In fact, the folks of Crossville — including its seniors — are so sporty and outdoors-oriented, the town has created a “Senior Olympics,” where seniors participate in competitive events such as swimming, cycling and bowling.
Crossville has also earned the nickname, “The Golf Capital of Tennessee,” thanks to its proximity to so many of the state’s best golf courses. The town lies in the midst of 12 championship courses, including Bear Trace at Cumberland Mountain State Park and Stonehenge at Fairfield Glade — 2 of the state’s best greens.
Retirees on a budget will appreciate that the cost of living in Crossville is more than 15 percent lower than the national average, and they will find the median home price is $108,500. In general, Tennessee’s tax situation is very friendly for retirees: there is a state income tax of 6% on dividends and interest income only.
Best For: Golfers and Outdoors lovers
Cost of Living: 16.3% lower than national average
Median Home Cost: $108,500
Top State Income Tax: State income tax of 6% on dividends and interest income only
Crime Rate: 153% higher than national average
Crossville’s growing popularity among retirees is evident in the number of new retirement communities that have sprung up in the area.
Other area activities include annual festivals, like flower and art shows, as well as a number of nearby playhouses, a public library and cinema. Weather in Crossville is typically mild, though the region receives a good deal of rainfall.