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Retire in Spring Hill, Tennessee?
Overview: A small agricultural hub for much of its history, today Spring Hill is a comfortable Nashville exurb with a country vibe. Spring Hill has grown by 45% during the last decade, thanks in large part to jobs provided by General Motors' local Cadillac plant.
The town's history dates back to 1809, and its amenities include a long list of historic sites and buildings. Rippavilla Plantation houses a museum and has tours that honor Black History Month and the Civil War Battle of Spring Hill. Old School Theatre and the Spring Hill Arts Center are community organizations that promote visual and performing arts. Both offer workshops. The arts center has a gallery for its members, and the Spring Hill Pay It Forward Festival is always a popular draw. King's Creek Golf Club, open for public play, features three natural creeks.
The city is surrounded by farmland and is dotted with open spaces and parks. Two in-town lakes permit fishing, and Evans Park contains a recreation complex and an off-leash dog area. The nearby Chickasaw Trace Park has miles of mountain biking track. Well-manicured subdivision streets are lined with sleek four squares, Craftsmans and more.
Population: 37,000 (city proper)
Age 45 or Better: 28%
Cost of Living: 13% above the national average
Median Home Price: $310,000
Climate: Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, and humidity is high. Winters are mild with temperatures in the 40s, 50s and 60s. On average, the area receives 52 inches of rain and a dusting of snow each year.
At Least One Hospital Accepts Medicare Patients? No, but Maury Regional Hospital is 12 miles away in Columbia and accepts Medicare patients.
At Least One Hospital Accredited by Joint Commission? o, but Maury Regional Hospital is 12 miles away in Columbia and is accredited.
Public Transit: No
Crime Rate: Below the national average
Public Library: Yes
Political Leanings: Conservative
College Educated: 45%
Is Tennessee Considered Tax Friendly for Retirement? Somewhat
Cons: The tornado risk is 165% higher than the national average.
Notes: Long time residents are not overly thrilled with the rapid growth and complain about increased traffic and the city's lack of planning vision.
Recommended as a Retirement Spot? Yes
The state's nickname was born in the War of 1812 when a contingent of volunteer soldiers fought valiantly at the Battle of New Orleans. The Volunteer State was the 16th to enter the Union on June 1, 1796. Today, it may be best known as the home of blues and country music. Its largest cities, Memphis and Nashville, have hosted the best in both genres from Muddy Waters and B. B. King to Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton.
Tennessee is only 112 miles wide, but its longitudinal borders stretch from the Appalachian Mountains to the Mississippi River. It contains 41,200 square miles of land and 926 square miles of water. Main land regions include the Blue Ridge, the Appalachian Ridge, the Cumberland Plateau, the Nashville Basin, and the Gulf Coastal Plain. Clingman's Dome, the state's highest point, is in the Blue Ridge. Weather throughout is generally mild. Winter and spring are the rainiest seasons. Hazardous storms are rare.
Farmland spreads over 44% of the state. Beef cattle and calves are top agricultural products. Tennessee's manufacturing industry produces processed foods, transportation equipment, and chemicals. Tourism is also a driving force.
Nashville's Grand Ole Opry began in 1925 as the WSM Barn Dance. It's one of the state's most popular attractions and remains on the record books as the longest running radio show in the U.S. Named after a city in Egypt, Memphis is home to Sun Studio and Elvis Presley's Graceland.
Population - 4,961,018
Persons 65 years old and over - 16%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 85%
Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ - 25%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 5%
White persons, not Hispanic - 64%
Median household income - $45,483
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
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