Why Chattanooga Is The Best Place To Retire

Posted by on Monday, November 6th, 2023 at 8:32am.

Chattanooga was recently rated the “all-around best city” to retire in the south by Investopedia and Southern Living. Retirement is a time of life that many people eagerly anticipate. It's an opportunity to relax, enjoy your golden years, and make the most of your well-earned time. We’ve put together a list of reasons why it’s no surprise to us that Chattanooga was named the best city to retire in.

Beautiful Outdoors | Chattanooga is nestled in the beautiful Tennessee Valley, surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains. It offers retirees an abundance of opportunities to connect with nature. With stunning hiking trails, pristine lakes, and nearby national parks, you'll have the chance to enjoy outdoor activities year-round. Whether it's a leisurely stroll along the riverfront or a challenging hike in the mountains, Chattanooga provides a stunning backdrop for your retirement.

Affordable Cost of Living | One of the most compelling reasons to retire in Chattanooga is its affordable cost of living. Housing, healthcare, and other daily expenses are below the national average. This means you can stretch your retirement savings further and enjoy a comfortable lifestyle without breaking the bank. 

Bonus- Tennessee also has no state income taxes.

Vibrant Cultural Scene | Chattanooga boasts a thriving cultural scene, offering retirees a wide range of activities to enjoy. From art galleries and museums to music festivals and theaters, you'll have access to countless cultural experiences. The city's dedication to the arts and culture ensures that retirees can continually enrich their lives.

Excellent Healthcare Facilities | Access to quality healthcare is a vital consideration. Chattanooga is home to several top-notch medical facilities, including Erlanger Health System and CHI Memorial Hospital. These institutions provide comprehensive healthcare services, ensuring that your medical needs are well taken care of during your retirement.

Diverse Community | Chattanooga is known for its welcoming and diverse community. People from all walks of life can find their niche and make new friends. The city's friendly atmosphere and strong sense of community make it easy to connect with like-minded individuals and enjoy an active social life.

Delicious Food Scene | Chattanooga has a local food scene that caters to a variety of tastes. From Southern comfort food to international cuisine, you'll have a wide range of dining options to explore. Additionally, the city's farmers' markets and food festivals showcase the best of local produce and culinary talent.

Mild Weather | Chattanooga enjoys a mild, four-season climate, which is perfect for those who want to experience the changing seasons without extreme weather conditions. Summers are warm, and winters are relatively mild, making it a comfortable place to live year-round.



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1604 Morris Hill Rd, Chattanooga

$347,778 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,248 Sf

MLS® # 1392253

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1923 Howell Mill Drive, Chattanooga

$349,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,768 Sf

MLS® # 1392236

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2120 Merlin Drive, Chattanooga

$425,000 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,300 Sf

MLS® # 1392235

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9798 Berry Meadow Way, Soddy Daisy

$435,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,812 Sf

MLS® # 1392233

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908 Dartmouth St, Chattanooga

$575,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,849 Sf

MLS® # 1392224

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209 Vreeland St, Chattanooga

$275,000 - 2 Beds, 1 Bath, 1,000 Sf

MLS® # 1392220

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5919 Parsons Pond Drive, Ooltewah

$375,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,191 Sf

MLS® # 1389796

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3215 Mountain View Drive, Chattanooga

$475,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,912 Sf

MLS® # 1392215

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736 Outlook Lane, Chattanooga

$539,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,176 Sf

MLS® # 1392209

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1168 Boy Scout Rd, Hixson

$345,000 - 5 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,916 Sf

MLS® # 1391588

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7732 Basswood Drive, Chattanooga

$289,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,600 Sf

MLS® # 1392203

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1306 Brockton Drive, Signal Mountain

$539,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,708 Sf

MLS® # 1392201

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