Retire in Cookeville , TN

Livability Score
52
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
31004
Median Househould Income
29240
Median Age
29.4
65 Years and Over
4105
Median Home Value
157800
Unemployed
1908
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Father Tom's Pub

Stopped in during our excursions in Cookeville. The lunch we had was top notch, and completely worth making another visit. The gf had the beer cheese...

2. Crawdaddys West Side Grill

My friends and I stopped by here for lunch on the way to Nashville and I have to say, it was one of the best casual lunches I've ever had! They have both...

3. World Foods

Very nice little place. I had a muffuletta and the bread and olive spread were great. I would definitely recommend it. We also got a slice of Quattro...

4. Grandma's Pancake House

We rolled in on a Friday morning with 11 people in our party. Yes, 11 people. We were heading to North Carolina on a mountain bike weekend and slept in...

5. Cinco Amigos

I am a student at TTU, and this is my favorite Mexican restaurant in town. Amazing food, great service for lunch and dinner. I can be in and out for lunch...

Golf
1. White Plains Golf Course

Great place to live and golf. Great Community

2. Cookeville Golf Club

Well, I was invited by a member to come use the pool.The summer had been well over 95 degrees, so cooling off at the pool sounded great. Our host was kind...

Active
1. Cummins Falls State Park

This was a beautiful park to hike, swim, and enjoy the waterfalls. It is about an hour east of Nashville, where the drive was beautiful. From the exit was...

2. Burgess Falls State Natural Area

Beautiful! The stairs to the very bottom are closed due to storm damage. Still well worth seeing!

3. Crossfit Mayhem

Visited from Montana and loved this gym, everyone was very nice. They have a great shirt selection for the out of towners and it's a major plus that Rich...

4. The Sk8

So, I'm in town and have time to kill. I hear an ad on the radio about The Sk8 so swing by on a Sunday. It's early, they don't open until 2pm. So I come...

5. Y M C A of Middle Tennessee

This Y is really great. They have a good gym with a wide selection of cardio and weight machines, free weights and assorted benches, mats, kettles and...

Arts
1. DelMonaco Winery

GREAT winery! We always have a blast here. Whistle Stop Red is my jam! When the rain rolled in while we were sitting on the back porch outside, the staff...

2. Cookeville Depot Museum

Loved visiting the depot! The volunteer was very knowledgable about the depot as well as the city. Great place to let the kids run around and see a real...

3. Backdoor Playhouse

Despite its affiliation with Tennessee Tech University, Backdoor Playhouse has all the attributes of a fully realized community theater. After seeing their...

4. The Sk8

So, I'm in town and have time to kill. I hear an ad on the radio about The Sk8 so swing by on a Sunday. It's early, they don't open until 2pm. So I come...

5. Cookeville History Museum

Stopped in on a Thursday morning and was greeted with a warm reception. I was told the current exhibit, told which way to start, and left to quietly enjoy...

Shopping
1. Kohl's

Great Staff with friendly faces. Always fix any problem I've had with prices. Bathrooms nice and clean with a family restroom with mini toilet. Everything...

2. Habitat Restore

I love this place over Goodwill anymore for anything you may need for the home (not as great for clothes). It is organized fairly well and the staff while...

3. Marti & Liz Shoes

I loved this store. They sell good quality, designer shoes at really great prices... often just a half or a third of the regular price. IE, most shoes are...

4. Factory Card & Party Outlet

Cards are usually 50% off. Could easily come and pick up a card for any celebration, loss, thinking of you. Balloons Last forever!! I've ordered from a...

5. Hobby Lobby

Best hobby lobby I've seen. Friendly and helpful employes. Very Big!

Health
1. Natural Symmetry MedSpa

So glad I found this gem on yelp. Nice spa. Clean. Andrea did my wax and was nice and professional. I recommend trying this spa. I will be back next time...

2. Johns Family & Implant Dentistry

Strange review, but I felt it necessary to do so. The gf and I where traveling to Cookeville, TN for an event 5 days after her wisdom tooth extraction....

3. Cookeville Senior Citizens Center

Thrift store is open during the week. Best prices in town. Clean. Organized. Uncluttered. Friendly staff. Quaint.

4. Physicians Urgent Care

nice service staff was friendly and not patronizing got medicine at pharmacy here on site

5. Home Instead Senior Care

The owner, Rob Brown, reached out to discuss the details of my review. He was very professional and apologized several times for the problems that we had...

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