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Retire in Nashville Tennessee

Retire in Nashville Tennessee


In recent years, more and more 55 and Older couples are finding Tennessee to be the place of choice when considering cities for retirement. The reason most cited is that the quality of life is high while the cost of living is low.

Active Adult Communities in Nashville TN

For so many years, Florida was the state of choice with its balmy weather and endless miles of beaches. With the cost of insurance from the many hurricanes and the high property taxes, many discerning adults are looking to the southeastern states. Tennessee becomes a great choice because of its mild climate, natural beauty and urban conveniences. 


Retiring in Tennessee should be considered for some very specific reasons. Taxes being one of the first. There is no state income tax. Tennessee has no state property tax. These taxes are determined by the counties and local governments and are generally lower than many parts of the United States.


The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) rates the cost of living in Tennessee 10 percent less that the national average. This means your retirement money goes farther.In June of 2006, Kiplinger's survey showed that their readers reviewed the 50 smartest places to live, Nashville was in 1st place!

Nashville TN


Retiring in Tennessee lets one live in a central part of the country. Tennessee borders 8 states and is within 600 miles of 70% of the country. This means that retirees can be closer to friends and family all within a days drive.


For those who love the outdoors, Tennessee has an abundance of recreational opportunities. From the majestic Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee to the many rivers and lakes throughout the state. Tennessee has 54 state parks and Nashville boast miles and miles of paved greenways for walking and biking.

Sports fans have plenty to choose from too. Nashville has the Titans Football, Nashville Predators hockey, Sounds baseball,

Printers AlleyAnd don't forget this is Music City! Any and every type of music is available on a daily basis. From the bars in Printers Alley to the Nashville Opera or the Nashville Symphony. Other cultural venues include the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, Grand Ole Opry, Tennessee Performing Arts and the list goes on and on!


Retiring in Nashville TN means you are close to some of the finest medical facilities in the nation. Weather it's Vanderbilt or St ThomTiffany and Companyas or the many in between, Healthcare in Nashville is one of the top industries of the city.

Nashville TN Retirees and also find some of the most sophisticated shopping. Tiffany and Louis Vuttion opened shops recently in the Green Hills Mall. Nordstroms is supposed to open in the fall of 2011.

Finally, there are many wonderful Active Adult Communities in Nashville TN!

Put all of these ingredients together and it's no wonder people want to Retire in Nashville TN!


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Connie Harveyis a local agent with Pilkerton Realtors, serving home buyers and sellers in Nashville, TN, Brentwood TN, and Franklin TN. Let her help you realize your Real Estate goals. She can be reached at 615-371-2474.

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Comment balloon 10 commentsConnie Harvey • October 20 2010 04:31PM


Good evening Connie. So true. Nashville has to be the friendliest town for its size. Maybe that is why so many folks come to visit and then come back to stay...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 7 years ago

Sounds wonderful to me, (((sigh))) Three more years til my hubby retires from teaching.


Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 7 years ago

Sounds wonderful to me, (((sigh))) Three more years til my hubby retires from teaching.


Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 7 years ago

Connie,  These look like nice active adult communities.  What is the pricing?   I work with a lot of the same type of communities here in south Florida. 

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL - (561) 716-7824 - CRS, ABR, GRI (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) over 7 years ago

If I don’t win the mega lottery (and I won’t since I don’t play!), I want to retire to one of those states that has no state income tax. My home state of Texas is in the running, but I also like Washington since it’s on the west coast and I’m pretty sure I’m a west coast boy. But with the right person convincing me……………..

Posted by Not a real person over 7 years ago

Wow - I had no idea that Tennessee had no state income tax or property tax!  I've not visited your state, but have heard wonderful things from those either from there or have visited!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 7 years ago

Michael - If it's not why they come back, it sure is one of the things they like about it here!

Missy - You know how quickly 3 years will pass. I forgot to send you the lake community. I'm jotting myself a note now to send it to you!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 7 years ago

Elyse - the Westview and Wyndam in Maury County start around $139k and go up. Most of the others except Lake Providence by Del Webb and the Vineyards at Twelve Stones Crossing are closer to $300 and above. I'm seeing some 55 and Over retirees moving here from Florida. If they're you're clients, let me know and I'll be happy to take care of you and them!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 7 years ago

Russel - you wouldn't believe the number of Californians that are coming here! I think that they like the cost of living!

Myrl - Come visit. It's wonderful here. Most people that visit find they like it.

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 7 years ago

Connie  Similar to your area many people are opting to retire in VA even though we have income tax - it's grandchildrem driven

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) over 7 years ago