Greeneville : Tennessee

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What it's Like to Retire in Greeneville

Greeneville is a diversified community of just over 15,000 nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in East Tennessee - a community abounding in natural scenic beauty, warm friendly people, a fascinating history and an unlimited variety of outdoor activities.  

The second oldest town in Tennessee, Greeneville's ambiance comes from a mixture of the old, with brick-lined sidewalks fronting homes dating back to the 1700s and 1800s, to the new, with its state-of-the-art performing arts center and the U.S. District Courthouse.  Founded in 1783, the community is steeped in history as the home of 17th president Andrew Johnson (pictured above, his home below) and frontiersman Davy Crockett (who was born in nearby Limestone). The town was a center of abolitionism in the 1800's. Photos courtesy of Wikipedia.

 

Where to Retire in Greeneville and Home Prices

The median selling price of a home in Greeneville was about $95,000 in mid-2013.

 

What is special about Greeneville

Greeneville is surrounded by rolling hills and mountains that not only provide a panoramic of color in its 4 distinct seasons, but are also the setting for a variety of outdoor opportunities - from camping and hiking to some of the best bass fishing around.  The community is home to 7 golf courses, 4 parks, as well as the Cherokee National Forest and the Appalachian Mountains.

 

What is not special about Greeneville

Greenville is a small town in eastern Tennessee, which might not appeal to everyone. The crime rate is above average.

 

Who will like retirement in Greeneville

The Greeneville community as been recognized nationally in publications such as Pinnacle Living and its "Top 23 Mountain Towns," America's Most Charming Towns & Villages, Best Small Towns in America, and was named the 12th best small town in the nation for corporate facilities.

 

Local economy is driven by

Unemployment is above the national average. The three largest industries in Greene County are manufacturing, agriculture and tourism. This diversity develops stability in the economy and flexibility in the workforce. Over 85% of Greene County residents work within the county, more than any other of the seven neighboring counties.   More than 1,700 businesses employ 30,940 people, with an average of 18.2 employees per business.

 

Climate and Physical Environment

With its central location in the eastern U.S., the community is within a day's drive of more than 70% of the country's population.  Greene County is accessible by Interstate 81, within 50 miles of I-40, I-75 and I-26 and is served by U.S. Highways 11E, 321 and TN 34, 70, 93 and 107.  The average January temperature is in the low 30's and the average July temperature in the mid 70's.

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

A broad spectrum of events and and activities is provided for the enjoyment of local residents.  From the Annual Iris Festival in May and the summer baseball games of the Greeneville Astros to the June antique car "Cruise-In" and the Christmas performances of "The Nutcracker," the community offers year-round attractions to please individuals from all walks of life.  The community also features a wealth of antique shops, art galleries and a state-of-the-art performing arts center.

 

Crime

The crime rate is a bit above average.
 

Medical facilities

Healthcare needs of the community are met by two hospitals staffed by more than 100 physicians in a variety of specialties.  Healthcare services are enhanced by Greeneville's close proximity to major medical centers in Knoxville and the Tri-Cities area.

 

Transportation

Greeneville offers a variety of transportation for your needs.  From the 6th largest municipal airport in the state to Greene Coach Bus tours, Greyhound bus lines and rail services to close proximity to larger airports in Knoxville and Blountville, TN. 

 

Valuable Links

http://www.RetiretoGreeneville.com

http://www.VisitGreenevilleTN.com

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Facts about GREENEVILLE
  • State: TN
  • Environment: Small Town,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • 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): Less than $100,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Cost of Living Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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