The enchanting state of Tennessee is filled with lush greenery, amazing bodies of water and woodlands, and a culture like no other state. With Nashville as the glue of the state, the country-life flows out from the city and into the small towns of the Volunteer State.
For those frustrated with city traffic and smoldering fog, small towns in Tennessee offer a haven of peace, culture, and plenty of recreational activities. I know I love visiting the Great Smokey Mountains Park! Did I mention that Tennessee is retiree-friendly? Starting in 2021, Tennessee went income-tax-free! The state also has other retirement income breaks. Here are my top 3 favorite small towns in Tennesee! Why only 3? Read on to find out!
With a population of around 5,000, the small town of Cosby is slow-paced and inviting. Cosby is located in the northwestern corner of the state near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Traditionally a small Appalachian town, Cosby is recognized today for its serene setting and astonishing views. Family-run businesses are scattered along the main road and fruit stands abound offering nearly every variety of apples. The town is peaceful and free from traffic, yet offers everything a person needs with regard to modern amenities.
Dyersburg is located in the southern section of the state and offers a population of just under 25,000 residents. Dyersburg is an ideal location to live because of its affordability, not to mention high-quality schooling and beautiful display of Victorian homes and architecture. The town is free from congestion and large amounts of traffic yet close enough to state highways and interstates to offer convenient access to the city.
The town of Franklin, Tennessee contains approximately 58,000 residents and has a strong historical presence. In fact, some Civil War sites can be seen in the town. The area is just twenty minutes from Nashville and has a large musical influence featured throughout the town. Some of the country music’s up-and-coming stars live in the town and can be seen at the downtown coffee shops before heading out to perform a live concert. During the summer months, a Bluegrass Festival and Franklin Jazz Festival take place.
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Robert FowlerContributing Writer
Robert Fowler is a retired blogger who lives with his wife, Mary Ann at Village at Deaton Creek, a Del Webb Community in North Georgia. Robert was previously the President of Retirement Media Inc. He has visited numerous 55+ Active Adult Communities over the years, sharing his experiences along the way with readers. View more posts