Retire Your Way: Perks of Owning Your Home at Uplands Village

While young adults are typically encouraged to work toward homeownership, older adults often face a difficult choice between renting and buying, especially after retirement. There are pros and cons to renting and buying, depending on your preferences, lifestyle, and financial situation. 

More and more retirees are opting for the all-inclusive retirement lifestyle that independent living and 55+ communities offer. While it varies, most of these communities are set up so that individuals typically rent an apartment or townhouse-style home. 

Uplands Village is not like most communities, though. We are a progressive life plan community offering a unique and desirable lifestyle in Cumberland County, Tennessee. Here, independent living residents have the option to own their own homes while still receiving the benefits of community living. Read more to discover the advantages of homeownership at Uplands Village! 

Go Ahead, Paint The Walls 

One of the main reasons individuals prefer to own their house is to customize and modify their space as they choose. They can paint the walls, upgrade the kitchen and bathroom, or finally start that garden in the backyard. This can be tempting for older adults who are retired but are healthy, active, and looking for a project or hobby. For these individuals, owning and renovating a house can provide a sense of purpose and accomplishment. 

Each of the homes we offer at Uplands Village is perfectly unique, and there is no sense of being boxed-in to a cookie-cutter lifestyle. This way of living—in your own, unique, personalized home, with a driveway, a backyard, and a mailbox—can instill a broader sense of independence than living in a standard senior apartment might. 

Best of Both Worlds: You Own, We Repair

While upgrades and renovations can be motivating and exciting, unexpected repairs and routine maintenance can be the opposite. This is often the case against retirees owning a home—that they might be burdened with the responsibilities of maintenance and repairs. At Uplands Village, we make sure none of our homeowners feel this way. For a small monthly fee, we cover lawn care and some home maintenance.

Of course, we also know that owning a home isn’t for everyone. That’s why we also offer a rental program that offers month-to-month leases for an inclusive rate that covers home maintenance and repairs.


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Enjoy Tax Benefits and Equity 

Financial implications are one of the most important things to consider when deciding whether to rent to buy, and both options have economic benefits. Not only are the homes at Uplands Village affordable, but Tennessee is known for its low property taxes and retiree-friendly tax structure. So, owning a home at Uplands Village is a good solution for those looking for tax benefits and the potential to build equity. 

Access to All Amenities and Community Life

After retirement, many adults are faced with a choice: continue to live in their single-family home and be a part of their local community, or move to a 55+ community, where they may live in a senior apartment and enjoy the all-inclusive lifestyle that these communities boast. 

At Uplands Village, you don’t have to choose! Independent living residents who own their own homes here can live as independent or connected as they choose. All of our homes stand on their own in a neighborhood-type setting, but each is less than five minutes from all that our main retirement village has to offer

Residents can spend the day at home with family and friends or head into the main village for a round of tennis, a dip in the pool, or a day of volunteering at our assisted living and long-term care homes. After a long day of activity, they can go back to their own homes for a cozy night in. 

Beyond The Village  

Uplands Village is located in Pleasant Hill, Tennessee, near Crossville and Cookeville. Many people are drawn to our 55+ community in Cumberland County for its breathtaking views and desirable weather. In addition to everything our community offers, the local area surrounding Uplands Village is full of activities for nature lovers, history buffs, foodies, and lovers of the arts! 

Find Your Forever Home 

The opportunity to own your own home after retirement may seem intimidating, but Uplands Village makes it possible and easy. Our retirement living village truly offers the ideal balance of independence and community. To learn more about independent living and owning a home at Uplands Village, contact our team today!

Highlighting Our Wellness Center in Honor of National Physical Therapy Month

October is National Physical Therapy Month, which was established in 1981 by the American Physical Therapy Association. This annual health observance serves two purposes: to celebrate and appreciate all the hard work and dedication of all physical therapists and PT students and to remind the public about the benefits of physical therapy and how it can improve health and quality of life. 

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Why People Love Retiring in Cumberland County, Tennessee

Imagine waking up on a peaceful summer morning and stepping out onto your back patio overlooking the picturesque lakefront to enjoy your tea. After that, you have the entire day to relax, explore, or play: do you go for a game of golf in the Golf Capital of Tennessee? Do you take a walk in Cumberland Mountain State Park? Or do you stay closer to home and attend a yoga class with a neighbor? Whatever you decide to do, it’s all right here at Uplands Village

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Uplands Village Celebrates 100 Years of Service & Care

On August 4, 1921, Elizabeth Fletcher and Dr. May Cravath Wharton rented a small two-story building that formerly served as a store to a local farmer. On the top floor, they created a two-bed hospital. They called the house Sanex, and it was meant to provide medical and health care to the small mountain town of Pleasant Hill, Tennessee. 

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Celebrating Green Living with Plastic Free July®

You grab a coffee at the local cafe; you stop at the store and pick up some groceries; and then head out to dinner with some friends, bringing home half your dinner in a takeout container. While this may seem like a typical day, think of all the single-use plastic you’ve used: a plastic coffee cup, plastic grocery bags, and a plastic or styrofoam takeout container. These items contribute to the 8 million pieces of plastic that make their way into the ocean each day

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Uplands Village Shares the Benefits of a Life Plan Community

Located in the rolling hills of the Southern Appalachians, Uplands Village is a progressive Life Plan Community. Also referred to as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), Life Plan Communities offer a unique experience for those who wish to age comfortably and in place, having access to a full spectrum of care and services to meet their changing needs. 

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