Top places in the US to retire

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Shoreline New Hampshire & Maine

The current issue of "Where to Retire" magaine lists “8 low cost towns with great home buys”.

Not surprisingly my city of Knoxville, Tennessee is one of them; in fact one of the few things below average around here are home prices.

The National Association of Realtors lists $143,000 as the median price of homes in the area with the average cost of a new, 4 bedroom home at $175,520.

Knoxville weather

No state income tax, low cost of living, lots of things to do, and temperate weather with four distinct seasons of year were all factors in selecting Knoxville as one of the eight low cost towns.

If you're approching or considering where to retire Knoxville, Tennessee has a lot to offer you.

Posted by

Jim Lee , REALTOR®, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

http://JimLee.com  RE/MAX Shoreline

100 Market St., Suite #200, , Portsmouth, NH 03801 Phone: (603) 431-1111 x3801

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Eddy Martinez
Nationwide Funding Group - Highland Park, CA
Interesting Blog. How is the traffic in knoxville, tennesse? Is there tornado danger?
Sep 14, 2006 02:13 PM #1
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Jim Lee
RE/MAX Shoreline - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH

There are 3 major interstate highways within 20 miles of Knoxville; Interstates 40 & 75 cut right through town.

Generally traffic is not a problem except during special events like the upcoming University of Tennessee vs. Florida football game. Our stadium seats over 107,000 so there will be some serious traffic before and after the game.

Knoxville is situation in a broad valley protected on one side by the Great Smoky Mountain range and the Cumberland Mountains on the opposite side so we're protected from most bad weather like tornadoes.

All in all it's a pretty cool place; why not consider it for your next vacaction.

 

Sep 14, 2006 02:25 PM #2
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Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
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Here I come. Can you get me tickets to the LSU game this year in Knoxville. Serious
Sep 14, 2006 03:10 PM #3
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Jim Lee
RE/MAX Shoreline - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH

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No problem ;-)

 

Sep 14, 2006 03:23 PM #4
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Kristal Kraft
The Berkshire Group Realtors - Denver, CO
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OK Jim, so now you have how many retiring Rainers moving to Tennessee. Do you really need more Realtor competition?  :)

 Sounds like a great place by the way!

Sep 14, 2006 03:37 PM #5
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Tyler Wedel
THIRD TENNESSEE REALTY - Monterey, TN
Kristal, we don't want retiring rainers to move to Tennessee we want you you to refer Tennessee to people who don't like Denver
Sep 15, 2006 01:53 AM #6
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Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
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Hey Jim, how close is the ocean?  ;-)

Any good-sized bodies of water around there?

Sep 15, 2006 05:03 AM #7
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Jim Lee
RE/MAX Shoreline - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH

Atlantic Ocean, 8 hours east at Hilton Head Island

Gulf of Mexico 8 hours south at Pensacola and Panama City.

Fort Loudon Lake, Tellico Lake, Watts Bar Lake, Melton Hill Lake, Douglas Lake, Cherokee Lake, and lots of smaller lakes all suround Knoxville.

You can put a boat in the water in Knoxville and go to the Atlantic of Gulf of Mexico.

It's pretty close to 2 oceans and lots of large bodies of water.

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