Tennessee Retirement Communities
...55+ and non-age-restricted communities on this page
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Tennessee retirement communities seem even today like pure country. But things have changed for Tennessee from when I was a kid.
Forbes has placed two Tennessee cities on its Ten Best Places for Business and Careers List:
Johnson City made the number ten position on Best Small Metros List.
Tennessee is on the list because it has successfully combined growth
and kept its low cost of living. The cost of living is in the average
range but with high growth. This is great because it means the state is
economically strong but still retains the features that people come
In addition, Tennessee has no state income tax and lower property taxes (verify). Among its 5 airports is McGhee Tyson Airport at Knoxville.
The Great Smoky Mountains are here--known for ancient forests
and a variety of plants and animals: Did you know it is the most visited
of all our National Parks. In East Tennessee on the border with North
Carolina, this area is the nicest for retirement.
This page has a mix of 55+ and non-age-restricted communities with a retirement or second-home-focus.
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Newest 55+ Communities in Tennessee Chart
|NAME||Location/Starting Price||Link |
|1. Del Webb Southern Harmony||Nashville area/Comingearly2024||See More|
|2. Southern Springs||Spring Hill/$400's||See More|
|3. Legacy Farms||White House/$300's||See More|
For more information on Knoxville tourism go to Knoxville Tourism
- Briarstone - By Saddlebrook Properties - Sold
Saddlebrook Properties has quite a presence in this area. Builders here for 30 years. Their community is not designated 55+ but the residents are predominantly over 55 in their low maintenance communities (verify). Prices started in high $300's. These are large homes. The community amenities feature low maintenance and walking trails. See local Realtors for resales. 730 Briarstone Lane, Knoxville
Rarity Communities - Rarity Bay Golf Community
Knoxville area on Lake Tellico - Designed for lovers
of the outdoors. Resort-style, upscale with country club, equestrian, exceptional
golf and more.
- Lowes Ferry
30 miles to the Smokies and ten miles to
Knoxville Airport - Premier lakefront living on Fort Loudoun Lake's
waterfront. 300-acre gated community. Dockable parcels available. Active
lifestyle community. Up to 3 acre parcels.
- Highland Reserve
Same developers as Ladd Landing. In
Kingston, 25 minutes to Knoxville. Nature and equestrian community with
views of Smoky Mountains. Lots to mini-farms. Some lots on Watts Bar
Lake. Riding trails.
- The Farm at Tralee
Strawberry Plains TN - Resort and
retirement amenities near Knoxville. Modeled after an English country
retreat and awarded Best New Community Plan by Mountain Homes. Gated,
190 acres of rolling hills. Equestrian Center.
- Grand Vista Bay
Rockwood TN Southwest of Knoxville on
Watts Bar Lake. Gated waterfront. Clubhouse, pool. Boat dock area. Affordably priced lots. Tennessee Land and Lakes Development company. 877-265-5253
- Espalier Bay
Decatur - 63 miles south of Knoxville. Lake
Chickamauga. Boating and they say some of best fishing around. Boat
slips. Lakeview sites and affordable wooded sites. Private, gated.
Please see local Realtors for information on this community.
- Southern Springs
By Del Webb in Spring Hill (Nashville region) - An age-qualified community for 55+ by Del Webb called Southern Springs - this is exciting news because there aren't too many communities like this in Tennessee. Planned 600 homes (verify). 35 miles south of Nashville - 107 Blount Court, Spring Hill, TN - Now Open - 888-406-3028 - Start $400's.
By Freedom Homes (DR Horton). From mid-$300's - Planned future amenities include clubhouse, pool, pickle ball, 2207 Quinn Dr., Whitehouse TN - Open Daily - 615-283-6013
- Lake Providence by Del Webb
1000 homes in gated community with resort amenities including lake, clubhouse, pool, recreation, and more - 1100 Del Webb Blvd., Mount Juliet - 615-758-4614 (HOA) - See local Realtors for resales
- Gatherings at Indian Lake - Sold
By Beazer Homes - 55+ 2-bedroom, 2-bath condos in very popular in-demand style. Priced in low $300's. 141 Saundersville Rd., Hendersonville, TN - 615-507-4843
nolensville - 21 miles south of nashville
- The Cottages at Nolen Mill
Attached medium to spacious courtyard homes with cottage-styling. Were priced from very low $300's. By Goodall Homes - 103 Madison Mill Dr. SOLD OUT
- The Cottages at Bent Creek
Sold Out - 21 miles south of Nashville at Nolensville - 55+ community by Goodall Homes - Part of master all-age community Bent Creek. One level single homes medium to spacious size starting in mid-$200's. - 216 Siegert Place, Nolensville - check for resales
gallatin - 30 miles northeast of nashville
- Retreat at Fairview
Gallatin - Not age restricted, however, these are cottage homes with low maintenance features and amenities for an active lifestyle. Medium to spacious homes by Goodall Homes. 102 Bellingdon Dr., Gallatin - 615-864-9413 - Call for appointment
- Lenox Place - Resale by Goodall Homes
55+ condominium homes with all yard maintenance done by homeowners assoc. Resort amenities and social activities. Smaller square footage plans with 2-car garage. Pool, clubhouse, community garden and more. Price started in low $180's. 395 Devon Chase Hill, Gallatin, TN
is a niche community for an RV lifestyle. Single ranch homes with huge
attached garages for your RV. Just about every home has an RV and it's
probably the main topic of discussion in the community. So if you
don't own an RV you may feel out of place living here according to the
But if you do own one, there aren't many communities
like this where the residents are so passionate about RV's. The homes
are priced starting in the $300's and there are resales and new. Not
age restricted but focus on retirement.
