Best Small Active Adult Communities in Tennessee

Tennessee\'s natural beauty and welcoming atmosphere combined with popular cities make it a great option for active adults.

Tennessee is one of the jewels that people keep discovering in the south. As cities such as Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga continue to grow, many are flocking to the state for its innovation, its business, its beauty, and most importantly, its people.

And just because it’s located in the south doesn’t mean life is any slower there, unless you want it to be. If you’re looking for an active adult community in the Volunteer State, we recommend a few of the more intimate active adult communities around the area that compliment Tennessee’s beauty and way of life.

Cottages at Pryce Farm – Farragut, TN

Mid $200s – Mid $300s

Located in the quiet setting of Farragut, just outside of Knoxville, where lush landscapes and scenic mountain views surround this peaceful 55+ community, Cottages at Pryse Farm offers 99 low-maintenance, ranch-style homes with a variety of one-story floor plans. Ranging in price from the mid $200s to the mid $300s, these homes feature brick accents, verandas or courtyards, gourmet kitchens, walk-in closets, and lush landscaping. Amenities include a catering kitchen, a fitness room, a billiards table, an outdoor, heated pool, and walking trails.

The Cottages at Providence – Mt. Juliet, TN

Mid $200s – Low $300s

Homeowners in The Cottages of Providence love all that owning a low-maintenance home offers them, which is more time to enjoy the activities they want to do. Join a club, explore the great outdoors, or enjoy the nearby attractions in Mt. Juliet, which is just 18 miles west of Nashville. Providence Marketplace is within walking distance and offers residents 18 restaurant options, a Best Buy, Target, JC Penney, PetSmart, TJ Maxx, and other retail options, as well as a movie theater. With 116 thoughtfully-designed homes that feature step-less entries, private patios, and attached garages, The Cottages of Providence is one of the eleven neighborhoods located within the Providence master-planned community.

Colonial Village – Lebanon, TN

Low $200s – Low $300s

Colonial Village is an active adult community in Lebanon that offers 146 attached and single-family homes in four, single-level floor plans that range from 1,338 to 1,490 square feet in size. Every home has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Sharing amenities with the rest of the homes in the Colonial Village community, they include two shuffleboard courts, a bocce ball court, horseshoe pits, and gardening plots, as well as a clubhouse with an exercise room and an outdoor pool. Nashville is just a short drive away, where you can enjoy all that the big city has to offer.

The Retreat at Fairvue – Gallatin, Tennessee

High $200s – Low $300s

Located in Gallatin, The Retreat at Fairvue is less than ten minutes away from Walmart, Kroger, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Starbucks, and more. Sitting next to Tennessee State Route 386 makes it easy to get to and around Nashville, which is only 45 minutes away. The 130 attached homes come in four different floor plans and range in price from the high $200s to the low $300s. Each comes with two bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. For a fee, residents can become members of The Club at Fairvue Plantation, which includes a clubhouse that has a restaurant and dining room with beautiful lakeside views, a fitness center, and a resort-style pool. There’s also an 18-hole championship golf course for golf lovers.

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