Retirees on the Rise in Tennessee

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As Tennessee climbs to one of the nation’s most popular vacation destinations, many visitors have decided to make it their new home. Retirees are choosing Tennessee thanks to a number of factors, from urban conveniences to rural peacefulness and natural beauty. The state has 22 certified retirement communities from the American Association of Retirement Communities. Here are three reasons why people are retiring to Tennessee:

  1. Activities: Tennessee is home to 54 state parks, three major league sports franchises and culture aplenty making it a place that truly has something for everyone.
  2. Low Cost of Living: In 2014, the state’s cost of living was valued at 10.7 percent lower than the national average, and with no income tax, Tennessee is an ideal place for those on a fixed income.
  3. Climate: Tennessee has all four seasons and winters are relatively mild, so you won’t see many blizzards here.

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