The number one reason why Crossville, Tennessee is desirable as a retirement community is because it is a relative bargain - active adults who move here from a major city or anywhere near the east coast will find that they can retire in far greater style for a lot less money. The area has been on the upswing since FDR’s New Deal targeted it for economic development. Dubbed the “Golf Capital of Tennessee”, the Crossville area has 12 golf courses. Many of the courses are built into the rugged terrain and are thus quite exciting. There is also great beauty and outdoor recreation from its location in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Services are fairly limited, although there is a medical center, public library, and many clubs and things to do. Religion is important to many people here – there are 70 churches in the area.
Crossville, like many small towns in this part of the south, used to be dry, but since 2008 this is no longer the case. People in retirement tend to live either in the town in older homes on relatively spacious lots, or outside of town. The area’s popularity as a retirement destination has led to several very large active adult communities including Fairfield Glade and Holiday Hills. Photo of courthouse courtesy of Wikipedia and Brian Stansberry.
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