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Retirees Flock to Chattanooga

Beautiful views, affordable options, first-class healthcare, and nationally recognized retirement communities make Chattanooga a top destination for seniors preparing  for or enjoying retirement. 

The Chattanooga area is a highly desirable location for seniors, and it’s not hard to see why. In 2021, Bankrate named Tennessee the third best state for retirement and the No. 1 in affordability. U.S. News & World Report also lists Chattanooga as one of the top locations for retirement, highlighting the area’s below-average cost of living, low taxes, shopping scene, and temperate weather as attractive features for seniors.

Chattanooga averages 207 sunny days per year, with average July temperatures of 89 degrees and winter lows of 29 degrees – 7 degrees warmer than the national average.

Seniors are able to make the most of their retirement dollars in Chattanooga, where the cost of living is 16.6% lower than the U.S. average, thanks largely to the city’s affordable housing. Low property taxes and no state income taxes also contribute to the area’s attractiveness as a retirement destination.

The Scenic City is home to a variety of safe neighborhoods with rich culture and enticing living arrangements. There is a style and function for everyone, from attractive riverside bungalows to historic homes to modern apartments and condos.

Local retirement communities also offer independent and assisted living, with specialized nursing and Alzheimer’s care. Caregivers are on-hand to provide an array of services, from minimal assistance to full-service care, so that residents’ needs are always met. Nationally recognized senior care facilities – like Life Care Centers of America and Century Park Associates in Cleveland and Morning Pointe and Independent Healthcare Properties in Ooltewah – are accessible and well integrated into their respective neighborhoods.

The Scenic City is also home to award-winning healthcare facilities, providing optimal services and relief to retirees and their families. Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Chattanooga, and Kindred Hospital provide specialized services to patients, while CHI Memorial, Erlanger Health System, Hamilton Health Care System, Parkridge Health System, and Tennova Healthcare provide broader healthcare options for patients.

For retirees looking to spend their golden years outdoors or learning new activities, Chattanooga is an optimal location for recreation and exploration. Area colleges offer programs for adults eager to pick up new skills, and the city is rich with culture, with access to historic monuments and museums. Volunteer opportunities are also aplenty, with a variety of local nonprofits to choose from. For those seeking continued spiritual growth, the city is home to many churches and religious organizations.

The Scenic City gets its name from its stunning panoramic views of mountains, which provide plenty of options for physical activity for seniors looking to enjoy the outdoors. The city is home to more than 50 trailheads and multiple waterfronts, making walking, biking, and fishing popular pursuits for seniors. Chattanooga’s popular Riverwalk – which spans 16 miles along the banks of the Tennessee River – is easily accessible, clean, and immersive with both nature and city culture.

Other local amenities – like a wealth of high-quality restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, and shopping centers – contribute to Chattanooga’s storybook aesthetic and help make the city such an enticing option for those looking to settle into an easy, enjoyable, and replenishing retirement. 

Retirees Flock to Chattanooga

Beautiful views, affordable options, first-class healthcare, and nationally recognized retirement communities make Chattanooga a top destination for seniors preparing  for or enjoying retirement.  

The Chattanooga area is a highly desirable location for seniors, and it’s not hard to see why. In 2021, Bankrate named Tennessee the third best state for retirement and the No. 1 in affordability. U.S. News & World Report also lists Chattanooga as one of the top locations for retirement, highlighting the area’s below-average cost of living, low taxes, shopping scene, and temperate weather as attractive features for seniors.

Chattanooga averages 207 sunny days per year, with average July temperatures of 89 degrees and winter lows of 29 degrees – 7 degrees warmer than the national average.

Seniors are able to make the most of their retirement dollars in Chattanooga, where the cost of living is 16.6% lower than the U.S. average, thanks largely to the city’s affordable housing. Low property taxes and no state income taxes also contribute to the area’s attractiveness as a retirement destination. 

The Scenic City is home to a variety of safe neighborhoods with rich culture and enticing living arrangements. There is a style and function for everyone, from attractive riverside bungalows to historic homes to modern apartments and condos. 

Local retirement communities also offer independent and assisted living, with specialized nursing and Alzheimer’s care. Caregivers are on-hand to provide an array of services, from minimal assistance to full-service care, so that residents’ needs are always met. Nationally recognized senior care facilities – like Life Care Centers of America and Century Park Associates in Cleveland and Morning Pointe and Independent Healthcare Properties in Ooltewah – are accessible and well integrated into their respective neighborhoods.

The Scenic City is also home to award-winning healthcare facilities, providing optimal services and relief to retirees and their families. Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Chattanooga, and Kindred Hospital provide specialized services to patients, while CHI Memorial, Erlanger Health System, Hamilton Health Care System, Parkridge Health System, and Tennova Healthcare provide broader healthcare options for patients.

For retirees looking to spend their golden years outdoors or learning new activities, Chattanooga is an optimal location for recreation and exploration. Area colleges offer programs for adults eager to pick up new skills, and the city is rich with culture, with access to historic monuments and museums. Volunteer opportunities are also aplenty, with a variety of local nonprofits to choose from. For those seeking continued spiritual growth, the city is home to many churches and religious organizations. 

The Scenic City gets its name from its stunning panoramic views of mountains, which provide plenty of options for physical activity for seniors looking to enjoy the outdoors. The city is home to more than 50 trailheads and multiple waterfronts, making walking, biking, and fishing popular pursuits for seniors. Chattanooga’s popular Riverwalk – which spans 16 miles along the banks of the Tennessee River – is easily accessible, clean, and immersive with both nature and city culture.

Other local amenities – like a wealth of high-quality restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, and shopping centers – contribute to Chattanooga’s storybook aesthetic and help make the city such an enticing option for those looking to settle into an easy, enjoyable, and replenishing retirement.  

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