A happy, healthy retirement depends a lot on location. To find the best places to retire, SmartAsset gathered data for a study and considered four main factors that affect the quality of life for retirees.
Paris ranks No. 2, with statistics including 15.3 percent taxes, 3.1 doctor’s offices per 1,000 people, .3 recreation centers per 1,000 people, 1.1 retirement centers per 1,000 people and 20.2 percent of seniors.
Other cities in the top 10 in Tennessee are No. 1 Crossville, No. 3 Winchester, No. 4 Savannah, No. 5 McMinnville, No. 6 Brentwood, No. 7 Sevierville, No. 8 Lawrenceburg, No. 9 Union City, and No. 10 Maryville.
David Hamilton, CEO of the Henry County Alliance, is excited about the honor.“Henry County offers a great setting for retirees. We have a strong medical community, low taxes, beautiful Kentucky Lake and a low cost of living,” he said. “America’s retirement population is growing rapidly and many retirees are looking to relocate in order to enjoy better weather and lower taxes. Activities that many retirees enjoy include golfing, fishing, shopping, dining, exercising and traveling. The benefit of retirees to Henry County is they are like ‘permanent tourists,’” he said, adding “With every retiree recruited, more jobs are needed, particularly those outside of manufacturing. Businesses that often see the most job growth include medical and financial, which are typically higher paying jobs.
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