20 Our Way Dr., Crossville, TN - 931-456-7794 - 3-day Discovery Stay
- Fairfield Glade - Great for Golfers
Well known vacation and retirement resort near
Crossville in Fairfield Glade. Started in 1970 and will be building new communities into the future. Homes and townhomes. Fitness and
Wellness complex. 3 swim pools, miles of walking paths, 90 holes of golf
and 11 lakes. Natural environment and resort-like community of
exclusive home sites.
2000 foot elevation atop Tennessee's Cumberland
Plateau produces comfortable summer temperatures and mild winters.
Minutes from Crossville, marketed as the Golf Capital of Tennessee, with
shopping, restaurants and Cumberland Medical Center.
Golf courses in area include Jack Nicklaus' Bear Trace at
Cumberland Mountain State Park and Stonehenge Golf Club at Fairfield
Glade. 6 miles off 40. 7012 Peavine Rd., Fairfield Glade, 800-383-7600
- The Cottages of Hickory Ridge - at Fairfield Glade.
Finally low maintenance free-standing homes. Not age-restricted but features attracting retirees such as 2000 SF of living on main level with a bonus room upstairs. Curbed streets, step-in shower, gas fireplace, surrounded by forest and resort features of Fairfield Glade and more. Starting prices in low $360's. 800-383-7600
- Renegade Mountain
Crossville is 45 minutes to Knoxville. This is a private community. East Tennessee mountains minutes from I-40 for fine dining, outlet mall shopping. Nature in the mountains with views. Resales-please check with local Realtors. Alt: 2700 Feet - Crab Orchard, TN - 931-484-2354
- Grande Harbor
Near Johnson City - 2200 minimum square foot
homes on Boone Lake. Suburban living close to work centers but with
lakeside amenities. Marinas on the lake and fishing. Clubhouse. Check
with local Realtors.
- Quail Creek at the Ridges
Jonesborough TN Golf and country club community. Quail Ridge Way - 423-302-0713 (HOA)
- The Oaks at Woodchase
Cordova - 108 ranch condominiums by Kemmons Wilson with rustic stone trim on exteriors - 2-car garage - low-maintenance community started from $139's. Sold Out - 1680 West Southfield Circle, Cordova
- The Village at Schilling Farms
Collierville - 30 minutes east of Memphis - Resales - 58 2 and 3-bedroom ranch homes. Sold Out - 750 Stonevillage Cove
Tennessee Counties for Retirement:
Henry County - West Tennessee Retirement
Paris TN is known for having the "world's biggest fishfry" with a week-long festival. Paris/Henry County Chamber of Commerce
Hardin County - "Retiree Paradise"
Historical with 17% of county comprised of over age 65. Hardin County
Greene County - East Tennessee Retirement
Greeneville is Tennessee's second oldest town with quality of
life. Named in "Best Small Towns in America" and other publications.
Also named in "Top 23 Mountain Towns." Within 30 minute to one hour
drive to Knoxville, Kingsport and Johnson City. Also, 50 miles to
Asheville NC. The home of 17th president Andrew Johnson and frontiersman
Davy Crockett. In the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Greene County
Marshall County Retirement
Here is Marshall Medical Center - top 100 non-profit community
hospitals. Four beautiful seasons without harsh winters. Median cost of
homes from $75,000 to $107,000. Marshall County
Northeast Tennessee. Natural beauty. VA hospital here and among
the nation's lowest cost of living areas. No state income tax and no
personal property tax. Sullivan County and Northeast TN
The Highlands of Tennessee. Cookeville, the seat of Putnam
County, is rated one of America's most affordable communities. Medical
facilities include the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Median costs
of homes are $102,600 in Cookeville and $92,600 in Putname County.
(verify for most current information) Cookeville Chamber
Crossville is the "golf capital of Tennessee." Home to Fairfield
Glade vacation and retirement resort (see above). Just off I-40, it is
centrally located. Cumberland Medical Center, fresh country air and
views. Golf Capital of Tennessee
For more Info go to: Retire Tennessee.org
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