The enchanting state of Tennessee is filled with lush greenery, amazing bodies of water and woodlands, and a culture unlike any other state. With Nashville as the glue of the state, the country culture flows out from the city and into the small towns of the Volunteer State.
For those frustrated with city traffic and smoldering fog, small towns in Tennessee offer a haven of peace, culture and plenty of recreational activities. Tennessee with beautiful scenery and good four seasons weather. I know I live visiting the Great Smokey Mountains Park.
TN will also be very attractive to retirees from other states. Starting in 2021 Tennessee will have no state income tax and also other retirement income breaks. The location has good proximity to much of our country.
Clarksville TN is on Money Magazine’s Best Places to live.
Around Nashville and there are several small towns that would be nice to retire in and the town of Brentwood is one of the nicest ones. Brentwood has 13 parks and plenty of walking trails to keep you fit. Nolensville is another small town with a close knit community in the Nashville area. Mount Juliet is a Nashville suburb located 28 East with a population of about 30,000. Hendersonviille TN located on Old Hickory Lake, next to the Cumberland River and is a good place for water sports and that retirement favorite fishing.
Murfreesboro is a big small town (120,000 pop.) with parks and 12 miles of greenway.
Oak Ridge on the East side of Tennessee, which is Anderson County, about 25 miles outside of Knoxville, has one of the lowest crime rates and costs of housing in the state. It is not hard to see why this is a good retirement small town.
Germantown is a place you should check out if you are planning on living in the Memphis area, it has affordable housing. Another small town to check out in the Memphis area is Collierville, which is a prosperous area with a population of about 50,000.
More Tennessee Retirement Towns
1. Cosby TN
With a population of around 5,000 residents, the small town of Cosby is slow-paced and inviting. Cosby is located in the northwestern corner of the state near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Traditionally a small Appalachian town, Cosby is recognized today for its serene setting and astonishing views. Family run businesses are scattered along the main road and fruit stands abound offering nearly every variety of apple. The town is peaceful and free from traffic, yet offers everything a person needs with regard to modern amenities.
2. Dyersburg TN
Dyersburg is located in the southern section of the state and offers a population of just under 25,000 residents. Dyersburg is an ideal location to live because of its affordability, not to mention high quality schooling and beautiful display of Victorian homes and architecture. The town is free from congestion and large amounts of traffic yet close enough to state highways and interstates offering convenient access to the city.
3. Franklin Tennessee
The town of Franklin, Tennessee contains approximately 58,000 residents and has a strong historical presence. In fact, some Civil War sites can be seen in the town. The area is just twenty minutes from Nashville and has a large musical influence featured throughout the town. Some of the country music’s up-and-coming stars live in the town and can be seen at the downtown coffee shops before heading out to perform a live concert. During the summer months, a Bluegrass Festival and Franklin Jazz Festival take place.
Originally posted 2020-09-03 07:00:41.