Knoxville was named one of the best cities to retire by Livability.com. To compile the list, Livability ranked cities on the following criteria: health care, cost of living, recreational amenities, crime, walkability, taxes, age diversity, and social or emotional support services. Read on to find out why Knoxville ranked one of the best cities to retire.
This is the second year that Knoxville has appeared on the list of best cities to retire. In 2013, Knoxville was ranked #7 on the best cities to retire. This year Knoxville moved up the list #2. One of the main reasons Knoxville is ranked as one of the best cities to retire is due to its low cost of living. Compared to the rest of the nation, Knoxville has an extremely affordable cost of living and low unemployment rate. Tennessee is also one of the few states without a state income tax.
In addition, Knoxville is a great place to retire because there is no shortage of activities. Downtown Knoxville is vibrant, full of unique restaurants and other entertainment spots. Knoxville also had a mild climate, making it easy for people to live an active lifestyle, regardless of the time of year. Knoxville is close to the Great Smoky Mountains, which provides a wide range of outdoor activities.
Here is the complete list of best cities to retire, according to Livability.com:
10. Coeur D’Alene, Idaho
9. Missoula, Montana
8. Tucson, Arizona
7. Albuquerque, New Mexico6. Honolulu, Hawaii
5. Wheat Ridge, Colorado
4. Largo, Florida
3. Bellevue, Washington
2. Knoxville, Tennessee
1. Springfield, Missouri
This is not the first time that Knoxville has topped a national ranking list this year. Earlier this year, Knoxville was named one of America’s most affordable cities by Forbes. Knoxville ranked #5 on a list of American cities where residence enjoy a low cost of living. Knoxville was also named one of the Best College Sports Towns, ranking #2 on the national list.
If you’re thinking about retiring in Knoxville, please do not hesitate to let Knoxville Home Team know if there is anyway that we can assist in your home search. Rick can be reached at 865-696-9002 or via email at [email protected]. Kati can be reached at 865-696-1888 or via email at [email protected]. Also, be sure to check out our Knoxville Home Search Page to see what home are for sale in the Knoxville area.