Summertown : Tennessee

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What it's Like to Retire in Summertown

Summertown is a small town of under 4,000 people in south-central Tennessee. It is about 24 miles from Columbia and south of Nashville.
 

Where to Retire in Summertown and Home Prices

There is at least one active adult community near Summertown (see link at top right). For those interested in a counter-culture experience, Summertown is home to The Farm, an intentional community founded in the 70's as a type of common. Currently The Farm has about 175 residents according to Wikipedia.
The median home value  of a Summertown home was about $83,000 in 2013 (Zillow.com).

 

What is special about Summertown

Stillhouse Hollow Falls State Natural Area. The Farm and its communal approach to non-violence and respect for the earth. Several interesting organizations spawned by The Farm include Plenty International.
 

What is not special about Summertown

Summertown is a very small town in rural Tennessee.
 

Who will like retirement in Summertown

To be happy here you should be prepared for living in rural Tennessee, or content to live in an active adult community nearby.
 

Local economy is driven by

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Climate and Physical Environment

Summertown is south west of Nashville in south-central Tennessee. The average July high temperature is 90 and the average January high is 47 (the average low is 27). The wettest month is March (6.5").
 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

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Crime

Summertown's crime rate is a little above the national average

 

Medical facilities

The nearest hospitals are just over 20 miles away in Columbia and other nearby towns.
 

Transportation

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Valuable Links

Wikipedia for Summertown
The Farm
 

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