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What Lenoir City is like for active adults

Lenoir City, Tenn. has a lifestyle and close proximity to Knoxville, Nashville, Chattanooga and Atlanta that make it a great place to live. Sitting among the lakes, rivers and mountains of East Tennessee it is a wildlife and activity lover's dream. Boating, swimming, fishing, hiking and relaxing are all available.  The population is about 8000.

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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

The median price of a home in Lenoir City was a little over $120,000 at the end of 2014 ( There are active adult communities in the area (see link at right).  Property taxes are unusually low in Lenoir City.

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What is special about this retirement community

Lenoir City, Tenn. offer living among pure natural beauty and properties that are incredible. It is close to Oak Ridge.

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What is not special about this retirement community

Lenoir City is a small town in rural Tennessee, so it is not going to be for everyone.

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What kinds of people like retiring here

Individuals and families from all across America visit East Tennessee and decide to call this area  their new home. Most of our members move from Florida, Michigan, New Jersey and other areas throughout the northeast and south.

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Local economy is driven by

Knoxville and Lenoir City are dynamic cities and at the heart of our area is the University of Tennessee and companies like ALCOA, ORNL, Regal Entertainment Group. People enjoy working in academia, finance, agriculture and many other businesses that thrive in our populated areas.

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Climate and Physical Environment

East Tennessee has a wonderfully mild, four season climate. The Appalachian and Great Smoky Mountains envelop us and Knoxville sits in a valley with lakes, rivers and streams. We are fortunate to enjoy the beauty and environment created by these mountains.

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

In our area, there is no shortage of cultural attractions and events. We enjoy festivals and fairs year round. The city boasts the Tennessee Theatre, ballet, orchestra, plays, movies, museums and much more.

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The crime rate is well above average. 

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Medical facilities
Medical personnel can be within the gates of Rarity Pointe in minutes. Fort Loudoun Medical Center is located a couple of miles in Lenoir City, and Knoxville has three state-of-the-art healthcare systems. The University of Tennessee offers the area's only level one trauma center and academic hospital.
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The Tyson-McGhee airport in Maryville, Tenn. is approximately a 15-20 minute drive from Lenoir City and Rarity Pointe. Also, the close proximity to Interstates 40 and 75 allow residents to travel to 75% of the U.S. population with one day.
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Facts about LENOIR CITY
  • State: TN
  • Environment: Rural,Small Town,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • 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: 111-120 (high)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
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