Cost of Living: Why Choose a Retirement Living Community in Tennessee

The three rules of real estate are location, location, and location. These rules apply to all real estate endeavors, including where you choose to spend your retirement years.

There are many beautiful places to retire, but some locations may be a better fit for your wants, needs, and finances. That’s why more and more individuals are choosing to retire in Tennessee, and for a good reason! 

Uplands Village is a unique community where older adults realize the benefits that come with choosing to retire in Tennessee.

A Lower Cost of Living 

According to the World Population Review’s 2022 Cost of Living Index, Tennessee ranks sixth for the lowest cost of living in the United States. With no state income tax, lower housing rates, less expensive utilities, and even groceries costing below the national average, the low cost of living in Tennessee makes it a desirable retirement destination.

While expenses across Tennessee are below the national average, depending on where you are in the state, your cost of living could be even lower. For example, Citytistics states, “the cost of living in Pleasant Hill is lower than the national average and most cities in the state.”

Rural Meets Suburban

The city of Pleasant Hill, Tennessee, the home of our retirement living community, offers a mix of rural and suburban living. Referred to as “sparse suburban,” this location offers more bang for your buck within a welcoming, tight-knit community.

A Mild Climate

According to Retire Tennessee, the state’s “climate varies from east to west, but it is generally considered to be moderate with four distinct seasons.”

One of the many benefits of choosing to retire in Tennessee is that you get to experience all four seasons without a harsh winter or extremely hot summer. You get to smell the blooming flowers in the spring, relax by the pool in the summer, enjoy the colored leaves and crisp air in autumn, and see snow flurries in the winter. 

The World Travel Guide reports that Tennessee’s average high in the winter is 49 degrees while the average low is 30 degrees Fahrenheit. In the summer months, the average high is 89 degrees, and the average low is 67 degrees Fahrenheit.

Connecting with Nature

If you love exploring and appreciating nature, then Tennessee is perfect for you! From gazing at the Smoky Mountains to hiking to any of the state’s 500 waterfalls or exploring the thousands of underground caves, Tennessee has so much to offer.

There are so many opportunities for individuals to experience the wildlife and endless possibilities to connect with the world around them. In addition, our retirement living community is centrally located within the state, making day trips to attractions like ​​Cumberland Mountain State Park and Burgess Falls State Park easily accessible. 

Why Retire at Uplands Village?

Living Life with Purpose

Our retirement living community in Pleasant Hill, Tennessee, is spread across 500 acres of the beautiful state. The Cumberland Plateau offers state parks, lush forests, scenic rivers, and countless opportunities to enjoy nature and history.

Residents at Uplands Village benefit from having access to endless activities and events throughout our campus that help them lead purposeful, active, and engaging lifestyles.

Some of these activities include:

  • Fishing, kayaking, and canoeing opportunities on numerous lakes, ponds, and streams
  • Connected walking, hiking, and biking trails
  • On-site fitness center
  • Guided exercise classes such as tai chi, yoga, and dance
  • Indoor aquatic center with lap pool and water therapy pool
  • Pickleball court
  • Woodworking shop
  • Crafts and pottery
  • Community gardens and parks
  • Lifelong learning institute
  • And more!

Life Plan Community

From owning your home in our independent living neighborhood to receiving long-term care, our life plan community has the right level of care for you. Our levels of care and lifestyle options include:

  • Independent living
  • Assisted living
  • Memory care
  • Long-term care
  • Rehabilitation

Tennessee is a great place to lead a purposeful retirement lifestyle. To learn more about our retirement living community in Pleasant Hill, Tennessee, we invite you to visit our website or contact a member of the Uplands Village team.