Best Places to Retire in Tennessee

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State Overview

Tennessee is a popular state for retirees looking for a low cost of living and a more relaxed pace of life. Potential residents have their choice of a variety of living environments, from quiet country life, all the way to gentrified cities bustling with activity and culture. Musically, Tennessee has played a key role in the development of rock and roll, blues, and country, and both up and coming and established acts still perform all over the state. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited in the US, and residents also have access to the Appalachian Trial if they live in the eastern part of the state. Overall, Tennessee has a ton to offer potential retirees; check out some of our best places to retire in Tennessee below to see for yourself!

State Facts

Demographics

Median Age:

38

Percent of people 65+:

14.7%

Median Household Income:

$ 44,298

Unemployment Rate:

5.7%

Geography

Region:

Southeast

Capital:

Nashville

Largest City:

Memphis

Largest City:

Nashville

Fun Facts

Nick Name:

Volunteer State

State Mammal:

Raccoon

State Food:

Tomato

State Song:

"My Homeland, Tennessee"