Focus on State of Tennessee

When you think of Tennessee, it is sure to conjure the image of Elvis, the late king of rock and roll. Yes, this is the place of his birth. However, Tennessee offers much more than rock and roll memories for you, especially if you are choosing to move to Tennessee for your retirement living. Tennessee is a state full of beauty, southern hospitality and serene weather. This is a state that offers just about anything for everyone. If you are considering moving to Tennessee in your retirement years, let us provide you a few more reasons to add more weight to your decision.  

About Tennessee

Tennessee lies between the Mississippi River on the west and the Appalachian Mountains on the east. Tennessee has three distinct regions. These regions are divided into Eastern Tennessee, Middle Tennessee and Western Tennessee. Eastern Tennessee is high and densely wooded. This is where you will find the Great Smoky Mountains. Although initially isolated because of its rugged terrain, today Eastern Tennessee is the most industrialized part of the state. Hills and plateaus and gently rolling bluegrass can be found in Middle Tennessee. This part of Tennessee is better known for its fine Tennessee Walking Horses. The rich soil in Middle Tennessee makes this part an ideal location for cotton growing. Western Tennessee is part of the Mississippi floodplain.

Tennessee is also known as the “Volunteer State”. Why, because many brave men volunteered to fight in the Mexican War and the Civil War. Tennessee supported the Confederacy during the Civil War and was the scene of extensive military action. Many sights in Tennessee are centered on this part of history. Apart from this, you will be able to see the perfect replica of the Parthenon in Nashville, Graceland in Memphis and also stand in the place where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. If you are considering moving to Tennessee, you can go bowling with your friends, canoeing, visit the Grand Ole Opry, the Lane Motor Museum, visit the National Civil Rights Museum and take in the peaceful surrounding of the Memphis Botanic Gardens. There is so much to see and do, in Tennessee; you will not miss your old home for a moment.

Tennessee Facts

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Today, Tennessee has a population of approximately 5.6 million. Out of this 12.4% are over the age of 65. The cost of the average home is $93,000 and there are, on average, 2.48 persons per household. Tennessee economy is dependent on farming, and value-adding services that convert its raw-materials to products. Mining too plays a key role in the Tennessee economy. Mississippi river is one of the major geographical landmarks in the state. Most of the population lives in urban areas. This state also boasts of the well-developed tourism industry, driven by its breathtaking landscapes and of course, the country music capital of Nashville attracts many visitors as well. Tennessee is also a state which does not have income tax which makes it great for seniors to save on their retirement income. However, there is a tax on interest and dividend income over $1,250 per person referred to as the Hall Tax. There is also a sales tax of 7% on general merchandise and food items are taxed at 5.5%.

Active Lifestyle in Tennessee

There are 86 active lifestyle communities, in Tennessee, for 55+ adults. You can consider a home in any one of these communities and spend the rest of your retirement years in contentment. Homes range from single-family detached to condominiums to villa style manufactured homes. Your life will be one of leisure and just the right amount of activity when you consider a home in the beautiful state of Tennessee. Some of these communities are mentioned below.

Further information on active adult communities can be obtained by visiting This is a comprehensive national directory of more than 8,500 communities where you are sure to find a community that fits your requirements.