Retirement in Chattanooga, TN

Climate, history and value make this a great place for senior living.

On Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 10:55
Chattanooga TN

Retirees who are looking for the warm climate of a coastal town at half the cost choose Chattanooga. The city may be better known for catering to the younger crowd as home of the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga campus, but there's plenty to keep residents of all ages entertained.

Three of its neighborhoods have earned places on the National Register of Historic PlacesFort Wood, Ferger Place and St. Elmo – but the real perk isn't in the history; it's in the prices.

The median selling price of homes in Chattanooga is well below the national average, making the city an affordable option for retirement.

With over 100 churches of all faiths and denominations, numerous retirement and care facilities and a comfortable year-round climate, Chattanooga's designation as a certified retirement town comes as no surprise.