Tennessee is a state located in the Southern United States, attracting retirees with its easy lifestyle and low cost of living. It is known as the "Volunteer State", a nickname it earned during the War of 1812, in which volunteer soldiers from Tennessee played a prominent role, especially during the Battle of New Orleans. The capital is Nashville and the largest city is Memphis.
Home to the Appalachian Mountains in the east and the Mississippi River in the west, Tennessee is full of retirement-friendly, hidden gems. The cost of living is 11% below the national average, and the state also has no income tax.
Aside from the state's natural beauty, Tennessee is also known for being the birthplace to a greater variety of American music than anywhere else in the country. Nashville is home of the Grand Ole Opry and global headquarters to all things country and western, while Memphis has the blues (and Graceland, the mansion that was home to Elvis Presley).
There are many attractive retirement communities in towns such as Crossville, also known as the golf capital of Tennessee.
So, the time is right and you are actively considering a move to a retirement community. For some, the idea may be exciting. To others, the mere thought is stressful or frightening. Either way, it is a significant life decision and one that needs to be th Read more...
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Baptist to replace Methodist in BlueCross BlueShield network
Apr 21, 2017 8:49 pm
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBST) is changing its in-network hospital system next year for some of its Memphis members.
Effective Jan. 1, 2018, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. hospitals wi...
Second Cook Out location looks to be on way to Memphis
Apr 21, 2017 7:56 pm
It appears that Memphis' second location of a North Carolina-fast food chain is on the way.
A permit was filed for a Union Avenue location for Cook Out to "alter restaurant to new restaurant ten...
City Council preview: Heritage Trail makes a comeback
Apr 21, 2017 7:48 pm
When the Memphis City Council meets Tuesday, April 25, it is expected to invest taxpayer dollars in the redevelopment of a 60-block area of Downtown Memphis.
First introduced more than five years ago...
Memphis company closes $30M in investment commitments in one month
Apr 21, 2017 6:51 pm
A Memphis-based public company has secured nearly $30 million in investment commitments.
Jernigan Capital Inc. ? which provides debt equity capital to private developers, owners and operators of self...
Top of the List: Social Media Marketing/Consulting Firms
Apr 21, 2017 5:19 pm
There are 173 local social media employees at MBJ 2017 list firms.
Today, MBJ is giving web readers a sneak peek at the top five Memphis social media marketing/consulting firms from the list that app...
'Take that for data' gets the assist in Grizz victory
Apr 21, 2017 5:05 pm
The growl towels, Bongo Lady, the data, the chip on the shoulder, Marc Gasol?s yellow shoes ? it worked.
In game three of the first round of the Western Conference, the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the...
First permit filed for Tom Shadyac's Soulsville Town Center project (Video)
Apr 21, 2017 4:23 pm
The first permit was filed for Tom Shadyac's conversion of the Soulsville Town Center.
His nonprofit, Foundation For I AM, filed a $3 million permit for a "rock climbing gym" at 879 E. McLe...
Top of the Market: Mike Conley sells Germantown home
Apr 21, 2017 2:28 pm
Two days before the Memphis Grizzlies kicked off their series with the San Antonio Spurs last weekend, Memphis guard Mike Conley sold a home he owned in Germantown's Cedar Lake.
Last August, a couple...
McDonald's new uniforms coming from suppliers linked to American Airlines uniform crisis (PHOTOS)
Apr 21, 2017 12:17 pm
McDonald's, starting this month, is rolling out new designer uniforms to more than 850,000 employees in 14,000 restaurants nationwide.
Whatever one thinks of the rather somber, predominantly anthraci...
New Nike pricing strategy worries analysts
Apr 21, 2017 12:16 pm
As it seeks to navigate a bruising retail environment and possibly responds to pressure from rivals, Nike has changed how U.S. retailers price its products.
The sportswear giant will let retailers ad...