Retire in Townsend TN, TN

Livability Score
0
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Total Population
470
Median Househould Income
41136
Median Age
58.6
65 Years and Over
156
Median Home Value
201200
Unemployed
20
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Trailhead Steak House

The chicken soup is fantastic. Small place with few tables. Cozy. My ribeye was okay, I've had better.

2. Burger Master Drive In

This isn't a review about gourmet burgers. You won't find any Kobe beef, brioche buns, or truffle fries. What you do get at Burger Master is a good ole'...

3. Elvira's Cafe

Our hotel in Townsend recommended that we try Elvira's and I'm so glad they did! The garden salad was a nice mix of spring greens, dried cranberries, feta,...

4. Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro

Great place for a nicer dinner. We celebrated our anniversary there and were very pleased. Very nice setting and atmosphere - struck a balance of high end...

5. Smokin Joes BBQ

We had dinner here one evening on our recent trip to Townsend, the peaceful side of the Smokies. We were here on a Thursday night and had to wait almost...

Golf
1. Bent Creek Golf Village

Fantastic stay at a fantastic place. This place is an absolute steal if you book through price line or orbitz. We were able to get a one bedroom condo with...

2. 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...

3. 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...

4. Laurel Valley Golf Course

Gorgeous. The views are to die for and as a mediocre golfer it was fun but challenging. Worth every second of the drive coming from our stay in Gatlinburg....

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. River Rat Tubing

Wife and I have been to this area for many years. We created a bucket list of things we've never done and tubing was on our list. We weren't sure what...

2. Tuckaleechee Caverns

Love that Natural beauty of these caverns. Terry our guide was very well versed on the science and history of these caverns and that made the tour fun....

3. 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...

4. Cades Cove - Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Bike the loop, don't ride in a car - you'll be able to see much more and go at your own pace on a bike. *The loop is closed to cars on Saturday mornings...

5. Next To Heaven Riding Stables and Dude Ranch

this place was a lot of fun! The zipline was great, it was safe and the views were beautiful! I would recommend this to anyone staying in the area.

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. Adventure Park Zip Lines of Sevierville

This place is a great place to get your feet off the ground for a first time zip liner. I am not new to zip lines, but my friend was. The guides we had were...

3. Tennessee Homemade Wines

Very friendly staff. Pours your wines tastings in order they will be best on your palette. Some of the best wine I have had! This is a must go!

4. Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum

I loved the salt and pepper shaker museum! It was very awesome. The admission is $3 but you receive $3 off a purchase if you buy a set. They have a ton of...

5. Terry Evanswood: The Wonders of Magic

I really enjoyed the performance and was still in awe of all the magic tricks performed. Terry is a traditionalist and just when you think, yeah I know how...

Shopping
1. Earthbound Trading Company

Friendly staff, good sale prices and a great selection. I love the way it smells! I think they had a sage going. The atmosphere is chic for a chain.

2. The Incredible Christmas Place

Everything you need for Christmas is here. Too bad Santa's not here :(

3. The Apple Barn & Cider Mill

Great, wonderful, such a treat!!! Great aervice, food and yummy comfort food! Such a fun family place!! Love the shoppes and such a clean friendly place!!!

4. Nantahala Outdoor Center & White Water

You want to talk about value? This has been one of the most cost effective things that we as a family of four has done in Gatlinburg. Started with the...

5. Great Smoky Mountains Association

You know how Great Smoky Mountains National Park is free? This non profit association donates all of their profits to the park, so shop here for all your...

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. Meadowsweet Massage and Wellness

I've since had a massage with Nicki and she's amazing as well!

3. Gatlinburg Mobile Massage

Best massage I have ever had! The convenience that he comes to you is so nice when you're on vacation. He was very professional and pleasant. I would use...

4. Well-Key Urgent Care

Unfortunately, I had to visit this location while on vacation. However, we came in and went right in back. They accepted my insurance just fine. The NFP...

5. 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...