Wednesday, May 29, 2019 / by Carlyn Voges
Looking for a new city for your retirement? If Chattanooga isn’t already on your list, it definitely needs to be. Chattanooga is among the top places to retire in America, according to rankings from U.S. News. It’s an aesthetically stunning place to live - it’s located along the Tennessee river directly at the bottom of Lookout Mountain. Quality of life is very high, and the city’s claim to fame is having the best high-speed internet in all of America. Chattanooga offers a small town feel with all the amenities of a big city - it’s perfect for everyone.
Need more convincing? Below you’ll find just a few reasons why Chattanooga is an ideal place to spend your Golden Years.
Chattanooga Has Plenty of Activities for Retirees
With retirement comes more time on your hands, and you’ll want to pick a city that has plenty of things for you to enjoy. Downtown Chattanooga has a thriving arts and culture scene for retirees to enjoy. A symphony, sculpture garden and art museums are all right at your doorstep. If you like the outdoors, you’ll never find yourself without something to do in Chattanooga. There’s plenty of hiking, fishing, and boating opportunities in the city. There’s also an up and coming restaurant and bar scene for you to kick back and relax in.
Chattanooga is Tax-Friendly for Retirees
Getting a grasp on your financial situation can help you make the best choices for yourself in retirement. Reviewing the tax situation in your preferred city is an extremely important component of making sure you can afford to retire in a given place. Retirees looking to settle down in Tennessee for their Golden Years will be happy to hear that the state is one of the most tax-friendly states in the U.S. for seniors. If you plan on working at all during your retirement, the good news is there is no state income tax in Tennessee.
Chattanooga is Home to a Variety of Senior Living Options
No matter what you’re thinking in terms of living situation, Chattanooga undoubtedly has an option that is perfect for you. If you want to buy a house, you’ll be relieved to hear that a home in Chattanooga costs much less than the national average. Downsizing is a great option for retirees looking to remain fully independent and are able to manage a full property.
If you don’t want to be fully responsible for managing a property but would still like to live on your own, you could buy a property in a “55-plus” or “active adult” senior living community. Management in these communities takes care of the more onerous tasks of home ownership - including lawn maintenance and exterior property repairs. As a resident, you also have access to social activities and luxury amenities, including fitness centers, organized happy hours and crafting classes.
If you think you’re going to need some help managing activities of daily living, you may want to consider moving into an assisted living facility. There are many top-rated communities from you to choose from in the Chattanooga area. These facilities are staffed with people trained to help prevent you from falling, getting dressed, keep your medications straight and make sure you get three healthy and nutritious meals each day.
Ready to Get Started?
Contact the Mountain Girls of Chattanooga today! Let’s get together to properly plan your retirement journey in Chattanooga and get you on the path for success. We will make sure to do all the research on your behalf, stick to your budget, and make sure that you are ready to make this city your home.