Spring City : Tennessee


What It Is Like to Retire in Spring City

The town of Spring City is located in Eastern Tennessee, in the Cumberland Plateau, and is home to Watts Bar Lake, a reservoir created in 1942 by the Tennessee Valley Authority. The small town with a population about 2,000 is a popular spot for boating and fishing and provide several access points with docks, marinas, and public boat ramps and campgrounds. The area also provides many opportunities for birdwatching, as there is a large population of great blue herons and osprey, along with a few bald eagles. Spring City is located midway between Chattanooga and Knoxville and is 140 miles east of Nashville.

Picture of Watts Bar Lake courtesy of ChristopherM; picture of Spring City Stores along Front St. and picture of Spring City Depot courtesy of Wikipedia and Brian Stansberry, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/.



Where to Retire in Spring City and Home Prices

There are developments around Watts Bar Lake with waterfront lots and affordable housing.  Zillow.com reports the Home Value Index to be $180,356 in mid-2021.


What Is Special about Spring City

Spring City is a small town with low cost of living, and a low crime rate. It is located on a beautiful lake that offers a lot of outdoor recreation.


What Is Not Special about Spring City

The town is somewhat isolated with the nearest large city (Chattanooga) over 50 miles away; there are nuclear power plants located in Spring City.


Who Will Like Retirement in Spring City

Those who enjoy small town living, fishing, boating, nature and bird-watching may enjoying living here. 


Local Economy Is Driven by

Manufacturing drives the economy.


Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 40 degrees, July's average is 76 degrees.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Spring City hosts an annual Spring Craft Fair, the Chuck Copeland Children's Fishing Rodeo in June, and Shake the Lake 4th of July Fireworks Celebration; The Tennessee Valley Theatre presents concerts, musicals and entertainment; The Spring City Museum uses two locations, the Depot and the Annex Building, for museum exhibits and events.



Spring City's crime rate is very low.


Medical Facilities

Rhea Medical Center is in Dayton, about 15 miles away.



The nearest large airport is in Chattanooga about 50 miles away, the closest international airport is in Nashville about 140 miles away.


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