Retire in Oak Ridge, TN

Livability Score
56
** 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
29301
Median Househould Income
52534
Median Age
41.8
65 Years and Over
5376
Median Home Value
152000
Unemployed
1373
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. D & B's Hot Dogs and Ice Cream

This place really surprised me it's in a location you would never expect to have good food, but it's great. They have a unique take on hotdogs and in my...

2. The Other One

Super nice people, menu is full of interesting sandwich and burger options, you'll have a hard time choosing. I had a Green Hen, which was fantastic,...

3. Seasons Innovative Bar & Grille

Quickly becoming my favorite restaurant in Knoxville. The atmosphere is laid back, yet upscale and the food is superb. The menu is seasonal (hence the name)...

4. Dean's

Tanner has the scoop on recommendations. The food is flat amazing. Service (Tanner) was great. Catfish and Turkey & dressing were both better than we...

5. Brown Bag

This is the best food. Service is top notch! Food is cheaply priced and amazingly fresh. If you don't like this food your an idiot.

Golf
1. Fairways & Greens Golf Center

This place has a lot to offer whether you are a novice or an experienced golfer. They are membership only, but they will gladly show you around to see all...

2. The Wee Course At Williams Creek

Played here for the first time and "Why did I wait so long?" was the question driving home. This is far from your typical cow pasture Par 3. It is a well...

3. Knoxville Municipal Golf Course

Very nice municipal public course. Good shape all around. People in club house super nice. Best egg salad sandwich I have had in a while. Other golfers...

4. Concord Park Par 3

For a Par 3, I give this course a 5. It was clean, friendly, and very affordable. The majority of the greens are surrounded by hills and valleys, making the...

5. Lambert Acres Golf Course

Every year, I'm blown away by the positive changes Lambert Acres makes. Earlier this year, I wasn't too impressed with the fairways and native grasses......

Active
1. Ijams Nature Center

This place is simply stunning to visit and the people are wonderful. We recently held our wedding ceremony at the Home Site location. Everyone commented on...

2. Breakout Games - Knoxville

This place rocks! Our group of 8 (ages 10-61) had so much fun! We did The Kidnapping and it was interesting from the beginning as we started off blindfolded...

3. World's Fair Park & Festival Center

This area is close to many keys areas downtown. Mainly UT football games. We normally park here for the easy walk over. Also the money goes to a good cause...

4. Concord Park

Incredible dog park. It can be a bit difficult to find due to the scale of the overall park. It is near the diner. There are multiple areas for dogs to...

5. USA Raft Smoky Mountains

These guys are THE BEST. We rafted with Ewok, then Larry and both times it was crazy fun. These are true southern mountain men rocking some epic rafting. I...

Arts
1. Tennessee Theatre

EXQUISITE! (Opera) This theatre in a word is simply exquisite. This theatre was first opened in 1928 but has under gone a couple of renovations over the...

2. Regal Cinemas Pinnacle 18 IMAX & RPX

This location was nice. They got us through the concession lines quickly and the place was clean. The parking lot was full to capacity though. So get...

3. Boyd's Jig and Reel

Probably my favorite bar in Knoxville. My husband is obsessed with the Mac and cheese and I feel similarly about the sticky toffee pudding. Such a warm cozy...

4. Tennessee Valley Winery

We found this winery while driving from Lexington, KY to Florida and it made a great pit stop on our road trip. Tastings are free and there are plenty of...

5. Dragonfly Aerial Arts Studio

My experience at Dragonfly Aerial Arts Studio was simply amazing. A huge thanks to Lissa and Christy for hosting a Yelp! event!! They welcomed us into the...

Shopping
1. Market Square

Looking for someplace to eat, unique shops, and find relaxation in the city? Market Square is the place to be. There is always something going on at Market...

2. Cedar Bluff Discount Wines & Spirits

Very clean and nicely laid out and very nice staff. A wide range of all liquor and wine you can imagine. Open later than most stores. Very easy to find and...

3. Super Target

I'm not a huge target fan but came in this location and found everything I needed and more. I actually liked this location! Very organized. The staff here...

4. Tactical Advantage

I thought I knew alot about guns based on what little I learned during my service in the Navy with the Marine Corps and my experience on the range. I have...

5. Hoskins Drug Stores

A trip to Hoskins Drug Store (& Hospital Supply & Restaurant) in Clinton, TN is a veritable trip down memory lane, especially for older generations. And...

Health
1. Sport & Wellness Chiropractic

I have been to many Chiropractors in my life and around the world and nothing has compared to Dr. John. He takes the time to understand your injuries and...

2. Hardin Valley Eyecare & Optical

Great experience for my 6 year old daughter My husband saw Dr. Neal several months ago and really liked him. I was a little nervous before my daughter's...

3. Pure Luxe Salon, Spa & Medspa

I highly recommend Jennifer! She transformed my hair after a horrible hair accident with another salon- it's unbelievable how healthy my hair is now- and...

4. Dean Cosmetic Dentistry Center

The team at Dean Dentistry is the best I have ever been the patient of. These folks know how to customize care, and help patients feel comfortable. I am...

5. Transformations Massage and Wellness Center

Fantastic massage that doesn't leave you bruised and sore. Lisa and her other therapists are incredibly talented at assessing the problem and treating it...

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