In rolling East Tennessee, Loudon is the setting for Tellico Village, a master-planned, lakeside community popular with pre-retirees and retirees. Single family homes and town homes sit on wooded lots, and amenities include three golf courses, a marina, a wellness center and more.
Franklin is in central Tennessee and is the setting for Reid Hill Commons, a small, quiet 55+ community with red brick homes, walking trails and neighborhood gatherings.
In central Tennessee Lebanon is the setting for Colonial Village, a 55+ community with attached homes, single family homes, gardening plots, a clubhouse, a swimming pool and more.
On the Cumberland Plateau in rolling East Tennessee, Crossville is the site of Lake Tansi Village Resort, a large lakeside community with a marina, a beach, a church, a recreation center, numerous restaurants, a golf course, single family homes and a good selection of prices. Many residents are baby boomers and retirees.
Outside of Nashville in north central Tennessee, Mount Juliet is the setting for Lake Providence, a pretty 55+ community with single family homes, town homes, a lake, an aquatic center, a waterfall entry, plenty of activities and more.
Spanish explorer De Soto first visited this area in 1540. England and France later squabbled over the land, leading to the French and Indian Wars in 1763. Eventually British settlers colononized the area and called it Franklin. Tennessee joined the Union in 1796 and joined the Confederacy during the Civil War even though it was home to a significant number of pro-Union residents.
Today most of Tennessee's residents live in urban areas and manufacture textiles, chemicals, electrical machinery, apparel, leather goods, and furniture. The state also grows tobacco and cotton. The Tennessee Valley Authority runs several dams and reservoirs in the state.
Points of interest include the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Hermitage (home of Andrew Jackson), the American Museum at Oak Ridge (atomic energy), three national military parks, and Rock City Gardens.
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