a 2,770-square-foot home on an acre lot is valued at $205,000, and the median home value here is $115,000.

Higher Education

For retirees interested in furthering their education, Columbia State Community College offers many programs and educational opportunities.

Experience Living in Maury County

Columbia is close to the mountains, the beach and Nashville. It offers everything I was looking for and the people are great. - Anonymous retiree
Maury County is affordable, beautiful and the people are very friendly. We wouldn’t be anywhere else. - Dan Morency, retiree


Maury 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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Discover Tennessee Tour

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.

Contact us for your personal tour of a Retire TN county.

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