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What Cookeville is like for active adults
Cookeville, population 29,000, is in Putnam County and the home of Tennessee Technological University (12,000 students).   Known as the "Hub of the Upper Cumberlands," approximately 25,000 people travel  to work, shop, or attend school in Cookeville each day. The city is located in north central Tennessee. Photos courtesy of Wikipedia and Turvy.
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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

According to the Home Value Index in Cookeville was $132,600 in mid 2015.

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What is special about this retirement community

Cookeville is  a regional center. As the home of highly rated Tennessee Tech. University the city enjoys being a college town. It has a diversified and resilient economy. TN does not tax wages, social security, or pension income. It does, however, tax some dividend and investment income.

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What is not special about this retirement community
The crime rate is above average.
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What kinds of people like retiring here
Cookeville is a low-key kind of place that would be suitable for someone looking for the basics of medium sized town but a slower pace of life. A third of the population is over 45.
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Local economy is driven by

Retail, construction

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Climate and Physical Environment
Cookeville is in the north central part of the state midway between Nashville and Knoxville. Median January temperatures are in the upper 30s and median July's are in the upper 70s.
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Restaurants & Cultural Scene
There are plenty of cultural options in Cookeville.   Those include the Bryan Symphony Orchestra, the Cookeville Arts Center, and the 458-seat professional Cookeville Drama Center.  There are numerous festivals throughout the year. The Appalachian Center for Craft, part of the Tennessee Technological University,  has some interesting exhibits. 
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The crime rate is above average.
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Medical facilities
Cookeville Regional Medical Center has 247 beds and serves the area.
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The nearest large airport is 75 miles away in Nashville.

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Valuable Links

Cookeville Chamber of Commerce

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Facts about COOKEVILLE
  • State: TN
  • Environment: College Town,
  • City Population: 25,001-50,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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