5 Reasons You Should Retire to Knoxville TN

Top 5 RetireEarlier this week, Kiplinger published their most recent review of all 50 states for retirees, and decided that Tennessee is the 4th Top Place to live for retirees. Yeah! But I could have told you that. Okay, I admit I am biased, but while the Kiplinger article/slideshow specifically points to Chattanooga, let me tell you the top 5 reasons you should retire to Knoxville TN.

Outdoor activities. We have a wide variety or outdoor activities ranging from biking, hiking, boating to walking. There are numerous parks, Greenways to walk, or Ijams Nature Center to visit. If you can dream it up, I would bet we already have it here. And, if you are used to 4 distinct seasons, we have that here too, only on a more mild scale from northern states.

The Arts. I’m not going to beat around the bush here, Knoxville has a very diverse arts and music scene. You can catch some free shows on Market Square (the downtown hub for dining, shopping and nightlife) to paid shows. There are theaters and museums to visit, and no lack of diversity in the type of music, dance or art preformed or shown.

Sports. If sports is your thing, Knoxville has you covered. From college sports to watch and support, to baseball, basketball, ice hockey, swimming and rowing. There are numerous clubs you can join for your favorite sport.

Taxes. As the Kiplinger piece noted, yes Tennessee is a tax-friendly state for retirees, but here is their breakdown just for clarification. Yes, you will notice differences in the taxes here from other states, but in the long-run, you will be a head of the game in savings on taxes compared to most other states.

Community. Yes, community. One of the greatest things about Knoxville is the community atmosphere on many different levels. From neighborhood community, to spiritual community, and local community. The feeling of community can be incredible, and, if needed, a helping hand is often offered, even if that helping hand is to offer suggestions. The folks here are incredible.


I have listed various things in Knoxville TN, there is much more if you include the surrounding areas, that would make this post too long to read. The short answer is Knoxville TN is a great place to retire.


If Knoxville, TN is your destination for retiring, give me a call today, and I will help you get started in finding the ideal home for you.


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